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PA Level 9 - Solution Analyst - Information Technology Systems and Services *Reposted*

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Information Technology System and Services
PA Level 9 - Solution Analyst
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$71,390 to $78,535 per annum, as per CUPE 1870

Working as part of the ITSS Team, the Solution Analyst will complement our campus wide, service-oriented department. The Solution Analyst will be a key contributor to enterprise IT system deployment, operation, and optimization. They will contribute to the development and on-going evolution of operational metrics by designing and supporting end user reporting and data analytics solutions. The Solution Analyst will work on the development of solutions that support continuous improvement, workflow management and data gathering needs.


  • Supporting operation of enterprise IT systems
  • Developing, documenting, and making operational solutions based on organizational needs and standards
  • Providing information that contributes to data-driven decision making by producing easy-to-understand, audience appropriate reports
  • Collaborating with analysts, designers, end users and business process owners in the testing of solutions related to administrative systems at UPEI
  • Liaising with network administrators and software engineers to assist with design specifications, program logic, and data conversions
  • Delivering training to end users
  • Maintaining existing portfolio of reports and analytical data products
  • Maintaining and developing datamarts and operational data stores to support reports and analytical data products. Maintaining data dictionaries for the control of new and/or additional data elements
  • Assisting in the evolution of data management policies and procedures
  • Gathering and analyzing user requirements to then design functional specifications for solutions
  • Production control activities with regards to data integration, data processing, job scheduling, setup, and background process reporting
  • Analyzing business risk and recommending mitigation strategies
  • Being an organizational change management champion for ITSS initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration, would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of enterprise-level applications, including ERP, CRM, data warehouses, etc.
  • Proficiency with a variety reporting and ETL tools (e.g., Pentaho Suite) and extensive experience writing SQL queries
  • Experience in report writing and data analytics. With ability to use data visualization techniques to build operationally relevant presentations and dashboards
  • Proficiency with one or more programming languages and web-based solution development platforms (e.g. PHP, node, Vue.js)
  • Communication skills to clearly express ideas in an objective manner, and ability to adapt communication style to suit the situation and audience
  • Ability to develop relationships by interacting with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
  • Experience in the deployment and administration of Microsoft M365 would be considered an asset
  • Experience using Microsoft 365 tools such as Forms, Power BI, and Power Automate would be considered an asset
  • Experience using Ellucian systems such as Colleague and CRM Recruit would be considered an asset
  • Experience in data classification, privacy, and security would be considered an asset
  • Experience in requirements gathering and business process mapping would be considered an asset
  • Experience with project management practices would be considered an asset
  • Experience working in an academic institution would be considered and asset
  • Customer service skills are required


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Previous applicants from Competition #30E22 need not reapply.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.