Senior Business Systems Analyst (Data)

Job Locations CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/23/2022 10:27 AM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Information Technology
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Posted End Date

Job Description

The Business Systems Analyst is accountable for providing IT related analysis, impacts and test activities for IC data technology projects.  They work with multiple internal and external teams supporting requirements development, performing impact analysis, creating detailed specifications, developing test strategy/plans and test cases for code/configuration validation as part projects and/or in the role of operational support.  In general, the work is focused in the area of data integration, dealing with data sourcing, cleansing, transformation and design for usage in BI/ data warehouse and analytics solutions.  The ideal candidate will have strong technical background and be able to provide leadership working in a collaborative teams with our external business unit partners. 


Key Accountabilities 

  • Work with other Systems/Business Analysts in Business Units, Data Scientists and IC Data technology team to deliver business/data requirements for the assigned projects, including non-functional requirements  
  • Support the development of BI specifications for operational and analytics consumption 
  • Negotiate with BA/data owners for specification definitions for data filtering, cleansing, transformation to provide "consistent" data interpretation across the enterprise including lineage 
  • Works with data in multiple forms and environments, includes structured and unstructured data, relational and non-relational environments 
  • Develop process, procedures, and metrics for data validation and acceptance. 
  • Review problems related to data, business reporting environment and liaise with technology partners for resolution.  
  • Completes impact analysis for operational changes for existing system components   
  • Work with enterprise wide data community to develop and document the best practices related to data management. 


Required Qualifications and Competencies  

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in IT solutions and delivery as a Business Analyst or Quality Analyst with a heavy focus in building data warehouses, and business intelligence projects 
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration or Statistics is preferred. 
  • Strong domain experience working as a business analyst preferably in Insurance 
  • Has a solid understanding of General Business System Analysis, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Risk Management, Quality Assurance Processes, and foundations of Project Management. 
  • Data modeling and SQL (must) 
  • Operational experience 
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing concepts (must) 
  • Use of BI/Advanced Analytics tools(optional) 
  • Support/Development of data extraction and integration 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, PowerBI, AI/ML (Optional) 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


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Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 


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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 



Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 


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