Digital Agile Business Analyst

Our Company
Picton Mahoney Asset Management (“PMAM”) was founded in 2004 to provide unique investment solutions to institutional, retail and high net worth investors in Canada and around the world. We are proud to say that we are 100% employee-owned and manage approximately $10 billion in sub-advisory, pension plan and hedge fund assets on behalf of our clients. We are honoured to make the ranks as one of Canada’s Top-8 Employers as recognized through Great Place to Work™ in 2020 and 2021, Canada’s 2020 and 2021 Best Workplaces™ in Financial Services & Insurance, 2021 Best Workplaces™ for Women, 2021 Best Workplaces for Inclusion, and 2020 and 2021 Best Workplace™ in Ontario. The core values at Picton Mahoney guide the employee experience and contribute to the culture which fosters strong, transparent relationships.

Why Work at Picton Mahoney?
Picton Mahoney Asset Management is a place where employees can be proud of building a rewarding career that offers growth and the opportunity to evolve within a supportive culture that focuses on professional development. Over the past 15 years, we have learned from feedback and have developed strategies and programs that enhance employee engagement and improve the employee experience. As our values state: We work together; fully engaged and aligned. We support each other, and our actions contribute to the strategic goals of our firm.  We are highly focused on continuous improvement while driving positive change and stronger results across our team and the firm. We believe in integrity and always “doing the right thing” for our clients, colleagues and the firm. We are committed to performance, excellence and winning. At Picton Mahoney, “stepping up” is an action, not a thought, which results in the development and implementation of those ideas. We accept full responsibility for personal performance and results. We believe in being open when providing and receiving feedback, because it makes us better at what we do best.

The Opportunity:

PMAM is currently searching for a focused, high-energy, motivated and results-oriented individual to join the firm’s Technology and Operations team as an Agile Business Analyst. Reporting to the Head of Digital Strategy & Delivery, The Digital Program Leader is responsible for designing an organization-wide agile delivery framework and leveraging that framework to lead - with hands-on oversight- the development of new and enhanced capabilities from initial design to final delivery. 

Combining technical, analytical and project management acumen, the successful incumbent will play a critical role in the firm’s digital transformation, working closely with partners across the firm to drive greater long-term profitability through the rapid advancement of our digital customer experience, data capabilities and emerging enterprise technology stack.  

The ideal candidate will have direct experience delivering/supporting the following programs as a BA or PM:

  1. Site migration to a new content management system (CMS) and information architecture
  2. Standing up or evolving other marketing technology including marketing automation, personalization journey metrics, and SEO tools
  3. Customer facing web applications, ideally in the FI space (e.g. portfolio management, and calculators)
  4. Advancing organizational data architecture including Business Intelligence and EDLs (SQL, AWS, Azure)

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Analyze, validate, and translate clients' functional and non-functional business requirements into conceptual design documentation to execute changes or enhancements to business processes, data/information, and information systems
  • Analyze existing processes, create process maps and workflow documents, and develop solution designs that record and explain the desired outcomes of the system enhancement/development
  • Create, refine, and maintain user stories and associated deliverables such as process flows and test cases to meet development and stakeholder needs
  • Guide Feature and Story-level refinement to the definition of “Ready” in preparation for the next sprint or required release cycles
  • Write clear, concise and technically sound user stories, expected outcomes, and acceptance criteria
  • Deliver documentation to peers and clients for validation and approval and to technical project members to deliver the solution
  • Support end-user UAT activities and review test results to ensure specifications/requirements have been met
  • Own/Support communication, change management and training plans to support programs
  • Take ownership and communicate progress on work packages, including requirements management, in a concise and timely manner, escalating issues to project manager, partners and manager where appropriate
  • Contribute to a fair, positive and equitable environment that supports a diverse workforce

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • 3+ years in Business Analyst (or similar/adjacent) role
  • Demonstrated business and technical expertise to evaluate complex problems and provide proposals and recommendations to meet stakeholders’ diverse business needs accurately and objectively
  • Demonstrated ability working in a collaborative team environment with multiple stakeholders across an organization, including Project Managers, Developers, Business Owners, Analysts, QA Personnel, as well as external Vendors
  • Demonstrated use-case creation and documentation, storyboarding, and creation of testable requirements (with acceptance criteria)
  • Experience leading data related initiatives with specific emphasis on Data Issues and Data Impact Assessments
  • Excellent understanding of current IT practices, systems development techniques, especially requirements specification and testing methodologies
  • Strong technical and data analytical skills, experience with SQL (Oracle, or Sybase, SQL Server), NoSQL databases (ElasticSearch), and Python

Competencies of a Successful Leader at Picton Mahoney:

  • Results-Oriented: Does everything to be as productive as possible; keeps 100% focused on work; takes initiative to start and complete tasks.
  • Collaboration: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization.  Builds appropriate rapport; Builds constructive and effective relationships using diplomacy and tact; Can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Critical Thinking: Able to objectively examine assumptions and beliefs; Makes decisions that impact problems at their cause rather than just the symptom; Uses a decision-making approach that is fair and accurate; Demonstrates insightful understanding of the organizational context and priorities; Foresees long-term implications of proposed positions.
  • Customer Focus: Communicates in a positive manner, especially when handling complaints or conflict; efficiently obtains additional resources as needed to satisfy customer needs.  Can refer internal or external people to the correct person in the organization
  • Cultivates Innovation: Total understanding of the marketplace for products and services (what are the benefits to your customer and why do they buy your product); Is able to select from among many possible creative ideas for new products and services, those which would have the highest likelihood of success in the marketplace; Taking the raw idea and managing the transition to a successful product or process in the marketplace.
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Understands technical expectations of the job and uses all resources available to improve effectiveness within the organization.
  • Passion for Results: Can be counted on to exceed expectations on a regular basis; Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Personal Learning or Self-Development: Engages in continuous self-development; Tackles challenges with enthusiasm and determination; Admits mistakes and openly identifies opportunities for personal growth; Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits

Above all, we’re looking for individuals with a mindset to think differently and who are inspired to make BIG impact. If you think that you will excel in this multi-faceted role, we want to hear from you!

Our Commitment to Employees
Picton Mahoney Asset Management is proud to offer our employees with generous perks and programs that enhance the career experience with our firm, including: Corporate Wellness & Fitness Reimbursement, Maternity and Parental Leave Top-Up, Peer Performance Recognition Awards, Semi-Annual Performance Bonuses, Generous Annual Vacation Entitlement (minimum of 15 days/year), Tuition Reimbursement, Extensive Medical & Dental Benefits, Healthcare Spending Account and more.

Health and Safety
We are doing our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our employees and visitors and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our office will allow for social distancing and ensuring new routines are followed, such as hand sanitizing, thorough disinfection and cleaning, mask wearing, and other protective equipment. In addition, all employees and visitors who visit our office will be mandated to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



Picton Mahoney Asset Management is proud to be recognized by Great Place to Work® as a 2021 “Best Workplaces for Inclusion” and 2021 “Best Workplaces for Women”. We are committed to providing an equitable and fair work environment for everyone and all hiring and other personnel actions will be taken without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, gender identity, gender expression, family status, age, language or national origin. If you require an accommodation at any point in time throughout the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (416) 955-4108 or at


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