Business Analyst / Product Owner

  • OptionMetrics
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 12, 2019
Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

OptionMetrics is seeking a Business Analyst to grow our product team. You will have true ownership over your projects from beginning to end, with an emphasis on accountability over micromanagement. You'll work alongside a team of exceptionally creative and intelligent individuals, collaborating daily to brainstorm and implement our next generation of data and analytic information products. We're small, nimble, casual (no suits - shoes optional), and passionate about our mission and the projects we create. Since we are self-funded and profitable (no VC's!), we can afford to take the long view, emphasizing quality over expediency in all we do.

What You'll Do:

  • Define agile requirements, user stories, and scenarios for our development team to move our products forward
  • Take ownership of a selection of products, working with our business and technical leads to manage new features and opportunities
  • Assist QA with the definition of acceptance tests and quality checks

Skills You'll Need:

  • 3 - 5 years of experience developing epics, user stories, and requirements in an agile environment
  • 3 - 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst or Business Systems Analyst
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while collaborating with business and technical teams to drive decisions
  • Problem Solver mentality - ability to identify existing/potential issues and provide solutions
  • Results Driven - prioritizing, taking initiative, and taking ownership
  • Technically savvy - understanding of various development languages and databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science, or Finance
  • Experience with the listed equity financial markets or options is a plus

What We Offer:

  • A collaborative environment where everyone's input makes a difference
  • Paid time off: Vacation, Personal, Sick days, and Holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits (NJT, MTA, etc.) and 401k plan offered
  • Full medical insurance coverage for employee
  • A bright, open office in Midtown Manhattan near Columbus Circle and steps from Central Park with a great view of Times Square
  • The usual drinks and snacks (and we're still small enough to celebrate everyone's birthday with cake!)

OptionMetrics began 20 years ago with the goal of becoming the world's most trusted provider of financial information and research derived from the option markets. Today, our data and analytics models are used in over 350 investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, and academic institutions worldwide.

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