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Technical Business Analyst

Job Description

Gauss is the firm's Counterparty Credit Risk calculator for JPMorgan's OTC derivatives portfolio. Gauss is a full revaluation, Monte Carlo simulation engine and it computes the credit exposure if the counterparty defaults. Gauss uses the latest cutting-edge technology such as Python, high performance grid computing and performs over 3 trillion MTM calculations in its daily calculation run.


As a Business Analyst in Gauss, you will work closely with various stakeholders, which include our business users, quantitative research team, developers, and peer technology teams. 


Day to Day Responsibilities include:

  • Elicit and interpret user needs to understand and document business requirements and E2E workflow, functional requirements, and design specifications.

  • Write detailed application level and multi-application E2E test cases and execute them.

  • Effectively communicate with developers and other analysts in the team, without having a direct managerial responsibility.

  • Perform data and results analysis, identify the deviations and trends, and follow up with the quants and business users to review and confirm results quality.

  • Hold regular meetings with the project stakeholders and maintain a project plan to track status and provide updates.



  • College degree in related technical or business area
  • Relevant work experience as a Business Analyst
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills and a strong sense of ownership
  • Relevant experience in the Finance industry (Derivatives or Securities area with emphasis on Counterparty Credit Risk) is a plus
  • Experience using Agile methodology is a plus


Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint), Visio
  • Strong SQL
  • Basic Unix (e.g. file manipulation) a plus
Req #: 160033219
Location: Glasgow, SCT GB
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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