Sr. Business Analyst (Risk Solutions) Job

Job Overview

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

Additional Details

Extensive Exp. Required (9+ Years)

Job Description

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

  • competitive, 100% company-paid extended health and dental benefits for permanent employees with recent additions to promote inclusive coverage to a diverse employee population. These recent additions include gender affirmation and fertility drug and treatment coverage

  • membership in HOOPP’s world class defined benefit pension plan, which can serve as an important part of your retirement security

  • access to an annual wellness reimbursement program for health and wellness-related expenses for permanent employees

  • virtual fitness, yoga and meditation classes, nutritional consultations and wellness seminars

  • we offer a hybrid flexible work model that embraces remote work in Ontario for eligible roles

  • 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

What you will do:

  • Be part of the IT Risk Leadership and help guide the product direction and delivery
  • Guide and support the Product Owner and Solution Architect in developing and realizing the Product vision (develop roadmaps, manage scope, define minimal viable products, prioritize backlog, create stories to incorporate user and technical feedback etc.)
  • Hands on analysis and delivery of complex Risk solutions across a comprehensive set of asset classes (Equity, Fixed Income, Credit, Derivatives, FX, OTC products etc.)
  • Lead product delivery within and across department
  • Research and bring new and innovative Risk and Technology ideas to the table
  • Develop and foster relationships with the IT Team, HOOPP business partners (Traders, Portfolio managers, Security Operations, Data Management) and other IT teams to capture requirements, prototype solutions, provide demos, test and support the final deliverable
  • Innovation Champion - Challenge delivery methods & solution designs  
  • Connects across other IT Teams to find synergies and partnership opportunities

Who you are:

  • 8+ years of experience within Capital Markets (Banks, Asset Management Firms) in risk measurement, reporting, statistical analysis and quantitative work
  • Breadth and dept of Investment Product knowledge 
  • Technical aptitude, including Python, SQL, data modelling/relational data
  • Good understanding of front-, middle- and back-office processes
  • Good understanding of system development life cycle, technique and tools
  • Knowledge of portfolio theory, Investment strategies and pricing theories
  • Knowledge of valuation models (derivative pricing), risk models, empirical finance theory (capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, risk premia, etc.)
  • Has played multiple HANDS ON roles throughout career (Solution Visioning, Analysis, Solution Design, sizing, building/implementing, QA, Prod Promotions, Production Support) 
  • Actively working with Developers on specifications and technical build
  • Planning, prioritization & negotiation with senior Stakeholders across different business groups
  • Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics or Computer Science; CFA or FRM designation a plus
  • Ability to quickly learn and support legacy solutions 
  • Has a positive attitude: doesn’t focus only on problems, but how they can be solved
  • Professionalism, integrity as well as the ability to prioritize assignments and work within a diverse and dynamic team are essential


  • Excellent facilitator and interviewer (able to pull out deeper business needs & usage patterns)  
  • Understands the why (curious, asks probing questions, digs deep, open minded) 
  • Ability to create clarity and get everyone on the same page
  • Visual in nature including comfortable whiteboarding complex data models and data flows
  • Excellent Requirements documentation (clear, concise)
  • Has strong trust and confidence of team and business. Is the go-to person for the details 


  • Ability to think big picture and deliver small (tactical delivery aligned with strategic thinking)
  • Keen eye for cost vs. benefit and knowing when we may need to descope features
  • Ability to anticipate 'surprises' early on (and change course/mitigate)
  • Comfortable to recommend frequent releases of new features to Prod
  • Ability to break features into small chunks (that can be delivered on a weekly basis)

Decision making

  • Quick, nimble, light footed in all aspects of solution delivery
  • Ability to make decisions without all the information available (work in ambiguity)
  • Self-motivated, highly focused, ability to deliver with little direction
  • Ability to move forward without everything being solved
  • Ability to overcome obstacles
  • A positive attitude - can take negatives and turn it into a solution


  • Strong 1:1 working experience with Analysts, Sr. Developers and Portfolio Managers/Traders
  • Has strong "People Leader" attributes and an ability to bring people together and able to understanding team capabilities/issues and enable change
  • Provides honest, constructive feedback in an empathetic manner
  • Proven track record of building trust with and Mentoring/Growing Analysts
  • Identifying and engaging in difficult conversations; Ability to table conflict or team tensions
  • Ability to balance between influencing team to right outcomes and being humble and acknowledge other ideas as being better than theirs
  • Ability to improve Team Norms/processes by influencing
  • Performance Input - Provide honest input to performance management via 360 Feedback


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