As a IT Business Analyst, I’m working for Mastercard’s division which is offering comprehensive payment solutions to banks, financial institutions and non-traditional issuers (i.e. FinTech, retailers, acquirers). I’m a part of the team that drives innovation in the area of card processing (covering both physical and digital space). I support end-to-end product lifecycle including client’s workshops, creating technical documentation or providing support for customers. As part of my role, I gather and document detailed business requirements, create written documentation for functional and non-functional requirements. I’m also responsible for preparing system analysis of business requirements (use cases, activity diagrams, interfaces specifications) in Enterprise Architect.
As IT Business Analyst. Iwas working with business & IT to deliver required change requests through each stage of the project life-cycle, providing specialist input as required. I organised and lead requirements definition workshops in collaboration with colleagues (product owners and developers) in other countries & functions. I was responsible for mapping proposals of changing business processes and systems through the analysis of organisation, process and systems. My tasks included also providing support for business and customer care after launching new products and services to production.
My duties as IT Business Analyst role included implementation of 3 projects: EMIR 2.0 reporting, EU Benchmarks Regulation and MiFID II. I was working with stakeholders to ensure that requirements are well defined, prioritized and documented in BRD. I also worked on defining detailed scope of each project, reasearching and mapping as-is and to-be process, identyfing gaps and managing project plan. I was working on updating procedures and policies to ensure compliance with regulations and maintaining project documentation.
As Business Change Consultant I was responsible for the successful implementation of the MiFIDII suite across the bank – pre & post trading: transaction reporting and algorithmic trading. In scope of my responsibilities was organising and leading appropriate business workshops to facilitate clarification of appropriate requirements and solutions, tracking, monitoring, reporting and ensuring completion of all MiFDII IT and non IT activities prior to go-live and also post go-live activities.
As a Business Analyst I was working closely on development of new features and functionalities of applications used by the business. In scope of my duties were also analysing business processes and requirements, identifying potential areas for improvements (automations). My tasks included gathering, reviewing and creating business requirements (functional and non-functional) in form of user stories. Besides that, I was involved in creating related documentation, like BRD or FRD. I was supporting Business staff in testing activities to ensure SDLC deliverables follow a good and unique standards. When required, I was also supporting QA with activities like creating and tracking bugs, creating test casesand more.
In BNP, I was responsible for preparation and delivery of connectivity projects (migration frm SWIFT MT to MX) with external partners (transfer agents, custodians and clients). My tasks inclided analysis of migration scope, requirements preparation and performing tests required to deliver the new connectivity projects. In those projects, I was working on process analysis (process automatization implementation from NSTP to STP flow). I was involved in testing (IST, UAT and NRT) phase, reporting and follow up on bugs and issues. Once project was completed, I was taking care of migration to ensure smooth production transition.
For Citibank I was verifying and matching broker and client instructions, sending SWIFT instructions to custody banks to ensure settlement. I was also performing NET Settlements for FX Contracts (CLS and non-CLS settlements). In my scope was also analyzing process and working with team to minimize operational and delivery risk. As a team, we were monitoring fails, resolving cash breaks between custody and fund accounting systems. In addition, I was coordinating new projects related to FX processing, Trade Confirmation and Settlement. I was Setting up new processes and procedures and Implementating new trading systems ( based on GTSS and FIX protocol).
In Nordea I was settling outgoing and incoming payments (MT103, cheque payments) and working in payments investigations. I was also working with cash management transactions (MT101, MT940, MT941, MT940, MT950 ,direct debit transactions, SWEEPING, TOPPING and more). I was responsible for invoices received from third parties for NON-STP payments and payments with ‘OUR’ charge. In addition, I was reporting nostro position and preparing currency forecast for treasury dealers. In my scope were also confirming bank-to-bank transactions with other banks and settling treasury payments (MT200,MT202,MT210). Besides operational duties, I was participating in many projects, change requests, system upgrades and processes automations.