Business Analyst

Transcend is seeking a Business Analyst / Project Manager who is passionate about working with clients & technology to implement the Transcend solution within our Client’s environment.  This role will work with the business users and software developers to deliver advanced capabilities offered by Transcend software to solve collateral management, capital management and compliance needs related to global capital markets transactions.

Qualifications & Experience

In addition to the below, a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field and 8+ years of relevant experience is required. To thrive in this role, candidates should have a keen interest in the financial markets.

  • Able to take feedback constructively and iterate on ideas and solutions from multiple stakeholders with differing opinions
  • Meticulous thinker who can effectively work out all the details when presented with big ideas
  • A passion for championing innovation
  • Experience working within an agile development process, specifically with Scrum and backlog management tools
  • Understanding of user-centric design
  • Experience with projects, involving front-end applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders; i.e. technical developers, business leaders and users
  • Some technical / programming experience is preferred, but not required
  • Experience in capital markets and/or financial services
  • Detail oriented, demonstrating thoroughness and strong ownership of work
  • Quick learner with a demonstrated strong aptitude for learning new business functionality and understanding how and why the business requires them
  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; Good sense of urgency – problem management and escalation

Responsibilities:

The Sr. Business Analyst will be responsible for leading the client implementations to support our client’s business initiative and drive adoption of our platform.  At times, you will work closely with our product development team to translate client requirements to develop the latest functionality on our platform.

  • Requirements analysis, management, and communication
  • Developing user stories and breaking down requirements into deliverable functionality
  • Analyze business issues and identify solutions that meet business goals
  • Analyze application/business domain data requirements and business rules, understanding the data flow from source to screen
  • Recognize and predict use cases to help design intuitive applications
  • Information Architecture
  • Process Mapping
  • Negotiate and communicate priority for new features and capabilities
  • Work directly with business stakeholders, clients, designers, developers and engineers to coordinate the building of applications to spec and on time
  • Work with business users to ensure understanding of Transcend application

Core Java Developer

Transcend is seeking an energetic, experienced, senior software developer who is passionate about applying technology to solve complex challenges.  This role will drive the innovative development of our modular technology solutions delivering advanced capabilities for financial services, supporting their collateral management, capital management and compliance needs related to global capital markets transactions.  Our software is built using cutting edge technologies and our developers work on a variety of projects designing, building, enhancing and maintaining the code base for our core product (Transcend Software).

Qualifications & Experience

In addition to the below, a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science or related field is required and 10+ years of hands-on work experience.

Technical Skills

  • Strong Core Java concepts
  • Java Server side development experience
  • Working knowledge of building effective API(s)
  • Database technologies and SQL query experience (SQL Server / Oracle / etc.)
  • Java Message Service (JMS) – including point-to-point messaging, message types, message delivery to non-Java clients, etc.
  • Server-side programming technologies (strong)
  • Java Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) API
  • RDBMS concepts
  • Microsoft SQL server or Oracle database
  • Spring (preferred)
  • Multi-Threading/Concurrency (preferred)
  • MongoDB or Hadoop (preferred)
    • Some caching technology, such as Ignite or Coherence (preferred)

Additional Non-Technical Skills

  • Experience in capital markets and/or financial services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytics skills, with ability to proactively identify issues before they become major problems.
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Detail oriented, demonstrating thoroughness and strong ownership of work
  • Quick learner with a demonstrated strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them
  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; Good sense of urgency – problem management and escalation
      • Strong oral and written communications skills that demonstrate a professional demeanor and the ability to interact with others with discretion and tact

To thrive in this role, candidates should have a keen interest in the financial markets. Please note that experience in Web technologies like JSP, JSF or Servlet is NOT required.

Responsibilities:

Transcend’s Senior Software Developer will work with the team to develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.

  • Work closely with software developers to produce robust core Java code primarily using core Java principles around multi-threading, messaging and caching technologies
  • Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions
  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming
  • Improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues
  • Accomplishes engineering and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Drives best practices across development, information security & other related areas