Business Analyst

Chicago, Illinois | Permanent | Job ID #65696 |
Posted Earlier this month

One of our startup Fintech clients is looking for a Business Analyst due to unprecedented growth within the past year.

Our wealth management technology client is searching for a detail-oriented Business Analyst to join their growing, cross-disciplinary and globally distributed digital product team. They're seeking an experienced resource who is an effective facilitator, detailed planner, clear communicator, and efficient analyst.

Will be a tactical within the Product team, with significant independence and accountability, and tight partnership with Business and Development teams. The role is to play a driver of the identification, documentation, acceptance, and evolution of our core digital products’ functional specifications and requirements.


  • Balance multiple objectives, projects, and goals simultaneously
  • Work with both our Product, Business, operations, and Dev teams as well as our Bulgaria-based design and dev teams.
  • Partner with other stakeholder teams across business units to develop necessary analysis and documentation collaboratively, communicating effectively and efficiently with Product, business, and executive teams
  • Facilitate requirement gathering and prioritization sessions/workshops and subject matter expertise extraction across a spectrum of business and technology stakeholders
  • Author and update internal and external functional documentation, including delivering requirements and all manner of needed documentation
  • Develop, socialize, and implement requirement impact and gap analysis
  • Participate in the “sell-in” and “buy-in” of the needed documentation to/with stakeholders including business and development teams
  • Help design testing strategies and drive the definition of acceptance criteria.
  • Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues
  • Gain knowledge in operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
  • Improve systems by studying current practices; and helping to drive improvements


  • 5+ years of Business Analyst/Product Management experience
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to translate documents into actions
  • Knowledge in Agile and Waterfall development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of proper requirements specification and development, such as process/functional requirements definition methods, use case development, process flow diagrams
  • Proficiency in Design Thinking, System Thinking, JAD/RAD sessions, or similar facilitation methodologies
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or related field preferred
  • The ability to take direction and critique is a natural part of improving your work
  • Proven ability for independent work in a dynamic, fast shifting workplace.
  • Experience working on large and complex digital projects. An emphasis or interest in financial services or wealth management is preferred.
  • Solutions-oriented problem-solving skills with a can-do, hands-on approach and a bias towards action, results, and learning.
  • Keen attention to detail and author of crisp, clear documentation
  • Excellent communication, relationship, presentation, and time management skills with the ability to effectively manage up
If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for to grow and take your career to the next level, please do not hesitate to introduce yourself by applying below. This is a permanent opportunity and will move quickly from the interview to the offer stage. Don't miss out!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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