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Senior Business Systems Analyst

Canada Life

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 1, 2021.

Job Description

We are Canada Life


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. 


Be your best at Canada Life.


We are looking for a Senior Business Systems Analyst  


Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg. 


Role description 


Canada Life is searching for a Senior Business/Systems Analyst to join our growing Canadian Technology Team. We offer a high energy, professional yet casual work environment with the opportunity to make a difference every day. It’s an environment where everyone’s contribution is rewarded and valued. We take pride in our ability to have fun and celebrate our successes together. In return, we are looking for individuals that can thrive in our environment and turn technology problems into opportunities to grow. If we are describing you, then consider being a part of the Canada Life Team!


Your Purpose at Canada Life:


As a member of the Canadian Technology Team, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects, develop your expertise and pursue leadership, within and outside of your role. You will work collaboratively with business leaders, senior architects, and other developers to design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions at regular intervals. If you thrive in a fast-paced, ideas-led environment, you’re in the right place.


Ways you contribute:

  • Provide technical and business support for corporate application users through strong understanding of application concepts and procedures.
  • Respond to issues and queries from stakeholders, provide short-term resolutions and work with relevant technology partners for long term remediation in a timely manner.
  • Work alongside sponsors, project managers, and architects to create and execute project plans.
  • Translate conceptual user requirements into software requirements.
  • Manage the design, development, and implementation of software requirements.
  • Produce functional and technical designs for developers and/or end users.
  • Ensures configurations meet business requirements and enterprise-level policy guidance (e.g., architecture, security, risk) and ensures the translation of those processes, needs and requirements into related artifacts and documentation
  • Participate in application releases, from development, testing and deployment into production.
  • Oversee and mentor junior resources on the team.
  • Learn and be exposed to suite of corporate SAP technologies.

Primary Qualifications:

  • University or College education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, Commerce, Business Administration or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience translating business needs into clear designs and produce high-quality builds.
  • Experience performing unit and functional testing of designs.
  • Experience articulating functionality of systems to business and IT teams at various levels.
  • Strong ability to produce detailed documentation.
  • Strong analytical and excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Good understanding in financial accounting and reporting practices
  • At least 2 years experience in relational data modeling and design with formal knowledge of normalization.
  • Good understanding of source system data integration requirements and design and configure data models and inbound integrations.
  • Participation in at least one end-to-end project (analysis, design, config/development build, test, deployment including training and data conversion).
  • Hands-on technical ability to write SQL queries to extract and manipulate data.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to maintain and enhance collaboration across business and technology teams
  • Extensive experience in:
    • Large project scoping, estimating, and work management
    • Complex analysis and troubleshooting
    • Developing effective working relationships with the business, consultants, and IS
  • Leads the troubleshooting & resolution of complex problems to determine root cause and possible solutions, requiring the identification and analysis of alternative courses of action, involving the development of new approaches, tactics and initiatives
  • Ability to research and propose resolutions on complex technical issues.

Skills considered an asset:

  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA
  • Experience in SAP Finance and Controlling (FI/CO)
  • Basic understanding of IFRS17 concept
  • Understanding of the Bank Analyzer / Insurance Analyzer / Financial Products Subledger (FPSL)
  • Understanding of Source Data Layer (SDL) and Results Data Layer (RDL) and related concepts
  • Experience with UML modeling techniques and tools would be an asset.
  • Experience with designing application integration services (REST/JSON, SOAP/XML)
  • Experience with Sparx Enterprise Architect



Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today 


We are one of Canada’s top 100 employers!


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