Coop (Business Analyst)

April 28 2020
Industries IT: Software
Categories Consultation, Business analyst, Information Technology, IT Business Analyst, Project Management, Business Analysis
Vancouver, BC

Coop (Business Analys) FISPAN is a 4-year-old financial technology start-up based in Downtown Vancouver. Founded by established female entrepreneur Lisa Shields, FISPAN has been rapidly growing since inception and recently closed Series A funding of $8.5 million. FISPAN works with Global Tier 1 banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase, to create new and innovative solutions for our contextual business banking platform and supporting software.

As a Business Analyst Co-op at FISPAN, you will be working at the intersection of the product development, strategy and business development teams. Our BA Co-ops help us build real client proposals, guide our product roadmap and support client rollouts as we continue to grow.

How your day at work would look like

  • Work across team boundaries with multiple people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Assist the management team, banks and clients to understand new requirements, analyze and question ambiguity, and create content that articulates our understanding.
  • Work closely with development teams to manage ongoing and upcoming development projects and facilitate client discussions when necessary.
  • Carry out market research to assist our industry-leading content creation
  • Research and understand the enterprise software industry, commercial banking, and how to position our products to meet our diverse client’s needs to support our Strategy and Sales teams.
  • Create customized product demonstrations aimed at existing and prospective clients or end-users.
  • Gather and document clear business requirements and work with development teams to ensure that our solution meets client needs.
  • Support our product teams through the testing and implementation of new deliveries by designing and managing test cases to ensure quality of end-user software delivery
  • Be a key stakeholder and team member that plays a critical role in delivering services to our clients.
  • Enjoy opportunities to work closely with executive level members on key initiatives.
  • We are a startup – there are going to be a million other things that need to get done!


  • Most importantly, a successful candidate will be a fast learning self-starter and a team player that will grow to play a critical role in delivering services to our clients.
  • Comm or BBA Student (Technology Management, MIS, BUCS and Comp Sci Minors have excelled in the past). Alternatively, a Computer Science or other applied science student with demonstrated experience in the field of business, accounting or banking would be strongly considered.
  • Comfort working in a distributed team across various time zones, as our office is currently partially closed and a majority of our team is working remotely.
  • Passion for enterprise technology, with a keen interest in how some of the world’s largest business operate today.
  • Familiarity with practical, real-world applications of accounting, retail or commercial banking would be very relevant to this position.
  • Demonstratable familiarity with any high-level programming language is an asset, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Python or Kotlin. Additional components relevant within our technology stack may include PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Docker and Kubernetes.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver in the historic Marine Building. Founded in 2016 by a successful FinTech Entrepreneur, Lisa Shields, we are on a mission to fundamentally change the way that companies bank while building Vancouver’s next anchor company. We believe in uniting dynamic and passionate individuals in one place to create the best product in the FinTech industry.

* This posting is an 8-month term.

Messages From Past Coops

At FI.SPAN, I worked at the intersection of the Product (Engineering) and Sales team, creating and configuring customized product demos aimed at potential customers. I really felt like my work was contributing directly to the success of the company!” - Fall 2017 Coop

Working at FI.SPAN enabled me to perform duties like pre-configuration of ERP systems, writing sales pitch proposals, and preparing use case documents for major banking software providers. Being able to work at the intersection of both the Product (Engineering) and Sales teams, gave me the opportunity to do work that I was really proud of!” - Fall 2017 Coop

Working for a startup means doing anything that needs to be done. My first project was building datasets for sales demos, and since then I worked with UX consultants for our product, helped create technical marketing material, started working with our first client to implement our system, and designing processes for our SOC 2 designation. Ultimately, I felt like my work had a direct impact on the company!” - Summer 2017 Coop

Working for a startup, and especially with FI.SPAN, people often get to wear different hats and work on projects for different departments. I have personally worked with Product, Sales, Marketing, and Operations in my time here.” - Summer 2017 Coop

Working at FI.SPAN provided me an opportunity to dig deeper into banking and technology which I was already extremely passionate about learning. The FI.SPAN team is extremely knowledgeable, hardworking, and invested in helping their interns to grow. As an intern, I was encouraged to think critically and have ownership in my projects as well as stepping into exciting opportunities of business strategy and product development.” - Summer 2018 Coop

“FI.SPAN is a very challenging but rewarding start-up company to intern/co-op for. Unlike larger companies that assign filler work projects, the tasks that FI.SPAN assigns to co-ops actually add authentic strategic or analytical value to the goals of the organization. Overall, if you are looking to work in an engaging and positive environment with a highly motivated and supportive group of people, I absolutely recommend you apply to FI.SPAN.” - Summer 2018

“Completing a Co-op term at FI.SPAN has been an incredible learning opportunity from so many aspects. Within my first few weeks I was already communicating and helping manage projects with some of the largest banks in North America, both from a technical and strategic point of view. Moreover, not only were my fellow co-ops so supportive along the way but so were the rest of my colleagues and I was able to gain a wealth of knowledge from them too.” - Fall 2018

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