Lead Distributed Systems Specialist - Oracle E-Business

University Toronto Ryerson University
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Lead Distributed Systems Specialist - Oracle E-Business

Posted: Vacancy Type: Start: Department: Position: Grade: Hours of Work: Reporting to:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 4, 2019
Vacancy Notice
CCS, Administrative Computing
OPSEU - 15 ($82,491.46 - $104,497.73)
36.25 hours per week
Manager - Financial Systems

How to apply

Apply online before: Friday March 29, 2019 (4:30pm)

Our Culture
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit http://www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU and @RyersonHR on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company pageEquity, diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA at Ryerson and we’re intentional about making sure these values are part of everything we do. As employers, we’re working towards a people first culture and we’re proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employersand one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2015, 2016, and 2017There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts that Ryerson has to offer:
  • Group benefits including comprehensive health and dental, emergency travel care, employee and family assistance program (EFAP), life and business travel accident insurance and participation in the Ryerson Retirement Plan (RRPP) a defined benefit pension plan. 
  • Employees can also participate in the tuition waiver program which provides eligible employees and their spouses and dependants with access to the various programs and courses that Ryerson offers. 
  • Discounted transit passes can be purchased at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU).  
  • Reduced membership rateto the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) and the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) which includes group fitness classes, massage therapy, personal training and aquatics. 
  • Access to the Ryerson medical centrewhich provides a range of medical services on campus.
About Our Team
Computing and Communications Services (CCS) is Ryerson’s central IT organization, supporting the university’s voice and data communications, learning management system, computer labs, application support, web application development, streaming media services, presentation technology-enabled classrooms and much more.
We are extremely proud of our university and what we are accomplishing as a department. We welcome you to get to know our people and services better before you decide to apply to join our team. Visit us at http://www.ryerson.ca/ccs/ and search @RyersonU and @bdlesser on Twitter.
The Opportunity
As a Lead Distributed Systems Specialist you will work closely with staff and faculty to design, test, implement and support financial systems across Ryerson. This position has a strong focus working with Oracle E-Business Suite and Kofax Markview/Capture, providing direct assistance and meeting with users to identify problems and opportunities for further system optimization, and documenting those systems for community use. Highly involved with managing large and medium size system development projects and upgrades.
Please demonstrate in your resume and covering letter how you met the following position requirements:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree program in Computer Science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite functionality and technology components, data structures, maintenance procedures and configuration as well as Oracle Database, development tools and security best practices is required.
  • Experience working with Oracle Forms, Reports, BI Publisher, SQL, PL/SQL, Unix Scripting, tech architecture and DB architecture.
  • Hands on admin, support and configuration with upgrades, patching, troubleshooting, EBS admin tools, DB admin, etc. is a requirement of the position.
  • Thorough understanding of EBS functionality in particular Financials, SysAdmin and Application Object Library.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and work effectively with other IT units and users.


Strong understanding of key functionalities of Oracle E-Business and experience with most or all of the following technologies:
  • Oracle E-Business Suite R12:
    • GL, AR, AP, PO, iExpenses and iProcurement modules 
    • Underlying tables, objects, and structures
    • Open interfaces and Public APIs
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Technology:
    • Installation, upgrade and patching procedures and EBS technology components
    • Administration and configuration tools
  • Oracle Technical Skills:
    • Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, SQLLoader, SQLPlus,
    • Oracle Developer Tools, Forms, Reports, Workflow Builder, BI Publisher.
    • UNIX Scripting.

How to apply

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of Ryerson, click the “Apply now” button above to submit your application.


  • Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational tests as a first screening step in the process prior to being granted an interview.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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