Norquest College


2 weeks ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Education, Technology Services
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description




Do you have a passion for the design and management of data and reporting solutions?


Our ideal candidate is highly self-directed, works well in collaborative environments, and can demonstrate the technical skills required to design, develop and implement technical solutions. If this sounds like you, we’d like to talk to you!

This position collaborates closely with college stakeholders and colleagues in Education and Information Technology to design and implement software solutions that are aligned with the strategic plans of the department. This position ensures that the solutions developed have few defects and are designed with user experience being a major design consideration.  The Senior Systems Analyst also plays a major role in supporting the College’s database servers and databases.



  • Recommend and design structures and tools for systems which meet business needs.
  • Translate logical designs into physical designs, and produce detailed design documentation.
  • Produces detailed designs and documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate.
  • Design, code, test, correct and document complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications, and subsequent iterations, using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result.
  • Takes part in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues' work.
  • Develop visual user experiences across digital assets, while working with project teams to present propositions and strategies.
  • Rapidly translate digital concepts into hi-fidelity visual outputs and interactive prototypes.
  • Captures multi-disciplinary requirements, and translates those requirements into user experiences, prototypes and final assets.
  • Uses user experience design methods such as surveys, interviews, and research as part of the system design strategy.  
  • Use database management system software and tools, and knowledge of logical database schemata, to investigate problems and collect performance statistics and create reports. Carries out routine configuration/installation and reconfiguration of database and related products.
  • Provides advice on the transformation of data/information from one format/medium to another, where appropriate.
  • Applies ethical and robust techniques in the transformation of data from one format/medium to another, in line with organizational policies and procedures and being sensitive to risks around the use of information.
  • Schedule and monitor implementation of new systems and changes to existing systems, and ensures effective communication with stakeholders throughout the process.
  • Diagnoses service delivery problems and takes action to maintain or improve service levels.
  • Manages and resolves incidents and problems according to agreed procedures and service level agreements.
  • Analyzes causes of incidents, and communicates approaches to minimize probability of recurrence, and contribute to continuous service improvement. 


  • University degree in related discipline, preferably in Computing Science is required.
  • Equivalencies may be considered.
  • ITIL certification would be considered an asset
  • MCSD certifications would be considered an asset
  • SQL Server certifications would be considered an assetAbility to solve complex problems and to work independently through ambiguity.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience with the design, development and maintenance of enterprise level databases (MS SQL).
  • Minimum 5 years progressively responsible experience with solutions design and development using .Net framework, HTML, ASP .Net, JavaScript.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and translate technical language for non-technical customers both orally and in writing.
  • Analysis and data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively engage and influence others.
  • Problem solving and creativity.
  • Demonstrated ability to confirm/understand business needs and translate those needs into systems designs.
  • Preference to candidates with experience in educational or public sector settings 


SALARY:  $75,044 - $93,777 per annum.  Commensurate with education and experience.


NOTE: This permanent position also includes a generous vacation entitlement, immediate participation in our comprehensive benefits plan and defined benefit pension plan.




CLOSING DATE:  November 26, 2017


TO APPLY:  If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter as one document.


NOTE:  Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted within 28 days.


 NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As Alberta’s largest community college and regional steward for the greater Edmonton region, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse and student-centered learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.



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