Senior Analyst, Technology - Rockville, MD - Contractor Conversion

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Rockville , MD 20850

Posted 2 months ago

We Work to Protect Investors. Join our Team.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Senior Analyst opening in Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers no phone calls, please.

Job Summary:

The Senior Analyst will provide business analysis expertise for assigned product(s) in order to ensure that the product meets the needs of the business community it will serve. Develops project plans, represents the business user to the delivery team, and anticipates the needs of the end user. The Senior Analyst will be responsible for one or more complex projects with little or no supervision.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyze business processes, functions and procedures to determine the most effective business systems technology to meet the needs of the business unit.

  • Facilitate the flow of information between stakeholders to ensure a common understanding of needs and deliverables.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for one or more business processes and/or systems.

  • Independently interact with business units to ensure clarity of the problem/opportunity and elicit business requirements.

  • Assess the capabilities of the business unit to understand the change needed to meet business needs and achieve strategic goals.

  • Facilitate the solution selection/decision making process and provide the necessary information to enable the business unit to make an informed decision.

  • Document business functions, processes and procedures, including as-is and to-be states and the changes necessary for this transformation.

  • Recommend and implement new features and enhancements for the product team to develop.

  • Support end-user feedback activities, such as, user acceptance testing and demonstration.

  • Support change management tasks, such as, writing end-user documentation and delivering training.

  • Facilitate design sessions for business solutions.

  • Mentor less-senior analysts on the team.

  • Identify and resolve business issues.

  • Develop detailed understanding of the business being analyzed including the organizational structure and relationships that exist between business units and an understanding of the business impact on the request being addressed to provide better insight in solution recommendations.

  • May use SQL to analyze data sources and check for anomalies.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with at least six (6) years of related experience, or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with four (4) year of related experience, or equivalent training and / or work experience.

  • Strong knowledge of Agile software development processes and creating common artifacts.

  • Working knowledge of programming languages, including SQL, R, Python and any other related technology tools to conduct analysis.

  • Excellent knowledge of business

Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in an office environment, with extended hours when necessary.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

Please note: If the "Apply Now" button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly.

FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA's accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations.

In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictionsincluding disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice Presidentby the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.

About FINRA

FINRA is an independent, non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. FINRA works to protect investors and maintain market integrity in a public-private partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while also benefiting from the SEC's oversight. In its role as investor guardian, FINRA is informed, but not influenced, by the industry that it regulates. FINRA's independent regulation plays a critical role in America's financial systemall at no cost to taxpayers.

FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities businessfrom registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. FINRA uses technology powerful enough to look across markets and detect potential abuses. Using a variety of data gathering techniques, we work to detect insider trading and any strategies firms or individuals use to gain an unfair advantage.

In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets. FINRA operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with other offices around the country.

Find out more about us and how we workand view our current openingsat www.finra.org/careers.

Search Firm Representatives

Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.

FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.

FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.
2019 FINRA. All rights reserved. FINRA is a registered trademark of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.


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