Business System Analyst-(Data Analysis)

  • Date Posted Aug 31, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 15071

Are you collaborative, resourceful and highly organized? Do you enjoy developing relationships with influential stakeholders? If yes, this could be your next opportunity!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for a Business System Analyst-(Data Analysis) who will be responsible for providing technical guidance and specialized support for the development and implementation of applications.  This candidate will 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.


  • 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 the 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 client’s 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, and 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 working with PM, developers, and QAs to make sure projects are delivered on time, and within budget


Desired skill set:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems and/or Business
  • 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 and Cloud
  • Strong experience gathering business requirements from client groups and lines of business and converting these into functional specification documents
  • Proficient in 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 the Finance or Banking industry
  • Experience with Netezza, Cloud and SSIS
    Strong analytical skills, communication skills and presentable skills
  • Thorough in-depth skills in data model design and data analysis methodology
  • Displays leadership skills to work with project managers and development team on project initiatives
  • Quick learning and multitasking skills

Nice to have:

  • CFA Certification

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