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Business Analyst

Req #: 170055587
Location: Houston, TX, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
Gauss is the firm's Counterparty Credit Risk calculator for our entire OTC derivatives portfolio. Gauss is a full revaluation, Monte Carlo simulation engine and it computes the credit exposure if the counterparty defaults. Gauss uses 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.
  • Qualifications
    • College degree in related technical or business area
    • At least 2 years of 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


Our Corporate Technology team relies on smart, driven people like you to develop applications and provide tech support for all our corporate functions across our network. Your efforts will touch lives all over the financial spectrum and across all our divisions: Global Finance, Corporate Treasury, Risk Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, and within the Corporate Administrative Office. You’ll be part of a team specifically built to meet and exceed our evolving technology needs, as well as our technology controls agenda.


When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world. 
At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity.  We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation.  If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you. 

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