The Technology Department is responsible for providing technology solutions that contribute to the achievement of BCI’s vision and long-term goals. The department manages the Corporation’s business applications and technology infrastructure, providing support to a large group of financial professionals. The Department is also responsible for authoring technology-related directives and conducting disaster recovery planning to minimize risk to the Corporation’s delivery of investment services. Technology is looking to fill multiple Business Solutions Engineer roles at various levels - I, II & III.
Reporting to the Director, Business Advisory Services, the Business Solutions Engineers are responsible for business analysis of projects with a high-level of complexity. The Business Solutions Engineers collaborate and communicate with members of cross-functional teams and deliver business value to internal customers. S/he will be instrumental in understanding business needs and issues, clarifying requirements and modelling business processes in an Agile hybrid environment. The role focuses on the analysis, design, implementation and support of business processes on a DevOps team. The position can be based in either Vancouver or Victoria with travel between the two cities.
Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or a related field
Experience delivering technology solutions to the investment management industry (public market trading lifecycle, investment risk, private markets, investment & client reporting, valuations & fund accounting) is preferred
Must have excellent customer-service, listening, communication and problem-solving skills
Must be familiar with change management principles and practices relating to technology transformations
Professional certifications such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) or similar credentials is an asset
Business Solutions Engineer II:
A minimum of 5 years experience working as a Business Analyst or Business Engineer in an Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban)
Business Solutions Engineer III:
A minimum of 8 years experience working as a Business Analyst or Business Engineer
A minimum of 5 years experience working in an Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban)
A minimum of 3 years experience working in the Investment Management industry
Collaborates with team members, other Technology teams and customers to understand the objectives, needs and issues of assigned customer area(s)
Designs information systems that deliver maximum business value to customers based on Technology and corporate strategies, priorities and customer needs
Collaborates with team members to identify opportunities for integrated user experiences
Elicits and captures business requirements and non-functional requirements through facilitating meetings, conducting workshops, conducting interviews and reviewing existing processes
Validates business and non-functional requirements and ensures they meet desired outcomes
Performs user research, analyzes user needs and aligns results with the desired outcomes
Develops unambiguous and compelling user stories and clear user acceptance criteria
Develops user personas, journey maps, wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, site maps, prototypes and mock-ups
Applies knowledge of Agile methods and participates in team activities, ceremonies and efforts to continuously improve processes including backlog development or grooming, sprint planning and team retrospectives
Proactively identifies risks and issues and proposes solutions to remove barriers
Acts as a subject matter expert and provides support, ad hoc training and guidance to users and others to increase adoption of Agile methods
Ensures business engineering artifacts are accurate, accessible, maintained and communicated to stakeholders as needed
Undertakes special projects or assignments as required
Performs other related duties as required
In addition to the responsibilities above, the Business Solutions Engineer III:
Provides technical leadership, mentoring and coaching to team members and creates a culture of customer-centricity, accountability and high performance
FOCUS AREA - DevOPS
Additional responsibilities for the focus area are as follows or all positions:
Collaborates with the Product Owner to support strategic and tactical changes to their business processes and supporting systems
Collaborates with the Product Owner and Technology teams to support the ongoing evolution of product roadmaps, applications and features
Drives the adoption of core DevOps practices including continuous deployment, continuous integration, test-driven development and automated testing
Guides the definition, collection and/or analysis of the KPIs, metrics and reporting use to track, optimize and communicate performance to customers
Contributes to BCI’s reference architecture and the ongoing evolution of DevOps practices
In addition to the focus area responsibilities above, the Business Solutions Engineer III:
Leads business engineering efforts of projects including business analysis, design, configuration, integration testing and production support
Acts as a surrogate to the Product Owner and provides guidance for team activities, as needed
Oversees end user acceptance testing, analyzes the results, clarifies requirements and acts as a bridge between the customer and the DevOps team
Effective performers possess a natural desire to deconstruct and rebuild systems, processes and policies to better understand their business value and improve upon it. They isolate causes from symptoms and compile information and alternatives to illuminate problems and issues. They strive to involve others in their analytical efforts and gather information from a variety of sources.
Effective performers establish and proactively maintain a broad network of relationships (e.g. colleagues, co-workers, vendors, suppliers, etc.). They value these relationships and work effectively across the organization by maintaining positive working relationships with peers and others.
Effective performers possess a high inner work standard and shows pride in their work. They consistently strive to ensure work is complete within deadlines and that all work performed is of a high quality.
Effective performers are skilled at directing, persuading, and motivating others. They are able to flex their style to direct, collaborate, or empower as the situation requires. They have established a personal power base built on mutual trust, fairness, and honesty.
Organization & Planning
Effective performers have strong organizing and planning skills that allow them to be highly productive and efficient. They manage their time wisely and effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks. They follow through on tasks to ensure changes in technology are communicated effectively.
Effective performers maintain appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments. They are motivated by achievement and persist until the goal is reached. They convey a sense of urgency to make things happen. They respect the need to balance short- and long-term goals. They are driven by a need for closure.
Effective performers clearly and articulately convey technical and other information both orally and in writing to others in a manner appropriate to the listener. They write clearly, accurately and concisely, composing project, technical and other required documentation as required.
Effective performers are adaptable. They embrace needed change and modify their behaviour when appropriate to achieve organizational objectives. They are effective in the face of ambiguity. They understand and use change management techniques to help ensure smooth transitions.
BCI offers an exceptional opportunity to work at a world-class organization while living in a west coast setting. We are a significant institutional investor whose investments span the world. Our major clients are pension plans, and the work that we do helps to secure the retirements of hundreds of thousands of people. Our success depends on our high-performing employees. The people who work at BCI are committed, passionate, and approachable. They aim for continuous improvement and share BCI’s core values of accountability, transparency, integrity, and team cohesiveness. We are currently expanding our team and our skill base to equip BCI for the future.