The Opportunity

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS
Information Technology
Full-time - Permanent
$59,066 - $72,202 / year

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, IT Applications, the Systems Analyst is a member of the Application Support Team. The Systems Analyst designs, implements and supports software systems for the University (Banner, Degree Works, StarRez, and others), including the support of Internet-based access to these systems.

The Analysts act as a team responsible for the design, implementation and support of major University applications in an integrated, sustainable environment. As such, the analysts bear responsibility for key software and system components, including:

  • Current administrative systems (Banner, StarRez, Degree Works, etc.).
  • Custom applications.
  • Programming tools and environments (Page Builder, SQL, Java, Groovy/Grails, Visual Studio, Tomcat, Linux, etc.)
  • Web-based applications
  • Internet/Intranet applications systems
  • User support tools (MS-Access, SQL, etc.)
  • Oracle: The database engine maintaining University student and business records. Other database engines supported include MS SQL Server.

Group affiliation for this position is with the Bargaining Unit 79. The position is evaluated at a Group 10 (salary range $59,066 - 72,202). The Collective Agreement can be viewed here.

What you'll do


To see the full job description, please click here or please request a hard/emailed copy from HR.

What you'll need


To be the successful Systems Analyst you will possess an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science or related discipline and a minimum of 3 (three) years of directly related work experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience maybe considered.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

Learn more about working at Saint Mary's University here and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on "Apply Now" on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on May 4, 2022 for a minimum of 10 (ten) business days and posting will remain open until position has been filled. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website

Saint Mary's University is proud to offer Flexible Workplace @ SMU, a transformative modern approach to work that recognizes the increasing needs of our staff for better work-life balance, while ensuring the delivery of exceptional learning, services and supports that our Saint Mary's community has come to expect. To learn more, visit Flexible Workplace @ SMU.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, and persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Saint Mary's University promotes a Healthy Campus including a Scent-Free environment and a Smoke-Free Campus