Soma Soral
Skill Score
Master (5/6)
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Agriculture Tech Automotive Enterprise Tech
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Product Delivery ? Tech & Digital ? Business Analyst ? Data Migration ? CRM ? Global Citizen

I believe all businesses can do things better if they know how. Technological advancements are constantly creating new opportunities, and knowing how to leverage the right technology and digital partnerships is key to a successful future. This is where I can help.

In my role as a Business Analyst at Iress in Sydney, Australia, I was responsible for providing wealth management products and services to major banks and financial institutions. I see first hand the power of how digital technologies and disruptive strategies can help businesses rethink, optimise and expand their core business. It’s a challenge I love, as it is varied and complex, with highly satisfactory outcomes for everyone involved.

While I thrive on challenges and hard work, I also believe in being a team player and tackling every job with a sense of humour. We are all more productive when we love what we do, and I think this comes across in my approach to my work. I am always enthusiastic and energetic!

In the future I see myself progressing as a Product Manager – developing the skills and talents around me in an environment that values the sharing of knowledge.

The future is exciting – connect with me if you want to face it together!

My strengths – StrengthsFinder®

• Connectedness – Everything happens for a reason. I find connections in things. Spirituality is important to me
• Strategic – I like to organise things. I sort through clutter and give things meaning. I find alternatives
• Adaptability – I live in the moment. I am flexible, adapt and stay productive in demanding situations
• Relator – I thrive in 1:1 settings. I find satisfaction in achieving common goals with people
• Empathy – I sense emotions of others around me. I anticipate needs of others and hear unvoiced questions

Skills
Evaluated for Product Manager and Generalist PM role archetype
Performance by Category
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Top Skills
Agile methodologies Data retrieval Performance tracking Stakeholder alignment Distribution planning Wireframes and mocks Marketing collateral Market analysis User journey and personas User research Listening Negotiation User feedback review Writing and presentation Metrics definition Product roadmap Relationship building Digital marketing
Skill Progression
Experience

Test Team Lead

• Managed an on-shore, offshore team of over 10 testers.
• Coordinated with the Project Manager, Development and Content Management teams to provide estimates required for testing, reporting and tracking of defects.
• Created Automated Test Strategy Plan for automating regression scripts.
• Test Management of various Deutsche Bank and Citicorp projects (including status tracking and reporting.

Software Test Engineer

as Test Engineer (Consultant), conducted Y2K testing of AT&T’s circuits provisioning platform for the company’s business clientele. Acted as resource backup for CMM Level 2 auditions.

Test Engineer

Executed test cases on the company’s trouble-ticketing system for lodging complaints received from clients nationwide. Simulated data transfer between two systems to verify synchronization of various data elements.

Senior Business Analyst

Role Overview: Senior Business Analyst for knowis, credit management and banking solutions provided to major banks in Germany. In my role as a business analyst, I am involved in product implementation projects of knowis’ banking digital platform

Projects:

  • Implemented a Know Your Customer (KYC) solution for Aareal Bank using knowis technology and banking platform
  • Assisted in creating proof of concept prototypes for prospective clients based on specific requirements gathered for treasury and managing credit risk
  • Set the scene for design sprints by presenting lightning demos to stakeholders. Actively involved in design sprints to create knowis’ unique project led sales customer journey
  • Lead Business Analyst community of practice for establishing process improvement initiatives

Senior Business Analyst

Role Overview: Senior Business Analyst for knowis, credit management and banking solutions provided to major banks in Germany. In my role as a business analyst, I am involved in product implementation projects of knowis’ banking digital platform

Projects:

  • Implemented a Know Your Customer (KYC) solution for Aareal Bank using knowis technology and banking platform
  • Assisted in creating proof of concept prototypes for prospective clients based on specific requirements gathered for treasury and managing credit risk
  • Set the scene for design sprints by presenting lightning demos to stakeholders. Actively involved in design sprints to create knowis’ unique project led sales customer journey
  • Lead Business Analyst community of practice for establishing process improvement initiatives

Business Analyst

Role Overview: Business Analyst for Iress (FinTech), wealth management product and services provided to major banks and financial institutions within Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and South Africa. In my role as a business analyst, I am involved in various initiatives for Iress’ product Xplan

Lead Business Analyst (Compliance Projects)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance: Analysed various modules within Iress’ product Xplan to ensure the product’s adherence to GDPR rules and regulations

Regulatory Compliance: Created reports from Xplan on key regulatory indicators based on guidelines provided by the Royal Commission for Iress’ regulatory product Lumen.

Data Streaming Service: Responsible for analysing and providing key data points from Xplan for Iress’ data streaming service to capture change events from Xplan so a secondary data store can be build. The data is stored in a normalised view and allows the end user the ability create business intelligence dashboards

Secondment Global CRM Initiative

Global CRM: Collaborated with regional business teams to build an in house CRM Platform. Developed reports and business intelligence using tools such as Power BI and Data Studio for CRM

Responsibilities:

-Defining user journeys based on user personas. Document user journeys and proposed solutions for the inception workshops

-Facilitating workshops and refinement sessions with Agile delivery team and technical leads collating and verifying story requirements and estimates

-Conduct kick-off sessions on user stories with the development team for a clear understanding on acceptance criteria

-Conduct functional reviews with team in readiness for a showcase with key stakeholders

-Participate in Agile ceremonies such as stand ups, showcases, retrospectives

-Undertaking research and analysis to decide the best path forward and shaping business cases.

Business Analyst

?Partnered cross-functionally with Finance, Operations and the Change teams shaping continuous process improvements to meet changing legal and compliance needs for market regulators in the APAC region. Working in a context of very tight deadlines, competing and conflicting priorities.
?Led daily stand-ups, spring planning and estimations. Trained business users and coordinated user acceptance testing. Coached and supported the IT team on end-to-end delivery of products.

Senior Test Analyst

Project Intern

-Internship as part of my Masters in International Business?
-Competitor analysis and research for current and potential markets concerning airfare, fuel surcharges, and passenger volumes. Providing detailed reports.
-Market share monitoring (MIDT) and review of Emirates and industry market share development
-Turnover and potential analysis of key account figures
-Business improvement, including the development of a key template that collated flight information from different carriers across destinations in five regions for comparison with Emirates

Project Management Intern

?Deutshe Borse internship, as part of my Masters in International Business ?
Provided support in creating test plans for various key projects. Worked on an ongoing automation strategy framework presentation – identifying and comparing automation tools for the solution. Worked closely with the in-house automation team in creating the proof of concept.

Internship

Senior Test Analyst

Quality Analyst

Quality Assurance Test Lead

Senior Test Consultant

Degree Programs

Master of Arts – MA, International Business

Product Management Certificate, Product Management

Master of Arts – MA, German Language and Literature

High School

Licenses and Certifications

No Licenses or Certifications Found.