Business Analyst – IT (ISG Investment Analytics)
City : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category : Full time
Industry : Public Services/Utilities
Employer : Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
Why you’ll love working here:
high-performance, people-focused culture
our commitment that equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to our work environment and business success, which helps employees feel valued and empowered to be their authentic selves
learning and development initiatives, including workshops, Speaker Series events and access to LinkedIn Learning, that support employees’ career growth
membership in HOOPP’s world class defined benefit pension plan, which can serve as an important part of your retirement security
competitive, 100% company-paid extended health and dental benefits for permanent employees, including coverage supporting our team's diversity and mental health (e.g., gender affirmation, fertility and drug treatment, psychological support benefits of $2,500 per year, and newly extended maternity/parental leave top of 26 weeks)
optional post-retirement health and dental benefits subsidized at 50%
yoga classes, meditation workshops, nutritional consultations, and wellness seminars
access to an annual wellness reimbursement program for health and wellness-related expenses for permanent and temporary employees
the opportunity to make a difference and help take care of those who care for us, by providing a financially secure retirement for Ontario healthcare workers
The IT Investment Analytics team are technical and financial professionals who provide technical solutions for Investment Management that support their research, data engineering, trade workflow, analytics, and reporting. We deliver technical leadership including architecture, infrastructure, implementation, service, and support to drive alpha and investment risk mandates.
We are looking to hire a Business Analyst who has a strong educational background and solid capital market domain knowledge.
What you will do:
Develop and foster relationships with our business partners (Traders, Portfolio managers, Security Operations, Data Management) and other IT teams to capture requirements, prototype solutions, provide demos, testing and support the final deliverables.
Design and oversees the data workflow, data engineering and data mining on time-series market data and trade signals, under the direction of team leaders.
Design and oversee the data warehousing, database design, data pipeline and ETL for Front office Aladdin market risk analytics
Actively participate and contribute to Agile/ Scrum practices such as daily standups, backlog refinement, planning and sprint retrospectives
Professional documentation of methodology, validation testing and specification used by model
Assist in end-to-end and regression tests of products and solutions
What you will bring:
Minimum one year of Capital Markets or Market Risk experience, deep analytic and problem-solving skills
Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar field
Holds or in the process of obtaining a Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
Knowledge of market risk modelling methodologies and multi-asset class investment strategies
Experience in derivatives/traded asset pricing and financial data analysis
Experience with full life cycle of software development, including requirements, design, development, testing, rollout, implementation, training and support
Technical aptitude, including Python, SQL and Excel
Experience in working with time series database would be an asset
Azure DevOps experience (or similar work item tracking tool such as Jira) would be an asset.
Effectively communicate with end users who may not be technical proficient and present ideas in simple but effective manner and translate them into actionable workplans
Able to handle stress and manage expectations from different business/technical stakeholders in this fast-paced environment
Able to interact with and build strong working relationships with Traders and technology Teams (Analysts, Developers, Coaches)
Comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team of varying skill levels
Comfortable working in an environment with a high rate of change and, when appropriate, willingness to step outside of primary role in order to facilitate successful outcomes
Passionate about improving your own skills as well as those of your colleagues through knowledge sharing and mentoring