Business Analyst for Risk


Job description

We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst for Credit Risk Stress Testing, to work in hybrid mode (2 days per week at Lisbon office).

You will work in a new worldwide organizational model that contributes to tackle major challenges of a banking transformation of today and tomorrow, building the best offer for Finance and RISK community through a progressive rotation towards new technologies and best practices.

You will work in a unique team within our client. This team is part of IT Group yet actively managed through an innovative partnership with Finance and RISK.
Risk Dedicated Solutions is in charge of delivering dedicated solutions for RISK reporting streams and supporting RISK missions and transformation.

RDS 06 - Risk Stress Testing team is in charge of implementing stress test calculation engines for credit risk, internal capital and IFRS9 provisions. Within the scope of the projects monitored by the team, there are high visibility projects , regulatory developments (climatic stress tests, EBA stress tests, etc.) and internal developments.

The systems involved aim to:

  • Provide the calculation of risk parameters;
  • Provide metrics for regulatory purposes: provisions, cost of risk, capital and RWA;
  • Ensure the generation of macro-scenarios;
  • Perform data quality processes;
  • Allow users to monitor their own stress test use cases autonomously, by using a dedicated user interface.

In Lisbon, the team will be in charge of both production and support to end users.
The team will also be part of the definition, specification and testing regarding new evolutions of the engines and the UI, accordingly.

Main Tasks

  • Understand and analyze the needs expressed by the business teams, specifying and testing them in order to enable the deployment of the solution while respecting the budget and both regulatory and deadline constraints, in an Agile organization;
  • Work in close collaboration with the various stakeholders and, in particular, the business contacts and the team's developers;
  • Participate in the process of producing official stress test results and provide functional support;
  • Be a force for proposals with a view to continuous improvement, in order to guarantee the operation of the engines, their maintainability and their scalability;
  • Acquire a transversal vision of the products / processes within its perimeter of responsibility.    


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Information Technology or Computer Science;
  • Relevant professional experience as a business analyst or as a functional expert on Credit Risk, IFRS9, Basel regulations or Stress Tests is mandatory (3 - 4 years);
  • Previous banking experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of SQL is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of Python is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of Dataiku is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology is a plus.

Language Skills:                                                             
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory;
  • French is a plus.

Soft Skills:
  • Teamwork;
  • Client focused;
  • Rigor and precision;
  • Excellent attention to details;
  • Strong analytical mind, problem solving, planning and organizational skills;
  • Results oriented;
  • Ability to manage a project;
  • Strong interpersonal communication (spoken and written) and ability to report (simplify complex information in a clearly organized and visually interesting manner, adapting it to the different stakeholders);
  • Pro-active attitude with ability to work in a fast changing and demanding environment;
  • At ease with multi-tasking.

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