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Business Analyst, Equity Trading

Toronto, ONDepartment Overview:

TMX Markets, Equity Trading is responsible for managing the trading businesses of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and TSX Alpha Exchange. The Equities Trading business itself drives upwards of $80 M in revenue a year, and also is the key driver for the related market data and colocation revenues, which is dependent on the dominant market share position TMX Equities Trading currently occupies. The group is also responsible for Business Development activities that seek to attract additional and global capital and trade flows to our markets.

The Equities Trading Squad is an agile squad, within the Equities Cluster, that is responsible for the management and development of Equity products that have a direct impact on the revenues of Equity Trading. The squad is also responsible for the technical support and maintenance of the equity trading systems of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and TSX DRK. This involves working with both external Participant members (i.e. dealers), buy side and other end user clients, access vendors, regulators, issuers, and other industry and internal stakeholders in enhancing and promoting efficient, competitive, and liquid markets through the trading solutions, products, policies, and functionality we develop and support. As the dominant trading and premier Canadian listings exchange, any changes to existing products and new products have a widespread impact on the Canadian Capital Markets and equity market structure, which is a highly complex ecosystem.

Role Summary:

The Business Analyst, Equities Trading is an integral member of the Equity Trading Squad and has primary responsibility for writing and maintaining functional requirements for new products and services on the equity trading marketplaces. This involves writing agile user stories from the point of view of the customer, and detailing out clear acceptance criteria against which features are developed. As a member of a high performing agile squad, the squad member is a meticulous, collaborative team player that can wear many hats and will perform quality assurance work as needed to meet team goals and delivery deadlines.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Business Analysis / Product Development

  • Define and document requirements in the form of agile user stories, acting as the voice of the customer

  • Collaborate with the squad and stakeholders to gather, confirm and document functional and non-functional requirements

  • Serve as TMX business activities and systems usage expert, for both business partners and the squad

  • Provide BA support to squad members on a daily basis, clarifying and iterating on requirements as we progress through the sprint, taking into user feedback, technical impact and value delivered

  • Maintain product specifications and ensure related product documentation, client facing collateral and marketing materials are up to date

  • Participate in story grooming, estimation and all agile ceremonies

  • Assist Squad Lead in researching and investigating new product opportunities, and mapping out the product roadmap

  • Opportunity to take on other product owner / product development tasks

  • Quality Assurance

  • Design and creation of test scenarios and test cases linked to user stories, in collaboration with other squad members

  • Help identify and document the releases higher-risk aspects, set priorities, and determine scope and limitations of tests. Work with squad members to identify areas that are changing in the application, have a high impact on the business or have in the past been problematic in terms of quality.

  • Execute tests and document test results analyzing test outputs to investigate discrepancies and track issues through to closure following all QA processes and procedures

  • Skills and Experience:

  • Post secondary education in Business Administration, Information Systems or Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Min. 5 years’ experience working with complex technology systems

  • Min. 3 years in the financial sector specifically as a Business Analyst or Product Manager or related discipline

  • Strong software development related business analysis skill and experience

  • Expert in requirement gathering/management

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, diagramming)

  • Ability to work collaboratively with software developers, QA analysts and business stakeholders, as well as autonomously as required

  • Meticulous and detail-oriented, ability to drill down into the details to ensure everything is captured

  • Strong investigative, analysis and problem solving/creative skills

  • Ability to work through ambiguity

  • Ability and flexibility to work under a variety of situations and deadlines, with ability to prioritize amongst many different initiatives

  • Business knowledge of financial industry, capital markets is an asset

  • Canadian Securities Course an asset

  • Previous experience / working knowledge of agile methodologies

  • TMX is 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 accommodations for applicants and employees who require it.

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