Posted on July 25, 2012 - GC1252

Company: EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Position: Systems Analyst, GIS/CAD
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Contact Name: Joanne Melin

Job Description

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Application Services team as a full-time permanent Systems Analyst. This exciting opportunity involves working on EPCOR’s key Geographic Information Systems and other related CAD/GIS tools.

In this position, you will grow and develop a solid understanding of spatial databases and GIS systems, as related to the electricity business, and work with a number of development languages. You will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous project and operational activities, develop a solid understanding of enterprise application development and management, and be part of a team that will play a key role in the future direction of EPCOR’s businesses.

The accountabilities of the Systems Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating as a developer in major projects at the discretion of the reporting Manager.
  • Developing enhancements for our CAD/GIS applications.
  • Providing operational support, including troubleshooting and proactive monitoring of existing applications.
    Improving Application Services through continuous knowledgebase updates with a focus on continuous process improvements

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Completed post-secondary Computer Science or Engineering degree or Computer Engineering/System Technology or Management Information Systems diploma.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of directly related work experience (applicants who do not meet the full qualifications of the posting may be considered for a developmental opportunity).
  • Previous experience with System Delivery Life Cycle using one or more common programming languages.
  • Ability to react with urgency to troubleshoot critical issues when faced with application availability situations.
  • Well-developed technical proficiency in the current technology stack and an excellent understanding of business process and business requirements for applications.
  • Proven ability to possess strong skills in the following:
    • Oracle PL/SQL
    • Understanding of GIS concepts
    • .Net or Java
  • Knowledge of the following would be desirable:
    • Oracle Spatial
    • Microstation
    • Smallworld Magik
    • Mapinfo
    • Oracle ODI
  • The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada. 

The successful applicant must possess effective interpersonal and customer service skills in order to build and foster lasting customer relationships, as well as collaborate and openly communicate with fellow team members. This position requires one to take ownership and demonstrate initiative by achieving objectives on time and to defined standards, as well as communicating when not able to meet deadlines. 

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills that will allow for success in a highly visible area of Information Services. This position requires active learning skills and a willingness to learn new ways of approaching work activities to allow one to successfully adapt to new changes in technology and business requirements. 

All EPCOR employees must demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Taking Initiative 
  • Taking Ownership
  • Focusing on Continuous Improvement
  • Adapting to Change
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Collaborating with Others

Other Information

For more information on this exciting career opportunity and to apply, please refer to IRC25814 on the EPCOR career website

EPCOR Utilities Inc.
2000 10423 101 Street

Edmonton, AB
T5H 0E8

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