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Big Data Functional Analyst, Advanced Analytics (Montreal or Levis)

February 24 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Analyst, Consultation, Business analyst, Project management, Product development and Management, Functional Business Analyst, Data analyst, BI, Mining, AI
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


As Functional Analyst, you are responsible for the functional analysis of analytical solutions for several large-scale Desjardins Group projects. You help solve highly complex problems that require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business.

General Information on the Position

More specifically, the mission of the Advanced Analytics Foundation Department is to accelerate data leveraging within Desjardins Group and serve as a catalyst for digital transformation.

As part of an Agile team, your role as functional analysis expert is to work closely with your team's business partners and specialists to enhance the analysis and understanding of business needs regarding the design and delivery of end-to-end analytical solutions. You ensure that the chosen solutions are the right ones, and oversee their implementation.

Additionnal responsibilities

  • Analyze and interpret business requirements and translate them into functional requirements while ensuring communication with the business partner.
  • Summarize an overall vision of an analytical solution that meets business requirements, and development and implementation challenges.
  • Design the documentation required for the solution's functional specifications, in accordance with standards and best practices, and test strategies.
  • Ensure the link between the architecture and the delivery teams.
  • Guide and coach the delivery teams in designing and developing the solution.
  • Coordinate various activities from the preparation phase to rollout of the solution; interact with data experts, data scientists and Big Data developers in the implementation of data pipelines and complex models in a Big Data ecosystem.
  • Follow up on the various strategies for implementing and adopting the solution.
  • Assist the use case Product Owner (PO) in planning and drafting backlog tasks_._
  • Take part in preparing training material and in training key users.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement; propose and recommend solutions to develop and optimize work methods and processes.
  • Adapt to constantly changing technology, and learn and apply new methods to achieve the organization's goals.

Other working conditions

  • Workplace : Montréal or Lévis according to the candidate's preference
  • Number of job available : 2


  • Bachelor's degree in IT or a related discipline
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in functional analysis, or other relevant experience in the BI field and/or advanced analytics
  • Experience in data traceability and quality
  • Experience and familiarity with Agile methodologies and tools (an asset)
  • Practical experience in estimating tasks(an asset)
  • Experience in the detailed design of data architecture solutions (an asset)

Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of data mapping
  • Knowledge of cloud Azure platforms and/or Google Cloud Platform (an asset)
  • Knowledge of data integration tools (IBM InfoSphere – Datastage, QualityStage, Azure Data Factory, NiFi, etc.) (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation, Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network