Business Analyst (FX experience essential)

  • Location

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Rachel Eccles

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Role: Business Analyst (FX experience essential)
Location: Nottingham
Duration: 6 months
Start Date: ASAP

We require Business Analysts to work with FX trading systems. The Business Analysts will sit in our technology group, to take high level deliverables and feature sets from Product Management and define, organize and prioritize them into user stories (and accompanying documentation where needed) for the dev teams to work on.

The BA will work with the project team to identify dependencies and work required to bring the product requirements to life.

The team covers mainly Matching and FXall. Matching is a Central Limit Order Book application used for bank to bank foreign exchange dealing. FXall includes Relationship Trading which uses an RFQ process. Both can be traded with a GUI and via API. We cover not only the trading venue but the whole end to end flow. i.e.

  • The Trading application itself.
  • Administration systems that support the trading application.
  • Post Trade systems used to send settlement information to trading organisations.
  • Reporting systems used to meet the regulatory trading obligations under MiFID.
  • Analytics
  • Credit management systems.
  • The structure of the FIX messages used to send data between the above.

Each of the above has a separate development team, and apart from understanding and documenting functionality, the BA will need to coordinate between the different teams.

  • Product Management (London)
  • Architecture (Nottingham)
  • Other contract Business Analysts (London and Nottingham)
  • Development teams (Nottingham and Bangkok)
  • QA team (Nottingham and offshore)
  • Project Management (Nottingham)


  • Work with customer proposition and technology teams to elicit product requirements.
  • Ensure that product management produce documentation to an adequate level of detail.
  • Produce functional specifications that are clear and easy to understand.
  • Structure complex requirements into epics and stories in jira.
  • Document workflows and use cases as required.
  • Facilitate, understand and contribute to technical discussions.
  • Agree product structure and specifications with technical and quality teams.
  • Support development - i.e. handover, answer questions, supervise what is delivered.
  • Support QA - i.e. handover, answer questions, defect management
  • Manage JIRA backlog.

Required Skills:

  • Ability and willingness to work through detail, including where required, data mappings.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to rapidly learn new business domains.
  • Requirements elicitation and documentation.
  • Experience working with Global teams - and confidence working on the phone.
  • 5 years minimum industry experience

Desirable Skills / Experience:

  • Experience working with Agile methodologies as a Product Owner.
  • Understanding of FX Trading Systems.
  • Experience working with FIX.

Please submit CVs today!