Business Analyst (Calypso)

Source: Talent GB

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.


The Calypso team in Investec is the sole team responsible for the Calypso application. Therefore the team covers many roles and responsibilities, namely; production support and training, BAU small change, project implementation as well as being the business analyst SME point of contact for our business stakeholders.

The Business Analyst role requires being involved in initiatives throughout the lifecycle, starting at inception through to implementation, testing and operationalisation. The business analyst will be responsible for gaining a deep understanding of the problem and solving it through analysis and simple scalable design that will seamlessly fit in with the rest of Calypso. It should also be in line with the various interfaces and technical architecture.

The Back Office BA will be responsible for implementing back office projects, improving back office automation, making BAU small changes and supporting incidents in this area. The support work will involve understanding the issues and putting in solutions that will resolve the underlying issue in order to keep support to an absolute minimum. For all of this there will be design work, configuration and testing work.

In order to deliver successfully, there is a need to interact with multiple stakeholders within the bank. The Back Office BA will need to work closely with the business, the rest of the Calypso team and other technical teams in the bank.

Key Responsibilities

This list is indicative and is not intended to be exhaustive. The business analyst's responsibilities are therefore not limited to the below but can include:

  • Settlements Expert: Being a go-to person for all back office questions and problems.
  • Providing Support: Provide ongoing/ad-hoc IT Systems & Business Process support to all internal stakeholders (as required). To have a close handle on operational issues, quickly assess the business impact, and provide responsive operational support as necessary.
  • Ownership: The ability to own and be responsible for all of the work you've implemented. To self-manage, plan and prioritise your work effectively.
  • Understanding Requirements: Work with business, other SMEs and change team to understand business requirements and identify/comprehend all relevant issues in tackling those.
  • Building Solutions: Design robust and scalable software solutions for new business requirements driving automation wherever possible. Have a clear vision of overall design from an early stage in order to guide the development.
  • Driving Automation: Drive automation wherever it's possible and makes sense from a cost-benefit perspective.
  • Developing Relationships: Develop, manage and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Delivering Projects: Work in partnership with the projects office. This may involve providing the required documentation, providing business cases, project planning, stakeholder management and communications
  • Technical Knowledge and Experience

  • 4 years or more experience in similar roles.
  • Recent previous experience in a role which included Production Support is a must.
  • Calypso v14 or later, essentially on all areas of Back Office, Reporting, and Calypso fundamentals.
  • Business analysis skills including strong process experience and understanding of business analysis methodologies.
  • Ability to interpret and implement business requirements in Calypso.
  • Back Office knowledge and experience of solving problems specific to transfers, netting, settlement instructions, the settlement process, messaging (SWIFT and PDF), message setup, nostro management, cash positions etc.
  • Understanding of the Task Station and how this may be used in a corporate and interbank capacity.
  • Knowledge of SWIFT, experience in implementing requirements based on both custom requests and SWIFT standards changes, and troubleshooting errors.
  • Experience of Collateral Management and Securities Settlement is not a mandatory requirement but a beneficial added extra.
  • Banking and trading product knowledge.
  • Analytical, with the ability to arrive at solutions that fit current or future business processes.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication to deliver required documentation and understanding of business requirements.
  • Personal Attributes

  • Ownership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self-Motivated
  • Adaptable
  • Pragmatic
  • Delivery focused
  • Logical
  • Team Oriented
  • Resilient
  • Can manage under pressure
  • Ability to multi task and handle changing priorities
  • Skills and how they are applied

  • Ability to multi-task and handle changing priorities is key as there will be times where a production issue, a small BAU change and some project work will need to be simultaneously worked on.
  • Strong attention to detail/accuracy and capable of seeing the overall objective (being able to distinguish between micro details and not lose sight of the bigger picture). Solutions must be carefully considered, supportable and scalable.
  • Self-starter who works under minimum supervision and is able to take an instruction or a piece of work and take ownership of that through to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including strong verbal, oral and written.
  • Good time management and organisational skills (encompassing the need to be flexible about priorities).
  • Overseeing functional, integration and user acceptance testing activities to ensure that the delivered solution meets agreed business requirements and process specifications.

  • 3 days ago

    London, England


    Full time

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