- City of London, GB
- £60 /hr
- Available now
I have been working for over 12 years, initially started my career as a programmer. Have moved on to various roles including product management, project management, business analysismore...I have been working for over 12 years, initially started my career as a programmer. Have moved on to various roles including product management, project management, business analysis and process design and implementation. I have been working in the financial industry for over 10 years and have vast experience from deploying blackberry infrastructure to currently working on a data warehouse project for the front office.
I am hard working and tenacious and worked with senior management across business lines. I have worked with global teams and have managed projects in the region of £1m - £4m. Worked with senior level management and participated in workshops and conferences.
Area Covered: City London, Greater London
Work Experience Summary: Business Analyst - Equities Research Operations : 2005 to date
ï‚§ Created business requirements for data feeds Nikkei, Toyo Keizai and Compustat. This involved liasing with the data vendors, IT teams to ensure the required data from feeds is captured in the correct format into the data warehouse.
ï‚§ Created requirements for an online tool to manage fact and reference data. The tool was developed using Oracle Application Express. The tool enables support staff and the business analysts to change fact and reference data in the warehouse.
ï‚§ Tested the system for releases. The business analyst team have been involved in UAT for each release. For each testing cycle, a test plan was produced to capture business scenarios. The testing phases required liason with the IT QA team.
ï‚§ Analysing business processes and workflows to identify areas in need of improvement; formulating and documenting proposed solutions.
ï‚§ Understanding, identifying and documenting user requirements and business rules as part of technical requirements. This led to the creation of complex workflow diagrams for developers.
Infrastructure Project Manager : 2003 - 2005
ï‚§ The development of the Business Case for the Service Catalogue. Successfully reclassified the network products, established the billing methodologies, operational reporting and inventories. Created the business case and presented to senior management in a timely manner. Managed and tracked the cost of the project (total spend £5m), the tasks and completed monthly reports for all stakeholders.
ï‚§ Set up a EMEA Programme Office in collaboration with other regions for the IT Network Department. Coordinated the creation of the Programme Office with the Americas and AsiaPac teams. Created new processes to manage risks, issues, budgets, resources and project plans. Also created programme tracking reports detailing all aspects of deliverables to senior management.Liased with other IT programme teams to adopt best practices and tools to ensure synergies across UBS IT teams. Recently undertook an exercise to consolidate programme offices due to organizational changes.
ï‚§ Created the PMO EMEA processes and reporting framework. Created the templates for all aspects of reporting, including risks, budgets, project status and business cases and trained the logistics team to produce monthly reports. Worked with tool development teams to modify the reporting tool to include senior management requests.
ï‚§ Formulation of outsourcing opportunities for the network team by providing trends, cost benefit analysis, outsource company strengths and weaknesses and analysis of outsourcing options to senior management. Lead the discussions with the Group Offshore team and refined the recommendations.
ï‚§ Management of a global team to provide senior management support. Initiatives developed to improve processes and streamline management reporting. Restructured the planning methodology for all programmes and revised the business case and approval process. Created evaluation scorecards for assessing companies through the vendor negotiation process.
Mobile Solutions Project Manager : 2000 - 2003
ï‚§ Successfully deployed the Blackberry Infrastructure (BES 3.5). Worked closely with other IT streams to engineer and deploy the infrastructure and client package into production globally. Provided user support and initiated the requirements gathering exercise for additional functionality. The team comprised of a virtual team consisting of 10 people based in different locations with a total project spend of £3.8m. Liased with the vendor and network provider and participated in the negotiations for contract renewals.
ï‚§ Managed a PDA sychronisation solution for Corporate Bankers in Asia. Recommended a solution after conducting a technology due diligence exercise with middleware and network providers. Established an engineering team and created and seeked approval for a business case with a total spend of £2.5m.
ï‚§ Researched new technologies. Developed prototypes and provided recommendations to the business IT teams. Liased with vendors and engaged in technological and architecture discussions.
PMSC ï‚§ SURREY
Senior Analyst Programmer (Dec 1997 • May 2000)
Senior member of the UK Life team, which involved re-writing a US Life Insurance product.
ï‚§ Successfully developed an Internet-based solution for the US Life Insurance product. The system was implemented using server-side Java servlets with JNI functions to access the mainframe. Managed the project lifecyle and financial budgets during the course of the development and testing phase. Project spend totalled £900k.
Education Summary: MBA (PASS), 1998 University of Birmingham
Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems (2:1), 1995 Nottingham Trent University
Certifications/Licenses Prince 2 (Practitioner)
ISEB Business Requirements [Pass]
Project Management, Business and Process Analysis