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Senior Developer/Programmer

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Land and Resources I+IT Cluster, Digital Solutions Branch
Guelph, Peterborough, Sault Ste Marie, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
17160 - Systems Officer 5
$1,498.23 - $1,935.44 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
**Posting timeline: This posting will be advertised as seen and available for applicant submission from July 25 to August 23, 2022.**

About Us
We have the privilege of partnering on information and information technology (I+IT) with five ministries. Our business partners safeguard and foster Ontario's environment, lands, resources, mines, forestry, parks, agriculture, and northern, rural and aboriginal communities. We support our ministries' operational IT needs and enable business modernization. Passionately serving Ontarians, we work together to excel in providing modern, digital public services.

What We Do
The Digital Solutions Branch collaborates with cluster partner ministries to co-design, deliver and support digital solutions. We provide leadership in emerging technologies and innovative delivery techniques to enable modern government services.

The Opportunity
You will design, develop, and maintain software systems, applications, and interfaces related to Java technology. If this challenging opportunity interests you, then don't hesitate to apply!

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) offers:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

Note: The successful candidate will have the option of working from the following office locations:

• 40 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
• 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste Marie
• 1 Stone Road West, Guelph
• 300 Water Street, Peterborough

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• provide technical team leadership to assigned staff and/or project teams
• provide application design, development and data management expertise, including performing analyses and assessments
• lead technical aspects of multiple projects
• work with internal staff and external consultants

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise

As a positive highly skilled individual, you have:
• web development experience, including JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, HTML5, CSS, and knowledge on AODA Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act's (AODA) best practice
• proven experience in API development using Java, Sprint Boot, JPA, Node.JS and microservice design
• good understanding of web services and related standard like REST/JSON, SOAP
• demonstrated technical background and experience working with IBM WebSphere, Liberty Server, Tomcat, IBM Business Automation workflow or/and IBM Operational Decision Manager and others
• knowledge on application security, java security, LDAP, Proxy, OAuth 2, OIDC, SMAL
• experience with Git repository and Azure DevOps
• demonstrated relational database and PL/SQL skills, experience with Oracle, PostgreSQL and Azure SQL.
• knowledge on NoSQL and In memory data structure store
• ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• experience with deployment of complex, maintainable and scalable enterprise systems and applications, with the capacity for problem-solving and making sound recommendations and decisions

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

You can
• work efficiently as a part of agile team
• provide technical leadership to the team in designing, developing, and delivering IT Solutions
• work effectively and collaboratively with team members, client representatives, and vendor partners
• interact professionally with a diverse group of technical professions and subject matter experts
• interview client teams to determine requirements and change requests
• write technical and design documents

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

You can
• investigate and analyze complex technical issues and problems and identify root cause and recommend solutions
• conduct options analysis, cost/benefit analysis on alternate solutions.
• analyze business and systems design requirements and provide technical solutions.
• gather/analyze client requirement and provide advice to make decisions on how best to deliver solutions based on client needs.

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Permanent, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Monday, July 25, 2022
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • 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.
  • E-NR-180280/22
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 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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