Market Data Business Analyst

Chicago, IL

Direct Hire

Salary Range: $175,000 - $200,000

Job Title: Market Data Business Analyst

Location: Remote

About the Role: We are looking for a highly skilled Market Data Business Analyst to join our team. In this role, you will work closely with our Development and Revenue organizations to understand client requirements, prioritize projects, and ensure the integration of the right third-party data products into our platform. Your expertise will help us deliver high-quality market data that is critical to our investment management software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Capture and document client workflows related to the use of market data across our platform.
  • Collaborate with product owners, sales, and clients to analyze requests for new data services, elicit requirements, and create business requirement documentation for development projects.
  • Present projects to the development team for acceptance and prioritization.
  • Monitor technological developments and key trends in the market, assessing their impact on our client segments (e.g., ESG, direct indexing, risk factor analysis).
  • Track market data vendor notifications, communicate changes with technology teams and product owners, document requirements, and submit implementation projects.
  • Maintain an inventory of market data vendors, agreements, services used, data costs, and reporting requirements.
  • Identify and document market data coverage, gaps, and quality issues across our platform.
  • Assist onboarding and implementation teams with client questions, problem-solving, and recommending solutions related to market data during integration.
  • Act as a subject matter expert and main point of contact for market data-related issues reported by client-facing support teams.
  • Organize market data-related issues, recurring tasks, processes, and reports to improve overall data quality.


  • 5+ years of experience working with market data in the financial markets and technology industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields.
  • Broad and deep knowledge across listed and OTC asset classes.
  • Comprehensive understanding of global securities and derivatives markets, their operations, and the applicable symbology and data products.
  • Familiarity with a broad base of corporate actions.
  • Experience working with security master and pricing reference/static data, as well as real-time price feeds.
  • Proficiency in querying data in SQL, basic understanding of databases and programming languages, and ability to sight-read code.
  • Familiarity with data delivery systems and protocols.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to suggest both tactical and strategic solutions.
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities beyond a traditional business analyst role.
  • Knowledge of data services from major vendors (Bloomberg, ICE, or Refinitiv) is a plus.
  • Experience with portfolio management systems (PMS), order management systems (OMS), or accounting systems is a plus.
  • Experience writing requirements documentation and development specifications is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Jira is a plus.
  • Experience at a Fund Admin is preferred.
  • Experience at a Hedge Fund or Alternative Asset Manager is highly preferred.

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