Intermediate System Analyst

Updated: about 18 hours ago
Deadline: 11 $62,877 - $87,627 per year; Jul 04, 2022

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits .

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

Location - North Campus Edmonton

The University of Alberta has a Work From Home Program that employees can apply for. Many on the Identity and Access Management team are currently participating and the successful candidate will be able to apply to be considered as well. Those that participate in the program need to be available to come to campus on an as needed basis. You can find more information on the University of Alberta Work From Home Program  by clicking on the link.

Working at the University

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 is 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 has 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.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Team Lead of Identity and Access Services, and working with the Identity and Access Technical Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for the development, monitoring, and support of the core systems required to fulfill the business needs of the University.

This position will have a variety of unique identity and access related challenges given the size of our institution. Along with writing and reviewing code, you will be involved with testing and troubleshooting problems in an expansive and dynamic environment.


  • Maintains existing computer programs by creating tests and modifications as required.
  • Writes, modifies, integrates, and tests software code in a variety of languages (Java, Python, Ruby, PHP) on Linux based systems.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and investigate client incidents affecting clients and services.
  • Develops test code for complex code functions to ensure components are fit for purpose.
  • Participate in the code review process.
  • Works independently to research, and develop prototypes to develop solutions and troubleshoot problems in a complex environment.
  • Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards.
  • Minimizes our exposure and risk on projects.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Prepare new and existing applications to run in containerized environments using Docker, Kubernetes, AWS.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computing Science or a related field or equivalent Technical Diploma combined with relevant experience.
  • Minimum 4 - 6 years of experience developing software for large and complex IT environments.
  • Programming/scripting experience with Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, ksh/sh.
  • Minimum 4 years of working experience with Linux systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with IdentityIQ, Kerberos, LDAP, AFS, Google Apps, Linux, and cyber security is an asset.
  • Experience with automating builds and releases (CI/CD), configuration management, infrastructure as code is a benefit.
  • Experience with containerized applications (Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, etc) is a benefit.
  • Experience with DevOps, and SDLC concepts.
  • Understanding of ITIL is an asset.
  • Strong communications and facilitation skills.
  • Effective problem solving and process optimization skills.

On-call and overtime may be required on occasion and will be compensated as per the Collective Agreement.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date. Candidates are asked to include a cover letter and resume as part of their application. Please submit your cover letter and resume as one document.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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

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