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Lead Business Analyst (Business Systems Analysis; Sql; Agile; Data Mapping)
Date Posted
Friday, January 05, 2018
Scarborough, ON
Finance and Insurance

Requisition ID: 16523

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Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Analysis, the Lead Business Analyst (Lead BA) is responsible for the implementation of business applications and resolution of complex business problems for the assigned Lines of Business.

Comfortable working in both Agile and traditional Waterfall methodologies, the Lead BA will provide technical and operational leadership for improving business systems and business processes in order to deliver operational efficiency and a positive employee and customer experience.

When required, travel between Scotiabank campuses in the Greater Toronto Area to accommodate business meetings.


1. Ability to actively drive project, which requires the Lead BA to:

• Participate in defining the product vision, detailing what the product is, how it will contribute to the organization’s strategy and who are the end users.

• Assist in release plans, specifying priority items to support product/solution functionality and help set the stage for sprint planning.

• Collaborate with Scrum Master and/or Project Manager to continually manage scope, budget, and expectations (understanding scope burndown and its impact on release expectations).

• Work with product owners and/or end users to develop user stories, acceptance criteria or test cases for the product/system.

• Confidently assist the role of product owner where required, help prioritize Backlog.

• May be called upon to fulfill various deliverables within the scrum team such as designer, story writer, tester, facilitator, etc.

2. Leads the systems implementation process by:

• Developing conversion and implementation strategies

• Verifying conversion

• Providing user training

• Providing post-implementation warranty support

3. Responsible for ensuring that management is kept informed and that problems and issues are escalated appropriately.

4. Provide effective business solutions and services to the assigned business lines:

• Facilitate ideation sessions with business sponsors and development representatives to formulate the business requirements and ensure adaptability of development iterations.

• Investigate, understand and continually enhance knowledge of how the business works, uncovering opportunities and proactively identifying areas with potential for delivering value.

• Build strong relationships and maintain open communication channels between project team and customers/business sponsors/product owner(s) to ensure transparency.

5. Continually acquire and enhance knowledge of the Division's business strategies and policies, risk management practices and methodologies, product offerings, financial markets, financial instruments, regulatory requirements, Back Office processes, and rapidly changing technology.


• Must have 10 years of progressive technical working experience in business systems analysis.

• Must possess at least 1 year of working knowledge/experience using Agile methods.

• Must have demonstrated technical working experience with SQL queries, data mapping & test methodologies.

• Must be a creative, self-starting, results oriented and highly motivated individual with very good analytical skills in order to apply this knowledge to independently resolve complex business and system problems.

• Must possess proven interpersonal, communication (verbal/written/presentation) and negotiation skills in order to build consensus and obtain cooperation from both users and senior management.

• Must possess good time management and organizational skills in order to effectively manage a variety of assignments from ideation to project execution.

• Working experience with wireframes is an asset.


• Post-secondary education in business, economics, mathematics, information sciences or a related discipline.

• Lean, Six Sigma and/or Scrum Master Certification (CSM) certification(s) are an asset.

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough