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Senior Business Systems Analyst, GFT

RBC Capital

RBC Capital

Halifax, NS, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

This is an experienced business and data analyst role focused on supporting Global Functions Technology Portfolio of Projects. The immediate focus will be on Risk Modernization - design and implementation of a strategic infrastructure for risk management including analysis and decommissioning of non-strategic applications. Additional projects in GFT will be added to the role as the department responsibilities expand.

The candidate translates business requirements into high quality, value-driven IT solutions. Candidates must possess excellent communication, management and interpersonal skills and should be capable of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, facilitating cross-functional deliverables and presenting solutions to senior business stakeholders and partners.

What will you do?

  • Ability to create a functional breakdown of strategic market risk transformation roadmap for market risk systems and guide its implementation
  • Work closely with business users to understand business requirements and demo system functionality
  • Prepare high level and detailed requirements specifications for the project in accordance with SDLC objectives
  • Efficiently perform the day to day business analysis tasks including documentation of requirements, data analysis and UAT
  • Work closely with development team to explain the requirements, validate the design assumptions for various business scenarios and testing
  • Develop new approaches to support Data Analytics including Machine Learning and AI
  • Support QA team in creation of UAT test cases against business requirements

What do you need to succeed?

  • 8+ years of experience working with Capital Markets and/or Market Risk Management solutions
  • Understanding of financial Instruments including the various types - Rates Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, Equity Derivatives FX Options & FX Cash etc. and their valuation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with multiple stakeholders across IT and Business
  • Ability to succinctly articulate requirements, summarize data analysis and present to business users and development team
  • Strong data analysis skills with hands-on SQL, including analyzing large data sets, as well as the ability to visualize data, create mock ups of user screens in excel spreadsheets and PowerPoints
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Quantitative finance, Mathematics or related field

Nice to Have

  • Good understanding of Basel regulatory environment and its evolution and challenges
  • Familiar with Agile/Scrum and experience with continuous integration development
  • Professional risk/finance certifications (e.g. FRM, PRM, CFA)
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Python, Anaconda, Pandas, Jupyter, and work with Developers using a technology stack that includes Linux, Hadoop, Hive, Spark and other big data technologies

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
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities


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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