Business Analyst Co-op (4- or 8-month term)

Burnaby, BC
Business Services – Information Systems /
Co-op /
About us:  
D-Wave (NYSE: QBTS) is a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services, and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers—and the only company building both annealing quantum computers and gate-model quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing today to benefit business and society. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling. D-Wave’s technology has been used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations including Mastercard, Deloitte, Davidson Technologies, ArcelorMittal, Siemens Healthineers, Unisys, NEC Corporation, Pattison Food Group Ltd., DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Southern California, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. 
Our company and its innovations have appeared in the pages of Time Magazine, Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, INC Magazine and Wired. As of August 8, 2022, our company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as $QBTS.   
The Information Systems team is looking for a Business Analyst Co-op to assist hands on in the full systems development life cycle. You will work alongside talented individuals developing, implementing, and administering new software solutions across our organization. You will be assisting and helping with many of the software implementations and projects we have scheduled for that quarter.  

In this role you will: 

    • Be exposed to and master administration of different software used across the organization 
    • Participate in Proof of Concept (POC) on new technologies and document findings 
    • Assist by performing project management tasks and Business analyst work 
    • Work with business partners to define, develop and document detailed business requirements 
    • Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise and keep current with leading-edge technologies by researching Business Analytics platforms 
    • Day-to-day task to keep the business systems teams organized  

Experience and skills we’re looking for:

    • Currently enrolled in a relevant technology program, such as Computer Science, Engineering,Information Technology Management, Financial Analysis and Risk Management, or Computing 
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and synthesize input in a team-based, collaborative environment 
    • Experience in requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, and management 
    • Able to handle several tasks at any given time 
    • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently 
    • Willingness to research and find innovative and effective solutions 
    • Strong analytical skills 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Nice to have:

    • Previous business analyst or business systems experience 
    • Familiarity with Jira and Confluence 
    • Experience with technology project delivery and agile delivery methodology 
    • Experience building compelling dashboards using data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI) 
    • Experience with marketing and sales lifecycles 
    • Prior Co-op or professional experience is an asset 
$21 - $26.50 an hour
Term: September - December

Please include a cover letter with your application.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who are selected for interviews will be contacted.  
D-Wave systems is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, identities and experiences. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or provincial laws and regulations.