Senior Analyst (MR0975)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Senior Analyst (IST3E)
Position Summary: 

Contribute to the development and support of IT Systems to ensure that they meet the current and future needs of stakeholders and users community.  

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Provide expertise in the discipline of system analysis, design, testing and deployment and mentor analysts in applying related processes, procedures and best-practices;
  • Resolve system incidents/problems and act as a liaison between Business Subject Matter Experts, technical teams and/or third-party vendors as required;
  • Provide guidance to and support the Portfolio Manager in the evaluation of business requests and the evolution of the systems within his/her own domain;

Lead the implementation of medium to complex enhancements to existing systems that meet business requirements and are aligned with IT orientations:

  • gather business requirements;
  • evaluate feasibility, provide estimates, design solution and prepare detailed specifications;
  • coordinate team effort in developing and implementing the enhancements;

With other IT experts in designing and implementing new systems that meet business requirements and are aligned with IT orientations:

  • analyze impact and provide expertise for integration with existing systems
  • identify tasks and artifacts required for the development, testing and deployment of the new system and modification to the existing systems and provide estimates
  • transform business requirements and conceptual system designs into detailed functional specifications in accordance with design standards
  • Develop the following artifacts (not limited to) for hand off to the development team and/or third-party vendors:  functional specifications, interface designs, data conversion, configuration and archiving specifications
  • Develop test plan and scenarios and conduct detailed functional and integration testing to ensure programming/configuration has been done in accordance with detailed functional specifications and business requirements
  • Perform or assist in the configuration and control of system parameters and files to meet business requirements
  • Support Business Subject Matter Experts and users during user acceptance testing and coordinate activities as required
  • Assist in the development of application documentation, user documentation and training materials
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
Undergraduates Degree (Management Information Systems or Computer Science or equivalent). Proven-track record in the implementation, development and support of ERP, client-server and web-application systems. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills – ability to perform root/cause analysis Demonstrated knowledge of functional analysis and data analysis - ability to understand and clarify business needs formulated by requesters and stakeholders. Experience in working with third-party software and third-party suppliers. Knowledge of the following would be an asset: business process techniques (BPMN), Master Solution Delivery methodologies (Macroscope Productivity Center), SOA concepts, Research Data Management Software. Strong leadership and communication skills. Demonstrated effective communication, writing, planning and coordination skills. Self-motivated, autonomous and ability to work well with multiple teams in cross functional set-up. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple initiatives and to manage deadlines. English spoken and written. French spoken and read.Familiarity with Oracle, SQL, Java considered a plus. Experience with Ellucian’s Banner applications considered a plus.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Portfolio Manager, Campus and IT Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 08) $74,500 - $99,400 (midpoint) - $129,300
IT Services
Enterprise Application Services
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
How To Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to IT Services:


McGill University, HR IT Services

688 Sherbrooke Street West, 16th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1


(514) 398-4451


careeropportunity.its [at]

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, IT Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.