Sr. Mainframe Business Analyst – SAS/JCL

  • Date Posted Jan 6, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 13638

Can your influence make an impact? Do you believe that relationships and networks are essential to success? Do you inspire outcomes by making yourself heard? Can you bring your real self to work and live company values – trust, teamwork, and accountability? Then, here is an opportunity for you!

Working with one of our top financial clients this role calls for a Sr. Mainframe Business Analyst – SAS/JCL who will be responsible for planning, managing and leading the delivery of detailed system requirements and technical and functional specifications that align to standards and frameworks. The candidate will provide technical leadership and work in close partnership with ambitious business and technology partners, project teams and stakeholders to plan, elicit, analyze, document, communicate and manage detailed functional specifications.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with technology partners to research and analyze current state system capabilities and define technology solutions options and recommendations.
  • Define, document and translate business requirements into detailed functional specifications, taking into account non-functional requirements.
  • Assist testing teams in translating requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product, performance, user acceptance, and operational acceptance testing.
  • Contribute to project management activities such as: scoping and estimating project efforts, identifying risks and recommending mitigation measures, communicating activity status, as well as escalating and communicating possible issues.
  • Participate in quality management reviews, including designs, prototypes and other requirements work products.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to determine solutions, assess impact to existing work processes and systems, and pinpoint how to manage integration.
  • Provide operational and process-related analysis and support.
  • Respect existing processes and standards including requirements management and project management disciplines, technology delivery and business technology architecture, escalating issues as needed.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and developments, develop expertise in internal services, applications, infrastructure, analytical tools and techniques, business domains and their products and services.
  • Work with vendors to support business case development including benefits identification, RFI/RFP and service level agreements.
  • Coach new or less experienced colleagues and serve as a reference point throughout the requirements management life cycle.

Desired Skill Set:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Experience as Business Systems Analyst with previous developer experience
  • Experience working with SAS.
  • Experience working with Unix.
  • Experience working with CA7.
  • Experience working with Kornshell.
  • 5 years of experience working with Mainframe and JCL.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with Cloud.
  • Experience working with DevOps.
  • Experience working with Agile.
  • Experience working with Oracle Data Marts.
  • Experience working with Linux.
  • Experience working with SQL.
  • Experience working in the Financial industry.

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