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Amended - Systems Developer Tester

Ministry of Health
Health Services I&IT Cluster
Kingston, Toronto
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment/contract up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
17154 - Systems Officer 2
$1,161.81 - $1,424.71 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Amended - an additional location has been added - 56 Wellesley Street, Toronto.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for administering the health care system in Ontario. The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) program insures medically necessary physician, laboratory and hospital services for eligible patients.

The Health Services I&IT Cluster (HSC) is accountable for developing, testing, and enhancing Ministry/HSC business I&IT solutions while responding to changing business drivers that encompass legislative requirements, technology currency, and new business solutions to support the achievement of the Ministry's operational and transformational objectives.

The Payment and Registration I+IT Solutions (PRS) branch is responsible for the development, sustainment, improvement, and modernization of the core I+IT solutions for the OHIP Program.

The Health Services I&IT Cluster, Payment and Registration I&IT Solutions Branch, is looking for an IT Professional to provide systems design, programming, testing and ongoing support for new and revised applications supporting the Medical Claims Payment System Team.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service (OPS)?

The OPS is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people.

We are re-thinking how we deliver services through various initiatives, modernization initiatives and how we access and deliver critical services remotely. We are striving to enable a future-ready OPS workforce through technology-focused enterprise-wide strategies.

We offer a competitive compensation package. We support career and leadership development, invest in learning opportunities, and recognize team and individual achievements, and support flexible work arrangements.

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

• 49 Place D'Armes, Kingston
• 56 Wellesley Street, Toronto

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?

The Health Services I&IT Cluster, Payment and Registration I&IT Solutions Branch, requires a Systems Developer Tester to provide systems testing, analysis, and ongoing support for new and revised applications supporting the Medical Claims Payment System.

As a Systems Developer / Tester, you will:
• Provide business and systems analysis, systems testing and support in the implementation of new and revised business information systems.
• Participate in the testing and validation of proposed solutions by thoroughly testing complex computer programs, participating in prototyping sessions with groups of end users to demonstrate segments of the system, documenting any concerns expressed and making necessary program changes as directed.
• Perform system testing tasks including functional testing, acceptance testing, regression testing, volume testing, performance testing, post implementation validation and/or user acceptance testing tasks including re-testing any modifications which arise as a result of this testing; ensuring integrity of project documentation by resolving all relevant modifications resulting from testing and implementation
• Review client, system and software requirements documents to prepare systems testing documentation which satisfy these requirements.
• Contribute to complete systems testing documentation including detailed test plans, test strategies and test suites; developing and enhancing automated test scripts through the use of industry standard tools (i.e. Rationale Suite) and maintaining comprehensive materials to support audit.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

The Systems Developer/Tester position, will require the following:

• Knowledge of a variety of industry standard programming languages for systems testing on the mainframe such as COBOL, JCL, to assist with debugging moderately complex business applications
• Knowledge of various industry standard testing methods, techniques and tools at various levels of testing such as unit, integration, system, UAT, and others to:
   • conduct system testing by executing online and batch test scripts, and manual online and batch jobs
    • develop assigned portions of testing documentation including detailed test cases, automated test scripts, and comprehensive audit materials
    • identify and debug problems encountered with software usage
• Knowledge of various industry standard relational database management systems databases such as DB2/IMS/Oracle and query tools such as SQL, ISPF Utilities to examine test databases to ensure that the integrity of the production databases will be maintained after implementation of a new or modified application
• Knowledge of industry standard systems development life cycles, methodologies such as Waterfall, Iterative, and UPM and techniques
• Knowledge of a variety of industry standard systems analysis methods and techniques to:
    • establish business, information, and system testing needs
    • review client business and information requirements for systems testing which satisfy these requirements
    • evaluate costs and benefits of various application options and recommend appropriate, cost effective solutions
    • analyze and create test data to support the systems testing strategy
• Ability to learn the clients' business to:
    • collect and document information on business requirements
    • analyze information and system needs to ensure adherence with stated program area objectives
    • analyze system testing needs to ensure adequate testing of all systems prior to recommending promotion into production
    • participate in the development of recommendations on appropriate solutions

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

You have:
• written and oral skills to convey, fully grasp and explain detailed information which may involve specialized information technology terminology; and to follow, present and discuss logically developed, complex arguments, ideas or issues
• interpersonal skills to provide clarification and explanation to deal with problems or complaints and to assist with others' understanding of computer hardware and software

Analytical and Research Skills

You have:
• analytical skills to determine the nature of issues or problems, including researching relevant materials and comparing and verifying information
• the ability to respond to the issues or problems by evaluating and comparing a number of existing alternatives and selecting the appropriate action
• the ability to work effectively in a team environment, sharing information and communicating with co-workers, management and clients

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 49 Place D'Armes, Kingston, East Region or 56 Wellesley St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Friday, July 29, 2022
  • 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-HL-185200/22
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, August 15, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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