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Corporate - Firmwide Data Management - Reference Data Domain - Associate.

Req #: 180035095
Location: Bournemouth, ENG, UK
Job Category: Digital
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Instrument, Pricing and Common Data –  Business Analyst Job Description 


Mission Statement  

Our mission is to improve the quality of reference data used across the organization and provide compliance operational support across the firm’s global businesses and functions. We are driving a culture of quality and continuous improvement toward the best outcome for client experience, our colleagues and JPMorgan Chase. We do the right thing, even when it’s not the easy thing.


If you're interested in working in an environment where leadership, excellence, integrity, and diversity are among our core principles, then explore the opportunities at J.P. Morgan Chase.


Description of Role, Functions and Activities 

The Instrument, Pricing & Common (IPC) reference data change team is responsible for managing programs and projects spanning multiple lines of business to improve the sourcing, mastering, and distribution of data for the primary instrument and pricing systems of record (GIM for instrument, PUMA for pricing).  These programs require technology development from both utility and subscriber(s).  


The 2018 roadmap has several large programs, including one to enhance the processing of Index and Exchange Traded Funds products within the Global Instrument Master (GIM) application.  This multi-year program is a key part of our firmwide reference data strategy and will require extensive analysis, requirements gathering and definition, testing, operational change, and coordination with multiple consumer applications.  We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst to assist with the delivery of this strategic program.


The successful applicant will have related business/agile experience in a data intensive program and be a strong collaborator.  The ideal applicant will have proven partnership experience across technology, operations and change teams and across global locations. 


Generally, the candidate must be a change agent who can influence stakeholders to consider innovative solutions and provide analysis to support the decision making process.  The candidate must be results oriented and able to clearly articulate any issues impeding progress along with proposed resolution and recommendations.  Data analysis, requirements gathering, and operating model development skills are essential.   


Key Responsibilities and Skills

  • Data analysis to understand and explain differences to various stakeholders during requirements gathering and execution phases

  • Deal with multiple Technology and Operations stakeholders to ensure that requirements are gathered, understood and translated into meaningful technical delivery

  • Ensure that all stakeholder requirements are incorporated into the redesign of the Operating Model required to support the changes in technical infrastructure

  • Provide frequent, clear & structured updates for consumption by the Chief Data Office PMO team, LOB stakeholders and senior steering committee

  • Partner with key stakeholders like operations and technology

  • Engage with project stakeholders across functional business areas, and manage stakeholder expectations

  • Identify, address and resolve risks and issues impacting the projects

  • Flexible team member, with a desire to succeed

  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

  • Help define process improvement opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree and significant experience delivering enterprise-level technical and operational change

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work in a highly dynamic environment with changing and multiple priorities

  • Strong project management & business analysis experience, preferably in a cross-LOB/function role  

  • Strong data analysis and basic oracle SQL skills

  • Track record of execution against set milestones  

  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills   

  • Ability to prioritize and manage expectations  

  • Familiarity with Instrument reference data, end-to-end reference data flows. Index and ETFs Reference data domain-specific expertise is a plus   

  • Very strong written and oral executive-level communication skills, including the ability to quickly adjust messages based on different audiences and agendas   

  • Familiarity with application architecture and design

  • Familiarity with firmwide and industry trends, issues, practices, and new technologies

  • Ambition to succeed and continue to grow in a change management role

  • Proven organisation and prioritisation skills

About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co: 


J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.


J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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