Functional Analyst, Squads

November 16 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Consultation, Business analyst, Project management
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, Squads, you design, configure, administer, maintain and upgrade business applications, management systems and APIs to meet the organization's needs. For this reason, you are part of an Agile Development Squad in the sector that is dedicated to our business members.

You play a leadership role with stakeholders and teams involved in the development of business relationships and on files and projects relating to development and strategic initiatives that are complex and innovative, such as IT upgrades, incident prevention, quality assurance and patch maintenance. Your responsibilities require extensive knowledge of your line of work.

You make recommendations on the development and delivery of files and projects with a high degree of operational and conceptual complexity. These require analysis and a comprehensive, detailed understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

You serve as a specialized advisor and subject matter expert in your field, and act as a contact and coach for decision makers.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead specialized development projects, initiatives and activities that significantly impact the entire organization
  • Advise your clients and partners to help them position, plan, develop, execute and monitor strategic projects and initiatives
  • Develop and update policies, standards, models, IT solutions and programs to support your unit's strategic projects and initiatives
  • Identify, analyze and diagnose major issues and make recommendations to decision-making bodies
  • Represent your unit before decision-making bodies
  • Represent Desjardins's position when making agreements with external partners and organizations.

Other working conditions

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of six year of relevant experience
  • Relevant experience in an Agile development environment
  • Experience in a squad environment (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

  • Familiarity with Confluence and Jira tools
  • Knowledge of architecture (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

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