Data Technical Analyst – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Data Technical Analyst

Category: Software Development/ Engineering
Main location: Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax
Position ID: J0422-0197
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI has an immediate need for Sr Data Technical Analyst / Developer to join our life sciences practice area. This is an exciting full-time opportunity to work in a fast-paced team environment supporting one of the largest leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. We take an innovative approach to supporting our client, working side-by-side in an agile environment using emerging technologies.
As an Sr Data Technical Analyst / Developer, you will act as a key participant in data analysis, data development, execution, defect tracking, and reporting. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in data qualtiy development and familiarity with test management, an understanding of best practices, SDLC Scrum and Agile methodologies, as well as strong problem-solving abilities and leadership skills.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with CGI cross-functional teams to analyse, design, and detail the technical aspects and feasibility of proposed solutions
  • Interacting with the IT and Business Teams by actively participating in requirement/design reviews, providing input on completeness of functional & technical requirements, design elements and schedules
  • Strong understanding or hands-on experience with data quality, data profiling, data structures, data classification and metadata
  • Experience in multiple areas of implementations including Data Profiling,data migration, validation, reject processing and pre-landing processing
  • Hands-On experience in Informatica, Cognos, and Tibco versions with development skills in ETL
  • Hands-On experience working with SQL Oracle databases
  • Collaborates with the Solution Architect to devise and implement technical solutions
  • Formulates and defines scope and objectives pertaining to the technical solution
  • Analyzes and revises solution or data quality logic based on current environment or technology challenges.
  • Coordinates with the on-shore/near-shore/off-shore developers for both enhancements and fixing defects
  • Works with the Business Analyst to translate business requirements to actionable technical requirements
  • Coordinates with the Project Manager to schedule releases, set timing expectations, and communicate status
  • Creates or modifies code to resolve problems considering computer equipment (on-premise or cloud) capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results
  • Prepares technical deliverables and/or provides input to other deliverables related to the IT service
  • Monitoring the completion of tasks within time and cost constraints and ensuring that technical and functional objectives are met
  • Works with the Test Lead to ensure technology and data are relevant for testing in test environments.
  • Provides on-going technical support for all related IT deliverables
  • Knowledge or familiarity in software development, Software deployment, Server & hardware installations, platform configuration, DevOps, Agile-Scrum and PM principles would be a nice to have
  • Familiarity or knowledge of automation testing environments would be a nice to have
  • Identifying areas of improvement across the program
  • Goal oriented with high standards for quality and performance

Required Qualifications:

  • Exposure and familiarity to SDLC, Agile and Waterfall models
  • Hands on knowledge and experience with data quality tools like Infomatica, Cognos Tibco, BI & ETL capabilities required
  • Strong skills in SQL, Oracle
  • Familarity with process automation tools would be a plus
  • Familarity in TDD (Test Driven Development) would be a nice plus (not required)
  • Familiarity with various automated testing environments would be a nice to have (not required)
  • Familiarity in test automation, test cases, defecting management tools would be a nice to have.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter/Self-directed with the ability to work independently and have critical creative thinking essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related technology discipline
  • 3 – 5+ years IT experience



  • SQL
  • Data Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Waterfall Model
  • Cognos
  • Jira

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.