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Senior Systems Analyst

Full time @Ontario Government in Government Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Experience 2-5 years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree

Job Description

Are you looking for your next career move? Looking for a challenging role where you can make a difference? If so, consider this opportunity with the Treasury Board Secretariat, Cluster Applications Branch of the Central Agencies I&IT Cluster. In this role, you will use your business, technical, and system development skills to deliver solutions, particularly in the Business Intelligence and data analytics portfolio for our clients.

Note: These positions are located at 33 King Street West, Oshawa; however, alternate work arrangements, including flexible hours, telework (remote work), and a compressed work week, may be available.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Provide leadership on projects, including leading other project team members to analyze business needs in relation to program and service delivery requirements.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost/benefit analysis on business and technical systems initiatives.
  • Prepare estimates of cost and resource requirements, and plan and coordinate schedules.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice in complex systems analysis and design.
  • Prepare technical recommendations in alignment with I&IT and client strategic priorities and goals.
  • Coordinate and oversee Quality Assurance Testing and implementation of systems and applications.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including clients, vendors and I&IT service providers, to meet service delivery requirements.

Please note: You may occasionally be required to perform maintenance activities and/or respond to emergencies outside the scope of a “normal” working day, 9 am to 5 pm.

Location: Oshawa

How do I qualify?

Communication Skills:

  • You can lead discussion of systems development options and technical processes among the project team.
  • You can lead client meetings and workshops to validate business requirements.
  • You can lead discussions with the development team and other delivery partners to translate business requirements into system requirements.
  • You can discuss development and operational recommendations, given limitations and considerations, in clear non-technical terms.
  • You can prepare project reports and presentations, business cases, and systems documentation and manuals.
  • You can provide input to the negotiation of contracts with vendors of services, equipment, hardware, and software, within pre-determined parameters, including assigning, reviewing, and ensuring quality of work.
  • You can deliver presentations to the development and client audiences.

Technical Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of business systems and infrastructure technologies in order to provide leadership in the identification and evaluation of information technology options for business areas, the development of new systems or systems modifications, and the deployment of, or enhancements to, infrastructure solutions.
  • You have hands-on operational experience utilizing technical knowledge and expertise within cloud and virtualization.
  • You can assist in the development, documentation, and validation of policies, processes and/or procedures relating to a variety of cloud concepts and standards.
  • You have knowledge of theory and principles of systems design and development, and related methods, techniques, and practices, to provide leadership for the analysis and definition of business and information technology requirements, design, development, testing and implementation of systems solutions, and evaluation of hardware and software.
  • You maintain current knowledge of trends and advances in information technology.
  • You have production support experience, including knowledge of service activation and sustainment practices and processes.
  • You have the ability to quickly gain knowledge of the tax and social benefits programs processes.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

  • You have the analytical and problem-solving skills required to assess business priorities and needs of business areas.
  • You can evaluate business and technical design alternatives.
  • You can propose IT solutions which are cost-effective and improve program/service delivery for business areas.
  • You can establish use cases and traceability matrices based on business requirements.
  • You can analyze systems performance to identify potential opportunities for improvement in areas such as virtualized environments, hardware infrastructure, backup and archive systems, data storage environment, and cloud environment systems and services.
  • You can assist in the development of metrics and reporting, i.e., Cloud, Midrange platforms.

Project Planning Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of project planning methodology and theory, along with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the Ministry IT plan, to support the IT business planning process.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,483.40 – $1,916.28 Per Week

Additional information:

  • 4 Temporary, duration up to 18 months (with possible extension), 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region
  • 2 Permanent, 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario) (, including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 174033, by Thursday, January 20, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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