Job DescriptionWhy join us?
Are you looking to join a dynamic pension plan that embodies the strong values of its 500,000 members and is an industry leading global investor? If so, we would love to tell you our story.
At OMERS we put our people first and are proud to embrace the diversity of thought and leadership that comes from having locations in Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe. Our culture is truly one of a kind. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it! We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live with an ever-constant eye to the global investment markets.
The Business Analyst, Global Investments Technology (GIT) will join a team that leads the delivery of the products and platforms that enable OMERS Global Investments (GI) to analyze opportunities, action investment decisions and optimize the OMERS investment portfolio. GIT works across investment teams including Capital Markets, Infrastructure, Private Equity, Growth Equity and Ventures, and in close collaboration with Finance, Risk & Compliance teams.
As a key member of the GIT team, the Business Analyst is instrumental in improving data & analytics capabilities by championing industry best practices and delivering high quality business requirements to support investment decision making.
The Business Analyst will analyze existing systems, as well as document requirements for new systems and new features and cultivate a business relationship that assists in meeting business demands. The individual must also support and collaborate with Power BI developers, data scientists and investment professionals and engage in technical support, research and integration as part of 1 or more product team(s).
As a member of this team, you will be responsible for :
Documenting existing business processes, looking for opportunities to create efficiencies, and ensuring that technical teams understand what to build to automate them
Analyzing an existing system’s functionality, data, and infrastructure, and how the system communicates with other systems
Understanding and deriving business value from data: analysing, preparing, formatting, and maintaining information
Identifying and defining detailed product requirements and use cases using various techniques, depending on the types of requirements being documented (e.g. user stories, requirements documents, use case diagrams, data flow diagrams, etc.)
Investigating, evaluating and/or proposing solutions (internal, market) to identified problems
Chairing design review sessions, ensuring the requirements were accurately captured and are understood by the people that will be working in meeting them
Defining and executing business QA and UAT test plans, performing performance and integration tests and helping automate regression tests
Participating in solution delivery and support
Creating and hosting functional training sessions for different applications
Operating in a hybrid Agile/Waterfall development environment
Communicating effectively with other analysts and various other partners such as product managers, data engineers, IT infrastructure specialists, security specialists, enterprise architects and members of senior management
Leading change and communicating impacts to partners and fellow team members
Identifying, defining, and implementing opportunities for improving existing processes
Exhibiting the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and ensuring timely delivery
Serving as a liaison to the business community
Leading small projects in the role of project manager
To succeed in this role, you have the following qualifications:
Experience . 5+ years understanding the capabilities in complicated interconnected systems, Financial industry application is preferred.
Functional experience: 2+ years in SharePoint, MS Dynamics and Power BI
A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent work experience
CBAP certification is considered as an asset
Industry Knowledge of best practices. asking probing questions to understand the reasons for certain requirements, and communicating to technical teams accordingly
Relationship Building . Consistent track record of building deep business relationships. Experience in aligning expectations across various partners
Teamwork . Motivated and keen to work in a collaborative environment with a focus on team success
Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with $105 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2020. OMERS is a jointly-sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers ranging from large cities to local agencies, and over half a million active, deferred and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, local boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children’s aid societies across Ontario. Contributions to the Plan are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS teams work in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe – serving members and employers and originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.
OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At OMERS inclusion and diversity means belonging. How we create a sense of belonging is through our employees and our vast network of Employee Resource Groups. Whether you are passionate about gender, pride, or visible minorities, we have groups that are focused on making a difference in all of our lives.