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Senior Business Analyst, GFT

RBC Capital

RBC Capital

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

Are you a talented, creative, and results-driven professional who thrives on delivering high-performing applications. Come join us!

Global Functions Technology (GFT) is part of RBC’s Technology and Operations division. GFT’s impact is far-reaching as we collaborate with partners from across the company to deliver innovative and transformative IT solutions. Our clients represent Risk, Finance, HR, CAO, Audit, Legal, Compliance, Financial Crime, Capital Markets, Personal and Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. We also lead the development of digital tools and platforms to enhance collaboration.

This is a newly created position working on our regulatory project - RM (Risk Modernization), under GFT Programs. The primary focus of this role is to act as a an experienced developer - covering design, implementation and support of the RM applications, namely Aggregation of Market Risk and Market Data Shocks and Scenarios generation. Additional focus will be to work with other internal application development teams.

Will be responsible in developing, coding, testing and debugging new software or making significant improvements to existing software. Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision.
The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for plan, design, develop, and launch efficient business, financial, and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes. The incumbent will often engage in strategic planning, collaborate with stakeholders, and ensure that the team effectively analyzes and translates business requirements into actionable solutions.

What will you do?

  • Conduct user story workshops and prioritize user stories based on business value and feasibility.
  • Work closely with the development, vendor, and Test Manager team to conduct frequent testing and quality assurance activities during each sprint.
  • Prioritize and manage changes to the product backlog based on business value and impact.
  • Support Architects and Dev teams in designing and implementing technical solutions.
  • Support PMs, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in planning and executing projects.
  • Continuously analyze and document requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria in a product backlog
  • Collaborate with developers to write user stories and acceptance criteria in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provide training and support to end-users during each sprint as new features are released.

What do you need to succeed?
Must Have

  • 5+ years of practical data engineering experience
  • Must have strong understanding of banking products (wholesale and retail) and risk. Essential (especially Derivatives, Fixed Income, Money Market and Equities)
  • Relevant Business Systems Analyst experience in a large-scale banking context (4 or more years of relevant experience in this role).
  • Must have SQL skills (ability to read and write queries for data handling, differences in joins, etc.)
  • Ability to gather functional business process requirements and contribute to translating user requests into technical specifications.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent Analytical thinking skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice to Have

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Risk certifications & Business Analysis Certification (i.e., FRM, CBAP, CFA, CSM, etc.)
  • Working experience with various asset classes such as Fixed Income, Equities, Derivatives, Money Market Instrument and OTC Derivatives
  • Working experience with databases and data repositories.
  • Team player known for providing creative thought leadership while also listening to, and engaging others.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo.

What’s in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work




Job Skills

Agile Methodology, Business Data Analysis, Business Process Modeling, Commercial Acumen, Communication, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Group Problem Solving, Interpersonal Relationship Management, Requirements Analysis

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