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MassMutual Investment Business Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

The Program Management Office for Investments (PMOfI) is defining and executing how Investment Management should operate across project and program management in order to help execute the department goals and objectives. The Business Analyst will work with Investment Management Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other stakeholders to formulate and define business and/or systems scope, requirements and objectives based on a good understanding of applicable industry requirements. Lead requirements definition sessions ensuring that the team articulates requirements and specifications. Drive dialogue to a detailed level to allow capture of actionable requirements. Use understanding of business objectives, technical environment, and project timeline and scope to analyze needs; capture them in documentation of business and system requirements.

The Investment Business Analyst must have a general background or experience with the investments domain and must be able to understand the needs of the stakeholders across the front, middle and back office to ensure that solutions are aligned to the business needs.

High Level Responsibilities:

  • Perform requirements management planning for medium to large scale projects

  • Lead business analysis across multiple parallel initiatives

  • Gather and document functional and non-functional requirements

  • Facilitate and drive requirements gathering sessions

  • Collaborate with business and systems experts

  • Lead analysis of business processes, procedures, data and rules

  • Negotiate and influence requirements direction

  • Perform analysis and evaluation of business processes, information and rules

  • Make determination of alternatives for optimizing business processes

  • Identify solutions to business problems

  • Create business process models, context diagrams and use case models

  • Apply knowledge of formal requirement elicitation best practices

  • Help or facilitate process improvement and/or process mapping sessions

  • Adhere to formal software development processes and procedures

  • Define, and update documentation tools such as business terminology stored in the master business glossary and data dictionaries

  • Mentor less seasoned business analysts

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of professional experience working at the intersection of investment management and technology with a focus on front, middle and back office operations and data management

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related fields

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Investment knowledge preferred

  • Competent to work at the highest technical level of most phases of business and/or systems analysis while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with investment personnel to elicit and advance requirements

  • Experience working with Investment-focused projects, preferred

  • Working knowledge of investment credit or market risk, preferred

  • Experienced in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies

  • Seasoned individual capable of handling broad scope projects that have medium to long-term focus

  • Demonstrated ability to understand how tasks and milestones collaborate and connect together across related projects.

  • Capable of applying knowledge to handle all but the most complex problems independently

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Candidates must combine an attention to detail with the ability to see the big picture

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal and written methods

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Proficient experience with Project Management tools including but not limited to: Atlassian Jira, Zephyr for Jira, Smartsheets as well as MS Office Suite (Project, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • Certified in PMI-PBA or CBAP is desired but not required