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Senior Solutions Architect

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Justice Technology Services
North Bay, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
17162 - Systems Officer 6
$1,721.21 - $2,150.24 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
This position is with Public Safety Solutions portfolio of SOLGEN Solutions branch and is responsible to deliver IT solutions for business areas in this sector including Office of Chief Coroner, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Center of Forensic Sciences, Public Safety division, Office of Fire Marshal and Emergency Management etc. Public Safety unit is responsible for end-to-end project/solutions delivery including architecture design, development, configuration, implementation and roll-out.

Do you want the challenge of participating in the design and development of business and corporate technology solutions using leading-edge methodologies and technologies? The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Justice Technology Solutions, is seeking an experienced professional to provide expertise in architecting and developing complex, multi-channel business solutions.

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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.

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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:

• play a lead role in analysis, design and development of new solutions, planning of advanced/complex development projects, definition of client requirements and assisting with enhancements for existing applications
• provide business analysis and systems consulting expertise to clients, presenting and explaining technical issues, identifying alternatives, and providing and recommending IT solutions which will help ministry/clients achieve efficiencies in delivery of programs/services
• maintain technology/product evaluation program in areas of systems development and productivity tools, and collaborate with client groups on areas of ministry's information technology requiring improvement
• carryout complex/specialized systems analysis and design, developing RFPs (Requests for Proposals), evaluating vendors' proposals and recommending selection
• facilitate development, promotion, implementation and integration of organization's strategic information technology plans, objectives, policies and standards
• provide project leadership and technical direction to team members

How do I qualify?

Information Technology Knowledge

You have:
• Architecture expertise across all architecture domains (application, technical, information, security, network), including architecture review, assessment, development, implementation and maintenance projects
• Knowledge of business analysis, systems consulting, and systems development, and ability to write or modify code (e.g. .NET, PHP or general scripting, , C#, QL Server, XML/XSLT/XSD)
• Good Programming/Development experience (preferably .NET/Microsoft platform) and ability to manage team of developers
• Knowledge of Windows server environment, ISA Server, Oracle, SQL Services, VPN, Entrust
• Knowledge of handling malicious software attacks and steps taken to prevent these attacks
• Knowledge and understanding of Application Software Development/Design Principles and Agile Software development processes
• Knowledge of databases (SQL Server / Oracle)
• Knowledge of troubleshooting data transaction and handling of data traffic, SDLC, and ITSM

Network/Infrastructure Skills and Knowledge

You have:
• Knowledge of network/IT Infrastructure design concepts, standards and tools
• Ability to draft and develop infrastructure requirements for new IT solutions, and ability to discuss or collaborate on the requirements with the Infrastructure design partners within OPS or externally.
• Knowledge and understanding of application security throughout system life cycle
• Understanding of data warehousing, data mining and knowledge-based system
• Knowledge of Application Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, and change control operations

Information Technology Securities Knowledge

You have:
• Experience in implementing application securities and the ability to determine cost-effective solutions to align application security architecture
• Ability to understand the application Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) requirements, and to propose appropriate solutions, and/or strategies to implement safeguards
• Knowledge of security concepts and technologies, and firewalls

Communication, Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills

You have:
• Presentation and oral communications skills (speak technical to non-technical people)
• Interpersonal skills and ability to present and illustrate recommendations
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to function in a team-oriented, goal-oriented, and customer-focused environment
• Proven experience in conducting business analysis sessions with clients
• Proven ability to understand client requirements effectively and clearly in order to articulate and propose effective solutions

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 21 College St , 3rd Flr, Toronto, Toronto Region or 200 First Ave W, North Bay, North Region, Criminal Record Check (Fingerprint Based), Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Local Police Databases Search, Social Networking Search
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • C-SL-191442/22
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 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:59 pm EST. 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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