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Data Solution Analyst

Toronto, ON

Job ID: 14671 A Type: IT-Information Technology

Contract role with client

Hourly rate - $40\hr - $44\hr

Job location - Toronto, ON


Data Solution Analyst will provide data quality solutions to the clients globally. He\she will work closely with other IS teams to manage all aspects of data mastering and quality process development and support initiatives – across asset classes and geographies. He\she will be working within the global team of up to ten resources to execute against initiatives; including liaising and working jointly with GIDS and GPS team members and Technology department in global locations to provide 7x24 coverage to business stakeholders. The Data Solution team will work in conjunction with Technology teams and other key stakeholders to deliver data solutions using data enterprise management tools. This role will work with data owners, data stewards, data custodians and data consumers as SME on securities reference data related topics. Other responsibilities include performing research/analysis, facilitate discussions with business partners and document outcome. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to develop and maintain a robust stable Enterprise Data Management (EDM) platform contributing to the delivery of “a superior investment experience”.


Process design and implementation 

  • Execute workflow design build as set by senior members of Data Solutions 
  • Assist in gathering business requirements for ongoing Markit EDM enhancements 
  • Interpret and execute functional technical workflow requirements for EDM development 
  • Review requirements with relevant stakeholders to obtain agreement and sign off of proposals 
  • Assist in Build automated data master/quality solutions and Web user Interfaces on EDM platforms 
  • Perform Quality Assurance checks on new EDM system workflows before implementation. 
  • Update EDM design, data dictionary and process documentation. 

System Integrity 

  • Monitor and report system issues to the team for review and resolution 
  • Run test cases for Markit EDM system and application upgrade and enhancement 
  • Work with IT technical support team to resolve Markit EDM hardware / application Production issues 

Projects and Business support 

  • Participate in Data Solutions Projects and Data Solutions work streams of cross functional projects as assigned 
  • Provide first-line support for relevant data projects and data enquires 
  • Ensure support requests are handled promptly and accurately 
  • Create and maintain scheduled reports for internal business partners 
  • Participate in the implementation of scheduled Markit EDM process enhancement releases 
  • Co-ordinate end user testing of EDM enhancement releases 
  • Work closely with the other business units in GIDS and IS business units to execute other Data initiatives 


  • A Bachelor’s in IT, Finance is required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would provide the knowledge, skills and ability
  • Prior experience with Markit EDM application preferred 
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, SQL server database 
  • Basic understanding of the end-to-end data flow/process design 
  • Has a broad understanding of Investment operations as well as technology and its applications 
  • Minimum 2 years of Investment industry experience in either an IT or Investment Operations role 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – in particular Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Visio 
  • Prior work experience with other EDM applications (e.g. Eagle, Informatica) an asset
  • CFA preferred but not required. 
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC) certificate or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience to fulfill the job criteria; Professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA or CA) or CFA an asset

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