Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of this function is:


    • To elicit, analyse, document and validate business requirements to meet business needs;
    • To help clearly define purpose and scope of projects and to manage stakeholder expectations;
    • To identify and/or develop optimal solutions for the business needs;
    • To ensure project awareness within the Firm to achieve better synergies;
    • To ensure the delivery of project’s output to customer, quality control and transition to operational mode.




    • Gather business requirements, including local office requirements (g., policies, legislation) and translate the high-level requirements into detailed specifications
    • Define business cases and evaluate business, financial and technical feasibility of each option
    • Perform market analysis for potential solutions and interact with potential vendors
    • Identify and propose possible solutions that meet business requirements
    • Analyse existing or new documentation
    • Provide project teams with a clear understanding of business needs, requirements and specifications
    • Define criteria for success of projects
    • Prepare UAT scripts and assist with UAT process
    • Conduct regular status meetings and deliver status reports to management and stakeholders
    • Liaise with steering committees and stakeholders as well as participants in the project in order to ensure control of scope, risks, changes (if applicable) and communication
    • Provide support and guidance to staff on the best usage of existing and/or new software
    • Create general awareness of the IT technology-software and services market
    • Gather pre-project documentation and ensure documentation is formatted according to Firm’s guidelines and best practices
    • Ensure post project documentation for continuous improvement of processes
    • Build and maintain documentation in areas of expertise (e.g., processes, guidelines, best practices) that can be used for reference and training purposes
    • Ensure the business has a good understanding of the business analysis processes
    • Ensure defined business analysis processes are followed within the Firm
    • Regularly review and improve business analysis processes in cooperation with the business analysis team
    • Travel occasionally for project related work


    • Bachelor degree and minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a software development, business analysis, project management, preferably in a professional services environment, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Proven experience with development methodologies (e.g., Agile, BDUF, Waterfall), project management methodologies (e.g., Prince2, Prism) and software design and development
    • Fluent in English, good knowledge of local language(s), and any other European language is an asset
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in various settings (e.g., video conference)
    • Excellent presentation skills (written and verbal)
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment with diverse personalities at all levels of the Firm, in a culture of consensus
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent project management skills – ability to manage multiple responsibilities amid competing priorities, tight deadlines, and changing business demands and opportunities
    • Professional ethic and manner – must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the Firm’s internal and personnel affairs
    • Pro-active work attitude, results oriented, reliable, and flexible
    • Ability to take a structured approach to problem solving and decision making by analysing, thinking ahead and planning
    • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment, and to work under pressure
    • Ability to work on own initiative and in team based environment
    • Ability to find creative solutions and to think out of the box
    • Ability to prioritize workload, to manage conflicting priorities and to adhere to deadlines
    • Ability to work within a matrix organization
    • Exhibits good judgement and accountability
    • Flexibility regarding working hours
    • Willingness to occasionally work some overtime
    • Willingness to occasionally travel


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