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Sr Business Systems Analyst


Greater Toronto Area- Hybrid

Client is in Healthcare 

Job Description

The Sr Business Systems Analyst’s role is to provide support for the planning, design, development, and
launch of efficient business systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes.
This includes leading the analysis, specification, validation, and implementation of technology solutions
to meet business requirements through interviewing stakeholders to understand the technology
solutions they need.  Gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects,
requests for proposal and systems requirements. The Sr Business Systems Analyst is also responsible for
generating and compiling reports based on the findings, complete with probable causes and possible
solutions to systems issues. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-
solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve systems issues to maximize the benefit of IT
system investments.



Activity A: Application Support (40% of time)

  1. Work with the business & internal support teams to resolve production issues for assigned applications. Use your experience to effectively identify and mitigate technical issues.

  2. Write SQL scripts and/or resolve technical issues to address gaps in functionality and/or performance of applications as necessary

  3. Facilitate the migration of new software programs across different phases of the project (DEV to UAT)

  4. Lead functional testing efforts for enhancements, fixes, and upgrades when a QA resource is not assigned.

  5. Liaise within the team for efficient implementation of software fixes, new software products or systems and for resolution of any issues

  6. Develop and maintain user manuals and guidelines

  7. Generate statistics and write reports for customers and/or team members


Activity B: Create Process Efficiencies and Project Support (50% of time)

  1. Analyze and assess existing business systems and procedures to identify process improvements

  2. Define, develop, and document business requirements, and specifications on a project-by-project basis.

  3. Document, develop and implement, either independently or with a team, the technical solution required to support those requirements

  4. Create systems models, specifications, and diagrams to assist with the interpretation of user requirements into feasible technical options.

  5. Develop and conduct peer reviews of the business requirements and functional specifications to ensure that they are correctly interpreted.

  6. Conduct interviews/client meetings to gather user requirements via workshops, site visits, workflow storyboards, use cases, scenarios, and other methods.

  7. Lead design sessions and prototyping of new solutions

  8. Develop an understanding of existing business processes and recommend changes that leverage best usage of the application

  9. Design and monitor software tests on new and existing programs when a QA resource is not assigned.

  10. Maintain appropriate Change Management processes for Production changes.

  11. Conduct research sessions in prototyping new solutions to enhance business processes, operations, and information process flow.

  12. Manage and track the status of requirements throughout the project lifecycle.

  13. Facilitate the purchase and implementation of Cloud-based and/or vendor solutions by assisting in defining specifications, preparing Request for Proposal (RFP), solution evaluation and selection.


Activity C: Planning (10% of time)

  1. Provide input to defining project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation

  2. Be willing to engage in life-long learning with respect to professional development, training and courses of study


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or other technically relevant degree

  • Minimum 8 – 10+ years of Analysis experience providing project implementation and support in a structured systems development environment. At least 3 of those years MUST be in a Systems Analysis capacity.

  • 3 - 5 years working experience with an enterprise HCM, preferably PeopleSoft Core HCM.

  • Prior development experience is an asset.

  • Significant experience supporting and/or completing the development and implementation of web-based software solutions, specifically on both functional and technical levels, as well as system interfaces to vendor and/or Cloud-based solutions.

  • Proven knowledge of SQL and/or other Query languages

  • Experience managing data quality and governance issues and requirements 

  • Proven experience in requirements analysis, system design proposals, cost/benefit analysis and testing in support of solution development.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients, end-users and other IT professionals, specifically in building relationships and managing expectations.

  • Experience in the operation and analysis of database hardware, software, and standards, as well as data retrieval methodologies.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Experience in defining, implementing and/or enhancing requirements gathering processes and templates.

  • EHR and Health informatics experience is an asset.

  • PeopleSoft North America Payroll and Time & Labor experience is an asset


Skills/ Competencies:

  •  Ability to conduct research into production issues

  •  Exceptional attention to detail with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

  •  Strong customer service skills

  •  Working knowledge of ITSM/ITIL process analysis and improvement (Service Catalogue, Change

  • Incident, Request, Problems etc.)

  •  Highly motivated with the ability to independently produce quality work

  •  Flexible and adaptable in learning and understanding new technologies & processes

  •  Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  •  Ability to work in a team oriented, collaborative environment

  •  Ability to work flexible hours

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