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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

ISL 24R - Systems Analyst (IT Wholesale)

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
66,557 to 75,884 per year

Systems Analyst (IT Wholesale)
Information Systems R24

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

The information technology (IT) team is highly customer focused and directly supports four distinct lines of business: retail liquor, wholesale liquor, cannabis, and corporate. These line of business IT teams are supported overall by both a Chief Information Security Officer and a Chief Technical Officer and their respective departments to ensure the organization prioritizes security and innovation.

At present the technology team consists of more than 200 full-time employees and has also adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages external expertise, Cloud SaaS based services and government shared services as appropriate.

The teams integrate, maintain and enhance more than 80 business systems on a hybrid on-premises and cloud infrastructure. These include:
    •Merchandising and retail store systems that process 40 million plus customer transactions per year. •Wholesale, distribution and warehouse systems that enable the movement of 17 million plus cases per year. •Corporate finance systems to service an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and HR and payroll systems to service more than 5000 employees.

The Systems Analyst supports the development of systems changes/enhancements through the various phases of the application development life cycle and undertakes integration project work which has a significant impact on client departments.ÂÂ This position is responsible for supporting the planning, analyzing, designing, developing, testing and implementation of effective solutions to meet requirements and maintaining and enhancing assigned systems as necessary.Â

This position oversees system applications’ maintenance and enhancements from small to medium initiatives entailing both short and long term projects that may be either of a self-contained nature or ones which require the assignment, coordination and monitoring of work performed by other team or project resources to support the business objectives of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

The expectation is that the Systems Analyst resources will be available to work core business hours (currently 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday) with additional flexibility to the support needs of the business (evening hours and weekends). With two weeks’ notice, the Systems Analyst will be required to cover expanded shifts during implementation roll-outs, migration and stabilization periods etc. These shifts can be from Monday – Sunday within a 24-hour period. Shifts will be rotated. Additionally, Tier 2 standby callout support for escalated issues will be assigned.

A criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.
Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:

Degree or diploma in computer science/information technology or a related field with a minimum of 2 years of recent, related experience*.
A combination of education, training and experience may be considered i.e., 4 years of recent related experience* with formal IT courses and/or certifications.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 6 years and must include the following:
    •Experience with web or mobile application development using object-oriented technologies (such as Java, (C#, ASP), .NET). •Experience identifying key project milestones and producing project deliverables (i.e., impact analysis, system design specification documents, test plans and/or deployment plans). •Experience leading small project teams (i.e., application developers, business area users and/or technical resources).

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following experience:
    •Systems analysis experience with wholesale supply chain systems and processes - Demand Planning, Forecasting, Warehouse Management System, Transport Management Systems, Labour Management, Replenishment, Inventory Management, Customs, Excise. •Experience creating batch files and/or scripting i.e., Unix shell or PowerShell. •Experience working with SDLC (Systems Development Lifecycle) in an agile environment. •Experience developing enterprise applications, interfacing and service integration. •Experience with SQL Query and PL/SQL development, database object analysis. •Experience with ERP systems functionality/configuration (i.e., supply chain, warehouse systems etc.).


How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Kriti Verma, HR Advisor, Human Resource Services at 604 252 8578.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition. Late applications will not be accepted.


Job Category

Information Management/Information Technology

Additional Information

Job Profile ISL 24R Systems Analyst IT Wholesale

Information Technology