Technical Business Analyst

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.

We are seeking a Technical Business Analyst to take a lead role in gathering and defining requirements for our trading technology and business applications. In this role, your primary objective will be to maximize the business benefit of IT projects and systems. Responsibilities will include requirements elicitation, authoring user stories and epics, coordinating design and development tasks, as well as documenting system architectures and specifications. You will work to define functional requirements and quality attributes, analyze performance metrics, and collaborate on quality assurance measures. You will partner with on and offshore QA and product teams to develop complex software systems and product roadmaps.

A successful candidate will appreciate the need to define and assess software systems in terms of measurable business value and act as a bridge, advocating for both the business and Group Technology. The Business Analyst will apply data analysis, business awareness, and technical acumen to clearly define and communicate business requirements. This position ensures stakeholder awareness of development plans and roadmaps, and helps introduce continuous improvement to software development and system engineering processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Elicit business and technical requirements for application development
  • Document and track requirements as development “stories”
  • Develop, track, and analyze system metrics to demonstrate business value, application performance, and system stability
  • Own and collaborate with QA staff on test strategies and plans for software development projects and existing applications, including unit, system, integration, regression, load, and acceptance testing
  • Develop and implement organizational change management (OCM) plans and communications for software releases and other technology changes
  • Reduce business costs by identifying and accelerating resolution of defects found in production
  • Act as a Product Owner and subject matter expert regarding methodologies and technologies for business analysis

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or a relevant field
  • 4+ years of experience in business analysis for client-facing and business-internal applications with web and mobile interfaces
  • Understanding of data architecture, structure, and integration concepts
  • Understanding of application development concepts, including architecture and development methodologies
  • Experience with distributed applications leveraging heterogeneous technologies, web interfaces, microservices, web service API integrations, and relational databases
  • Appreciation for critical quality attributes of software systems, including security, scalability, performance, and maintainability
  • Ability to elicit technical details from and communicate complex concepts with local and global colleagues
  • Ability to analyze statistical data and produce meaningful reports and insights
  • Experience with tools for requirements elicitation, SDLC workload management, and project management required
  • Experience with Scrum or agile development methodologies required
  • Experience with UML and diagram software strongly preferred
  • Experience with trading or financial services applications preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
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We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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