Sr Equity BSA to conduct Testing and deployment of Capital Markets applications (Front/Middle Office) for our large financial client -31087

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Aug 13, 2023
Job End Date: Jun 30, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 131788
Location: Toronto

Location Address: Hybrid (2x/week on site), 40 Temperance St., 7th floor

Contract Duration: 10 months (starting ASAP)

Extension: Possible

FTE: Possible

Story Behind the Need

• Business group: GRWT is part of Global Equity Derivates Group under Capital Markets, dealing with all systems, applications, and workflows to support the equity trading desk; specifically with global equity derivates (option desk), with the stock trading desk (cash desk), and exchange traded fund desk, related to stock trading.

• Project: Structured Notes Project – Zeus. This project focuses on the Zeus application as the modernization/replacement of the legacy Middle Office application, Trade Management (TM). The Middle Office application has to with post-trade processing. HM’s group specifically deals with the Middle Office workflow. The project is mid-way through its phases.

• Reason for request: Equity BSA Backfill Required for Departed BSA

Candidate Value Proposition: The successful candidate will be joining a high performing team that adapts to new technology and integrates for Front, Middle and Back Office applications.

Typical Day in Role:

- Testing and deployment of new applications - engaged with the development team on a day-to-day basis (3-4 hours daily), to gather requirements and understand defects etc.

- Analyze highly complex business requirements; generate technical specifications to design or redesign complex software components and applications

- Act as an expert technical resource for modeling, simulation and analysis efforts

- Leverage industry best practices to design, test, implement and support a solution

- Assure quality security and compliance requirements are met for supported area

- Be flexible and thrive in an evolving environment - Adapt to change quickly and adjust work accordingly in a positive manner

- Minor production support on both applications (Zeus)

- Work with business sponsors, business partners in Middle Office, and engaging with some of the Front Office team members on the project team side

Must Have Skills:

  • 10+ years’ Business Analyst/BSA experience within the financial industry.
  • 3 + years’ recent project experience supporting Front and Middle Office applications in Capital Markets – ideally within the Equity space
  • Equities experience is required, as this experience will play a key role in performance and ability to assimilate to the role.
  • 5 + years’ recent project experience creating SQL queries
  • 5 + years’ experience with Agile projects

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Recent experience with the Fidessa product will be highly prioritized – banks including RBC, BMO and TD are currently using this application and will be highly transferrable for this assignment
  • Understanding of FIX protocol
  • Elastic Search experience is an asset

Soft Skills Required:

  • Good communication skills to articulate to development team, product owner and respective manager
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong team player

Best vs. Average: Candidate needs to have strong knowledge of the Equity life cycle and how trades and settlements are completed. The best candidate would have both of the below:

1) Front and/or middle office exposure within capital markets

2) Strong BSA skillset


- Bachelor's degree in a related field required

Additional Notes

- Fidessa experience is highly preferred and will be prioritized

- The successful BA will be dynamic by nature and excel under pressure. They will also have a strong understanding of workflow processes and how it impacts the larger structure with the bank.