Business Systems Analyst


Posted 2 years ago

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


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Business Systems Analyst
Term: 15-month – Toronto
Location: Remote
Job ID number: C1134


Brief description of duties:


The candidate require to have strong SQL and data warehouse knowledge.

Core: Acting as both technical and business subject matter expert for one or more applications or platforms. The Business Systems Analyst  is accountable for providing technical guidance and specialized support for development and implementation of applications.  They work as a liaison among business and technical stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, information, and information systems.

Education: Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, and/or Business

Background: Knowledge of technology / business requirements in a financial services setting.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Identifies and documents the business partner’s functional and data requirements based on a business process description to ensure that the final deliverable coincides with the context of the business operations
  • Manages and documents the translation of business needs into requirements to communicate to the project team activities, resources, and deliverables necessary to meet business objectives
  • Participates in investigations, interviews, and formal or informal requirements gathering sessions to understand stakeholder needs
  • Recognizes discrepancies between business needs and deliverables, when reviewing and validating requirements, and communicates these discrepancies to stakeholders to ensure that they understand and either accept these discrepancies or identify a need to change project direction
  • Analyses technical problems for senior management development teams, and business partners in order to identify the technical approach and solution options for the given problem; this includes collaborating with project teams to resolve technical road-blocks, performing solution proof-of-concept (POC), and examining third party product offerings
  • Provides application design and development costing estimates to senior management that are used in determining business initiative feasibility and priorities, and/or used by the bank’s IT Project Managers for project planning
  • Reviews project documents (e.g., High Level Requirements Document [HLRD], High Level System Design Documents [HLSD], and application code) received from other Technical Specialists, Business Technical Specialists, and Project Managers to ensure quality, completeness, and adherence to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) documentation standards, as well as identifies synergies between project initiatives in order ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the development process
  • Provides technical and application expertise to senior management and project teams, including the areas of governance methodologies and processes, for purposes of ensuring the architecture and applications are consistent with the design framework, Enterprise/industry standards, and the BMO strategic direction
  • Provides technical coaching to team members on design patterns, development processes, and application functions in order to improve their technical skills
  • Manages operational aspects of governance forums to ensure meeting productivity
  • Provides analytical support and insights



Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability of the technology organization, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.

Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning

Leading new project initiatives by providing sizing and work with PM,  developers, QAs to make sure projects are delivered on time, on budget


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Possesses a university degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems and/or Business
  • Must have with proven experience building data warehouse environments from conception to production (full project lifecycle in Waterfall approach and Agile approach)
  • Strong experience with business system analysis in a complex data warehousing environment running on Netezza, IPS, Hadoop and Cloud
  • Strong experience gathering business requirement from client groups and lines of business and converting these into functional specification documents
  • Proficient using SQL statements to query data and perform data profiling, data verifications
  • Ability to do data modeling and perform data mapping
  • Exhibits sold knowledge of databases and data warehouse
  • Possesses solid business knowledge in Finance/Banking industry
  • Experience with DB2, Netezza, Hadoop, Cloud, SSIS, Pentaho


Must Haves:

  • Strong analytical skills, communication skills and presentable skills
  • Thorough in-depth skills on data model design and data analysis methodology
  • Displays leadership skills to work with project managers and development team on project initiatives
  • Quick learning skills
  • Multitasking skills

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness Systems Analyst
Data model design and data analysis methodology4-5
Business Systems Analysis5+

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