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Product Analyst

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted February 5, 2021.


1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

Why is this role important?

We are looking for eager, fast-learning product analysts that will work in an Agile team environment where you will be tasked with the design and maintenance of our next-generation applications including Supply Chain Products and connected ecosystem. The right individual is a natural communicator, engages peers in technical discussions, is comfortable presenting recommendations and insights, and enjoys the challenge of applying their expertise in using the very best tools, technologies, and platforms available in the market.
The Opportunity
Canada’s largest food retailer and top 100 employer ( is looking for senior product analysts to join their team to help lead the digital modernization of Supply Chain Product family applications. Supply chain is central to retail operations and will have a high impact across the organization.
As part of a very supportive and collaborative team, you will be accelerated and upskilled through pairing and in-depth training on cloud platforms (Azure, GCP and OpenShift), with a focus on continuous delivery with a DevOps approach.
Located at 1 President’s choice circle, the friendly, open and inclusive office culture is complemented by open concept desk and collaboration areas with panoramic views, onsite gym and a gourmet dining solarium.


  • Understanding of the system landscape, business processes, design, and be able to articulate risks and impacts of new product features
  • You will work collaboratively to drive delivery work using an agile framework
  • Lead design sessions and communicate effectively across teams and to leadership
  • Work closely with the Solution Architect and be accountable for designing component and code level design within the 4 walls of the application
  • Understand business functions and user stories and decomposes them into technical specifications, and develops working Microservices code for a multi-cloud environment.
  • Create user stories, test case/test scripts, and acceptance criteria
  • Help manage, support, and prioritize Product team’s backlog
  • Develop automated tests to validate newly added functionality on Continuous Integration servers
  • Support the operations team as needed for incident management
  • Troubleshoot technical issues on production environments and provide resolutions for defects or performance issues promptly
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and innovation ability in software development and maintenance tasks


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Hands on development skills in Java, Python
  • Strong testing framework experience, scripts automation (J-Unit, Worksoft / robot, Python, automated testing and performance testing)
  • Relational database experience (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Git)
  • Using version control with GIT (both local and using cloud-based platforms like Bitbucket).


  • Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as React and Angular, along with fundamentals of HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3
  • An understanding of design and development on distributed systems operating at scale
  • An understanding of Microservices, containerization and scalability
  • An understanding of API creation and RESTful services with API Gateways
  • Experience in agile teams with daily stand-ups and a high degree of personal accountability
  • Knowledge of Modern DevOps principles and exposure to Ansible and Terraform
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or Kubernetes-based platforms
  • Experience with PaaS solutions such as OpenShift
  • Experience in Retail environment or Supply Chain operations

How You’ll Succeed: 

At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture.  We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. 

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.  Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:


Loblaw recognizes Canada’s diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

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