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Systems Analyst

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Systems Analyst
Department/Unit Enterprise Application Services
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S369-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1
Salary $66,445 - $89,012 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Enterprise Application Services (EAS) department in Information Technology Services (ITS), provides services to support and improve university administration. This includes maintaining existing and implementing new administrative systems, as well as upgrading and supporting a variety of information technology platforms. Reporting to the Associate Director, Business and Application Solutions, and in conjunction with other System Analyst(s) on the team, the incumbent performs duties of senior technical staff member in the software development unit of EAS.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work within established time frames to design and develop software solutions that meet functional and technical specifications as prepared by clients (functional users) and systems analysts.
  • Working directly with clients, with guidance from the management team and team members, devise and implement solutions to meet the IT requirements of the University.
  • Carry out programming tasks as assigned.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation relating to all modifications and newly developed software applications.
  • Acquire and maintain a strong working knowledge of administrative systems, as well as interfaces to external systems.
  • Supervise and oversee the work and coordinate the efforts of up to 6 professional staff within the department, on a project basis.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or similar discipline with minimum three years’ of related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Experience in programming in relational database environments using SQL, PL/SQL and Oracle RDBMS.
  • Programming experience with Java and Java Enterprise Edition.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, written and oral communications skills, as well as organizational skills.
  • Experience with the Eclipse IDE, IntelliJ IDEs is an asset. Additional knowledge of web-based development technologies, HTML5, JavaScript and XML.
  • Experience with UNIX operating systems and shell scripting.
  • Additional assets would include: Ellucian Banner ERP, Page Builder, and knowledge of web-based system architectures.
Job Competencies
- Respect & Inclusion
- Adaptability
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Thinking and Acting Strategically
- Resource & Process Management
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/18/2023
Close Date 10/03/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter