Senior BSA Business Systems Analyst - Enterprise Data Program

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Status: 6 Month Contract

Job Reference No: 665

Job Category: Business Analysis, Enterprise Data Management, BA, BSA

Career Level: Senior

Number of Staff to Supervise: N/A

Work Experience: : 7+ years as a BSA, SQL, PL/SQL, CFA, CBAP, CSC, CDMP Certified Data Management Professional, SimCorp, Charles River, Agile

Industry: Capital Markets, Investments

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Senior BSA Business Systems Analyst – Enterprise Data Program

 

Job Title: Senior BSA Business Systems Analyst – Enterprise Data Program

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Job Category: 6 Month Contract

Career Level: Senior

Work Experience: 7+ years as a BSA, SQL, PL/SQL, CFA, CBAP, CSC, CDMP Certified Data Management Professional, SimCorp, Charles River, Agile

Industry: Capital Markets, Investments

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

The BSA will play a key role underlying all initiative delivery. They must understand, document and facilitate agreement on requirements, approaches, specifications and decision variables that enable the delivery of appropriate solutions to achieve the business and project goals.

 

Additionally, the analyst elicits client needs for information and functional capabilities. They document requirements, develop functional specifications and ensure requirements traceability as part of delivering application and information solutions to internal business partners. The analyst works collaboratively with other solution teams including:  Relationship & Application Management, Project Management, Solutions Engineering and QA on a dynamic portfolio of initiatives that encompasses ad-hoc requests, small & medium enhancements and multi-year projects.  The Senior Business Analyst may lead other Business Analysts on an initiative.

 

Candidates should have a minimum of  4 (BA)  to 7 (SBA) years experience facilitating and translating business needs and questions into data specifications from business partners who manage master & market data, market & credit risk, collateral and liquidity, capital markets trading and portfolio management, private capital, performance measurement and regulatory compliance. 

 

Candidates should have expert knowledge of investments products including derivatives, and related experience analyzing and designing solutions for business systems integration. Proficiency with SQL is also required.  Experience with any or each of Markit EDM (Cadis), SimCorp Dimension, and Charles River Development is a key asset for this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

       Engages business clients to elicit business requirements and understand objectives

       Produces business analysis related documentation, including (functional and non-functional) requirements, current and future state processes and workflows, and solution specifications to a high quality standard

o   Specifically, the analyst produces business requirements for data, identifies data sources and delivers data specifications for solutions

o   Works with data vendor manager to establish agreements for new external vendor content

o   Documents the flow and transformation of securities data from suppliers through securities data repositories and to end user applications

       Conceives, proposes and facilitates the selection of viable functional solution alternatives

       Works with business and solution teams to ensure that solutions being delivered meet business intent and provide business value

       Works with QA teams to develop test plans and ensure they understand the business requirements and are able to test solutions appropriately

       References and applies our internal  Delivery Framework in the context of delivering of business analysis functions and materials

       Participates in the initiation and planning of projects - including facilitating the definition of objectives, scope, and deliverables as well as provide Business Analysis work estimates

       Contributes to the operation and improvement of their aligned delivery system/program Exercises appropriate judgment in identifying and escalating risks and issues

       Potentially (if/as required) lead the activities and output of other Business Analysts in the context of delivering an initiative

       Builds solid partnerships with Business management and staff, Client Relationship and Application Managers, Project Managers and other key stakeholders.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

       University degree or equivalent experience (Business/Finance, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering)

Asset would be one or more of:  Process improvement methodology accreditation, CFA, CDMP, Certified Enterprise Data Professional, CSC Canadian Securities Course

       Minimum experience of  4 years for Business Analyst or 7 years for Senior Business Analyst  in the institutional investment industry

       Excellent understanding of various asset classes including Equities, Futures, Fixed Income, FX and their derivative products

       Ability to prioritize, coordinate and complete tasks to meet deadlines

       Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

       Ability to work independently and in a team environment, collaborating effectively with business, delivery and technology partners

       Experience collaborating with project delivery and technology teams to deliver solutions that solve business problems and meet business requirements

       Experience in translating business requirements to technical specifications

       Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple levels of clients, team and partners

       Robust understanding of agile and waterfall project management delivery methodologies and the difference between needs and wants

       Proactive customer focus

       Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

       Experience in planning and leading UAT

       Experience with the following technologies (in order of priority) is an asset:  PL/SQL, Bloomberg, Markit EDM (Cadis), Oracle EDQ (Datanomic), SimCorp Dimension, Charles River Development, TopBraid