Business Analyst (Trade Finance)

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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more.

To accomplish this we've built out a flat organisational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal. Our mission is to use these decentralised solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About Solutions at ConsenSys:
ConsenSys Solutions combines expert business knowledge and leading agile processes to offer distinctive support for enterprise IT enablement. You will be joining a team of leading blockchain and enterprise experts to deliver solutions for Fortune 500 level organisations.

The Role
As a Business Analyst within ConsenSys Solutions, you will play an integral part in supporting the successful outcomes across a range of projects and activities, including but not limited to business development presentations, client deliverables, business planning, fundraising decks, and training material.

You will be responsible for translating a set of business needs/requirements and transforming them into high fidelity deliverables.

We are looking for someone with 1 - 5 years of experience as either as an analyst/associate in management consultant, investment banking or a similar role at a software company, preferably with enterprise technology or fintech experience.

You must be capable of managing multiple projects at once, effective at working with multiple stakeholders (both internal and external), extremely detail-oriented, self-directed, proactive, and accountable to meeting deadlines.

From a research standpoint, the business analyst/associate must be proficient at conducting market research, compiling / modeling data, and citing sources.

From a technology standpoint, the business analyst will work closely with the Solutions team to design and visualise decentralised systems, process flows, and reference diagrams and tailor them depending on the specific use case.

A day in the life of a business analyst/associate will vary. One day you could be joining the head of business development to do discovery with one of the world's largest banks. The next day you may be in crunch mode preparing a client deliverable.

To be successful here you will need to have a positive outlook, and take on each new project with enthusiasm.

Responsibilities:
You should be proficient with producing the following deliverables and very conversant in both prose (doc) and storyboarding (slide) formats, with a particular emphasis on client management and winning business:
  • Business Requirements Document
  • Epics and User stories
  • Functional Specifications Document
  • User Acceptance Test Plan and Test Cases
  • Producing RFPs / Request for Proposals
  • Business Requirements Document
  • Epics and User stories
  • Functional Specifications Document
  • User Acceptance Test Plan and Test Cases
  • Conducting market, industry or client research, compile/model data, perform analysis
  • Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the project and are an appropriate size for iterative development
  • Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders. Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities
  • Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria and performing hand-off to QA
  • Participate in backlog management and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications
  • Participate in daily stand-up meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives

Requirements:
  • Trade finance experience in Banking or large corporates
  • Experience working in an agile development team
  • Proven Business Analysis experience working on enterprise projects
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Maintain a product mindset
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc
  • Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with end users, and participate in technical planning
  • Possess strong communications and facilitation skills
  • Some knowledge of blockchain is a plus, a willingness to learn is welcomed
  • Self-sufficient, self-starter and a fast learner
  • Have an interest in new technology and innovation
  • Eager to take on new responsibilities as needed
  • An advocate for excellence and willingness to effect change when necessary
  • Ideally, experience in trade finance within international banks

Degree:
  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science or related subject

 

Here are some of the perks of being part of the totally unique organisation that is ConsenSys:
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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