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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health Services I&IT Cluster
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
17156 - Systems Officer 3
$1,208.51 - $1,521.86 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a successful IT professional looking to take your career to the next level? Then consider these challenging opportunities with the Health Solutions Delivery Branch, Registration and Assistive Devices Program Unit Team, where you will provide senior level system testing services and operational support activities for high profile Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care applications.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Programmer Analyst / Senior Systems Tester, you will:

• Perform programming tasks using various industry-standard programming languages and operating systems and perform unit, system and acceptance testing tasks.
• Review clients' business requirements documents and prepare software and detailed design requirements documentation.
• Lead or assist with the implementation of new and enhanced systems.
• Maintain the integrity and effectiveness of development tools, environments and databases
• Provide expertise, advice and assistance to clients where necessary.
• Assist the team in the operational support of key applications and systems; including investigation and resolution of incidents, assessment of change requests, and prompt escalations of incidents.

How do I qualify?


• You have demonstrated knowledge of IT industry-standard system development life cycle (SDLC), methodologies, techniques, architectures and technologies, experience in the development and maintenance of application software in a variety of environments and database management systems, e.g. Remedy AR, IBM WAS, Datapower, IBM IHS/Apache, DB2, Oracle, IBM JCL, COBOL, ISPF & IBM Utilities, IMS DB/TM;
• You have demonstrated knowledge of various programming languages, such as Java, HTML, SQL, COBOL;
• You have demonstrated experience in writing, editing and maintaining program, systems, user and operational documentation for assigned portions of a system;
• You have demonstrated experience in leading or assisting with the implementation of new and enhanced systems including ensuring the promotion of all system components into the appropriate staging areas, performing setup and configuration of Ministry applications during the development cycle to support unit testing.
• You have demonstrated experience assisting with the operational support of critical applications involving multiple integrated systems (network, firewalls, web application servers, mainframe, etc.).


• Demonstrated experience in analyzing business requirements and reviewing/preparing technical documentation.
• Demonstrated experience in analyzing root cause and resolution of system failures involving multiple systems and IT partners.


• You have proven analytical, oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 49 Place D'Armes, Kingston, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • E-HL-110064/17(1)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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