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Systems Integration Specialist
Summary
Title:Systems Integration Specialist
ID:1270
Department:Information Technology
Job Type:Full Time
Location:Toronto
Description
ORGANIZATION  SUMMARY:
Wakefield Canada Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company that markets, distributes, and manufactures category-leading products for the automotive, commercial heavy-duty, and industrial markets including Castrol, the #1 brand of passenger car motor oil in Canada, and the “Super Clean” cleaner-degreaser brand.

In 2020, Wakefield will celebrate its 15th anniversary as the exclusive Canadian marketer of Castrol lubricants. With coast-to-coast distribution and warehousing, and a large dedicated sales force, Wakefield provides exceptional service and innovative solutions to more than 5,000 customers in all segments, including retailers, warehouse distributors, automotive and heavy-duty jobbers, franchised and independent installers, quick lubes, fleet companies, new car dealers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

Wakefield Canada Inc. is recognized as a Platinum Member with Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. This accomplishment puts Wakefield amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies, demonstrating clear strategy and vision, capability, and commitment to talent.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Systems Integration Specialist participates in the planning, development and implementation activities related to the integration of system applications and technologies within the organization. Key responsibilities include system design, solution deployment and technical troubleshooting which requires strong expertise in programming languages, data structures and integration best practices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Participate in planning of system integration projects and corresponding strategies between business units in the organization and technical development teams.
  • integration environment technical expertise with the planning, execution, and integration of new system applications into the existing application environment.
  • Develop standards and processes to support and facilitate system integration projects and initiatives. Identify common patterns and document best practices for integration.
  • Design, develop, and deploy solutions within the organization’s architectural principles, policies, and guidelines for integrated systems.
  • Participate in integration testing phase of software and applications under development in order to identify and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Act as key liaison with software developers and engineers from various applications to gain an understanding of application architectures and technical integration capabilities.
  • Assist with problem determination and resolution efforts when operational issues with integration solutions arise.
  • Implement audit, logging, and monitoring of solutions to provide proactive operational support.
  • Assist with identifying opportunities to enhance or improve business processes via system integration, or, as necessary, minimize the impact of integration on those processes.
  • Continually develop skills in the existing integration technologies and stay informed on new developments in integration technology.
  • Where necessary, provide guidance and support to other team members.
KEY COMPETENCIES:
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed individual.
  • Collaborative individual who works well in team-oriented environment.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, with ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to multi-task.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Able to conduct research into application integration issues and products.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in the field of computer science or engineering required.
  • 8 - 10 years relevant experience in enterprise-level application integration.
  • Dell Boomi Professional Developer Certification preferred. Extensive experience with Dell Boomi’s Integration platform or similar required.
  • Microsoft SQL DBA or Developer Certification desirable. Extensive experience with SQL Server in a development capacity required.
  • Previous experience in overseeing the linking of cross-functional application required.
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping and methodology development, and data mapping.
  • Experience using Visual Studio and DevOps/TFS/VSTS.
  • Experience with a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, D365, Salesforce, Shopify and Kuebix.
  • Experience with hybrid integration environments.
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, including Java.
  • Knowledge of relational database design and management techniques.
  • Competency with XML and JSON constructs and schemas.
  • Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as SOAP and REST.
  • Experience with securing integration scenarios using appropriate authentication, authorization, non-repudiation, and data encryption methods.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Understanding of end-user needs and requirements.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Office environment
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