Business Analyst, Investment Risk and Performance Management Solutions

We have 2 exciting opportunities available with our Enterprise Service Delivery team. We have a Business Analyst, Investment Performance Management Solutions and a Business Analyst, Investment Risk Solutions.

Toronto, ON

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Our employees make a difference by providing a secure retirement for 327,000 working and retired Ontario teachers. They&rsquo;re the reason for our success and talent development is one of the most important tenets of our strategy.<br /><br />We look for people who are willing to truly embrace the three cornerstones of our culture: innovation, agility and partnership. We provide our employees with the tools, resources and learning opportunities they need to be the best at what they do &ndash; so together we can support our mandate to deliver outstanding service and retirement security to our members &ndash; today and tomorrow.<br /><br />Ontario Teachers&rsquo; is headquartered in Toronto with offices in London and Hong Kong. With $191.1 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2018, we are responsible for providing immediate, personalized services to our members along with investing across a variety of asset classes in virtually every corner of the world.

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Mid Level

Overview: <p dir="LTR"><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p dir="LTR">We have 2 exciting opportunities available with our Enterprise Service Delivery team. We have a Business Analyst, Investment Performance Management Solutions and a Business Analyst, Investment Risk Solutions.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">As a Business Analyst, you are passionate about business analysis, implementation, support and improvements of investment performance valuation and profit-and-loss (PnL) attribution systems or of investment risk systems that enable risk management functions. Your responsibility is to 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. You will elicit client needs and ensure requirements traceability as part of delivering applications and information solutions for internal business partners.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><strong>Who you'll work with<br /></strong><br />You will be joining the Business Analysis team. In this dynamic role, teamwork will be the key to your success, and you work with other functional teams including: Relationship &amp; Application Management, Project Management, Solutions Engineering, external vendor consultants and QA on a dynamic portfolio of initiatives that encompass production support, ad-hoc requests, small &amp; medium enhancements and multi-year projects.</p>
Responsibilities: <p dir="LTR"><strong>What you'll do</strong></p> <ul> <li>Engages business clients to elicit business requirements and understand objectives</li> <li>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</li> <li>Produces business requirements for performance data process, PnL measures calculation, performance reporting and deliver both functional and operational specifications</li> <li>Produces business requirements for risk data process, risk measures calculation, risk reporting and deliver both functional and operational specifications</li> <li>Documents the flow and transformation of data from enterprise to performance data repositories</li> <li>Works with business and solution teams to ensure that solutions being delivered meet business intent and provide business value</li> <li>Demonstrates requirements traceability and, where appropriate, leads the User Acceptance phase of initiatives (define strategy, plan, approve test cases, oversee execution). Works with Business, Solutions Engineering and QA to ensure built solutions meet stated requirements</li> <li>Contributes to the approach, work plan and quality criteria for Business Analysis work packages</li> <li>Works with QA teams to develop test plans and ensure they understand the business requirements and are able to test solutions appropriately</li> <li>Coaches BA peers and co-ops, as required</li> <li>Contributes to the operation and improvement of the delivery team</li> <li>Exercises appropriate judgment in identifying and calling out risks and issues</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><strong>What you'll need</strong></p> <ul> <li>University degree or equivalent experience (Business/Finance, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering)</li> <li>Asset would be one or move of:<br />&ndash; CFA, FRM, MBA<br />&ndash; Certified Business Analysis Professional<br />&ndash; Process improvement methodology accreditation</li> <li>Minimum 4 years&rsquo; experience in one or more of the following roles:<br />&ndash; Business Analyst or Business Consultant or BSA or Risk Analyst<br />&ndash; Product Manager or Product Owner</li> <li>Solid understanding of institutional investment products including: Exchange-traded products, Derivatives and/or Private and Alternative Investments</li> <li>Extensive knowledge of SQL and multi-dimensional data model</li> <li>Extensive experience with financial instruments valuation and risk calculation, risk management technologies, approaches and practices (including Liquidity Risk, Market Risk, Credit Risk, financial modeling and Monte Carlo simulations)</li> <li>Experience of relative performance evaluation with benchmark is an asset or experience of relative risk valuation with benchmark is an asset</li> <li>Ability to prioritize, coordinate and complete tasks to meet deadlines</li> <li>Superb communication skills (written and verbal)</li> <li>Ability to work independently and in a team environment, collaborating effectively with business, delivery and technology partners</li> <li>Experience collaborating with project delivery and technology teams to deliver solutions that tackle business problems and meet business requirements</li> <li>Experience in translating business requirements to technical specifications</li> <li>Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple levels of clients, team and partners</li> <li>Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills</li> <li>Experience with the following technologies is an asset: PL/SQL, MS SQL Server Databases, OLAP, Multi-dimensional Database, Microsoft Power BI, Sylvan, SimCorp Dimension, Charles River, OpenLink Findur</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;<strong>What we're offering</strong></p> <ul> <li>Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives</li> <li>Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development</li> <li>Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account</li> <li>Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan</li> <li>Competitive time off</li> <li>Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Degreed</a>&nbsp;: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track ALL kinds of learning resources &mdash; from courses to videos to articles and more.</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.</p>