Business Analyst - Trading

Business Analyst - Trading

Business Analyst / Business Analysis – Financial Services


We are working on a hugely exciting Business Analyst role for a well renowned global financial services firm who have progressive technology change at the heart of the strategy that has kept them ahead of their competition over recent years. This role will sit in the Trading arm of their business and will involve work around FX and Fixed Income

There is the opportunity for an experienced Business Analyst with detailed knowledge of FX and Fixed Income to join their London City based IT department in a role that will see you interacting heavily with the business across front, middle and back office and working on a huge variety of projects including system / platform upgrades, functionality changes, implementations, integrations etc

This is a hands-on role that will include working with the various in-house and 3rd party trading systems technology and will require you to be able to interact with both the technical development teams to relay information about the business users’ requirements.

As a Business Analyst you will also be required to engage with product owners, project managers and other people involved in the software development lifecycle. 


Business Analyst / Business Analysis role responsibilities include:

  • Requirements gathering from the front-office relating to their use of technology, understanding business needs and system functionality issues
  • Producing Business Requirements Documents / BRD’s, functional specifications and other high-level documents relating to the various systems
  • Providing Business Analysis to the FX and Fixed Income area
  • Understand and communicate the needs of the brokerage business to enable functionally relevant system changes to be made by the technical teams
  • Participate in UAT including test scoping and feeding back to the external development on user feedback
  • Working across front, middle & back office, messaging, STP and connectivity projects


My client is looking for a Business Analyst who can clearly show:

  • Business Analysis experience working directly with front office brokers / traders (ideally this experience will have included working on several different systems and on a wide variety of projects)
  • Trading systems / electronic trading platform experience
  • Knowledge of FX, Fixed Income, Options, Derivatives and STP
  • Skill in gathering requirements relating to trading & system use and the ability to communicate business information to technical teams and vice versa

This is an incredible opportunity to join a significant global player in the financial services trading industry. This firm has built and excellent reputation for technical progression and has a core senior team who are dedicated to driving the careers of their people forward through increased business / technical exposure, training and increasing levels of responsibility.

If you have the required skills and drive to succeed in a fast-paced financial services firm and have the required levels of Business Analysis experience, please get in touch ASAP for more information. barry.ansell@harringtonstarr.com



Business Analyst / Business Analysis – Financial Services