Technical Business Analyst

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Innovation / Project / Organization

Technical Business Analyst

Jersey City, United States Permanent contract Innovation / Project / Organization



  • Automate manual tuning process through the usage of python, Unix shell, AutoSys, and/or other programming tools.

  • Architect, design and implement enhancements for our global compliance monitoring systems, predominately using Python.

  • Produce reports and alerting that is clear, timely, and actionable.

  • Be hands-on in writing clean and maintainable code and building large distributed systems.

  • Collaborate with multiple teams to understand the business problems, changing priorities and devise technical solutions.

  • Analyze output of screening systems to create systemic rules that can suppress recurring false matches (a.k.a. False Hit Mitigation)

  • User set up and quarterly certification for Sanctions Compliance applications and related partners.

  • Assist with reporting for management and other stakeholders

  • Review and revisit procedures and controls to make them effective and efficient

  • Generate and publish reports to Compliance and global stakeholders

  • Some weekend work for business testing and other initiatives will be expected

  • Works with business partners within across regions and functions to align technology solutions with business strategies

  • Demonstrates an informed knowledge of a several business areas and across assets to resolve problems on an ongoing basis

  • Responsible for the collection, analysis, and documentation of a client's business requirements

  • Establishes relationship with business partners to provide technical solutions to meet user needs.

  • Understands client's priorities of projects and requests.  Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to prioritize immediate business needs and recommends options, risks, and cost vs. benefits

  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements for the implementation of business solutions.  Procures technical assistance to help in problem resolution.

  • Works closely with developers to clarify requirements, and ensure development is done according to requirement

  • Helps to maintain priorities of tasks for the team, and organizes sprints

  • Develops test cases and validates test results during the testing phase with QA

  • Organizes demonstrations to ensure delivery is according to the user's requirements

  • Investigates, resolves, and escalates production problems.

  • Conducts feasibility studies and drafts proposals for evaluation by appropriate users and managers.  Develops and assists in the presentation of business cases.

  • Works closely with several teams across technology and operations to complete project needs

  • Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status to clients

Profile required


Experience Needed:

  • 5 years or more with IT business analysis and project management experience

  • 4 years or more with Firco Continuity (Transaction) and Firco Trust (Entity) screening

  • 4 years or more with Python, JavaScript, Unix (shell scripts), SQL, XML and/or VBA Knowledge

  • 3 years or more in Agile, XP, and/or other similar project management practices

Technical Skills:

  • Exposure to an Object-Oriented based development environment such as Python, JavaScript, and/or Java

  • SQL Knowledge

  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Software development lifecycle knowledge

  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies

  • MS Office Suite, Project Management tool

  • Ability to read and interpret logs


  • A demonstrable interest in technology

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to quickly learn new technical skills

  • Knowledge of financial transaction types such as SWIFT MT and MX, FED Wires, CHIPS, SEPA, ACH, etc. is a plus

  • Familiarity with sanction screening, False Hit Mitigation techniques, and similar operational activities is preferred

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Strong abilities in analytical thinking, problem-solving, research, and time management

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks in a high-pressure deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to liaise with the business and technology teams utilizing collaboration and relationship management skills

  • Project management skills

  • Rigorous and structured, dynamic, detail oriented, fast learning capacity and able to work in a high-pressure environment

  • Must be able to interact with a variety of clients and support staff, traders, middle office, development, infrastructure, etc.

  • Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a very dynamic environment, with rapidly changing priorities.

  • Analytical skills   

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Desired / Plus:

  • Degree in computer science, information systems, and/or other related fields.

  • JIRA

  • Github

  • Azure

  • Docker

Business insight

The Sanctions Screening group manages enterprise systems that using sophisticated algorithms, screen names on transactions and entities (customers, investors, securities, brokers, and vendors) against government and industry provided lists. This screening is done to fight financial crimes and support foreign policy and national security goals of jurisdictions in which SG performs business, against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy.

The Sanctions Screening group is looking for an experienced individual who will be part of maintain these systems, implementing enhancements, upgrade‘s that are integrated with core and critical systems across the bank, and will therefore require careful management and thoughtful analysis.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000YHL
Starting date: 2022/01/18
Publication date: 2021/11/22