Business Analyst
Toronto, ON, Canada
2d ago

Job Description

Looking for a BA with real estate experience that has strong business acumen as well as understanding of technical. This person must be a self-starter and can be flexible when necessary (i.

e. : switching gears to other deliverables due to prioritization changes). Background preferably in Real Estate (Retail Lease and REM applications) including property holdings is preferred.

Business analysts are responsible for identifying the business needs of their clients and stakeholders, and to determine solutions to business problems.

As a translator between the users and the IT group, he or she elicits, analyzes, validates and documents business, organizational and / or operational requirements.


  • Must have 4+ years’ experience in Business Analysis practice
  • Experience with Finance, Real Estate, or Leasing is desired.
  • Experience in Retail, Wholesale Distribution, CPG, etc. is an asset
  • Experience in Data Retrieval & Analysis from application databases is an asset.
  • Knowledge of both traditional waterfall and Agile project methodologies is an asset.
  • Practical knowledge and experience working with Agile roles and artifacts, and Scrum processes is an asset.
  • Responsibilities

  • Develops, documents and maintains business requirements (both functionality and reporting)
  • Designs and organizes procedures
  • Documents and analyses business processes process improvement
  • Is an active participant in unit testing, system testing and regression testing
  • Elicit Requirements : Assists in requirements gathering using a variety of basic techniques. Done through interviews, surveys, and historical data.

    Create Business Requirements Document : Analyzes, classifies and documents requirements using the Business Requirements Document outline to manage the requirements according to their source.

    Structured Analysis : Identifies and clarifies requirements using basic conceptual and logical process / data modeling techniques.

  • Done through business process, workflow, and data flow modeling; functional decomposition diagrams; development of entity relationship diagrams (static);
  • and simple use case diagrams.

    Testing : Demonstrates knowledge of test strategies, plans, and execution through setting up a requirements coverage matrix.

    End User Support : Provides day-to-day support of end users through service desk support processes.

    Business / IT Fluency : Displays to peers, technology team, and clients a basic understanding of business and IT concepts.

    Done by working with clients and developers / administrators to develop as-is and to-be states of products from a systems perspective.

    Business Process Analysis : Identifies which business modeling tools are appropriate for the task at hand. Done through use case modeling techniques, workflow modeling, and business process modeling.

    Change Agency : Understands process and issues inherent in change management and plans

  • accordingly; instills confidence and trust in others; coordinates resources across departments / units; evaluates measures, plans and deliverables for alignment;
  • acknowledges individual’s responses to change and helps them adjust.

    Create Functional Specification Document : Assists in the design specifications. Done through analyzing the current system design and proposed changes to the design.

    Build Business Relationships : Engages with business owners from affected business areas to understand current processes and document business requirements.

    Done by assisting with the creation of business process decomposition diagrams and documenting business requirements.

    Communication : Ability to formulate concepts; communication of technical information to a non-technical audience; communication of business information to a technical audience.

    Business : Knowledge of business processes; ability to have a business-oriented vision; case development; business writing; modeling techniques.

  • Analytical : analytical and conceptual expertise; documentation, analysis and business requirements management techniques;
  • object-oriented analysis; evaluation of profitability / risk; testing, verification and validation techniques.

    Desired Behaviors

  • Thinking (Analytical, Systemic, Creative) : Identifies and integrates the critical elements of a situation, making correct inferences from data;
  • breaks complex problems into component parts and organizes the parts in a systematic way; uses innovation to develop novel solutions;
  • explains to others how to understand / approach complicated problems.

  • Professional Knowledge : Continually enhances knowledge and skills to keep abreast of industry changes, developments and emerging issues;
  • understands what it takes to be successful in this business; has a thorough knowledge of organization’s mission, history, stakeholders and customers.

  • Builds Trust and Credibility by consistently adhering to the organization’s business principles and values. Is seen as direct, truthful, and trustworthy by co-workers, vendors, and customers.
  • Committed to results by taking personal responsibility for achieving mutually agreed upon individual / team objectives.
  • Demonstrates a desire to help and serve internal / external customers to meet their needs. Is proactive, responsive, and focused on discovering, anticipating, and exceeding the customer’s needs.
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with others to achieve shared goals and objectives. Considers the wider team, function, banner or the organization and takes action or makes decisions which support the success of those groups.
  • Recovers quickly after change, disruptions, or mistakes and can remain productive and focused. Is adaptable and can apply lessons learned in one situation to another situation.
  • Academic / Educational requirements

  • University degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Business Analysis Certification from an accredited source is an asset.
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