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Commodities and Global Markets | Front Office Business Analyst


Join Macquarie’s Commodities & Global Markets group as a Front Office Business Analyst based in Sydney. In this role you will be part of a global team, working to deliver a new trading platform with focus on the Fixed Income, Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange desks.

Sitting within Commodities & Global Markets Central team, the Platforms team is responsible for designing and incorporating new product screens into a new, state-of-the-art front office trading platform. You will work to ensure the application meets the needs of the various stakeholders, whilst improving and maintaining those functions and products which have already been released. Your ability to work collaboratively will be demonstrated as you engage with Trading, Technology and downstream teams throughout the Commodities and Global Markets business and support areas. Your drive for continuous improvement will be utilised as you create sustainable and innovative solutions to address business-led issues and requirements.

In the Commodities & Global Markets Central division, we are proud of our high-performance culture, empowering innovation while maintaining a strong partnership to the businesses we support. This is a great opportunity to gain insights into the Commodities & Global Markets businesses, including commodities, FX, rates and Credit Markets divisions.

A day in the life of this role will include:

  • Working with front office to gather their requirements for the new product screens, and gather feedback on legacy platforms
  • Driving improvements to the platform for both existing screens as well as those under development
  • Working with our Technology team to guide and direct members as they navigate the requirements and designs
  • Testing the new product screens and functions to ensure all requirements have been met
  • Exposure to a broad range of products and systems across Commodities and Global Markets – learning and applying new things every day

What skills will you use?

To be successful in the role you will bring with you 3+ years prior experience as a Business Analyst.  You will also possess domain knowledge of financial markets products, including understanding of front to back system flows and product lifecycles. You will have keen eye for what makes a good User Experience as well as an ability to understand the technology behind the application.


You will also have:

  • Prior experience as a Front Office Business Analyst or Technology Business Analyst, preferably in a financial institution.
  • Good understanding of FX and/or Interest Rate markets.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to work collaboratively within and across teams.
  • Ability to assimilate information and a curiosity to ask appropriate questions to develop business and functional requirements.
  • Clear and concise communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical capacity supported by an attention to detail.
  • A focus on high quality and timely delivery, well-developed process skills and the ability to prioritise, manage parallel tasks, and project deliverables.

About Commodities and Global Markets

Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: CGM-969203
Work type: Maximum term
Location: Sydney
Category: Data & Analytics
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Central
Recruiter: Annali O'Neill
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