Senior Business Analysts - Investment Trading Solutions, Job

Job Overview

Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Good Exp. Required (5 - 9 Years)

Job Description

Job Summary

We are looking for passionate, Sr. Business Analysts who are responsible for working with our business partners to understand their problems and propose solutions to help build the software to automate their workflows, delivering maximum value to our business with minimal cost!

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”) is one of the top performing and fastest growing pension funds in the world, with over $114 billion in net assets under management. HOOPP invests in all major asset classes, including fixed-income, public equity, private equity, real estate, and infrastructure.

As our fund grows, we are updating our technology to handle higher transaction volumes and more complex investment strategies. The Investment Trading Solutions Portfolio delivers technological solutions that enable our business clients to manage, analyze and grow their business. We innovate to build custom software solutions, automating trading and settlements, so the business can scale.

This portfolio is broad in scope which supports the following areas of investment trading including:

  • Futures, FX, Bond, Equity, and Swaps trading

  • Collateral Management and Trading

  • Payments and settlement tracking and processing

What you will do:

  • Partner with our business teams in the back, mid, and front office to understand their needs, create robust solutions, and provide updates on progress.

  • Build custom software that enables the growth of our business in ways no other pension plan can compete.

  • Integrate across multiple investment systems both internally and externally using custom or industry protocols e.g. FIX.

  • Manage vendor relationships for new builds, enhancements, and support of existing workflows

  • Create designs and processes to ensure operations of a critical business.

  • Provide support for our business partners when anomalies occur, or questions need to be answered through investigation of technical problems.

  • Collaborate with a team that embodies the agile mindset, involving high amounts learning and flexibility to achieve high performing results.

  • Learn how we record transactions in our book of record and understand how to accurately confirm the state of the data through the source system and data warehouse

  • Actively participate and contribute to Agile/ Scrum practices such as daily standups, backlog refinement, planning and sprint retrospectives. 

  • Support the team in developing and realizing the Product vision (develop roadmaps, manage scope, minimum viable products etc.)

Who you are:

  • 5+ years Capital Markets domain knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

    • Futures, Bond, Equity, FX, or Derivatives trading and post trade

    • Collateral Trading or Collateral Management

    • Payment or Settlement tracking and processing

  • Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, related field and/or relevant experience

  • Understanding of IT principles such as databases, functions, UI, business rules, and software systems.

  • Possess a Quality Assurance mindset and capable of testing software to find issues and confirm functionality. 

  • Excellent facilitator and interviewer (able to pull out deeper business needs & usage patterns) 

  • Understands the why (curious, asks probing questions, digs deep, open minded) 

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of SimCorp Dimension (SCD), SAP HANA, Snowflake.

  • Experience working with developers to produce solutions.

  • Experience integrating with vendor and external systems.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with users, developers, and any other stakeholder within HOOPP. 

  • CFA, CSA, FRM or other financial designation.


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