Reference #: 7576
Location: Toronto or London
Type: Sub-contract

Donna Cona Inc. is currently seeking an Intermediate Business Systems Analyst, for one of our key clients.  Reporting to the Director of Technical Solutions within Digital Technology, the Business Systems Analyst (BSA) will bridge business requirements with systems design through all phases of opportunity ideation or problem resolution and systems enhancement.

Candidate MUST have the following:

  • Accreditation in Business Analysis or equivalent credentials / experience;
  • Three to five (3-5) years as a Business Systems Analyst in a Technology delivery environment;
  • Degree in related discipline (Computer Science, Commerce, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, etc.) or equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly critical thinking, with a strong attention to detail;
  • A focus on understanding the desired business outcomes and delivering to meet those outcomes;
  • Customer centric approach to problem solving with the ability to collaborate, resolve conflicts, and reach consensus with others;
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills, with the ability to translate complex technical subject matter in business terms for executive audiences, succinctly and professionally and to translate business requirements into technical instructions for software developer audiences;
  • Ability to work in a virtual team environment, facilitating and contributing to work across geographies and across other functional teams;
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and operating under levels of uncertainty;
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly and to work independently with minimal direction; and
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple competing projects and priorities under time pressure without compromising quality.

Candidate should have the following demonstrated experience:

  • The BSA works closely with the business and leadership to understand business needs, requirements, and strategic opportunities. Working in a team environment, they are responsible for:
    • Representing the business’ requirements;
    • Defining and designing the business functionality of the system;
    • Ensuring that the system meets the defined business requirements;
    • Understanding and defining a strategic vision for key systems based online of business, their needs, known risks and dependencies in partnership with portfolio solutions architects;
    • Applying advanced knowledge to help implement solutions to resolve complex problems or capitalize on new ideas, which may be independently or through leading or supporting the collaboration with other stakeholders; and
    • Applying Agile knowledge and experience to capture and shape business needs and requirements so that they can be progressively refined into Epics and user stories that the Agile teams can work with to deliver value. Helping to uncover and maximize the business / customer / user value of planned initiatives through facilitation, analysis and modeling techniques. Deep understanding of how Agile teams work and how value flows through the system and gets delivered to the customer.
  • Discover / Scoping:
    • Working with the product team and business partners, use intake, triage, and formalized discovery processes to define the problem / opportunity and expected business benefits for each target stakeholder group;
    • Working with the portfolio architect and business partners, gather and define enough high-level requirements to develop a high-level system impact assessment, scoped solution, and business case;
    • Lead and orchestrate the overall analysis, scoping, estimating, and planning for mid to large initiatives; and
    • Lead the elicitation and validation of business requirements affecting multiple products using various methods, techniques, and tools.
  • Planning
    • Define detailed business requirements using agile requirement gathering methodologies, functional and non-functional specifications for each work package to be assigned to squads for detailed design, build and execution; and
    • Help facilitate the assignment of work packages to squads for prioritization and execution.
  • Execution & Operationalization
    • Provide support to Developers and Quality Assurance Analysts during the design and build delivery phases;
    • Help facilitate the analysis if business scope, requirements and / or the solution evolves during lifecycle;
    • Work with quality assurance team members to ensure adequate testing and validate that the system meets business needs / expectations;
    • Participate and facilitate meetings, walkthroughs, workshops, and reviews of deliverables; and
    • Contribute to training strategies and business implementation planning.
  • Experience working within an Agile Scrum and / or Kan Ban team will be an asset;
  • Experience in both waterfall and agile methodologies will be an asset; and
  • Experience working with, or within, a financial service organization will be an asset.

Donna Cona is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.  We don’t discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, age, or any other protected status.   We are committed to maintaining a barrier free recruitment process by providing equal employment opportunities through recruiting and retention of individuals.


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