The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality and in terms of ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB’s numerous affiliated bargaining agents.

We are currently accepting applications for a Manager, Enterprise Systems and Solutions Delivery .

SALARY: Band Level 11 (Min. $111,653 to Max. $139,567) per annum (under review)

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, and as a key member of the Learning Technology Support Services leadership team, this position will be responsible for the strategic planning, acquisition, deployment and operational management of the Enterprise Systems and Application Development team portfolio. The Portfolio includes Student Information System, Financial Information System, HR Information System, Collaboration tools (such as SharePoint, MS TEAMS), Database Administrators, Websites, Business Intelligence and Ministry Reporting.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of all activities related to the requirements, procurement, design, development and implementation of organizational information systems and software applications; maintenance, support and upgrade of existing systems and applications; proper integration of enterprise systems. Champion best practices to ensure that all applications, databases and information management practices comply with standards, designs, policies, processes, methods and tools, and are consistently documented; manage the design, development, support, training and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems. Ensure development best practices are adopted. Recommend and implement solutions to automate manual paper-based processes leveraging the enterprises systems, APIs and innovative solution delivery .Other related duties as assigned.


Degree or diploma in Computer Science or similar IT related field with a minimum of seven (7) years’ equivalent work experience in software development and/or programming design and systems management

Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in overseeing the direction, development and implementation of software solutions and strategic goals in the public sector or multi-union environment

Recent experience in modernizing Application Development and Support teams - from developing staff to implementing processes and modern development/support tools

Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies

Experience with agile development methodologies, APIs and the software development lifecycle

Experience with Business Intelligence and reporting

Strong knowledge of database and database administration (e.g. SQL and Oracle)

Knowledge of Education Act, education related policies and school board operations to provide expertise on legislative compliance, policy application and yearly cycle demands on systems, design and implementation

Technical fluency in a variety of programming languages (e.g., NET, Java, VB, Oracle Forms, Python, R, etc.)

Demonstrated success with project management, project-based/matrix work structures, project life cycle models, software development life cycle delivery methodologies

Excellent negotiation, collaboration and problem-solving skills to understand opposing perspectives and adapt the approach as situation requirements change

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and manage complex situations

Demonstrated success leading, managing and motivating a team in an open, innovative, responsive and professional environment, including coaching members toward achievement of collective and individual goals, and providing ongoing feedback

Ability to adapt to, and work effectively within, a variety of situations, and work with various individuals or groups with conflicting priorities or goals

Proven coordination, organizational, multi-tasking, time management and planning skills to organize resources and manage priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, decision making and issue resolution skills in situations where problems may be technical, managerial or interpersonal

Excellent initiative and research skills to identify trends in the use of current information technology and the impacts on an organization’s operating environment

Excellent budget management skills, with attention to detail

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet deadlines

Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment


Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure

Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.

Criminal Background Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements for the Criminal Background Check.

Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process; such as, test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their account.

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Preference will be given to qualified members of the Administrative Staff Group (ASG).

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Peel District School Board
Posting Date:
9/27/2021 2:25:39 AM
Mississauga, Ontario