Scope of Position
The Senior Business Analyst is a seasoned professional providing strategic, analytic and project support to Alterna Savings.
This senior role will involve understanding the business requirements and working closely with all business lines to ensure the expectations of the system our in line with our evolving business needs.
The advice given and decisions made will have a measurable impact on the profitability or effectiveness of the organization.
They demonstrate a critical interpersonal skill in leadership, coaching, mentoring, and team building while providing strong negotiation and communication skills.
Acts in an advisory / mentoring capacity for other stakeholders, developers and all those involved in the project at hand
As the senior they provide daily support, guidance and mentoring to others within the department as required
Team facilitation, business process analysis and project planning, project management of medium to large sized projects with experience in coordinating user testing and an ability to translate conceptual design into business specifications or into functional solutions
Responsible for creating and maintaining a close working relationship with subject matter experts from the business and IT to ensure understanding of business needs
Develops project plans and acts as a PM to assist and / or lead initiatives and participate in implementations when required
Develops or makes recommendations on test scripts to participate in testing sign off or business user sign off
Provides advice on banking and other related system technology related issues to ensure that they are consistent with the business requirements and long term plans
Performs system analysis to interpret business rules and requirements for technical systems
Performs needs assessments and defines functional requirements of perspective business systems as required
Identify where business needs are not being met and make recommendations for changes required to support business needs
Responsible to document procedures, technical requirements and release notes that are appropriate for a technical or a non-technical audience
Mediating, resolving conflict and escalating concerns as appropriate and necessary
Creates effective requirements and communication plans
Applies root cause analysis techniques
Develops process designs to standardize Alterna’s business workflows
Conducts business needs analysis to elicit stakeholder requirements
Participates in the implementation and delivery, and provides post-implementation support
Takes ownership of deliverables and deliver as per strategic timelines using formal project management processes
Identifies gaps where business needs are not being met and make recommendations for changes required to support business needs
Provide recommendations and implementation plans to stakeholders as part of Alterna’s ongoing commitment to Excellence and continuous improvement
Acts in an Account Manager role to assist / support Business Owners and Process Management Teams in the improvement, design and control of their respective processes
Support the implementation of process improvements and general maintenance
Management of requirements development
Responsible to document procedures that are appropriate for a technical or a non-technical audience
Works closely with clients, developers, system analysts and other business analysts to ensure that the full effects of any system changes are apparent, complete and comprehensible
Participates in operational business problem resolution on behalf of business units, as necessary
Educate users with the potential benefits of new technology as it relates to their business processes
Coordinate, schedule and facilitate process improvement and design sessions
Leads quality assurance execution, test review and signs offs as required
Successfully completed, or working towards the Business Analyst certification (CBAP) an asset
University degree / diploma in a computer science or related field and equivalent working experience with business analysis, methods and procedures, work simplification, team leadership and information technology related positions or assignments
At a minimum 6 years of related progressive business analyst and / or consulting experience or 5 year experience in a similar role
At a minimum 5 years of experience in retail or commercial banking preferable with a Canadian Credit Union or Bank
Working towards Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) s strong asset
Experience in Agile and Waterfall Project Management methodologies required and working towards certification a strong asset
Good knowledge and understanding of structured methodology and the System Development Life Cycle
Understanding of application development methodologies
Broad experience in multiple services offered by a FI including demand products, terms, investments, loans, electronic funds transfers, ATMs, back office administration.
Basic programming course would be considered a strong asset
Experience in the creation , development, and writing of technical and training procedures
Solid background in team facilitation, business process analysis and project planning, project management of small medium sized projects with experience in co-
coordinating user testing and an ability to translate conceptual design into business specifications or into functional solutions.
Knowledge of Quality Management Systems and Quality practices
Mature knowledge of related areas of process design
At Alterna, we offer a competitive total rewards program and an opportunity to truly make a difference. If you put people first and value excellence and integrity, we hope you'll apply!
Although we appreciate all applicants, preference will be given to candidates who most closely meet the qualifications, key skills and competencies outlined above.
Alterna is compliant with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you have a disability, please contact the recruiter to let us know how we can accommodate you.
For more than 100 years, Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited has been charting new directions to help Ontarians achieve their financial dreams and build strong, vibrant communities.
The first full-service, member-owned co-operative financial institution outside Quebec, Alterna Savings shares our expertise with more than 143,000 members.
Holding over $5.2 billion in assets under administration, we offer a full suite of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 34 branches across Ontario, including our federated partners Peterborough Community Savings, and Nexus Community Savings, both divisions of Alterna Savings and Credit Union Ltd.
Alterna Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alterna Savings. Alterna Bank offers innovative, online financial services to all Canadians.
Alterna Saving’s members also have access to the 2nd largest surcharge free ATM network in Canada with THE EXCHANGE® Network.
For more information please visit www.alterna.ca.