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Lead Distributed Systems Specialist

Job ID368755-1-1233
CompanyToronto Metropolitan University
Date Posted2022-09-27
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation

About Toronto Metropolitan

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

The 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 and search @RyersonU and @bdlesser on Twitter.

The Perks
There 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 dependents with access to the various programs and courses that Ryerson offers.
  • Reduced membership rate to 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 centre which provides a range of medical services on campus.

The Opportunity

Toronto Metropolitan University’s Student Information System group provides support, maintenance and enhancements to the University’s implementation of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions system, known here as Ryerson's Administrative Management Self Service (RAMSS).

Your responsibilities will include the design, implementation, and maintenance of a robust and secure system. You will work closely with the Registrar’s Office and other CCS staff to design, customize, test, implement, upgrade, and support Campus Solutions, its interfaces and integrations providing a secure IT infrastructure for Ryerson employees who require integrated systems to perform their administrative work efficiently.


Post secondary degree in Computer Science, an equivalent engineering or mathematics degree may be considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting large complex PeopleSoft applications, three of which must be in a senior level position.
  • Extensive training/specialization is required in PeopleSoft/Oracle programming including People-Code, People-Tools, Application-Engine, Application-Designer and SQR.
  • Ability to act as a Lead Hand to coordinate fulltime and contract application developers/analysts in the design, implementation and testing of Campus Solutions components, patches, fixes, bundles, customizations and upgrades. This will include code development using SQL, App-Engine, App-Designer, People-Code, SQR, Java, Cobol, shell scripts and other languages as needed; inter-instance project migrations; loading/configuring software on servers and developing/supporting inter-systems interfaces using PeopleSoft Integration Broker / Web Services.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions is preferred. In lieu of experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, experience with one or more of PeopleSoft HCM, Financials, or CRM is required. Experience with Web-enabled Self Service is a requirement.
  • Desirable technical expertise include Web Services, Integration Broker, Oracle RDBMS,Unix, Windows, Shell scripting, Java, SQL, HTML, perl, Cobol and troubleshooting in production environments.
  • A demonstrated commitment to client service - specifically to students, staff, faculty and external contacts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare complex manuals and present in-house courses/lectures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational skills are critical.
  • Good analytical skills are required to evaluate materials, make decisions and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; experience working as a lead hand.


  • This is a Full Time Career Equivalent Position (FTCE)
  • Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through testing, as a first step in the process prior to being granted an interview or after the first interview stage.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality. *

Additional Information

Position Number(s)  20002531
Reports To  Manager, Student Information System
Vacancy Type  FTCE
Employee Group  OPSEU  
Work Location  Hybrid
Start Date  ASAP
End Date  Not Applicable
Hours of Work  36.25
Grade and Step  15
Salary Scale  $87,326.04 - $110,622.03 (hiring range: $87,326.04 - $95,423.54)
Application Close Date  October 31, 2022

Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.  
Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's careersite.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community.We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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