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Business Analyst

| Greater NYC Area

EquiLend is seeking a Business Analyst to be responsible for managing and executing projects, and implementing solutions that build upon and enhance Trading or Post trading global electronic platforms.  As a Business Analyst, you will work closely with Trading or Post Trading Project Manager, Product Owner, and Scrum Team to execute projects from inception through production release. This individual will be hands-on and involved in all phases of a project, from analysis and requirements gathering to functional design, testing, and implementation.  The selected candidate will often be involved in multiple projects and will work closely with clients, Developers, Product Strategy, Sales, Application Support, and QA teams. 

Strong skills required in project management, communication, project implementation, and agile development methodologies.  A working knowledge of SQL/TOAD and UNIX is also required.



  • Manage all project tasks; ensure that all milestone dates are met on-time and on-budget with a high degree of quality
  • Lead and facilitate client meetings and internal discussions in order to define and prioritize business requirements
  • Dissect high-level information into details and communicate these details in a manner understood by relevant audiences
  • Analyze client business requirements and Production data, and present findings and recommendations to internal teams
  • Analyze and identify required changes to the system based on client/business needs
  • Dissect a complex problem into component parts and identify the most efficient technical solution
  • Formulate logic for new systems, prepare workflows and flowcharts, and create documentation to communicate requirements to developers
  • Develop detailed user stories and acceptance criteria outlining the solution to be implemented
  • Work with the Development team during the functional design phase to confirm the viability of designs
  • Work with QA team to:
    • Complete internal test preparation by creating test cases, test conditions, and test data
    • Execute testing internally, inclusive of documenting results, tracking defects, and trouble-shooting defects and issues that arise out of testing
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute User Acceptance Tests with clients
  • Create and/or update platform documentation to support new releases
  • Assist the Application Support team with production implementation, issues, and inquiries during the initial release phase
  • Learn the underlying securities finance business at a detailed and technical level



  • 3-5 years of Business Analyst and Project Management experience
  • Experienced in agile methodologies from an implementation standpoint
    • Experienced in the development of associated artifacts
  • College Degree required
  • Graduates with a technical degree background preferred (MIS, CS, mathematics, software engineering)
  • Knowledge of:
    • Agile
    • SQL/TOAD
    • UNIX
    • XML
    • Visio
    • MS Office tools
  • Detail-oriented and ability to effectively manage multiple work efforts
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle complex information with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Strong presentation and written/verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in facilitating discussions with clients and internal teams
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and interact effectively with all levels and areas of an organization
  • Good judgment, high ethical standards, and a strong work ethic are a must
  • Knowledge of securities finance or capital markets is a plus
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225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

An Insider's view of EquiLend

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Having worked for EquiLend for over 7 years, the company's approach to having a work-life balance has also changed. The company has added more flexibility, which has motivated me to give more and go above and beyond for the company. I feel this approach suits my needs to be able to manage family life as well as being able to maintain a career.


Client Relationship Management- Europe

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I began in Client Services where I gained the expertise to support the full-service offering. From there I stepped into a client-facing role expanding my skill set on the relationship management side of the business. As the company continues to innovate, I’ve been able to gain new skills and develop my position in the market as an industry expert.


Head of EquiLend Canada

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

It’s simple. Sit on the floor next to everyone else! I also make it known that my virtual door is always open, even if I appear to be working intently on something. Collaboration is vital to the success of our business, and it doesn’t stop at the C-suite.



What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Great ideas can come from anywhere in the organization. So employees of all disciplines are encouraged to participate in an annual innovation contest, where we hear directly from the people who drive EquiLend’s success on how to make our business better. Last year’s winning proposal was successfully released in a proof of concept beta test.



What are EquiLend Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
EquiLend's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
EquiLend hosts company outings quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
EquiLend hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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