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Title:  Business Systems Analyst with VAR, Python and Analytics




Requisition ID: 86864


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


Job Purpose

Technical business analyst who ensures re-engineering of VAR (Value at Risk) application, works closely with business to understand existing functionalities, and working closely with developers to migrate functionalities to new technology stack and write scripts for analysis, testing and regression.


Key accountabilities

Successful candidate will be responsible for liasing with business and working with developers to understand existing application processes, streamlining processes within the application, consolidating and centralizing functionalities.

The candidate will also be responsible for performing heavy data driven analytics and reconciliations using queries and scripts as the calculation logic in VAR application is highly statistical and computationaly intenstive.


Ideal candidate would be required to

  • Understand and investigate risk metric values from database and files with scripts like python, R and shell scripts.
  • Understand regulations around market risk capital and the business processes to calculate capital
  • Perform integration testing on the end to end application processes
  • Extract business logic by reading existing code such as java, python and shell scripts


Skills and Expereince

  • 5+ years of strong data analytics experience in SQL, R or Python
  • 5+ years of experience working in UNIX environments with shell (ksh/bash)
  • 7+ years of business analyst experience on software development projects
  • Hands on experience in using analytics libraries like numpy, scipy, dataframes is a plus
  • Proactive and curious to learn new technology and learn about business is a plus.



  • Masters/Bachelors in Computer Science/Statistics/Math Related discipline.
  • Experience in capital markets/banking domain is a plus.



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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