Intermediate Systems Analyst

Posted Date: Mar 27, 2024
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2024

Status: Open

Competition No: 694
Position Type: Full Time - Trust Funded
Salary Range: $68,914.07 to $95,379.39 per year
Grade: 10
Hours: 40

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 1 year plus a day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

Location - This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person at our North Campus Edmonton. 

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) detects large changes in biodiversity in Alberta with the annually updated Biodiversity Intactness Index and Human Footprint Inventory. This research provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta's living resources to meet the information needs of government planners, industrial developers and local communities.


Working in the ABMI’s Information Centre, the Intermediate Systems Analyst supports the Senior Systems Analysts in the architectural design, development, and deployment of many of the ABMI’s information systems. These information systems support a variety of applications, including:

  • an online platform for the storage, processing, management, and mobilization of environmental sensor data;
  • the core ABMI data pipeline, which integrates field-based, taxonomic, and earth observation data for analysis;
  • web-based interactive map-viewers to support public access to ABMI geospatial and scientific data layers;
  • and online biodiversity and land cover reporting.

The Intermediate Systems Analyst participates in all stages of software development for these applications, as well as research new technologies and software solutions to guide the development of new applications, as new business needs at the ABMI emerge.


  • Provide key oversight, planning, and management of a variety of ABMI Information Systems.
  • Understanding of objectives, data types, and associated workflows to generate specifications for new systems and to update existing infrastructure.
  • Follow and implement policies, best practices, and industry standards.
  • Develop system architecture design, including related data infrastructure, and implement appropriate database and web-based services.
  • Lead software implementation, performance evaluation, and deployment.
  • Support the hiring, training, and supervision of junior members of the system development team.
  • Manage workplans related to current and new software information systems.
  • Develop metadata documents and data management policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical support, input, and advice on ABMI's information systems.
  • Develop new functionality for platforms and tools.
  • Leverage existing infrastructure to deliver other platforms and IT tools.
  • Lead internal software development including the implementation of new tools and functionalities after consulting with internal and external users.
  • Consult with internal and external users to aid the coordination and maintenance of information management tools.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in computing science or a related field or equivalent Technical Diploma combined with relevant experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Database Administration for PostgresSQL and Oracle.
  • At least 5 years software development experience, with excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Expert knowledge of data structures, system design and algorithms.
  • Expert with DevOps and CI/CD.
  • At least 2 years of experience with cloud-based systems: Amazon AWS, MS Azure.
  • At least 3 years of experience with Java or .NET programming.
  • At least 3 years of experience with relational database systems.
  • At least 3 years of experience with JavaScript.
  • Experience with Node.js, and React, Vue, or Angular.
  • Equivalencies of Education and Experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical thinking and innovation through problem solving.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge in GIS systems and geospatial analysis and online GIS tools, such as ESRI, MapBox and PostGIS.
  • Team player who can also work independently with little supervision.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight April 17, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.

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