Business Analyst at IHS

Business Analyst

New York - West 33rd Street

Department overview

The Markit Enterprise Data Management (EDM) platform allows clients to gain control and visibility over their data. EDM empowers those who understand the data to manage it, no matter the complexity, volume or scope of the project. Across the EDM client base the platform handles many terabytes of data daily, and provides a core function to many large financial institutions. Markit EDM consistently wins financial industry awards as the best software provider in this area and the development team is essential to this success as they continuously improve the platform. Markit EDM clients are supported by a large professional services organisation that ensure the success of our deployments, train customers and ensure constructive feedmakes its way to the product team.

Position Summary

As part of the Product Management team, the Business Analyst will gather product requirements, prioritize backlogs, produce user stories and acceptance criteria, and help manage the Agile development process to ensure the on-time delivery of product enhancements that are of high value to our customer and profitable for the business.


  • Collaborate with clients and internal team members to identify and analyse business and technical needs through workshops, interviews, documentation analysis and other techniques.
  • Document and validate business, functional, and non-functional requirements to ensure that the requirements are clear, comprehensive, and testable.
  • Participate in Scrum events, including Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Work with UI/UX designers to generate UX/UI design artefacts (wireframes, mock-ups, site maps, etc.)
  • Write User Stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Assist the team in estimation, planning, and project management.
  • Work with development and other team members to help translate requirements into software specifications.
  • Work with QA to ensure clear and comprehensive test cases.
  • Provide support to development and QA to maximize team productivity and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Assist the team in generating business cases.
  • Assist with client facing documentation, including users guides and marketing material.
  • Act as a liaison between business and technology groups to facilitate communication both ways.
  • Review client change requests.
  • Facilitate meetings and ensure decisions/actions are captured, communicated and tracked.


  • 3+ years experience working as a product / business analyst.
  • Strong writer with the ability to explain complex issues clearly and concisely and to translate technical issue to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with Scrum and other Agile methodologies.
  • Strong project management experience. Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks at any given point in time.
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills.
  • Broad range of product / business analysis skills, methodologies and techniques including gap analysis, feasibility studies, use case modelling, UML diagramming, etc.
  • Experience in managing and delivering successful and complex technology projects.
  • Experience with JIRA, or similar work tracking systems.
  • Experience with Confluence, SharePoint, or similar collaboration tools.
  • Querying languages such as SQL desired but not required.
  • Enterprise Data Management experience desired but not required.
  • Financial industry experience desired but not required.
  • University degree, or equivalent experience.

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