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Busines Analyst (IT)

March 31 2017
Industries Goods transportation, Warehousing
Categories Business analysis
Vancouver, BC

Seaspan Corporation and its subsidiaries; Seaspan Ship Management Ltd., Seaspan Crew Management Ltd., and Seaspan Crew Management India Private Ltd., is the worldwide leader in independent containership management and ownership.  We provide high-quality, modern vessels with best-in-class operations and innovative ship design, and are dedicated to providing an unmatched level of quality and service to our customers. Seaspan Corporation is a publically traded company with its securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:SSW).  More information can be found on our website at

Seaspan is seeking a Business Analyst to join the IT team. The Business Analyst is focused on supporting our JD Edwards financial system and possesses a solid understanding of all major business processes and detailed knowledge of all software products used in the company and maintains a continued dialogue with all departments to identify issues where IT systems could be better used, or where new systems are needed. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Focuses on working with the Finance team to ensure the JD Edwards application supports their business needs
  • Liaises across Seaspan teams, throughout the enterprise and external partners, to meet goals; takes ownership for large process-focused projects from concept to execution
  • Maintains a strong understanding of Seaspan applications, products and services, organizational delivery capabilities, and end-to-end processes
  • Documents Seaspan's direction, structure, business processes, and requirements from an IT perspective
  • Helps collect and consolidate information to guide software and hardware product selection; monitors software changes and updates and advises how changes can help to refine business processes
  • Provides support through advanced knowledge of application data structures
  • Conducts product research and selection, develops and executes test plans, and assembles and documents test results
  • Applies advanced knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract ad-hoc reports from enterprise databases as required; develops and supports dynamic ODBC reports with Excel and maintains advanced knowledge of financial reporting software
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Significant experience supporting JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.0
  • Degree or diploma in IT, computer science, or similar field
  • Minimum of two years' experience in an IT or application analyst role, or similar
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good writing style
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and organize, prioritize and multi-task effectively
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Sound decision-making skills

Additional desired qualifications

  • CPA certification
  • Project Management Designation or working towards PMP
  • Some experience with IT project management
  • Some accounting experience/training/certification
  • Experience in a ship management company 

Job demands and/or physical requirements

  • Occasional travel to deliver end-user training and/or attend meetings may be required and may be on short notice
  • Sufficient mobility to complete cabling and setup tasks
  • Able to lift 10 kg

How to Apply

If  this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please visit the Career Centre on our website at or click on the following link:

We thank all applicants in advance.  If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our professional recruiters will be in contact with you.  Please contact if you have any questions regarding this position.  No agency calls please, many thanks.

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