EPAM Systems

Senior Business Analyst / Capital Markets

1 month agoMalaga, Spain

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world's leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers' business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today's new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you'll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

DESCRIPTION
Currently, we are looking for a skilled Data Analyst, with experience in systems/projects from the Financial Market domain, to join the Data Team of our client.

We always hire for a career in EPAM, but the initial client for this hire is a leading UK based Hedge Fund with a New York presence with aggressive growth aspirations and a challenging delivery agenda.

Our ideal Data Analyst is passionate about data and the financial market, and among other reasons will consider this position because is interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment with room to bring your skillset to implement solutions that will provide to the stakeholders (desk, quants, traders, risk analysts, economists, etc.) receive data in time and with quality to support in their decision-making process and operations that's also keen in being part of daily operations of a Market Data team, working alongside with the aforementioned multidisciplinary teams in the buy-side of the financial market industry to leverage your business domain.

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Responsibilities

  • On Project-time:
    • Use data skills in small projects to attend to bigger business needs
    • Work in stories that aims to improve team's efficiency: manual processes automation; data quality/sanitizing checks; triggering alerts/reports; monitor dashboards; tooling creation
    • Specification of new functionality as required by projects across the front, middle and back-office
    • Ongoing improvement of knowledge through better documentation and knowledge management infrastructure
    • Document processes and procedures
  • On Support/BAU-time:
    • Be the Market Data 1st or 2nd that will provide close support to Desk and Quant staff
    • Identify and manage risks and flag major issues early
    • Help investigate complex functional software issues, assist in root cause analysis and establish a solution
    • Able to do recommendations and make own judgments on any situation
    • Suggest innovative solutions to business problems/processes that leverage technology to provide marketing differentiation, efficiency improvements, and better user experiences
    • Play a proactive role in spot improvement opportunities, propose them (automation, new processes, tools & approaches) to relevant teams, and document it accordingly to be prioritized and implemented
    • Engage with external and internal data providers
    • Configure internal/third-party systems
    • Assure to execute agenda of BAU activities
  • On-call, participate in support on-call rotations one week a month (Mon-Fri):
    • On call start time: Flexible, the team will organize shifts to accommodate
    • On call end time: 11pm CET
    • Compensation: On call: 35% of hour rate. Overtime compensation: x1.75 for any hours worked during on-call period
    • Flexibility to swift shifts between the team members
Requirements
  • Technical aspect:
    • SQL and solid data interrogation skills
    • Python (advanced/expert skills)
    • Experience working with high volume datasets
    • Experience automating processes using workflow/tasks orchestrator software
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Experience with data visualization tools
    • Code management tools
  • Business/Analysis aspect:
    • Experience on Financial Market domain companies (funds, investment banks, brokers, market infrastructure, data/platform vendors, etc.)
    • Have clear understanding of features of main asset classes: Equities, Bonds, Derivatives
    • Experience gathering requirements and preparing specification
    • Documenting processes and procedures
    • Experience in Agile projects
  • You keep a positive attitude even in face of uncertainty and complexity
  • You communicate clearly and precisely, leading others and transferring knowledge efficiently
  • You have good attention to details and strive for learning
  • You form strong, honest and mutually respectful relationships with the key client, visiting their London office as required
Nice to have
  • Technical aspect:
    • Tableau
    • Control-M
    • Dremio
    • Bitbucket
  • Business/Analysis aspect:
    • Experience on Buy Side
    • Familiar with Market Data concept
    • Experience on Market Data systems working with financial data providers like Bloomberg, Reuters, Markit, etc., would be beneficial
    • Familiar with financial market concepts like Indexes, ETF, ADR, Corporate Actions, IPO
We offer
  • Extended opportunity to grow professionally in a cross-cultural environment
  • Access to various on-line courses from leading provider
  • Access to engineering communities on a global scale
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Social benefits in line with local legislation
  • Health insurance and meal vouchers programs
  • Special discount program for EPAMers with providers across Malaga and in other cities around the world
  • Regular team collaboration events
  • Office in a good location with easy access
  • Referral bonuses
  • Relocation support (for people from other countries)
About the Project The Data Team is split into 3 domains: Market Data, Reference Data, and Research Data. This position is initially to work with the first, although might not be limited only to it in the long-term. You will join an established team that organizes weekly shifts between Support/BAU and Project tasks (roughly it's a 50/50 time split between both).

One of the Market Data team's mandates is progressively improving its operations making it overtime more reliable, monitorable, documented, and automated.

Client-provided location(s): Málaga, Spain
Job ID: EPAM-51676