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Senior Application Specialist

Ministry of Health
Health Services I&IT Cluster, Corporate I&IT Solutions and Integration Management Branch
North York
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 12 months with possible extension)
Job Code:
17162 - Systems Officer 6
$1,687.30 - $2,107.87 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Would you like to apply your technical expertise in migrating and transforming existing business applications to leverage the cloud technologies with Corporate I+IT Solutions and Integration Management Branch?

We are in search of an IT professional to provide technical expertise with respect to the overall analysis, design, and development of large, complex, cloud-based solutions for the Ministry of Health.

If this sounds interesting for your career development, then consider this exciting temporary opportunity with us!

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Application Specialist, you will:

• Provide team leadership on larger projects as a member of the team, in the development of solution approach resulting in cost-effective information technology solutions and services.
• Provide technical consulting expertise in the design, development, and maintenance of health applications being implemented to improve data acquisition, information management, and processing and reporting.
• Provide senior technical expertise with the development, implementation, support, maintenance, and operations of cloud and on-premise business applications.
• Lead and participate in the preparation of detailed technical specifications and development for business solutions.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills

• You have hands on experience in leading the development of highly scalable cloud-based solutions using technologies such as Microservices, API Management and Containers (Docker, Kubernetes).
• You have knowledge and hands on experience with leading and delivering business solution as a service on the cloud using concepts like Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
• You have demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience with various programming languages, development techniques, and development tools, such as Java, .NET, Python, Javascript, React, JSON, REST API, MS SQL and Oracle,
• You have experience in integrating various application components such as Identity and Access Management solutions including Active Directory and LDAP.
• You have the ability to lead teams through end-to-end software development life cycle, including deployment using DevOps tools and agile techniques.
• You have knowledge/experience in code management and change management using Cloud-based tools like GitHub.
• You have demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in leading application development, including architecture, security, coding, testing, troubleshooting, documentation, and cloud administration.
• You have experience working with Operating Systems such as Linux and Windows.
• You have demonstrated knowledge in conducting feasibility studies, cost benefit and risk analyses on complex business systems initiatives, and in implementing systems solutions.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

• You have experience in all aspects of the software development lifecycle.
• You have an understanding of Enterprise Architecture principles, techniques, methodologies and various architecture domains.
• You have proven analytical and interpretative reasoning skills to assess client I&IT needs and develop I&IT solutions that are cost effective and improve client program and service delivery.
• You have demonstrated ability to lead incident resolution and change management.

Project Management Knowledge and Skills

• You have demonstrated project planning methodologies to plan and coordinate technical activities, plans and schedules of project teams.
• You have knowledge of waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications and solutions.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have demonstrated interpersonal, conflict resolution, team building and client relationship management skills to discuss program requirements.
• You have oral and written communication skills to provide information with respect to technical and operational application policies, procedures and standards.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5700 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • T-HL-171283/21
    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.
    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
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 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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