Business Analyst Co-op - TD Lab

Have you ever wondered how North America’s most successful companies develop some of their most innovative ideas? If so, consider joining our lab-based, fast-paced, and passionate team that ideates, builds, and tests innovative solutions that will shape the future of banking - and particularly targeted at students just like you. Think … developing solutions for students, by students! 

 

TD Lab is an authentically lean and highly collaborative work environment where a progressive team is changing the way this bank thinks about our customers - one sprint at a time. Make your mark in a setting where every day operates like a well-funded start-up, while helping TD Bank lead the way in fintech!

 

As a business analyst co-op in a role like no other, you will explore emerging markets and technologies and be empowered to start/stop projects because of what the market tells you. You will work in a vast, open and collaborative workspace in the Waterloo Region’s Communitech Hub alongside other leaders of corporate innovation, Velocity Garage, and a host of start-ups. 

 

You will truly learn, apply and experience lean concept and app development by:

  • Focusing on the right thing through research, prototyping and testing ideas with customers (out of building)

  • Share research insights with teams eager to learn about TD Lab projects and our competitive landscape

  • Rapidly develop your product vision board into a functional prototype (for web and/or mobile)

  • Investigate potential of emerging and enabling technologies (e.g. AI, big data, platform features) 

  • Refine presentation skills by pitching sprint demos, concepts and apps to senior technical executives

 

Every day is different and the skills you bring that would be an asset include:

  • Work independently with minimal supervision, establish priorities, and add value by helping drive each initiative, project, or team you are assigned to.

  • Participate as part of a team with targeted deliverables, working on initiatives designed to improve processes, systems, and applications which support our key businesses.

  • Develop technical requirements through business requirement gathering techniques to understand scope, functional & non-functional relationships, dependencies, risks, and facilitate the communication between business and technology areas

  • Assume an "ownership" role, on behalf of customer ensuring deliverables meet end-user requirements

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships by effectively communicating and sharing knowledge with your team, peers in the program, and your TD business partners

 

Additional skills include: 

  • Creative, innovative and media savvy

  • Stimulated by the digital world, and current with leading-edge digital technologies and trends that support product strategy and development

  • Conceptual thinker with proven analytical and problem solving skills – ready to take on challenges 

  • On track to complete Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Business Technology Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Technology Sciences

  • Excellent verbal & written communication with an ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to develop good business relationships with customers, business partners and stakeholders

 

Perks: 

  • Weekly catered lunch from local restaurants (e.g., Pepi’s Pizza, Taco Farm, Lancaster Smokehouse)

  • Monthly team events (e.g Bowling, Archery Tag, Axe Throwing, Escape Rooms)

  • Midterm hack week (i.e. your group project to wow us with something novel)

  • Latest MacBooks and mobile devices (i.e. to test solutions you help build!)

  • Design your own swag (i.e. something you wear) 

 

The Lab’s Solution Manager will mentor and guide you through our end-to-end process and set you up for success. You will work on several projects throughout the term and be exposed to the latest in modern tools and technologies. You will have the opportunity to act like an entrepreneur, bringing impactful ideas to life, while taking on challenging business and project tasks. You can read about our co-op experience from one of our former co-op employees here: https://medium.com/td-lab/my-internship-with-td-labs-73675b3e2fb5  

 

If you are a self-starter, like to think outside the box, and are looking for a challenge - this job is for you!


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