System Analyst


Posted 11 months ago

We are looking for a System Analyst! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: System Analyst
Term: 6 months contract with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid once a week on-site
Job ID number: C1264


Brief Description of Duties:

Provide senior technical expertise, project leadership and coordination of activities in the development, implementation and maintenance of a diverse range of cost effective I&IT solutions.

Provide technical advice to clients and leverage OPS I&IT solutions and applications to meet program/service goals and objectives ensuring efficiency


General Skills:

  • Provides specialized technical expertise in the overall analysis of the design and architecture of systems solutions.
  • Ability to evaluate recommendations and ensures all recommended solutions for improvement are congruent with the project goals and objectives
  • Identifies short and long-term project goals/objectives, and as a senior technical expert, defines and identifies program and service delivery requirements in support of the development and/or acquisition of client applications
  • Leads the analysis, development and documentation of design and architecture of systems solutions.
  • Leads the development of testing, integration and implementation of systems solutions into the clients’ applications
  • Guides the feasibility studies and cost effective analyses of proposed client I&IT initiatives, ensures all studies and analyses are documented
  • Leads the technical aspects of projects related to the development and/or acquisition of a diverse range of client applications through all stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). This includes planning, scheduling and estimating resources, providing technical expertise, co-ordination, monitoring progress and providing management with project status updates
  • Demonstrated experience gathering requirements, translating business documents into technical specifications
  • Experience leading development/support teams supporting multi-dimensional and relational databases and their applications for effective planning, budgeting, strategizing and forecasting procedures
  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing complex applications utilizing relational and multi-dimensional databases
  • Ability to provide implementation and post implementation support as required
  • Oversees the research and evaluation of the technical components in the acquisition of software, hardware, technology, systems and products
  • Recommends and directs the measurement and improvement of tools, techniques, standards and performance criteria to control the quality of application development initiatives
  • Provides coaching and direction to junior analysts throughout the project, related to the development and/or acquisition of a diverse range of client applications through all stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle


Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in rapid application development (RAD) methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience with middleware and gateways
  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices
  • Experience with development/maintenance of documentation as per Methodology
  • Good working knowledge of Dimensions and Facts
  • Knowledge of multidimensional structures (cubes)
  • Ability to gather, review and provide feedback to business requirements



  • Experience and Skill Set Requirements


Business analysis and requirements gathering

  • A solid understanding of the work required to effectively capture and document user requirements
  • A strong working knowledge of how to capture and document user experiences and functional requirements
  • Technical knowledge sufficient to translate user requirements and experiences into technical system requirements
  • Written and verbal ability to convey requirements to both technical and non-technical team members and management


Server Operating Systems Experience

  • Operating systems (AIX; Red Hat Linux, Windows Server Operating Systems both current and legacy versions)
  • Knowledge of security best practices for each listed OS
  • Experience migrating from legacy versions of each listed OS
  • Knowledge of best practices for server-side configuration and server hardening


Business Applications

  • Axway support and improvements (Managed File Transfer – MFT)
  • BizTalk
  • TRA and Penn Test
  • Daily Operations for Multiple Ministries/Partners
  • Mid-Range Environment project support/config, testing etc
  • Investigation for possible CTE (Common Technology Enabler) opportunity for enterprise/common use



  • Coding in .Net; VB; Java, XML
  • Solid understanding of networking (protocols such as FTP; SFTP)
  • PKI; encryption/decryption
  • Solid understanding of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and related technologies
  • Solid understanding of legacy and common databases and their structures


Project Work and Systems Documentation and Soft Skills

  • Documentation of work done on operating systems
  • Documentation of work done within applications
  • Coding documentation
  • Summaries of work done related to project
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • A team player with a solid track record for meeting strict deadlines

Job Features

Job CategorySystem Analyst

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