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Lead Developer

Ministry of Health
Health Services Information and Information Technology Cluster / Public Health I&IT Solutions Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Permanent
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:
Join the Public Health I+IT Solutions Branch (PHS) to develop, maintain and modernize the I+IT solutions for Public Health and associated stakeholders.

The Branch
The Public Health I+IT Solutions Branch is responsible for managing ministry-supported public health solutions and to streamline and better integrate public health technology solutions with the broader digital health sector; contributing to a Public Health Digital Strategy for an integrated, interoperable ecosystem of public health IT solutions across the scope of public health practice; advancing in strategic and legislative transformation initiatives (e.g., Digital First, Red Tape Reduction etc.)

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. The OPS offers 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.

To learn more about the compensation package for this position, please visit the Ontario Public Service Employee Union website ( for a copy of the current collective agreements.

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?

As a Lead Developer, you will:
• Deliver user-centric solution design, development and implementation of cost-effective, high-performing, reliable and simple-to-use IT solutions
• Have a unique opportunity to contribute to the delivery of the top digital government priorities that have a high impact on the lives of the people of Ontario
• Be part of an agile team that includes a Product Manager, Software Developers, User Experience Researchers, Experience Designers, DevOps and Content Advisors
• Research new technology trends and develop proof of concept
• Provide guidance in solution development and modern web frameworks related to open source technology solutions that ensure our solutions are available anytime, anywhere and on any device
• Be a pioneer for the development and implementation of forward-thinking standards and technologies to support transforming the digital experience for Ontarians interacting with government
• Provide guidance in problem-solving that involves people, tech and processes, using logic and common sense

How do I qualify?

Architecture and Design

• You have solid understanding of modern architectural standards for cloud-based solutions
• You have proven experience applying software engineering best practices and architectural practices to agile product delivery using emerging delivery methodologies that include, but are not limited to, agile
• You have demonstrated experience designing modern architectural patterns to support delivery of complex IT solutions that are stable, secure, responsive and scalable
• You have experience conducting feasibility studies, reviewing new IT system architecture or re-engineering legacy systems

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of, and expertise with various programming languages, development techniques and development tools, such as Java Enterprise technologies (such as JPA or Hibernate, and Spring Framework), .net platform, HTML, CSS, Jquery, and other emerging web technologies and cloud delivery/deployment models.• You have knowledge and hands-on experience implementing IT solutions and working with a variety of modern and emerging technology
• You have knowledge and hands-on experience of NODE.JS and Frameworks, RESTFUL web services, HTML5, CSS/SCSS)
•You have familiarity and interest in learning, adapting emerging technology like Salesforce CRM, Mulesoft API management (working experience is asset)
• You have proven experience in analyzing systems requirements, architecting, designing and implementing IT solutions that conform to IT standards and best practices
• You have built complex, API-based solutions and transactional systems
• You have built effective UI design, accessibility, web standards, and design systems
• You have knowledge of common authentication technologies, browser-based security controls and standard web application security tools
• You have experience with code version control systems (e.g. Git), DevOps practices, cloud delivery / deployment models, virtualization, and container solutions (e.g. docker, Kubernetes)
• You have advanced knowledge and understanding of best practices for developing web-based applications that meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance standards

Leadership and Organizational Skills

• You have led by example via taking ownership, writing code, being proactive and advocating for a collaborative environment
• You have steered teams on large-scale, complex IT projects and initiatives with high levels of autonomy
• You have experience providing mentorship, and guiding the work of team members/colleagues.
• You foster a culture of ownership and technical excellence
• You can articulate methods for build/buy choices on project components, identify common IT risks and address them with contingency plans and back-out options
• You energize and motivate the team by recognizing successes and learning from failures

Project and Digital Expertise

• You have worked closely with the project and product manager in planning product development, assisting in formulating product strategy, building a technology roadmap and setting timelines
• You have proven judgement and prioritization skills to supervise developers and perform code reviews/quality assurance activities
• You can define technical approaches to understand the user story, breakdown the tasks and guide others in doing so
• You have demonstrated the ability to get buy-in from a team to implement new and improved ways of doing things
• You have championed technology expertise around product development, shared best practices and tools with your peers across the organization, collaborated and shared insights and opinions with other developers, and shared lessons learned from your work with peers and leaders to help guide your approach to digital transformation
• You thrive on feedback and are comfortable transforming ideas generated through user research and data to create a better user experience

Communications Skills

• You can work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to sell your ideas to colleagues, both technical and non-technical
• You are adept at navigating complex issues, handling partners and stakeholder interactions
• You have worked with partners to establish relationships with their security, operations and IT teams
• You have guided successful technical, business and people-related initiatives that improved productivity, performance, and quality
• You have developed processes to improve the efficiency of teams and taken steps to help others resolve conflict and maintain trusting relationships

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Permanent, 5700 Yonge St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Monday, January 16, 2023
  • W-HL-192953/23(2)
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 Monday, January 30, 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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