Business Analyst-Mortgage Backed Securities

  • Date Posted Mar 25, 2021
  • Location toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 12182

Can you cultivate winning relationships by building trust with business and technology partners? Can you learn voraciously, stretch your thinking, share your knowledge and educate others? Do you have the capability to inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork, and service to the business? Then, Apply Now!

Working with one of our top financial clients, this role calls for a Business Analyst-Mortgage Backed Securities who will work with complex information systems and develops or modifies existing systems through analysis of business and user needs. The successful candidate will be actively involved during the project(s) and is accountable for collaborating with various teams such as Front Office, Global Middle Office, Back Office, and various consulting firms, to collect, clarify, and translate requirements into new reporting/application features and functionality. The ideal candidate will research and document sponsor/stakeholder needs in accordance with Project Life Cycle methodology utilizing reporting tools, requirements gathering methodologies, process models, data models, and prototypes.


  • Ability to resolve minor conflicts/issues using different tactics prior to escalation
  • Knowledge of cost/benefit analysis, risk assessment, and quantification methodologies
  • Demonstrate ability in data modeling, business process modeling, business object modeling, and user interface design
  • Knowledge of computer software.Ability to work independently
  • Organize with strong time management and Teamwork and Cooperation under supervision, coordinates detailed business requirements while identifying and tracking business systems issues
  • Estimate activities required to perform requirements gathering and acceptance testing improving accuracy over time
  • Recommend business solutions that satisfy sponsor/stakeholder needs continually exploring and assessing options for value-add for clients
  • Complete end-user documentation and prepare training material
  • Execute and document test plans to ensure quality. Perform unit testing and integration testing
  • Troubleshoot problems with systems and maintain systems to optimize performance
  • Understand problems and opportunities in the context of the business need and recommend solution(s) that enable the requestor to achieve their goals take the lead to define and/or redefine needs and requirements and develop solutions that work for project stakeholders
  • Expertise in a programming language, ASP.NET MVC Framework, C#
  • Expertise in understanding of Scripting languages, HTML, HTML5, CSS, JQuery, JavaScriptDevelop complex solutions using SQL Server
  • Expertise in the understanding of Packages & other tools, Microsoft Entity Framework, Web service development
  • Understand problems and opportunities in the context of the business need and recommend solution(s) that enable the requestor to achieve their goal

Desired Skill Set:

  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with HTML, HTML5, CSS, JQuery, JavaScript
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with SQL
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with ASP.NET MVC Framework, C#
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with Web service development, Microsoft Entity Framework
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with Test Strategy/Plan documentation
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with Test Cases – writing and executing
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience with Variance management and tracking
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience writing simply to complex SQL queries
  • 3 to 5 year’s experience Analyzing application log for issues
  • Experience working with MBS/Collateral Management system
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related fields
  • Outstanding facilitation, influencing, and negotiation skills with key stakeholders
  • Strong written/verbal/presentation/communication skills
  • Expert level experience in writing business requirements/technical specificationsSelf-directed and able to work in an extremely fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Results-oriented with a proactive approach to resolving problems
  • Proven critical thinking ability Strong prioritization skills, Strong planning skills (resource, strategy, business), Strong multi-tasking skills covering a wide range of challenges which are independent and distinct
  • Must be knowledgeable of Software Development Lifecycle process
  • Strong data mining skill
  • Expert Knowledge Business ProductUnderstanding of MBS/Collateral Management System
  • Must be able to train junior team members and provide suggestions when needed
  • Ability to effectively communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale both verbally and in written form
  • Experience with SAP systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Good Server knowledge including IIS, Active Directory, and SMTPGood SQLManagement Studio knowledge including making backups and restoring Databases in the UAT environments project management experience Business Process KnowledgeUnderstanding of MBS/Collateral Management System

Nice to Have:

  • Good to know Capital Market products, Mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, seller swap derivatives
  • Good to know business processes supporting trading Front Office, Middle Office, Back Office, Risk
  • Good to know mortgage warehouse/finance, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage collateral
  • Good Network knowledge – firewalls as well as subnets and common ports
  • Good to know DevOps and cloud knowledge good to know OTC, FI regulations understanding of any Regulatory Reconciliation system/infrastructure
  • Good SQL management studio knowledge including taking backups and restoring databases in the UAT environments
  • Good Server knowledge including IIS, active directory, and SMTP

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