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Int. Business Analyst with statistical models knowledge to join banking client

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 2
Start Date: May 12, 2022
Job End Date: May 12, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 119229
Location: Toronto
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The role: Int. Business Analyst
Location: remote
Duration: 12 months with possible extension

Job Description

Liaises with stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities and, recommends solutions to enable the achievement of organizational goals. Builds exceptional relationships with business partners and internal stakeholders. Analyzes data and creates documents and plans in service of informing, advising, or updating stakeholders. Ensures the requirements map to a real business need, are approved by all relevant stakeholders, and meet essential quality standards. Participates in reviews or inspections, in collaboration with the project team, to ensure the quality of work products.

Qualifications:

•            Typically between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience as a Business Analyst and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•            Proficient in SAS: able to read and interpret SAS code and translate the same to requirements and document them
•            Knowledge of statistical models (Credit Risk), especially Retail and Small Business (Banking), and experience in implementing, monitoring and production trouble shooting of statistical models.
•            Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.
•            Nice to have: Knowledge and experience in other data preparation, data analysis, and statistical tool sets including but not limited to SQL, other ETL tools
•           JIRA knowledge - Very good.

Responsibilities:
  • Understands and can explain to others the core processes, risks & mitigation techniques for designated areas.
  • Anticipates and reduces complexity for others.
  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
  • Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.
  • Assists in the preparation of end-user materials.
  • Plans and conducts third-party software analysis as needed for inclusion in the project solution.
  • Gathers requirements and documents these requirements for use in various audits, reports, & projects.
  • Works with project stakeholders to validate their requirements and analysis models via techniques such as reviews and walkthroughs.
  • Ensures system specifications meet expectations/requirements, and negotiates solutions.
  • Creates documentation to ensure the supportability of analyses.
  • Maintains existing requirements to ensure that current-state needs are known.
  • Develops and implements data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Filters and “cleans” data, and reviews computer reports, printouts and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
  • Remains alert to new techniques for insights, analytics, and data visualization, and devises new ways of applying them.
  • Interprets data, analyzes results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
  • Recommends approaches to streamline and integrate technological processes in the organization to improve overall efficiency.
  • Facilitates discussions and follows a structured approach to plan, elicit, analyze, document, communicate and manage requirements with stakeholders.
  • Provides analytical support and insights.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen business analysis capability, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.