Legg Mason

Senior Lead Business Analyst

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Global Information Business Solutions
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Position Overview

The Lead Business Analyst, Senior is brand new due to Legg Masons growth. We are looking to build out a savvy and agile BA team and need someone to lead the charge! This person will be expected to deliver succinct and effective communication to senior leadership. In addition, they will need to provide strategic leadership of business analyst best practices. They will lead cross-functional / global teams to ensure project outcomes are aligned with business objectives. This ideal candidate will need 8+ years of experience of structured requirements management while utilizing industry business analysis standard techniques.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

Key Responsibilties:

  • Partner with Business Unit (BU) stakeholders to research, define, and document business requirements for new business processes and systems or enhancements to existing processes and systems. Collect and understand the business requirements for the project and translate those into functional requirements.
  • Provide strategic leadership of business analyst best practices.
  • Ensure all methodology and quality is aligned with the business objectives.
  • Understand the short & long-term business and technology objectives. Suggest requirements of management strategies to meet those objectives and continually introduce innovation to business processes.
  • Assemble project teams of indirect resources as needed. May assign individual responsibilities, identify and manage appropriate resource needs, and develop and manage schedules to ensure deadlines of projects are aggressively met.
  • Engage in project initiation phase to assess resource skill sets required; produce requirement delivery plan artifacts, and co-ordinate estimates of effort required for a project.
  • Define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other nonfunctional requirements. Thoroughly document workflows and results of business analysis.
  • Provide expertise on the tools for delivery methodology to enable requirements modeling, review process, documentation and specification management.
  • Manage requirements traceability and change request process.
  • Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable.
  • Conduct requirements review sessions. Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.
  • Assist team in translating business requirements into application architecture and system functionality.
  • Maintain requirements repository and ensure proper updating of requirements for completeness and correctness.
  • Build and leverage effective alliances across technical and business communities.
  • Participate in all phases of requirements gathering and facilitate the process.
  • Support requirements through testing.
  • Support knowledge transfer to training organization for training material development.
  • Domestic travel required (approximately 5%)

Ideal Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business or Computer Science, or equivalent experience.

  • 8+ years experience of structured requirements management utilizing industry standard techniques (process modeling, data modeling, use cases, JAD, case tools, etc.)
  • Experience eliciting requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and viewpoints.
  • Experience with decomposing high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements and quality requirements, specified in an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those who must base their work on the requirements.
  • Ability to set direction, generate a sense of purpose, and inspire a team to work in an optimum manner to achieve desired results.
  • Strong background with various software development methodologies, i.e,. Agile, Waterfall
  • Broad knowledge of project management concepts and methodology, coupled with detailed knowledge of change management.
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills that maintain effective partnerships across functional groups
  • Effective problem resolution skills
  • Scrum experience and working with Agile tools like Jira and Confluence is a plus
  • Prior experience working in the Financial sector is a plus
  • Superior situational awareness, communication, conflict resolution, and diplomacy

Company Overview

As a leading global asset management firm, Legg Mason offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our passion for investing, and our commitment to putting clients first in everything we do. Whether you have industry experience and are seeking new challenges or are just beginning your career, we invite you to explore the many advantages of joining our global team.


With a presence in every major financial center across the globe, we are always looking for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership and collaboration. If you're looking to build your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the many opportunities at Legg Mason today.


Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, profit-sharing, extensive paid time off, employee stock purchase plan with company match, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and much more. Learn more about our amazing culture #LifeAtLeggMason and our benefits package here.




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