Functional Analyst (Issuance IT) (f/m/d)

Date: 10-Sep-2021

Location: Prague, CZ Frankfurt am Main, DE

Company: Deutsche Börse Group

 

Field of activity

“Issuance” is the team of Clearstream that offers innovative services to its customers for the issuance of financial securities such as shares, warrants and funds. In other words – without the Issuance services, there would be nothing to trade on the German financial market! The Issuance IT Team develops the next-generation software that enables your business colleagues and customers to boost volume and processing efficiency, i.e. increase revenue and decrease operation costs.

As Functional Analyst, you will be an essential part of the Issuance IT Team. You contribute to the growth of Clearstream because you ensure that new functionalities are correctly implemented. Therefore, you translate business requirements into a specification that your developers rely on. Your main peers are: (1) the Product Owner, who defines the business roadmap (2) the Software Architect and software developers that build new functionalities based on your specification (3) related IT departments and service providers who play an important role for providing those functionalities. You excel in your job because you have an outstanding analytical mindset and you are both interested in technology and the financial services which the Issuance Team supports.

 

Tasks/responsibilities

  • You interview relevant stakeholders to get a complete and reliable understanding of the business services.
  • You document those findings in an easy-to-understand format and translate them into simple and clear tasks for the developers.
  • You explain specifications to both business and IT stakeholders.
  • Together with your development peers, you analyze, research and propose solutions for providing required functionalities.
  • You contribute to the continuous improvement of the software development lifecycle, methodology and tool set.
  • You support colleagues in the team in completing collective tasks.

 

Qualifications/required skills

Mandatory:

  • +5 yrs professional experience as a functional analyst, business analyst, product owner or similar role
  • Highly analytical mind-set – Your structured approach helps you to deal with demanding tasks taking elements of feasibility and efficiency into account.
  • Good understanding of IT in general – You won’t code but you must know basic concepts in regard to e.g. programming and IT infrastructure.
  • Very good communication skills – You have professional discussions with technology peers and you communicate even complex facts in a way that business peers understand.
  • High degree of self-dependence – You identify opportunities and risks in your area of activity as well as beyond that.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills, German is a plus
  • Knowledge of the financial industry, e.g. related to business of Deutsche Börse and Clearstream

Preferably:

  • In-depth knowledge of the financial market, e.g. financial security types, issuance process of securities and settlement.
  • Programming competency – You can think like a developer.
  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Jira and Github.
  • Experience in agile methodologies