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Project Leader

March 7 2021
Industries Education, Training
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Help Desk, Analyst, System administrator
Surrey, BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU's people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.


Reporting to Manager, Enterprise Software Support, this regular full-time position is responsible for providing project management, technology planning, business area analysis, systems design and client support services to users of Kwantlen's Information Technology (IT) systems.


  • University degree with a major in Information Technology, Computer Sciences or Business.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in Information Technology environment, which includes 5 years of direct experience in enterprise architecture conception and 5 years recent related experience in or supporting the Ellucian Post-Secondary Enterprise software (BANNER) preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.


  • Ability to take a leadership role in evaluating, developing and implementing Enterprise Architecture.  This includes experience in project coordination and support of enterprise systems, including project coordination, monitoring, maintenance and administration, testing, systems and business process analysis and documentation, preferably in a college or university environment supporting Student, HR, Finance and Payroll Business software. 
  • Experience in business process analysis, developing LEAN business process methodologies to improve efficiencies, and in the preparation of business process documentation. 
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with business stakeholders to identify, assess and document business requirements with the ability to transform end-user needs into technical and functional requirements.  
  • Understanding of key trends and players in the software industry, particularly with respect to enterprise solutions, and transforming systems into cloud based technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of modern development concepts, methods and technologies such as corporate data models, enterprise application integration (EAI), information management (IM), object      oriented design (OOD), object oriented programming (OOP), unified modeling language (UML), model driven architecture (MDA), design patterns, service oriented architecture (SOA).  
  • Demonstrated hands on expertise in a broad base of products, technologies, platforms, patterns, frameworks, and methodologies including architecting solutions in ORACLE, SQL Server, PL/SQL, Java, J2EE, MS SharePoint, .NET, IIS, Groovy, Grail, Ruby, JavaScript, AngularJS, web services, messaging architectures, Mobile architecture and mobile apps, Linux, Shell Scripting, CAS, Shibboleth, etc.
  • Detailed experience with ORACLE and/or Microsoft SQL Server Database methodologies and concepts.
  • Expertise in application development and the system development lifecycle to design, testing and implement web based applications - intranet, internet, extranet. 
  • Experience in business analytics and engineering report development in tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Millennium FAST products, and full working knowledge with the BC post-secondary Central Data Warehouse (CDW) would be an asset.  
  • Progressive technical knowledge and knowledge of best practices in information technology service delivery such as Agile SDLC and ITIL.
  • Knowledge of modern infrastructures such as storage area networks, virtualization, high availability design, operating systems, network architecture, enterprise network management systems, etc.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to set priorities, follow-up and meet challenging deadlines.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and plan the implementation of emerging technology.
  • Ability in architectural design, system design and heterogeneous systems integration.
  • Proven ability to work in a team or highly matrix-managed varied and diverse environment with multiple concurrent initiatives/projects simultaneously and changing priorities. 
  • Ability to work independently in a highly matrix-managed, extremely busy, varied and diverse environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and articulate complex and technical concepts clearly with non-technical as well as technical personnel at all levels of the organization both written and orally.
  • Ability to shift working hours and to work occasionally on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.


We're proud of the benefits that we offer our employees. Total Rewards includes an attractive benefits plan, generous vacation entitlement and leave options, pension, tuition waiver, health and well-being opportunities, as well as professional development programs to support your career growth and talent development.

 Note to Applicants

The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. network