Sr. Business Analyst - Data Governance - New York - 9338BR

The individual chosen to fill this Senior Business Analyst role will be part of the Data Governance Enterprise Data Management and Strategy team supporting various data-related initiatives within Moody’s with a particular focus on supporting the Enterprise Data Management program.

Primary responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:
  • Representing Data Governance in major system and business projects to ensure best practices and data standards are adhered to.
  • Independently managing and authoring thorough, detailed, high-quality documentation of all aspects of solutions, including business requirements, use cases, and other documents.
  • Resolving any conflicts with requirements between business units or between business and technology.
  • Supporting business requirements activities by providing end-to-end analysis with respect to data requirements, data flows, data modeling, workflow context and design.
  • Obtaining signoffs and managing change requests.
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of business processes, strategies, and data needs as well as IT capabilities and capacity, and participate in filtering and prioritizing requests accordingly.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships, and keeping clients informed and engaged throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Trouble shooting issues and coordinate support and escalations.
  • Leading and participating in UAT testing.
  • Supporting development and adoption of data governance principles, standards, procedures and guidelines for Moody’s Corporation.
  • Assembling and maintaining business and technical metadata for Moody’s Corporation.
  • Supporting efforts to ensure that the data governance standards for Moody’s Corporation are integrated into new initiatives and applications.
  • Participating in special projects that require data governance participation and/or leadership.
Data Governance
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. A Master’s degree in Information Technology or Business is a plus.
  • Minimum of five years of work experience, preferably in financial services.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in project management, business analysis, data analysis or a similar role.
  • Intermediate skills using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Basic skills using Visio and MS Project. Knowledge of SQL is a plus.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to gain consensus from multiple stakeholders / experience in driving change.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to assimilate information quickly.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Basic understanding of SDLC methodologies.
  • Data related certifications are desirable, including CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), FIA (Financial Information Associate), or CDMP (Certified Data Management Professional).
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at
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