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Programmer Analyst

Gt Group

This is a Contract position in Montréal, QC posted January 4, 2018.

The Programmer Analyst’s role is to define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain new software applications in support of the achievement of business requirements.  This includes writing, coding, testing, and analyzing software programs and applications.  The Programmer Analyst will also research, design, document, and modify software specifications throughout the production life cycle. The Programmer Analyst must respond to the demands and requests of the IT customer base and also troubleshoot and diagnose IT problems and concerns.


Note: This Job Description may not encompass the entire scope of this role, as other duties maybe assigned by management.





Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with developers, programmers, and designers in conceptualizing and development of new software programs and applications;
  • Analyze and assess existing business systems and procedures;
  • Assist in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis in collaboration with internal users and departments;
  • Assist in defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation;
  • Research, identify, analyze, and fulfill requirements of all internal and external program users.


Acquisition & Deployment

  • Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts;
  • Liaise with vendors for efficient implementation of new software products or systems and for resolution of any adaptation issues;
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades.


Operational Management

  • Liaise with network administrators, systems analysts, and software engineers to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems;
  • Consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications;
  • Write programming scripts to enhance functionality and/or performance of company applications as necessary;
  • Design, run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging;
  • Administer critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas;
  • Generate statistics and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process;
  • Develop and maintain user manuals and guidelines;
  • Train end users to operate new or modified programs;
  • Install software products for end users as required;
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior team members;
  • Performs other related work as required.


Education & Experience

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or software engineering;
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Certification in .NET would be an asset.


Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Proficiency in a variety of programming languages, including, C#, Java,

MS Office Suite, Visual basic;

  • Excellent understanding of coding methods and best practices;
  • Extensive relational database and operating systems experience with MS SQL;
  • Thorough understanding of platforms such as .NET Platform;
  • Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies, including HTML, ASP.NET;
  • Prior experience interviewing end-users for insight on functionality, interface, problems, and/or usability issues;
  • Hands-on experience developing test cases and test plans;
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws;
  • Good project management skills;
  • Transport and logistics knowledge is a plus.


Personal Attributes

  • Able to communicate effectively with non-technical staff and with members of interdisciplinary teams;
  • Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies;
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct research into software-related issues and products;
  • Highly self-motivated and directed;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.


Skills Required

  • Education level: Professional
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D

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