Specialist, Business Solution

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
17 Mar 2023
24 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities
Job Scope

SABRE (Standard Chartered Analytics Booking and Risk Engine) is the bank's strategic platform for Financial Markets Risk and Valuations. It is entirely developed in house at SCB. It is also the central data repository for all Financial Markets transactions providing information for regulatory and non-regulatory reporting purposes.
The current investments into the platform sponsor the following objectives:
  • Complete the adoption of SABRE generated risks and valuation for all official purposes across Market Risk, Finance and Operations.
  • Meet regulatory objectives such as the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), the transition from IBOR to Risk Free Rates and multiple regulatory transaction reporting changes (SFTR, SEC, CFTC and EMIR re-writes).
  • Build the core trade Booking and Life-cycling functionality as part of the FM re-platforming initiative, aiming at migrating all Transaction Processing onto our strategic in-house platform, with SABRE at its core.
  • The main purpose of this Business Analyst role is to support SABRE Risk and Finance Adoption by establishing Controls, processes, remediations and enhancements to support Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Risk generation and Risk Reporting infrastructure. The role sits in CIBITO (Corporate and Institutional Banking, Information Technology, and Operations) Risk group and provides close interaction with the Risk Managers, Product and Valuation Control, ITO and Quant teams.
Key Responsibilities
  • Gather and document business requirements, write user stories. Review and agree prioritization of the book of work with key business stakeholders.
  • Participate in sprint planning with the developers.
  • Identify dependencies and blockers, actively engage with other teams in SABRE, in ITO and beyond to ensure a working solution - not a simple technical capability - is delivered to users.
  • Review, test, document the deliveries.
  • Troubleshoot issues in Risk, P&L (trade replication, market data, analytics, accuracy, timeliness, completeness etc.).
  • Work actively and creatively with automation testers to ensure all new functionalities are tested and added in test pack with optimal coverage and performance.
  • Demo the deliveries to stakeholders, gather feedback, sign offs and continuously improve the application in an iterative, Agile approach.
  • Build a strong and effective relationship with the business. Chair project meetings with key risk managers to report on progress and review issues.
  • Maintain and spread knowledge of the solutions being developed with the business analysts and the broader team.
Our Ideal Candidate
General Skills

  • 5 years experience working with data analysis, or a front to back implementation, preferably vendor plus in-house applications.
  • Ability to accurately translate and document business needs into functional requirements and produce high quality documentation.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and displays strong initiative taking attitude.
  • Pragmatic team player with good attention to detail.
  • Familiar with Agile development practices and SQL.
Technical Knowledge
  • Good understanding of key technology concepts, Query languages like SQL and Spark SQL, basics in logical/physical data models, python programming, scripting, excel and architecture is a plus.
Other Preferred Skills
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Displays personal authority, integrity and ethics
  • Willingness to work with Team spread across multiple geographies
Diversity & Inclusion
  • Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and can maximize their personal potential.
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • SQL Scripting
  • Excel
  • Python Scripting
  • Functional programming (e.g., Haskell)
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do.
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well.
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others and work collectively to build for the long term.
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations.
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum.
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns.
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits.
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning.
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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