Digital & Banking Services Manager

National Consulting Limited (NCL) is actively seeking an experienced professional to lead the delivery and oversight of digital and core banking services and technology solutions, for credit union clients nationwide in Canada.

The Job
The successful candidate must be able to work independently as this is a remote (work-from-home) position. Key responsibility areas of the position include:

  • Manage contractual arrangements and relationships with external vendors and the client base
  • Negotiate contracts to take advantage of bulk purchasing for participating credit unions
  • Ensure that NCL’s service offering and solutions evolve and enhance credit unions’ market competitiveness
  • Relationship management with credit unions, system partners, and vendors
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships
  • Advocate for credit union business needs for product and service development initiatives

This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Occasional travel and in-person attendance may be required. Computer equipment is supplied.

The Candidate
 The  ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the credit union or co-operative system
  • An undergraduate degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Computer Sciences, or related field
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of host banking systems and digital banking services and their application to the technology used by credit unions
  • Ability to prepare strategic and operational plans for product lines to meet targets and budgets, and align with the overall business strategy
  • Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft 365 software.

The Compensation
NCL offers a competitive compensation package. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Benefits include a matched superannuation pension plan; group benefits (health, dental, life and disability insurance, and a Healthcare Spending Allowance, Wellness Program), and paid personal days off.

If being part of our team interests you, please submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, to hr@nationalconsultinglimited.com by February 14, 2024.We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

National Consulting Limited is owned by a consortium of 25 Saskatchewan credit unions and partners with credit unions across Canada to provide expertise in Risk Services such as Compliance, AML, Fraud Protection, Privacy, Procurement, Banking and Card Services.

 

Manager, Business Intelligence

 

Position:         Manager, Business Intelligence

Location:        Any Stride Location with Hybrid Work Possibilities

Posting Number:  2024-02

What’s the Opportunity?

 

Are you ready to lead the charge in transforming raw data into strategic insights? Join the Transformation team as the Manager, Business Intelligence, where you’ll be at the forefront of collecting, storing, and analyzing business data, shaping the trajectory of our strategic plan.

 

As a key stakeholder and trailblazer, you’ll spearhead the development of our data warehouse and oversee the team responsible for Stride’s system capabilities. You will perform highly complex projects that fuse data management and business intelligence. Your role is not just about crunching numbers; it’s about influencing Stride’s success by identifying and recommending powerful insights gleaned from cutting-edge analysis.

 

What you’ll get to do:

 

Business Intelligence & Systems Oversight

  • Design and develop Stride’s enterprise data warehouse and oversee its ongoing maintenance and enhancements
  • Support good data governance by interpreting data output and ensure the cleanliness, accuracy, consistency, and appropriateness of data
  • Collaborate with all areas of business to develop, enhance, and automate ongoing reports and dashboards
  • Synthesize results of data analyses, develop business cases and make final recommendations based on the full spectrum of internal/external considerations.
  • Oversee the administration and coordination of all banking and electronic platforms
  • Analyze system capabilities to bring new, creative solutions
  • Support, maintain, and implement business applications that drive Stride’s digital member experience
  • Utilize knowledge to provide proactive, value-added suggestions and advice to support continuous improvement, improve efficiencies and support high performance

 

Organizational & Team Leadership

  • Identify the appropriate tools and resources needed to effectively operate a business intelligence department
  • Plan, organize and direct the efforts of the Business Intelligence and Operations teams to ensure objectives and deliverables are met as planned
  • Support the Board, leaders, team, and members on digital transformation and towards a data-driven organization
  • Support credit union departments with business intelligence and data, and provide proactive advice regarding what is possible

 

What you’ll bring to us:

 

  • A degree in business or information systems plus 4-6 years in a related field, or equivalent education and experience
  • Proficiency with current and relevant technologies related to data and business intelligence
  • Ability to conduct needs assessments, identify problems, develop solutions, and take appropriate course of action
  • Ability to make sound business decisions and build work processes
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and build relationships using collaboration and support
  • Well-developed people management and coaching skills

 

Why join Stride Credit Union?

 

We offer an engaging work environment where creativity and autonomy are valued. You will receive a strong compensation package including a competitive salary, eligibility for bonuses and a matched pension plan. You will also receive additional benefits, such as:

  • Extended health, dental and vision benefits
  • Employee banking benefits (including free chequing accounts, low interest credit card and bonus rates on deposit and lending products)
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth
  • Flexible work options, where available

 

If this sounds like something you are up for, we want to hear from you!  Applications will be accepted up to and including Friday, February 2nd, 2024, however the position will remain open until filled. Please submit your application and/or any questions you may have to careers@stridecu.ca

 

Systems Administrator

About Us

First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Over 87% Indigenous owned and controlled, FNBC is a leader in advocating for the growth of the Indigenous economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous people. Headquartered in Saskatoon, SK and named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, FNBC takes pride in its workforce of over 70% Indigenous employees working at locations across Canada.

About The Role

As Systems Administrator you will plan, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain cloud infrastructure and services on the Microsoft Azure platform and play a leading role in advancing the organization’s cloud strategy. You will collaborate with other IT team members, manage various systems, and develop tools to automate processes and improve efficiency. Additionally, you will troubleshoot technical issues, propose improvements, and contribute to the establishment of cloud governance frameworks. This is a ‘jack of all trades’ role in which you will have your hands in all facets of our technology stack. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity with the option to work remote, hybrid or in-office.

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Design, implement, configure, and administer Azure IaaS environment as well as other Cloud Services
  • Oversee endpoint management, Microsoft Defender, Intune, Conditional access, and patch management
  • Manage and support Microsoft 365 services and applications
  • Ensure all IT infrastructure (local or cloud) is administered with emphasis on availability, reliability, security, and scalability
  • Develop and maintain backup systems and disaster recovery processes, regularly test, and validate data and processes
  • Investigate and resolve any technical issues, coordinating with team members or external support providers as necessary
  • Identify propose, develop, and implement cloud administration and management practices/processes/tools to automate and improve efficiencies of current/new systems and service.
  • Optimize Azure buildouts for cost/performance (VM optimization, reserved instances, etc.).
  • Keep current on modern technology trends and products, providing guidance to team members and direction on new project options
  • Develop and maintain documentation

What we are looking for:

  • 6-8 years of work experience as a Systems Administrator in a Microsoft environment
  • At least 3 years of cloud administration experience managing Azure IAAS including resource groups, servers, storage, backup/DR Recovery
  • At least 3 years managing O365 servers (Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, etc.)
  • At least 3 years’ experience configuring and managing firewalls and switches
  • Experience writing scripts (PowerShell) to automate processes
  • Advanced knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group policy
  • Excellent organization/time management/prioritization skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

What will make you stand out:

  • Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-303), Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) and Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (AZ-305)
  • Experience managing Meraki and Palo Alto firewalls and VPNs
  • Experience with Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Other industry certifications related to security and networking

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and value and respect diversity of our staff.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including group benefits, savings plan, professional development, and opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please visit our website at www.fnbc.ca or send your resume and cover letter by email to apply@fnbc.ca. The posting will remain open until it is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Network Administrator

Bulkley Valley Credit Union, serving over 14,000 members from Hazelton to Burns Lake, prides itself on employing empowered staff committed to delivering high quality personalized service.

We are currently recruiting a Full Time Network Administrator. If you want to join a dynamic group dedicated to cooperative values and member service, this is the right career move for you. You will report to the Chief Information Officer and, as a member of the IT department, you will be responsible for providing day to day administration of the network infrastructure for the credit union and its subsidiaries. The Network Administrator is responsible for planning, implementing, maintaining, upgrading, securing, and troubleshooting networking hardware, software, and ancillary equipment, including but not limited to all server-class hardware, appliances, switches, routers, firewalls, virtual environments and other networking equipment. The Network Administrator monitors and optimizes performance of the technology systems and coordinates the testing and installation of changes and upgrades. The Network Administrator liaises with contractors and suppliers to resolve problems and/or to install software upgrades or enhancements. The Network Administrator works with the System Support Technician to ensure that support documentation is created, and updated as necessary, for all technology systems. The Network Administrator, as part of the technology team, efficiently provides administrative support to all locations of the credit union and its subsidiaries.

The Network Administrator should hold a minimum of relevant Microsoft certifications and/or 5-7 years’ related work experience in the field of information technology, preferably in a financial institution or credit union, is desired. The individual should have Microsoft Active Directory and TCP/IP Networking related certifications. The individual should also have, or be working towards, a Diploma/Bachelor Degree specializing in Information Technology or currently enrolled in the program. The individuals exhibits a demonstrable knowledge of network administrative tasks, including strong trouble shooting skills over a multi-branch, virtualized WAN/LAN environment. A combination of education and work experience deemed appropriate to handle the assigned duties may also be considered.

As this position involves travel to all branches of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union, a valid BC Driver’s License with an available vehicle for use is required. The applicant must either currently reside in OR be willing to relocate to the Bulkley Valley.

Qualified applicants can apply through our webpage at https://can232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bulkleyvalley or directly to:

Tony Roodzant, Chief Information Officer

aroodzant@bvcu.com

Bulkley Valley Credit Union

PO Box 3637 Smithers BC V0J 2N0

Bulkley Valley Credit Union encourages all qualified persons to apply. However, only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Business System Analyst & Reporting Specialist

About Us

First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Over 87% Indigenous owned and controlled, FNBC is a leader in advocating for the growth of the Indigenous economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous people. Headquartered in Saskatoon, SK and named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, FNBC takes pride in its workforce of over 70% Indigenous employees working at locations across Canada.

About the Role

As a Senior Business System Analyst & Reporting Specialist you will be part of the IT team and report to the Manager Business Solutions.  You will have a disciplined approach in supporting, maintaining, and implementing business applications, data and business intelligence, and banking and payment systems, all while working towards continuous improvement in the support and development of business processes.  This role requires solid team collaboration while working in a complex environment. This role is permanent full-time. There is an option to be based in our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Head Office or one of our branch locations, with the flexibility to work remotely, in the office or a hybrid of the two.

About You

  • You are an analytical thinker with a strong understanding of business needs and objectives, who has the ability to utilize systems to meet business goals
  • an effective communicator who can work across departments, and with individuals who have competing priorities
  • you have a strong understanding of implementing business applications
  • experience using core banking systems with a preference of Fiserv DNA and digital banking systems with a preference of Member Direct/Forge
  • possess strong analytical skills
  • experience in data analytics, reporting, and SQL query
  • some familiarity with Lodestar or similar platform.

What we’re looking for:

  • an undergraduate Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • six (6) years in the financial industry and three (3) years in business analysis
  • experience in contract drafting and dealing with financial legal issues and transactions, preferably in a regulated financial services environment with experience in dealing with multiple regulatory frameworks in different jurisdictions
  • ability to prepare detailed specifications, use cases, user stories, workflows, and other supporting documentation for the development of modifications and enhancements
  • high level of proficiency with Microsoft applications
  • acceptable criminal record and credit checks

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and value and respect diversity of our staff.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including group benefits, savings plan, professional development, and opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please visit our website at www.fnbc.ca or send your resume and cover letter by email to apply@fnbc.ca. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Application Specialist

About Us

First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Over 87% Indigenous owned and controlled, FNBC is a leader in advocating for the growth of the Indigenous economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous people. Headquartered in Saskatoon, SK and named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, FNBC takes pride in its workforce of over 70% Indigenous employees working at locations across Canada.

About the Role

Reporting to the Business Solutions Manager, the Application Specialist will provide operational support for the front-line staff using DNA, online banking and various other systems. This position will act as a resource on a number of projects as required and participate in testing changes to systems. If you have previous banking experience and are looking to move out of customer facing to a more back office operational role or you have worked in a previous Help Desk role, this may be the position you are looking for. This role is permanent full-time. There is an option to be based in our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Head Office or one of our branch locations, with the flexibility to work remotely, in the office or a hybrid of the two.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with banking systems (preference to Fiserv – DNA Banking System)
  • Experience with online banking systems
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Exceptional time-management and administrative skills
  • Friendly enthusiastic self-starter and strong team player
  • Flexible and willing to take on tasks as assigned

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and value and respect diversity of our staff.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including group benefits, savings plan, professional development, and opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please visit our website at www.fnbc.ca or send your resume and cover letter by email to apply@fnbc.ca. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application & Implementation Specialist

About Us

First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Over 87% Indigenous owned and controlled, FNBC is a leader in advocating for the growth of the Indigenous economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous people. Headquartered in Saskatoon, SK and named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, FNBC takes pride in its workforce of over 70% Indigenous employees working at locations across Canada.

About The Role

As the Application & Implementation Specialist, you will be responsible for configuration changes, release management, implementation of new features, products and services, and ongoing support for a number of applications within the Bank. This position will handle Tier 2/3 incoming support requests, work with internal teams and third-party vendors to ensure resolution of requests as per agreed service levels and provide timely escalations when applicable. This is a permanent full-time opportunity. Candidates from all Canadian regions will be considered, with preference given to those able to work out of our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan office, which is located on First Nations land.

About You

You are technically savvy and can quickly learn and master new application software. You have a strong understanding of implementing business applications; experience using core banking systems with a preference of Fiserv DNA and digital banking systems with a preference of Member Direct/Forge.  Curious, quick learner who can research and provide support for software and system issues.

You must have:

  • A Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Four (4) years of experience in financial services industry or four (4) years of experience in IT in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and supporting business applications
  • You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and are able to build professional business relationships in and outside the Bank
  • You possess a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and teamwork
  • Acceptable criminal record and credit checks

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and value and respect diversity of our staff.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including group benefits, savings plan, professional development, and opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please visit our website at www.fnbc.ca or send your resume and cover letter by email to apply@fnbc.ca. The posting will remain open until it is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Security Architect

About Us

First Nations Bank of Canada is a federally chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Over 87% Indigenous owned and controlled, FNBC is a leader in advocating for the growth of the Indigenous economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous people. Headquartered in Saskatoon, SK and named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, FNBC takes pride in its workforce of over 70% Indigenous employees working at locations across Canada.

About the Role

As a Security Architect, you will be responsible for identifying security design gaps in existing and proposed architecture, the day-to-day operations of the in-place security solutions; identification, investigation and resolution of security breaches detected by those systems and identifying and mitigating risks to the Bank’s infrastructure and data assets. This is a permanent full-time position. We are open to remote, hybrid or in-office at our head office location in Saskatoon.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Support development, implementation, and management of security strategies, policies, processes, standards, and solutions that mitigate risk and maximize security, service availability, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Mitigate and manage cyber security threats
  • Participate in security incident responses. Conduct initial investigations of escalated security and network events
  • Maintain a library of documented response procedures
  • Assist with security assessments related to risk, controls, implemented control procedures, and vulnerabilities for both on premise and cloud-based solutions
  • Support development of technology related risk reporting
  • Participate and provide advice / guidance on projects of varying complexity.
  • Influence behavior to reduce risk, foster a strong security culture
  • Input into the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans and participation in testing of plans as required
  • Support various Infrastructure and Business projects by providing input on security technologies and operational practices
  • Assist in the management and monitoring of IDS, IPS, firewall, log management, SIEM and antivirus
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable privacy laws
  • Creation and delivery of monthly Security Awareness Training for staff
  • Perform security audits against policy, processes, departments, applications and vendors.
  • Perform vulnerability analysis in pre-production and production applications & systems using standard application vulnerability scanning tools

 

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in information systems, computer science, cybersecurity, or related field, with a minimum of five years of related experience
  • Understanding of information security standards (e.g. ISO 17799/27002, NIST CSF etc.), rules and regulations related to information security and data protection
  • Relevant security and architecture certifications (such as CISSP, SABSA, TOGAF)
  • Proven experience understanding current state, desired capabilities and documenting target architectures, gaps, and roadmaps
  • Experience in developing security designs and performing design reviews coupled with an ability to assess security implications for introduction of new or differing technologies within the environment
  • Experience with implementing security management /security governance tools; creating/maintaining security policies and procedures and educating developers/solutions architects
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Friendly enthusiastic self-starter and strong team player
  • Flexible and willing to take on tasks as assigned
  • Acceptable criminal record and credit checks

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and value and respect diversity of our staff.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including group benefits, savings plan, professional development, and opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please visit our website at www.fnbc.ca or send your resume and cover letter by email to apply@fnbc.ca. The posting will remain open until it is filled.

 We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Chief Information Officer

Bulkley Valley Credit Union, serving over 14,000 members from Hazelton to Burns Lake, prides itself on employing empowered staff committed to delivering high quality personalized service. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to meet their career goals while balancing their lifestyle with the many amenities our community and the Bulkley Valley has to offer.

If you want to join a dynamic management group dedicated to cooperative values and member service, this is the right career move for you. You will report directly to the CEO and, as a member of the executive team, you will be responsible to provide leadership, strategic direction and coordination of digital and information technology within Bulkley Valley Credit Union, including its subsidiaries. You will participate in the development of corporate strategies and policies and identify short and long-term objectives. You will be accountable to plan, design, implement, monitor, advise and report on Bulkley Valley Credit Union’s use of technology to support internal operations, risk management operations, and member-facing services. You will be accountable to ensure the organization’s technology assets are used efficiently and effectively in meeting its strategic and member service commitments. You will be responsible for all digital and information technology systems and services to ensure exemplary member service, provide for engagement of employees, manage the operations to be efficient and effective, and take action to mitigate current and emerging risk.

You will provide leadership and coaching to the technology team of BVCU. You will support the creation of an Enhanced Service Commitment by encouraging the technology team to professionally demonstrate BVCU’s Enhanced Service Commitment by efficiently providing technical support to the organization, establish and maintain strong employee relationships, work as a member of the team, and set a personal example of service and professionalism.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Diploma/Bachelor Degree specializing in Technology, a minimum 3 years’ experience in a complex work environment and a minimum of 5-7 years of management and leadership experience in the financial industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bulkley Valley Credit Union has a competitive compensation package including an attractive base salary and an excellent benefit and pension package.

To learn more about Bulkley Valley Credit Union, please visit our website at www.bvcu.com. We welcome applications from all interested applicants looking to further their career in a dynamic, supportive and team oriented environment.

Qualified applicants can apply through our webpage at https://can232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bulkleyvalley/Posting or directly to:

Jana Lukasek, CEO

jlukasek@bvcu.com

Bulkley Valley Credit Union

PO Box 3637 Smithers BC V0J 2N0

Bulkley Valley Credit Union encourages all qualified persons to apply. However, only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Sr. Data Analyst

SaskCentral is owned by Saskatchewan credit unions to serve and represent their collective interests. We add value through the sound investment of credit union funds on deposit. Our employees tell us SaskCentral is a great place to work where you can have a challenging, rewarding career with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility: We celebrate strength in diversity as it contributes to our collective success. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles that interest them. Your individuality is welcome here.

Sr. Data Analyst
SaskCentral is focused on an enterprise-wide journey dedicated to ensuring the success and financial viability of Saskatchewan credit unions. Acting as a utility, we are dedicated to ensuring access to clearing and settlement functions through our own clearing capability as well as that of owned and partner entities.

The Job
Are you a seasoned data management professional with a passion for transforming raw data into strategic business insights? If you are experienced in overseeing the design, build, and optimization of data systems, designing data governance structures, and providing technical leadership, we want you on our team. We are seeking a Sr. Data Analyst to optimize end-user experiences and contribute to corporate decision-making through specialized expertise in data systems and infrastructure.

In this position you will act as a key partner to the business by designing, implementing and operating system solutions to address data related opportunities and challenges.  You will lead the day-to-day design, maintenance, and operations of the data warehouse environment. Your experience positions you to propose and apply controls, processes, and procedures to improve the data environment’s security, stability, accuracy, and value.  As a technical leader, you will provide guidance and mentorship to internal users in the use of SQL and PowerBI tools to create reports and dashboards.

The Candidate
You have proven expertise in designing, building, and optimizing data systems and experience in establishing and maintaining data governance structures. You are a strong technical leader with mentoring capabilities and a robust skillset in ETL data modeling, mining, and analysis techniques.  Proficiency in SQL and Power BI development tools (dashboarding and paginated reports) and C# is a requirement.

You have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or another other business-related field, or a combination of significant experience with relevant professional certification.

If you are ready to bring your skills to a dynamic and collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter in confidence by the end of day Friday, December 1, 2023 on the SaskCentral Career Page.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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