Position Id
Toronto ON
Job Type
Contract Full-Time

Position: BA/QA

Duration: 6 months with potential extension or conversion to PERM

Location: Remote for now and later Downtown Toronto

Job Description

The Business Analyst will report to Senior Manager, Business Requirements & Quality Assurance:

  • Leads Requirements and Business Outcome Testing (BOT) work packages for medium to large sized, low to moderate risk and regulatory projects with multiple stakeholders and across multiple Line of Business
  • Has advanced to expert knowledge of business analysis, quality assurance, project delivery practices and standards across the project life-cycle
  • Gains/acquires sound to advanced understanding of business and user interaction with technology throughout project delivery
  • Works independently as the senior or lead business analyst and coaches and guides members within area of expertise
  • Identifies and leads problem resolution for complex issues at all levels
  • Contributes to the communication and change management activities across multiple stakeholders
  • Contributes to the team's business, delivery and application knowledge sharing
  • Proactive and highly motivated individual with good work ethic and time management skills
  • An independent thinker with strong business acumen, analytical and conceptualization skills, and the ability to identify process improvements as necessary
  • Ability to learn quickly, promote a positive team environment, and exceed expectations with minimal supervision

Specific accountabilities include:

Initiative Delivery:

  • Support development of a delivery approach and work plan, aligned with the project milestone dates and considering constraints, dependencies and strategic drivers
  • Estimate, forecast and manage the requirements and BOT effort including cost, resource and timeline
  • Engage, enable and lead stakeholders to final agreement and signoff of the deliverables
  • Assess change requests and their impacts, checking for alignment to initiative objectives at all stages
  • Communicate progress on Requirements and BOT work packages
  • Identify and manage risks and issues, escalating to manager and partners where appropriate
  • Adheres to bank methodologies and enforces bank standards

Requirements Management:

  • Identify, document and validate current state processes and capabilities
  • Support business with defining the business need or problem and identifying potential solutions
  • Analyze impacts to customers, stakeholders, employees, process, technology and budgets of selected solutions
  • Plan and facilitate sessions to draw out requirements – both explicit and implicit, functional and non-functional
  • Understand, challenge, categorize, prioritize and document business requirements
  • Take ownership and complete BA work package. Deliverables include, but are not limited to, Business Requirements documentation, business process design, business context diagram, Use Cases, data requirements and mapping, root cause and business analysis, impact analysis, alternatives and recommendations, work-around identification and documentation, report/dashboard/analytics design, deployment support, production stabilization and Day 2 maintenance
  • Support development of business cases and RFI/RFPs with vendors if required
  • Conduct review of the design and testing deliverables to ensure the solution meets the business requirements

Business Outcome Testing (BOT) Management:

  • Working with the One Test Lead and Solution Test Manager, create the Test Plan including identifying and documenting test scope, approach, resources, schedule, environments and data requirements
  • Coordinate multiple business and stakeholder groups and facilitate the creation and execution of Testing Scenarios, Test Cases and Test Scripts
  • Create the detailed Test Execution Plan per day per resource
  • Review Solution Test (SOL) deliverables, progress and defects
  • Facilitate and/or participate in testing of developed solutions, including communication of issues and participation in fixes
  • Upload and manage test cases using HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) or JIRA
  • Record, manage and report all issues and defects throughout the defect lifecycle management to resolution using HP ALM or JIRA
  • Identify and update the regression package for future use
  • Conduct application gap analysis and readiness assessment


Job Requirements

Must Haves:

  • Project/program Business Analysis and Quality Assurance experience in the Financial Industry following Waterfall and Agile methodology: 7 Years
  • Finance experience, including accounting, taxation, forecast, financial planning: 7 YEARS
  • Financial, regulatory and management reporting experience: 5 years
  • Experience working as the Business SME contributing to projects, or experience working as the super business user managing small enhancements
  • Experience working as the lead BA managing a team of BA/QA resources on large and complex projects
  • Working knowledge of HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and Confluence/Jira
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Visio, Word, Power Point and Project

Nice to Haves:

  • Fraud Risk management understanding.
  • Intraday Liquidity knowledge is a plus.
  • Business Analysis and/or Quality Assurance accreditation an asset
  • Strong team player with excellent communication, relationship management, consensus building and influencing skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal are essential.

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