Business Analyst


Posted 5 months ago

We are looking for a Business Analyst! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Business Analyst
Term: Contract – 12 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid (1 day on-site)
Industry: Banking
Job ID number: C1426


Story Behind the Need

  • Business group: Product Strategy, Asset Management – This team oversees the planning and implementation of new Scotia products as well as the strategic planning of ongoing products within the bank
  • Project: The Business Analyst will be working to complete a large data migration Scotia is currently undergoing. This project would include large scale data migration from an internal system to Google Cloud Platforms.
  • Reason for request: Additional support needed, this BA would be working closely to assist one of the Project leads. This is a multi-year project and extension is highly likely.

Candidate Value Proposition

  • The successful candidate will have exposure to a varieties of business lines across Scotia and have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of financial institutions.

Typical Day in Role

  • Ensure the end to end process is fully analyzed and documented which include all delivery channels, affected processing units and technologies
  • Ensure that requirements are clearly, accurately and thoroughly documented and understood for both system changes and/or process changes and that there is value and consistency added to the user and customer experience. Experience must include both Waterfall and Agile.
  • Assist in creation of Business Cases and cost/benefit analysis to ensure quantitative and qualitative benefits are achieved.
  • Manage timely and accurate delivery of tasks for assigned projects through all stages of the project life cycle from concept to implementation. E.g., scope work effort, track task to a project plan, map process flows, document requirements/stories, liaise with Business, Development and Vendors, Test Validation/Defect mitigation, Communication plan execution, etc., ensuring that the Senior Manager and/or Project lead are kept informed of all unresolved issues, other areas of concern and any other deviations from plans through timely and well documented reporting.
  • Activities include; cost/benefit analysis, data analysis, impact analysis, process analysis, preparing detailed documentation of requirements for systems/process changes, and preparation of instructions/training material for users.
  • Ability to perform project management tasks including the creation and monitoring of project plans and tasks to drive the delivery of the project to successful implementation
  • Manage work and tasks with Development and other stakeholders and ensures system requirements are realized.
  • Develops, maintain and enhances relationships with management within service, product, development and delivery areas in the execution of projects.

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

  • 5-7 Years’ experience as an IT Business Analyst
  • 2+ Years’ experience working with Google Cloud Platform Services
  • 2+ Years’ experience with Power BI/Google Looker
  • 2-3 Years’ experience MS Project, MS Office and MS Visio
  • 2-3 Years’ experience with Jira and Confluence

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Prior FI Experience an asset
  • Prior experience with back office systems (e.g. iFAST, AWD) and Fund Accounting applications (e.g. Mpower, NAVAlert)

Soft Skills:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills, including the ability to assume end-to-end ownership on behalf of the Product Owner during project execution, knowing when to assume responsibility for the related project deliverables, or seek approval.
  • Strong verbal and business writing skills: with the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences and levels: – e.g. Channel management; developers and management; internal business clients, and external vendors.

Best vs Average: The candidate needs to communicate confidently and be able to work independently on the tasks provided

Degrees or certifications:

  • Associate’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness Analyst

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