Intermediate Hadoop Business Systems Analyst

Intermediate Hadoop Business Systems Analyst

Category: Business Analysis (functional and technical)
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Position ID: J0919-1498
Employment Type: Full Time

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 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 our Financial Services Team in Atlantic Canada and we need your skills, enthusiasm, and dedication as part of our team.

Position Summary:

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Data Information Management, the successful candidate will:

• Work on business systems analysis including requirements gathering, technical documentation and systems analysis.

• Work with business stakeholders, senior team members and other SMEs to understand high-level business requirements

• Work with the Solution Designers and developers and contribute to the development of project plans by participating in the scoping and estimating of proposed projects

• Apply technical background/understanding, business knowledge, system knowledge in the elicitation of Systems Requirements for projects

• Support testing teams in translating requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product, performance, user acceptance, and operational acceptance testing; participate in the testing of developed systems/solutions

• Adhere to existing processes/standards including the project development lifecycle (PDLC), business technology architecture, risk and production capacity guidelines and escalate issues as required

• Prioritize and manage own workload in order to deliver quality results and meet timelines

• Support a positive work environment that promote service to business, quality, innovation and teamwork and ensure timely communication of issues/ points of interest

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Share your credentials, but your relevant experience and knowledge can be just as likely to get our attention. It helps if you have:

• University degree.

• 5+ years of experience.

• 5+ years of hands on experience with SQL.

• 2+ years of experience with Big Data tools and technologies including working in a Production environment of a Hadoop Project.

• Strong experience with creating and maintaining system documentation, design documents, mapping documents and source to target mapping.

• Hands on experience with Hive, Python and Hadoop.

• Programming experience in Bash scripting is an asset.

• Analytical and problem solving skills.

• Experience with large-scale distributed applications.

• Understanding of Big Data concepts including HDFS, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Git and/or MapReduce.

• Hands-on experience with related/complementary open source software platforms and languages (e.g. Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Chef, Puppet) is an asset.

• Experience with Agile methodologies to iterate quickly on product changes, developing user stories and working through backlog.

• Prefer experience with Cloudera Hadoop distribution components and custom packages.

• Hands on experience in a traditional Data Warehouse/ETL.

• Hands on experience with large scale data migrations, ideally from legacy to a Hadoop platform

• Coordinate with Team for project deliverables - lead and document project status meetings.

• Excellent planning, organization, communication and thought leadership skills.

• Highly organized with good time management skills and Customer service orientation.

• Experience in banking or insurance domain highly preferred.

• Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly.

• Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to adapt to constant changes. Sense of innovation, creativity, organization, autonomy and quick adaptation to various technologies.

• Capable and eager to work under minimal direction in fast-paced energetic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities at once.

Soft Skills:

• Strong written and oral communication skills.

• Critical eye for detail.

• Positive attitude.

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Ability to see the big picture (thinking out of the box).

• 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.

• Enjoy working in a self-teaching, learning organization.

• Ability to build strong relationships with clients and team members.

• Being bilingual in English and French is highly desired.


  • Business Analysis
  • SQL
  • Systems Analysis
  • Big Data
  • Hadoop Hive
  • Java

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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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.