Information Technology - Toronto

The Senior Business Analyst (Senior BA) participates in the full life-cycle of information system development. The Senior BA is responsible for gathering and understanding the business needs within specific projects and generally in relation to the Systems. The Senior BA ensures with the support of the Project Manager, Architects and IT Service Providers, that the requirements are accurately translated into system developments for the Systems. The Senior BA works across a range of projects simple and complex including the replacement of the existing Systems. In addition the Senior BA is tasked with analysing business processes and recommending projects to improve the effectiveness of those processes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, tasks and workflow analysis.
• Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
• Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal Members and external market participants to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artefacts as needed using natural language: Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs, User Acceptance Test Plan, User Acceptance Test Cases, User Documentation, Training Documentation, Internal Controls Documentation and/or customer communiques.
• Utilize experience in using organization-wide requirements definition and management systems and methodologies required.
• Serves as the conduit between the customer community (Members and external market participants) and the software development teams through which requirements flow.
• Provide BA support to Development and QA teams during build and test cycles.
• Participate in User Acceptance Testing, ensuring quality and adherence to the business requirements.
• Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
• Work with PMO, project management and project coordination staff to create and maintain project schedules and project status reporting using appropriate templates, standards, and guidelines.
• Estimate own BA work effort and provide regular status reports on progress.
• Create project plans for sub-projects assigned, identifying activities, deliverables and timelines.
• Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.
• Limited travel within Provinces/Territories may be required.
Skill Requirements
• Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
• Excellent presentation skills, problem solving and strategic thinking.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, senior managers, and subject matter experts.
• Strong collaborative skills with architects, developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
• Experience with large scale systems development/deployment including document/content management systems, enterprise portals, workflow management, business rules engines, and/or enterprise reporting applications.
• Ability to develop strong working relationships and communicate effectively with customers, project team members and end users.
• Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet tight deadlines.
• Thorough knowledge of SDLC/project life-cycle management.
• Experience of user acceptance testing of software.
• Sound understanding of transactional websites.
Education/Technical Training Requirements:
• Post secondary education or equivalent experience in business and information technology.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
• Knowledge of MS Project.
• Knowledge of e-mail/scheduling software applications.
Experiential Requirements:
• More than 5 years, up to and including 8 years experience in general business analysis.
• Proven success in the following job competencies:
• Analysis and Reporting
• Communication and Presentation
• Customer Focus and Relationship Building
• Champion for Change
• Influencing
• Information and Technology Proficiency
• Problem Solving and Decision Making
• Technical Industry and/or Profession Expertise
• Previous experience within financial sector, capital market infrastructure and/or regulatory/filing environments an advantage.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Ontario.
If interested, please send resumes
The duration of the contract is 3-months, with possible extension.

Position Type Contract
Application Deadline January 18, 2019
Experience Required 5+ years
Job Duration 3 months
Education Required College Diploma