Senior Business Analyst

 Montreal - Canada, Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology


• Establish strong client relationships with business partners (Regulatory Operations, Compliance and Front Office) to satisfy their needs and anticipating potential issues

• Gather, analyze, document, and validate the needs of the business stakeholders

• Translate the needs into Agile stories and support the Product Owner 

• Translate technical constraints and issues to a non-technical audience

• Participate in discussions and initiatives across Compliance, Front Office, Operations, and Technology groups.

• Gain a strong understanding of the end-to-end systems related to Regulatory Trade Reporting 

• Help the team create and improve systems and services in line with business needs and within the current context

• Follow regulatory and industry updates impacting various regulatory obligations (Ex: Blue Sheets, LOPR, OATS, TRF, CAT, TRACE)

• Collaborate with internal teams to align technology solutions with business strategies

• Participates in the design, integration, and organization of technical solutions

• Participate in end to end testing and create test cases based on specific user requirements

• Coordinate and liaise with clients on User Acceptance Test (UAT) phase

• Communicate, escalate, and update stakeholders on various topics (issues, action plans, etc.)

• Participation on production incidents: Coordination and communication of appropriate response and participate in repairing and validating outputs

• Participate in preparation, validation or correction of regulatory reports as was ad-hoc demands from different stakeholders

• Create and maintain documentation on business knowledge

Profile Required

  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
  • Software development lifecycle knowledge
  • Ability to read and interpret logs, CSV files and similar system outputs
  • SQL

Desired / Plus:

  • Unix / Linux Operating System
  • Programming background / capacity to interpret software code



  • Written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate to a wide range of clients
  • Proven business analysis skills, including drafting business and functional specifications for compliance / regulatory reporting
  • Proven capacity to gather, interpret, synthetize and present various forms of information
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies


  • Knowledge of the order and trade life-cycle within the Equities, Options and other products
  • Working knowledge of some of the various U.S. Regulatory Trade Reporting (OATS, Blue Sheets, LOPR, TRF/ACT, CAT, TRACE, etc)


  • Be client oriented and value oriented
  • Team-oriented and adaptable to changing environment/demands
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Fast learning capacity and autonomy
  • Ability to multi-task effectively to meet time-sensitive deadlines and balance pressure from stakeholders

Desired / Plus:

  • Knowledge of trading and brokerage operations – front to back
  • Able to provide accurate estimation of work effort for the team (Analysis, development, testing), and effective status to senior management as well as clients


Experience Needed: 5 years or more with IT business analysis

Educational Requirements: BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Desired / Plus: Background/Education in finance

Language: The candidate must be fluent in both English and French.

Business Insight

The  Information Technology Department (ITEC) has worldwide responsibility for supplying Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) Divisions with the IT resources necessary for them to operate under competitive conditions in terms of technological standards, service quality and cost.  ITEC is composed of diverse and talented professionals who translate ideas into action every day by combining the strength of its expertise in IT with a deep understanding of the investment banking business and regulations.  ITEC has a threefold responsibility as follows:  (1) Deliver innovative IT Solutions that enable GBIS to achieve its business objectives.  (2) Maintain a highly resilient, flexible, cost effective and well controlled production service for our business applications, systems and infrastructure.  (3) Facilitate entry into new markets, compliance with regulatory needs, growth in business volumes and add operational efficiency improvements in our overall front to back processing environment.  ITEC achieves this while promoting a collaborative, innovative, and fun environment for its IT professionals.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

Job code: 19000M3L
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 10/10/2019
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Senior Business Analyst

Permanent contract   |   Montreal - Canada   |   Information Technology