Senior Business Analyst
TD Bank Group
Toronto, Canada
6d ago

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Department Overview The Finance Innovation Team (FIT) leads the transformation and innovation activities for the broader Finance function, including data, process, systems & tools, project management, business analysis and business architecture.

The FIT is a strategic and partner-centric organization that develops TD Finance strategy and supports the prioritization, development and delivery of a roadmap and a portfolio of projects that drive sustainable business value and help realize the TD Finance strategic objectives.

The FIT Solution Design and Readiness Team is a team of Business Analysis (BA) and Quality Assurance (QA) professionals who lead and support feasibility assessments of defined solutions to ensure they meet business objectives.

The team collaborates with stakeholders to elicit, define, analyze, and communicate requirements, validate solution provided and assess solution readiness.

Job Type Regular Job Status Full Time Hours M-F, 37.5 hrs Business line Other Job Category - Primary Corporate Development Strategy Design Job Category(s) Corporate Development Strategy Design Job Description The Senior Business Analyst will report to Senior Manager, Solution Design :

  • Leads Requirements and Business Acceptance Test (BAT) work packages for medium to large sized, low to moderate risk and regulatory projects with multiple stakeholders and across multiple LoB
  • Has advanced to expert knowledge of business analysis, quality assurance, project delivery practices and standards across the project life-cycle
  • Gains / acquires sound to advanced understanding of business and user interaction with technology throughout project delivery
  • Works independently as the senior or lead business analyst and coaches and guides members within area of expertise
  • Identifies and leads problem resolution for complex issues at all levels
  • Contributes to the communication and change management activities across multiple stakeholders
  • Contributes to the team's business, delivery and application knowledge sharing
  • Specific accountabilities include :

    Initiative Delivery :

  • Support development of a delivery approach and work plan, aligned with the project milestone dates and considering constraints, dependencies and strategic drivers
  • Estimate, forecast and manage the requirements and BAT effort including cost, resource and timeline
  • Engage, enable and lead stakeholders to final agreement and signoff of the deliverables
  • Assess change requests and their impacts, checking for alignment to initiative objectives at all stages
  • Communicate progress on Requirements and BAT work packages
  • Identify and manage risks and issues, escalating to manager and partners where appropriate
  • Adheres to TD methodologies and enforces TD standards
  • Requirements Management :

  • Identify, document and validate current state processes and capabilities
  • Support business with defining the business need or problem and identifying potential solutions
  • Analyze impacts to customers, stakeholders, employees, process, technology and budgets of selected solutions
  • Plan and facilitate sessions to draw out requirements both explicit and implicit, functional and non-functional
  • Understand, challenge, categorize, prioritize and document business requirements
  • Take ownership and complete BA work package. Deliverables include, but are not limited to, Business Requirements documentation, business process design, business context diagram, Use Cases, data requirements and mapping, root cause and business analysis, impact analysis, alternatives and recommendations, work-
  • around identification and documentation, report / dashboard / analytics design, deployment support, production stabilization and Day 2 maintenance

  • Support development of business cases and RFI / RFPs with vendors if required
  • Conduct review of the design and testing deliverables to ensure the solution meets the business requirements
  • Business Acceptance Testing (BAT) Management :

  • Create the BAT Strategy and Plan including identifying and documenting test scope, approach, resources, schedule, environments and data requirements
  • Coordinate multiple business and stakeholder groups and facilitate the creation and execution of Testing Scenarios, Test Cases and Test Scripts
  • Create the detailed Test Execution Plan per day per resource
  • Review System Integration Test (SIT) deliverables, progress and defects
  • Facilitate and / or participate in testing of developed solutions, including communication of issues and participation in fixes
  • Upload and manage test cases using HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Record, manage and report all issues and defects throughout the defect lifecycle management to resolution using HP ALM
  • Identify and update the regression package for future use
  • Conduct application gap analysis and readiness assessment
  • Job Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of 5-7 years of project / program Business Analysis and Quality Assurance experience in the Financial Services Industry following Waterfall or Agile methodology
  • The following are considered relevant experience : Business System Analysis or System Analysis experience, experience working as the Business Subject Matter Experts contributing to projects, or experience working as the business support or super user managing small enhancements
  • Experience working as the lead BA managing a team of BA / QA resources on large and complex project / program an asset
  • University degree in business, finance or related discipline
  • Accounting or Financial designation is an asset
  • Business Analysis and / or Quality Assurance accreditation an asset
  • Working knowledge of HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Visio, Word, Power Point and Project
  • Strong team player with excellent communication, relationship management, consensus building and influencing skills
  • Proactive and highly motivated individual with good work ethic and time management skills
  • An independent thinker with strong business acumen, analytical and conceptualization skills, and the ability to identify process improvements as necessary
  • Ability to learn quickly, promote a positive team environment, and exceed expectations with minimal supervision
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal are essential.
  • Inclusiveness

    At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported.

    We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve.

    If you require an accommodation for the recruitment / interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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