Senior Business Analyst - Financing & Securitization (AVP level)

CITI - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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The IT Business Senior Analyst is an intermediate-level position responsible for liaising between business users and technologists to exchange information in a concise, logical and understandable way in coordination with the Technology team. The overall objective of this role is to contribute to continuous iterative exploration and investigation of business performance and other measures to gain insight and drive business planning.

Responsibilities:
Formulate and define systems scope and objectives for complex projects and foster communication between business leaders and IT
Consult with users and clients to solve complex system issues/problems through in-depth evaluation of business processes, systems and industry standards and recommends solutions
Support system change processes from requirements through implementation and provide input based on analysis of information
Consult with business clients to determine system functional specifications and provides user and operational support
Identify and communicate risks and impacts, considering business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment
Act as advisor or coach to new or lower level analysts and work as a team to achieve business objectives, performing other duties and functions as assigned
Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Qualifications:
5-8 years of relevant experience
Experience in data analysis with intermediate/advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills
Proven interpersonal, data analysis, diplomatic, management and prioritization skills
Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication
Proven ability to manage multiple activities and build/develop working relationships
Proven self-motivation to take initiative and master new tasks quickly
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and approach work methodically with attention to detail

Education:
Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience

Summary:
Citi - Global Spread Products technology is seeking a highly motivated candidate for Senior Business Analyst position in Financing and Securitization (F & S) division. The Senior Business Analyst will work closely with the product development team and business users to gain in-depth understanding of business strategy and processes. The Senior Business Analyst will than work with the DEV teams to develop technical solutions with defining, analyzing and documenting requirements, or drive the design or review of test cases, process change requests, and manage a project’s scope, acceptance, installation and deployment. Excellent opportunity to immerse in and learn within F & S and gain exposure to various business areas and technology initiatives targeted to maintain lead position among its competitors.

Role & Responsibilities:
The role requires the candidate to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational / coordination skills, and strong business analysis acumen. The successful candidate will be process oriented and have a thorough understanding of the entire software and product development lifecycle along with its corresponding delivery methodologies/frameworks used (Agile, Waterfall, BDD). The candidate must be exposed to large system projects, system changes (BAU).The candidate should be comfortable working with data at a granular level and must be able to run complex SQL queries to analyze and extract system data.

Prior financial services experience in the Financing and Securitization domain preferred
Create and deliver detailed business and functional requirements specification documents and assist with the production of technical specification/design documents
Liaise with business stakeholders and technical delivery teams to ensure that requirements are communicated and developed as per the business needs
Thorough understanding and experience in SDLC through an Agile based behavioral driven development (BDD) approach. Experience with tools such as JIRA is preferred
Create user stories and decompose them into constituent feature files to be consumed by the BDD framework
Facilitate training sessions between product and technology teams and provide an overview, and enhance the business requirements, feature files, and overall functionality of the system
Create system use cases, flow diagrams and interactive mock-ups outlining functional requirements
Manage projects across functional teams in the organization, including business, development, quality assurance and operations teams
Developing a thorough understanding of the system, eventually ramping up to being the SME on the system
Identify and manage business and project risks and facilitate in change management
Validate quality assurance test plans and test cases against business requirements
Run SQL queries to analyze, test and report data for multiple source database systems
Coordinate and assist in UAT to ensure the developed functionality meets the business specifications
Be part of a cross-functional and geographically dispersed agile team to successfully deliver key project milestones in an effective and timely manner
Manage internal communication on project milestones, issues, and risks and ensure that all teams, business stakeholders and leadership are updated on a frequent basis

Citi Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities (including, without limitation, physical and mental health disabilities) during the recruitment process and otherwise in accordance with law. Individuals who view themselves as Aboriginals, members of visible minority or racialized communities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Time Type :Full time

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