Business Analyst, Information Technology

Business Analyst, Information Technology
Employment type: Full-time
City: Calgary
Last visit: 2014-10-17
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-17


As an independent system operator, the AESO leads the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of Alberta's interconnected power system. The AESO also facilitates Alberta's fair, efficient and openly competitive wholesale electricity market, which in 2013 had about 176 participants and approximately $8.0 billion in annual energy transactions.

The key objective of this position is to identify business needs in order to help determine solutions to business problems. Solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change. This requires that the Business Analyst (BA) works closely with internal clients and management to identify, analyze, and initiate business process improvement opportunities. In turn, the BA will be responsible for translating the identified business requirements into detailed requirements allowing the design and development of systems solutions and the effective testing and deployment of those solutions.

The BA role includes an ongoing responsibility to conceive, design and develop relevant best business analysis practices and standards, and associated tools, templates and techniques to improve the quality and productivity of IT solutions. This role may also include backing up and performing PM and/or QA responsibilities from time to time.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Customer Relationship Management

Business Case Analysis & Preparation

Requirements Elicitation

Business Process Design

Business Process & Systems Implementation/Deployment

Business Process & Systems Training

Support PM and assist or perform PM tasks if required

Support and Steward Solution Design and Development teams

Support Testing and Testing Teams (perform QA tasks if required)

Application Release Management Support


Completion of a post-secondary Diploma or Degree in Information Technology (or equivalent)

BA Certification through IIBA or other certifying body desirable


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Required

7+ years of experience as a business analyst

A solid understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and structured developmental methodology, including waterfall, iterative and agile

Familiarity with IIBA processes and standards

Experience with mapping business processes, rules, system requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills and are comfortable working with both business users and technical specialists

Extensive experience in authoring the following artifacts:

          -  Business cases

          -  Business process models

          -  Business, technical, functional and non-functional requirements

          -  Use cases


If you are interested in the above position, please email your resume in confidence, referencing Job #225 to by October 31, 2014, in order to be considered.


The AESO is unable to accept unsolicited agency resumes. Any resumes submitted become the sole property of the Alberta Electric System Operator.

The AESO would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


The Alberta Electric System Operator, and its members, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the "AESO") is committed to protecting personal information provided to it. By submitting your personal information to the AESO for the purpose of pursuing employment with the AESO, you hereby consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the AESO, in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act of Alberta, as amended from time to time

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Energy , Oil and Utilities

Job Function: Technology and Digital Media