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Junior Developer

Treasury Board Secretariat
Ontario Digital Service
Job Term:
3 Temporary
Job Code:
17158 - Systems Officer 4
$1,377.69 - $1,760.77 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join The Ontario Digital Service (ODS) to design and deliver the future of government services.

People are at the heart of our mission to ensure that government works for everyone. Be a part of a world-leading public service, and help improve the lives of over 14 million people of Ontario, through our work using modern design, data and technology tools and practices.

The ODS is improving the online experience for Ontarians by redesigning the most important government services for the digital age. We own and support a growing number of public facing internet-era products including web content management, web publishing, online public consultations, open data catalogue and visualization, laws repository, location and mapping, search, API and more.

Help us scale impact across the public sector, tackling some of the most important challenges of our time. We work in multidisciplinary, inclusive, collaborative teams. We've been a distributed team since day one, offering flexible work arrangements, where big ideas and extraordinary people come together to drive change.

Bring your curiosity and build the future with us.

What you bring to the team
• You think digital by default and embrace new ideas that put users first to find the best solutions.
• You believe diversity and inclusion helps create the best conditions for people to achieve the best results, knowing the best ideas come from everywhere and everyone.
• We are looking for someone who is solution oriented, and knows how to get the job done.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• You will support the development, implementation and maintenance of cost effective web technology solutions and services.
• You will provide open source web technology solutions using agile development methodology to transform the online experience for Ontarians interacting with government.
• You will research new and emerging technologies to support the development and implementation of forward-thinking standards and best practices for Ontario Digital Service (ODS) work.
• Working with a high-impact team, you will be constantly learning new technologies and techniques through research, experimentation and from your exceptional colleagues.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Skills:

• You have knowledge of open source web technologies (NGINX, Linux, Apache, MySQL,PHP, PostgreSQL) , web content management solutions (Drupal, WordPress), open source search solutions (Elasticsearch), semantic accessible HTML5, CSS/SCSS, jQuery, Javascript, NodeJS, Angular, Vue, Express, MongoDB, and other emerging web technologies and cloud delivery / deployment models, to develop products that are forward-thinking and ensure a positive user experience for Ontarians.
• You have experience in integrating systems and components using Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Representational state transfer (REST).
• You have familiarity with API driven solutions and transactional systems.
• You have knowledge of theory and principles of systems design and development to support the design, development, testing and implementation of systems solutions.
• You have experience in researching industry best practices to support the development of strategy and standards, and to apply them your work (e.g. security and accessibility by design).

Project Experience:

• You have experience in undertaking and leading parts of complex projects of different sizes, ensuring alignment to project plans and best practice.
• You can work with management or colleagues to anticipate and resolve project issues
• You have familiarity with code version control systems (Git).

Communications and interpersonal skills:

• You have strong communications skills to participate in team discussions, make solution recommendations and document/explain work.
• You have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, to explain your ideas to colleagues, both technical and non-technical.

At the ODS, we recognize official qualifications and education are not necessarily the only way to gain experience. Your lived experience is valuable to our team.

Additional Information

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For more information about the ODS, please check out the links below:

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Additional Information:

  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 595 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Monday, May 10, 2021
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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