Business Analyst II – Commodities

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Job ID#: 10870

BUSINESS ANALYST – Commodities Trading/Right Angle (Houston, TX Hybrid 2 days/week in-Office)

(Immediate PERM or Contract consulting role through 12/2022)

The purpose of this job is to analyze front, mid, and back-office Right Angle and related systems IT projects and IT product requests (e.g., custom software development, third party product implementations), by defining the business need, understanding the cause, and devising a solution(s) in collaboration with key stakeholder including product owners, business sponsors, development and quality assurance teams, scrum masters and project managers throughout the project and/or product lifecycle.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Conduct scope discovery meetings to elicit detailed requirements (e.g., user stories and acceptance criteria) from product owners, business sponsors, development managers and project managers
  • Facilitate discussions and assist business units with producing specific project documentation for governance review
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify risks for projects and determine how to mitigate them
  • Work with product owners to organize and prioritize the backlog of requests
  • Participate in Scrum summary meetings, serve as Scrum Master if needed on applicable projects and help facilitate any additional meetings
  • Assist project managers with compiling project updates to present to senior leadership and perform project management responsibilities as needed
  • Support the quality assurance team and product users during testing and validation
  • Develop plans and strategies for ongoing communication with company leadership and stakeholders to help direct and manage business expectations throughout project lifecycles
  • Work with vendor and third-party business analysts to maintain requirement integrity and ensure the company retains all relevant knowledge
  • Participate in and contribute to the company Business Analyst team share community
  • Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Complete other duties as assigned


  • Minimum three years’ business analysis work experience required
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or relevant work experience required
  • Agile Analyst and/or Scrum Master certification preferred
  • Training in business process modeling preferred

Specialized Knowledge

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (Visio, Excel, Word, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Familiarity and experience with Atlassian tools, specifically JIRA, Confluence, Tempo
  • Knowledge of the software development process
  • In-depth understanding of Agile Scrum and Kanban development frameworks
  • Capability to create and understand complex system architecture and network diagrams
  • Understanding of project management process


  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking communication skills
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand highly complex systems that cross multiple functions and business units
  • Ability to apply in-depth knowledge for evaluation, modification, implementation and optimization of new or enhanced systems and business processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships, manage stakeholder expectations, collaborate and build consensus within a team
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Excellent organizational skills with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with and make presentations to large and small groups from various levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet goals and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Up to 5% Travel required
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