The Group Securities is a well-established investment organization working in the finance industry since 1989, as a company devoted to the stock exchange. It was licensed once Qatar Stock Exchange was founded in 1997, and provides an array of investment services to more than 400,000 investors, with portfolios exceeding QR 100 billion. As brokerage firm, The Group Securities finances margin trading and operates as liquidity provider for the listed shares and ETFs. The company has a paid-up capital worth (QR 1 billion), and has been continuously posting profit since its inception. Besides being licensed by Qatar Financial Market Authority to exercise these activities, The Group Securities is also a member of Qatar Stock Exchange
The Group Information Technology Software Development Division is a core function and pivotal enabler to support the Group’s organization vision and growth strategy consistently delivering innovative high-quality solutions and cutting-edge solutions that exceed the Group clients’ expectations and drive business growth.
The Senior Business Analyst provides high quality services to various teams internal and external, deliver and support solutions to current and future business needs, as well as providing innovations and proposals for process and system improvements to achieve new capabilities, scalability, efficiency, and resolutions to key pain areas.
The Analyst works closely with the senior members and development team assisting in initiatives and projects as well as taking ownership of specific deliverables and delivering to the required quality and timeline, seeking advice and direction where needed from colleagues and the manager.
The Analyst is expected to continuously develop and enhance their skills and knowledge to take on more responsibilities and that progress needs to be tracked and communicated regularly with the manager.
DEPARTMENT/BRANCH PROFILEReports directly to: Senior Program Manager.
Number of Direct Reports: None.
Number of Indirect Reports: None.
ROLE INTERACTS DIRECTLY WITHDevelopment Team:
Daily (Direction and Co-operation).
Regularly (Information and Co-operation).
Regularly (Information and Co-operation).
Regularly (Information and Co-operation).
KEY DECISIONS THE ROLE MAKES AND THE EXTENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE DECISION
Makes recommendations to Senior Program Manager of systems improvement, processes improvements, project forecast, transition planning, and quality and cost benefits analysis.
KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
Defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders.
Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities, and solutions for a business.
Work with the IT strategy team to ensure business requirements align with the architecture framework, models, platforms, designs, strategy, technology selection.
Support the creation of SOWs, Low-Level designs and validate IT assets to support tender and special projects requirements.
Identify information needs at both the organizational level and individual level.
Study organization Workflow from the point of view of Rules of people involved in the workflow, Rules of workflow in terms of achieving objectives, and ROUTE for the flow of actions across various units in the organization.
Understand organization needs, the context around them and facilitate the change or solution whether technical or not technical to solve the problem or improve the situation.
Acts as a liaison between senior management and IT team and consult with functional unit management, personnel, government entity and private organization to identify, define and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.
Analyzes the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, new systems and enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system design fits the needs of the users.
Tracks and fully documents changes for functional and business specifications; writes detailed universally understood procedures for permanent records and for use in training.
Use various methods to discover -model -analyze -optimize and automate existing or new business processes.
Analyze solution requirements to design and specify the functional and technical design of a solution.
Identify the possible technologies that are feasible for given solution requirements.
Understand technical knowledge of a specific application and usage of an application.
Participates in user acceptance testing and testing of new system functionality.
Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff.
Develops a training curriculum and conducts formal training sessions covering assigned systems module.
WORK ENVIRONMENT THE ROLE OPERATES IN
Work is normally performed in an office environment.
No or very limited physical effort is required.
No or very little exposure to physical risk.
Expertise: Demonstrates advancing knowledge, skills and abilities in role and in field of practice.
Professionalism: Demonstrates attitudes, behaviors and orientations that are consistent with the conduct, aims and qualities that characterize The Group.
Communication: Applies a customer centered approach to the delivery and exchange of information that leads to mutual understanding.
Collaboration: Demonstrates the ability to work productively within and across teams to achieve goals that are customer centered.
Organizational Advancement: Demonstrates actions that support organizational growth based on a shared understanding of the current and future operating environment.
Advocacy: Uses expertise to influence and advocate for improved practice and to advance organizational outcomes.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – SELECTION CRITERIA
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, engineering, Information System, or another related field.
Relevant Business analysis or Six Sigma certification.
10 years in providing IT Business Solutions with a solid background in IT project environments.
Experience in technical functions, including application development (SDLC).
Ability to prioritize recommendations based on implementation complexity and business impact Solid oral and written communication, and presentation skills.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
High attention to detail and accuracy.
Flexibility and a related ability to work autonomously.
A team player willing to work on tight timelines and contribute when required.
A positive attitude, patience and persistence, especially when dealing with various internal and external stakeholders.
Proven track record of successfully managing numerous small initiatives.
Experience with best practice quality and process improvement methodology.
5 years of experience as techno-functional role for trading platforms, fintech, financial institution or similar or relevant field.
Certification and Licensure:
Business Analyses related certifications.
Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
Leads research and requirements gathering; process analysis; investigation of existing functionality; gap analysis; participation in design of new functionality; ensure functionality or products satisfy the client requirements.
Participate in project walkthroughs: business requirements gathering, design walkthrough, functional test plans and implementation sessions
Perform product testing to ensure product quality is maintained.
Contribute to the implementation of new products and communicates effectively between internal and external stakeholders to ensure product satisfaction is maintained.
Elicit and clearly document business and systems requirements.
Maintain a high level of professionalism in communication, coordination, providing work leadership, training, and other high-level interactions.
Demonstrated ability to handle the most complex situations.
Strong project management, ability to successfully manage multiple tasks at any given point, strong relationship building skills& communication skills.
Ability to communicate technical and business problems in a non-technical manner.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a dynamic and high-pressure environment.
Proven ability to deliver tasks on- time and adherence to deadlines.
Proficiency with MS Office applications.
Strong presentation skills, with the ability to present to senior managers.
Proven ability to apply clear critical thinking in complex, stressful situations.
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.