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Business Analyst, Toronto

Business Analyst 

The finance technology area is moving faster than ever before and we need a passionate and experienced Business Analyst to join our team.  We are looking for an experienced, capable product leader with the knowhow to transform ambitious high-level business goals into an executable backlog.  Acting as the liaison between the development team and Product Managers, the Business Analyst is a strategic role that will collaborate closely with both groups to ensure there is a clear understanding of what features are needed in the application.  We look for individuals who are strategic, thrive in a fast paced environment and possess a strong analytical aptitude to help solve complex business challenges.

What you’ll do

  • Act as a bridge between our development and product management teams.  You are the point person for the development team to provide clarification of business requirements and objectives throughout the development cycle, ensuring the developed solution meets business requirements.
  • Collecting, understanding and transmitting the business requirements for the project, and translating these into functional specifications and detailed test plans.
  • Document workflows and results of business analysis and obtain sign-off on the specifications.
  • Provide technical knowledge with respect to the application of complex regulatory requirements.
  • Actively participate in the definition and design of new products and functionality for assigned projects, and document the solution and contributing ideas. 
  • Collaborate with an experienced development team to translate our strategic product roadmap into actionable and well-written epics and technical user stories with established acceptance criteria.
  • Build, refine and maintain a product backlog while working closely with product management to define priorities.
  • Proactively work with the development team to identify risks, prioritize them, and create plans to resolve in a timely manner.
  • Drive implementation and manage project timelines and deliverables.  You are adept at eliminating obstacles and know when to escalate when projects are at risk.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our products from a user, design, technical, and operations perspective.
  • Drive collaboration with cross functional team resources in delivering work in a lean way that builds trust, ownership and accountability.

Who you are

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented.
  • You know how to inspire, motivate and support a team to get things done.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical ability and proven process of data-validated, hypothesis-driven, experiment-tested decisions.
  • You contribute to product ideas, innovation, and vetting ideas.
  • Previous experience with agile.
  • Degree in Business, Finance, Information Technology, or related experience.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience working in a financial institute as a Business Analyst or Business Systems Analyst
  • Financial industry experience, specifically forex/CFD trading, is a strong plus.
  • Demonstrable evidence of analyzing and documenting complex business processes.
  • Demonstrable experience writing requirements specifications for Information Systems.
  • Working knowledge of Scrum and Agile principles and the proven ability to apply them effectively.
  • Results oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Who We Are

OANDA Corporation is an innovator in computer engineering and financial modeling that provides Internet-based forex trading and currency information services to everyone, from individuals to large corporations; portfolio managers to financial institutions. We are a market maker and a trusted source for currency data with one of the world's largest historical, high frequency, filtered currency databases. We move billions of dollars a day (10 times more money than Paypal!!) in a market with daily capitalization of $4 trillion, dwarfing both the US bond and equity markets!!  We continue to experience tremendous growth since our start in 1996, providing unprecedented opportunities for our employees to redefine the forex market with new products we create.

OANDA Global Corporation is a diverse and global team with offices around the world. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to OANDA. We are committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.