Data Classification Business Analyst - Data & Information Security

For a French Investment Bank, a data Business Analyst is required to join Data & Information Security to work with Business & IT teams, on the Data Classification project.


The candidate will have proven experience of working with senior stake holders & working as a part of a team to deliver results often in face of competing agendas. The Business Analyst operates with a high level of interactive communication, demonstrating high levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity.

He/She will be assisting all relevant Data Classification project lifecycle including the analysis, design and testing relating to Data classification. He/She will be required to present progress to PM, ensuring accurate and correct data is presented


The main purpose of the role is to manage the effective delivery of initiatives in Data Classification that are required in order to drive the achievement of strategic security objectives


The role encompasses a number of activities & responsibilities:


  • Establish a vision with the Business & IT team and work with them to turn it into reality

  • Establish a common understanding of what the team is aiming for, and make adjustments as the team learns more about the problem and the approach chosen to solve it

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure project delivery meets business needs.

  • Manage data classification for data stored by different IT & Business teams. This will include structured data in Applications and un-structured data in shares, EUCs etc.

  • Preparing presentations and arranging workshops in addition to having regular walk through with business at various levels of the project

  • Identify and monitor risks and issues, managing inter-dependencies between work streams and projects and provide recommendations



Consultant Specification



  • Proven experience of working in the financial industry with experience of core banking transactions

  • Proven experience of working on transformation programs within the Financial sector

  • Proven Experience of working on data classification projects & data programs

  • Strong business engagement skills with ability to drive and facilitate key design decisions. 

  • Proven experience of capturing required information from a range of stakeholders and presenting them in coherent and easily understandable formats

  • Excellent understanding of the banking industry giving the candidate an ease in understanding the day to day working of the stakeholders

  • Proven experience of working with complex integrated systems, using creative and strategic thinking to deliver exceptional results

  • Excellent problem solving skills.



  • The candidate will be a forward thinking individual with the ability to look beyond immediate problems and issues, but with a solid practical delivery focus.

  • Highly skilled and able to demonstrate value delivered at a practical level through data classification, working alongside applications on a collaborative basis

  • The ability to manage independent responsibilities and projects while working closely with the different IT & Business communities; the candidate must be well organised, self motivating and a good communicator

  • A pragmatist with the strength of character to lead divergent interests to common ground and the best outcome

  • Able to communicate effectively across a wide range of seniorities from entry level developer to senior management.

  • Approachable and willing to share their expertise and experience in order to assist the development of teams and individuals



  • Understanding of the Security world in the banking industry.

  • Experience of working to integrate requirements from multiple divisions to produce a standard template

  • Experience with organizational change and change management

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all third party Vendors and Internal Teams to produce effective results.

Exposure to regulatory or compliance projects/requirements (MNPI/ BCBS 239/ Conduct Risk/AML etc.

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