Informatica Administrator

CGI-experience the commitment

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Category: Database Administration
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Position ID: J0617-1058
Employment Type: Full Time


Meet our professionals

CGI: An employer of choice

Position Description:

We offer the opportunity to work with Canada’s largest Information Technology Outsourcing and Management Consulting Company with a true global presence in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere where your personal and professional growth is accelerated by your desire and sense of commitment. CGI’s 40 years of continuous growth is a testament to the confidence clients place in them and to the dedication of their professionals. At CGI, all employees are called members because they feel a powerful sense of ownership and accountability. Members at CGI are building their own company – in 100+ offices worldwide. CGI has the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for clients – and for members; that’s why an astounding 90 percent of them are CGI shareholders.

We´re expanding in Atlantic Canada and we need your skills, enthusiasm, and dedication as part of our team.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Setup and maintain Informatica folders and folder access
• Ensure “lights on” support - services are up and running in all environments
• Release Code to Production Environment (Developer will release code to QA initially)
• Implement Security Standards and roles
• Implement migrations, upgrades, patches and service pack implementations in all environments
• Support infrastructure planned maintenance and outages
• Create and maintain connections (relational, application, etc.) and system username/passwords.
• Opening Informatica Service Requests (SR) and working with INFA support to investigate/resolve issues
• User support – answering questions, investigating user issues, enforcing standards (for example last checkpoint)
• Manage and maintain existing Informatica interfaces: Tidal, PowerExchange, ODBC connections, EIFR, etc.
• Install, configure, migrate and support new interface setup: Web services, ODBC connections (i.e. ELOQUENCE)
• Participate in defining Informatica standards and best practices (with the clients ETL architect)
• Support production scheduler failures (either level 1 or 2)
• Ensure LINUX scripts and parameter files are correctly maintained in WinCVS
• LINUX folder creations and maintenance
• Positive attitude and team focus are required

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Strong leadership and communication skills including ability to influence others without authority in order to support a large, demanding environment
• Strong analytical and technical ability including strength in general issue troubleshooting
• Planning & coordination capabilities
• Ability to quickly learn client specific processes, topology, tools, often with limited documentation
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an Oracle development or support environment
• Demonstrated experience in leading large projects or small teams
• Demonstrated experience Administering an Informatica environment
• Working knowledge of Windows

Required Level of Education
• Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience in an Information Technology field

Soft Skills:
• Very well organized
• Very detail orientated
• Able to multitask effectively
• Have excellent time management, task planning and prioritization skills
• Able to adapt quickly to changing client requirements
• Able to work effectively with minimal supervision
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Proven ability to build strong relationships with clients

Must Have Technical Skills:
• UNIX Shell scripting
• Oracle 11g
• Enterprise Scheduling tool - Tidal
• Informatica Power Center
• Informatica Power Exchange
• Software development lifecycle principles

Nice to Have Technical Skills:
• IDQ (Informatica Data Quality)
• Familiarity with the use of version control tools (such as WinCVS, Dimensions)
• Experience in the Health Care industry.
• Data Warehousing and relational database methodology
• BI Reporting tools such as Actuate, Cognos
• ERWin – Entity relationship modeling tool
• SQL, Native PL/SQL, Reverse engineer ETL code, ad hoc data scripting

What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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