IT Business Analyst – Agile & Waterfall

IT Business Analyst – Agile & Waterfall

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need:

• Business group: Product Systems Analysis is a business analysis team composed of a number of BA’s that work cross functionally with the banks business groups.


• Products Systems Analysis is seeking an IT Business Analyst to help fill a vacancy for time sensitive regulatory projects ongoing at the bank. These candidates will be working on the Consumer Protection Program and provide ad hoc support where needed working with about 1/3 of the banks 45+ applications.
• Reason for request: Workload increase
• Candidate Value Proposition: The successful candidate will not only have the opportunity to gain valuable experience at a top 5 Canadian bank, but also get exposure to some of the most advanced technologies within banking.

Typical Day in Role:

• This candidate would be an addition to the current team
• The group has about 12 LOB’s that are involved with the current project
• The 2 types of work are disclosure updates and sending customer notification letters 21 or 5 days prior to campaign offer expirations
• The candidate would have work with certain business lines, holding the daily sessions with the business to manage the business side
• Working with business stakeholders to implement and execute
• Monitor internal pipeline and troubleshoot accordingly with the business stakeholders
• Manage critical dates, scheduling, etc and prioritize necessary action items accordingly
• Works with key stakeholders within all business functions to align technology solutions with business strategies
• Monitors cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to aid in decisions on system implementation
• Demonstrates an informed knowledge of business functions to resolve problems and capitalize on improvement opportunities
• Supports one or more highly complex business processes
• Works on multiple projects as a project team member
• Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

• 10+ years of experience in Technology related Business Analyst Role
• 8+ years of experience articulating complex technology issues to high level business stakeholders
• 3+ years experience with contextual architecture, solution design, and capability building
• 3+ years of experience facilitation ideation to problem solve
• 1+ years of of experience as a Team Lead

Nice To Have Skills:

• 3+ years of experience working in both an Agile and Waterfall environment – to work with the different groups at the bank efficiently
• FS / FI experience highly preferred

Soft Skills:

• Excellent communications skills to coordinate with high ranking individuals internally (Sr Manager and Director level generally)
• Agile thinker to be quick on their feet
• Self-starter that actively engages issues seeking resolution, ability to meet dynamic changes on prioritization
• Ability to manage assigned tasks and expectations without direct instruction or oversight
• Fast, adaptable learner who can hit the ground running
• Ability to work well under pressure while demonstrating strong professionalism
• Strong investigation, prioritization, and organization skills
• Candidate must have an open mind when it comes to approach, and be able to assess each situation separately
• Must be able to collaborate closely with a team at times, while also being capable of holding themselves accountable to meet individual deadlines without hand holding

Degrees or certifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required
• Certifications

Candidate Review & Selection:

• 2 Step Process:
o HM and Colleague
o 2nd meeting with Director and business stakeholders

Additional Notes:

• Candidate will have phenomenal facilitation skills to facilitate ideation to problem solve help keep the processes moving in the right direction
• Not expecting the candidate to actual deliver the artifacts but they need to have that experience

Job Details



6 Months



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