Information systems analysts and consultants conduct research, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
- Information systems business analysts and consultants confer with clients to identify and document requirements, conduct business and technical studies, design, develop, integrate and implement information systems business solutions, and provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery.
- Systems security analysts confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware, and develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of security breaches.
- Information systems quality assurance analysts develop and implement policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems.
- Systems auditors conduct independent third-party reviews to assess quality assurance practices, software products and information systems.
Educational requirements: Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, information systems and related fields.
Experience: Minimum of three-to-five years of related work experience with documented track record in developing and implementing new products and services within an organization.
Job requirements: Conduct research, develop/implement information systems development plans and procedures, and provide advice on a range of information systems issues. Consult with clients to identify, analyze, validate and recommend business solutions, conduct feasibility studies, and provide guidance to clients in the development/implementation of business processes. Strong analytical, problem-solving, management, and communication and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary environment. Strong technical knowledge (e.g. Java, DB2, JCL, HTML, WebFOCUS), systems knowledge, and understanding of software development lifecycle. Programming skills and software development experience strong assets.
National average salary in this occupation is currently $83,100
Strong employment growth – combined with replacement demand due to skills mismatch, retirements, and other labour force exits – would result in strong demand for Informatics / business systems analysts in the next 5 years.