Platform Development Analyst
New York , New York
January 04, 2017
This position will be responsible for conceptualizing and developing requirements aimed at implementing the MSWM platform strategy across brokerage, advisory, and banking functions.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Provide effective and timely solutions to serve the business needs of Financial Advisors, Client Service Associates and branch admin/management teams as well as the end client needs.
• Develop and maintain product plans that include the end state vision, strategic and tactical initiatives, usage patterns, competitive analysis, and field feedback with strengths and weaknesses for each platform/functional component.
• Manage projects from idea creation through deployment including identifying client need, designing and validating concepts, developing business cases, and managing to a budget.
• Develop comprehensive business requirements documentation and lead overall execution with Technology and Testing partners.
• Participate in requirements elaboration and design sessions with technology partners. And socialize requirements with stakeholders across the organization and escalate issues as needed.
• Liaise with Legal, Risk, and Compliance partners on topics related to risk mitigation, audit, and policies & procedures.
• Lead and influence cross-functional teams where there is no direct reporting chain.
• Develop and deliver effective presentations in support of analysis and findings.
• Develop communication and training plans working with Marketing & Training teams.
• Liaise with Program Owners, Technology, Operations, and external Suppliers/Vendors.
• Maintain a thorough broad-based knowledge of the MSWM platform.
Skills Required:
• Understanding of SDLC and Agile development processes.
• Analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and detail orientation.
• Leadership skills to direct on-site and off-site resources.
• Resource allocation and budgeting.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to act as a bridge between Technology, Operations and Product areas.

• Minimum 10 years of experience in the Financial Industry in a Business Analyst role developing financial software for Retail and/or Institutional clients.
• Enterprise project experience working on cross-functional teams.
• Experience working on projects involving Advisory and brokerage.
• Four year degree required.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.
• Series 7/66 licenses desired.

A little about us:
Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services.

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