Business Analyst - IT

City: Toronto, ON, Canada
Title: Business Analyst - IT
EmploymentType: Contract
Location Address: Hybrid (currently 1x in two weeks, may increase to 1x a week),
Contract Duration: ASAP to Aug 31, 2024 - approx. 10 months
Extension: Possible
FTE: Possible
Schedule Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Story Behind the Need
• Business group: GDRT – Global Derivatives and Risk Technology
• Project: New mandatory Oracle 19c work under Software Currency Project – Wallstreet FX database upgrade
• Reason for request: New resource required

Candidate Value Proposition
- The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a critical project, supporting the FX trading business of a leading financial institution.

Typical Day in Role
• Contributing to the success of Oracle Migration project
• Manage the collection of business requirements and preparation of functional requirements for development to build
• Prepare test cases and plans and execute those test cases in the required timelines, ensuring deliverables conform to business requirements
• Conduct regression testing
• Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with business stakeholders, various technology teams and production support teams.
• Assist in resolving complex, multi-faceted problems to meet the system needs for FX trading business by applying your business and technological knowledge to perform analysis, reconciliations, defining user requirements, etc.
• Test, validate, create artifacts, and assist in deployment of solutions to production environment
• Working primarily with global markets data
• Research, formulate, and perform data-driven analytics using SQL
• Looking at data attributes (related to FX) and ensuring that the data is accurate and complete. Ensure that what is fed from upstream is accurate (investigation, analysis, altering format to fit system format, etc.)
• May be expected to look into downstream reporting to assist with building out some reports
• Will be working internally with the project team, other BSAs, Developers, as well as with some business users

Must Have Skills/Requirements:
1) 5+ years’ experience within in the capacity of a BA/BSA (including regression testing)
2) 3+ years’ recent experience in Capital Markets technology space
3) 1+ years’ technology experience with Wallstreet FX
4) 5+ years’ professional experience writing and designing SQL queries (intermediate to advanced skills)
5) Demonstrated hands-on experience with the SDLC (testing and technical specifications), as well as a strong understanding of configurations, technical mappings, data attributes

*Note: for Wallstreet FX not looking for operational experience, need the technical experience with it

Nice to have Skills
• Experience supporting database upgrades
• Working knowledge of Unix

Soft Skills:
• Communication
• Willingness to learn new things is a key value
• Problem solver

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