Commonwealth Financial Network

Business Data Analyst

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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Technology- Application Solutions


Do you enjoy finding creative technical solutions to business problems? Are you adaptable, flexible, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment? If so, you may be the right fit for our expanding Application Solutions Development team.


As a business data analyst, you will use a highly analytical mind-set to triage and analyze data requests, administer and evaluate operations workflows, and help facilitate greater business intelligence user group meetings. As a unified development operations team, our areas of focus include the development and support of proprietary systems, as well as third-party applications. The team is composed of product management; business systems analysis; software quality assurance and automation; development operations; data analysis, data science, and development; release management; cloud platform solution architecture; web development; and UI/UX design.


Key responsibilities 

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating user needs to create solutions that support overall business strategies
  • Documenting system requirements; defining scope and objectives
  • Analyzing system functionality to identify risks and gaps; providing alternative solutions and recommendations
  • Collecting and triaging data requests from various business units and communicating with technical integration teams
  • Administration of operations case workflow system
  • Assessing and updating case rule logic
  • Determining size, complexity, and dependencies of a solution by reviewing business rules, use cases, and user stories
  • Analyzing system data inputs/outputs using Microsoft SQL to advise on system anomalies and assist with requirements definition
  • Working with business stakeholders to define, prioritize, and draft business requirements; translating business and functional requirements into technical requirements
  • Converting requirements into various types of models or diagrams, such as process mapping, decision tables, value streams, and data flows
  • Facilitating business analytics user group meetings and translating business requests to data management
  • Meeting with subject-matter experts to identify and document data requirements; creating data specifications that drive solution development and implementation
  • Collaborating on root cause analysis, application of business rules, workflow issues, and internal/external interfaces for system and data impact analysis
  • Collaborating with data engineers, developers, and QA testers on solution functions; verifying and validating code updates and data fix changes
  • Working with vendors to implement new systems and/or modify and maintain toolsets

Core strengths 

  • Knowledgeable in all stages of a project life cycle, including planning, analysis, design, development, and testing
  • Dual business competence and technical expertise
  • Adaptable, flexible personality; comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

Additional skills and knowledge 

  • 3+ years of experience performing data/systems analysis and subsequent requirement documentation for IT solutions
  • 1+ years of experience working with MS SQL
  • Demonstrated experience with troubleshooting systems and participating in defining resolution strategies
  • Experienced with Team Foundation Server (TFS), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), and/or Azure DevOps
  • Experienced in Agile/Scrum development methodologies
  • Familiarity with Office 365 applications/Azure platform
  • Financial services background a plus

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive. 


That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities. 


Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home. 


We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth Financial Network will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf. 


Commonwealth Financial Network is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce. 


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