Senior Business Systems Analyst

Oakville, ON

Primary Responsibilities:


The Senior Business Systems Analyst is responsible for providing business systems solutions to our external and internal clients through the enhancement of iFast products and functionality. Senior Business Systems Analysts are lead participants in the project from inception to production and are required to liaise between our client and internal development teams to ensure detailed requirements are understood and documented, and to facilitate the building or modifying of our applications to meet client and industry needs. At SS&C, Senior Business Systems Analysts are also engaged in new client launches, conversions, activation of products/functionality, and support of production issues. The Senior Business Systems Analyst position requires very strong analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communications. A Senior BSA must have proficient knowledge of, and experience in all BA knowledge areas and SDLC.

The Senior Business System Analyst should be able to perform the following, taking a leadership role, and with a high level of proficiency:

Plan Business Analysis Approach

§ Support Initiation and Planning phases of the SDLC

§ Work with the client to obtain an understanding of their requirements by participating/conducting JAD sessions

§ Respond to changing organizational priorities


Requirements Elicitation and Definition

§ Elicit and translate client product requirements into comprehensive business requirements, user stories, process flows, functional and non-functional requirements

§ Have experience in creating decision tables, use cases, process flows, Participate in defining and recommending system solutions to meet business goals and product requirements which satisfy legal, regulatory and client requirements

§ Ability to successfully facilitate meetings at all corporate levels

§ Document business artifacts utilizing BACOE best practices


Requirements Management and Communication

§ Manage all priorities, changes and issues

§ Ensure that stakeholders have a shared understanding of requirements


Solution Assessment and Validation

§ Review the design and validate the proposed solution meets the business need

§ Support all stages of internal testing and client User Acceptance Testing to ensure requirements are met


Technical skills required:

§ Web applications project experience

§ Strong experience in Agile and Waterfall SDLC

§ Have a strong understanding of Software Development Techniques, data modelling, User Interface and API development

§ Expert experience with JIRA and/or Confluence software



Minimum Qualifications:

§ University degree, or equivalent experience

§ 7+ years experience in business systems analysis

§ A Senior BSA is expected to have experience in projects that are large and complex

§ Experience in the Finance/Banking industry

§ Experience with requirements analysis and requirements management tools and techniques

§ Experience in various project methodologies within the Software Development Life Cycle

§ Experience coaching and mentoring other business analysts

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