BSA Business Systems Analyst - CLS Continuous Linked Settlement

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Status: 6 Month Contract

Job Reference No: 661

Job Category: BA, BSA Business Systems Analysis, CLS, Continuous Linked Settlement, Investments

Career Level: Intermediate to Senior

Number of Staff to Supervise: N/A

Work Experience: 5+ years as a BSA, CLS Continuous Linked Settlement, CFA, CBAP, CSC, SWIFT, SimCorp, PL/SQL, PowerPivot, ITIL, Six Sigma, Agile

Industry: Capital Markets, Investments

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Business Systems Analyst – CLS Continuous Linked Settlement

 

Job Title: Business Systems Analyst – Continuous Linked Settlement

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Job Category: 6 Month Contract

Career Level: Intermediate to Senior

Work Experience: 5+ years as a BSA, CLS Continuous Linked Settlement, CFA, CBAP, CSC, SWIFT, SimCorp, PL/SQL,

PowerPivot, ITIL, Six Sigma, Agile

Industry: Capital Markets, Investments

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Business Analyst plays a key role underlying all project and initiative delivery. They must understand, document and facilitate

agreement on requirements, approaches, specifications and decision variables that enable the delivery of appropriate solutions to achieve

the business and project goals.

As business analyst for Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) project, you will be responsible to elicit and document client requirements,

develop functional specifications and ensure requirements traceability as part of delivering application and information solutions to internal

business partners. The Business Analyst works collaboratively with other solution teams including Project Management, Solutions

Engineering, QA and Production Support team in delivering high quality solutions to the business.

Candidates should be experienced in the analysis, configuration, integration, reporting solution & implementation of projects in the

Foreign Exchange settlement & clearing areas. Excellent understanding of SWIFT messages standard and CLS workflow, or previous

experience working on a CLS implementation project would be a definite asset.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Engages business clients to elicit business requirements and understand business objectives

- Produces business analysis related documentation, including (functional and non-functional) requirements, current and future state

processes and workflows, and solution specifications to a high quality standard

- Conceives, proposes and facilitates the selection of viable functional solution alternatives

- Works with business and solution teams to ensure that solutions being delivered meet business intent and provide business value

- Works with QA teams to develop test plans and ensure they understand the business requirements and are able to test solutions

appropriately

- Participates in the initiation and planning of projects - including facilitating the definition of objectives, scope, and deliverables as well as provide Business Analysis work estimates.

- Potentially (if/as required) lead the activities and output of other Business Analysts in the context of delivering an initiative

- Contributes to the operation and improvement of their aligned delivery system/program

- Builds solid partnerships with Business management and staff, Client Relationship and Application Managers, Project Managers and

other key stakeholders

 

REQUIREMENTS:

- University degree or equivalent experience (Business/Finance, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering)

- Asset would be one or more of:

-Certified Business Analysis Professional CBAP

-Process improvement methodology accreditation (ITIL, Six Sigma, etc…)

-CFA

-Canadian Securities Course CSC

- 5+ years experience in business analysis or operations in the institutional investment industry

- Excellent understanding of FX business, specifically in the area of clearing and settlement

- Expert knowledge of SWIFT messages standard, especially related to FX and CLS.

- Detailed knowledge/expertise specific to CLS will be an asset

- Ability to prioritize, coordinate and complete tasks to meet deadlines

- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

- Ability to work independently and in a team environment, collaborating effectively with business, delivery and technology partners

- Good understanding of techniques and tools pertaining to the planning, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and

maintenance of technology solutions

- Good understanding of agile and waterfall project management delivery methodologies and the difference between needs and wants

- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple levels of clients, team and partners

- Proactive customer focus

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

- Experience with the following technologies is an asset: SimCorp Dimension, FIS Quantum, PL/SQL, Excel PowerPivot.