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Amended - Lead DevOps Engineer

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery
Government Services Integration Cluster
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Temporary up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
17162 - Systems Officer 6
$1,738.42 - $2,171.74 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Amendment: Effective January 1st, 2024 the salary range for this position is $1,852.71 to $2,314.51 per week in compliance with OPSEU Unified Bargaining Unit collective agreement provisions. The new rates, effective retroactive to January 1, 2024, were recently confirmed and dates for implementation of the new salary rates are still to be determined.

Join the Government Services Integration Cluster (GSIC) to design and deliver the future of government services.

People are at the heart of our mission to ensure that government works for everyone. Be a part of a world-leading public service, and help improve the lives of over 14 million people of Ontario, through our work using modern design, data, and technology tools and practices.

The GSIC is improving the online experience for Ontarians by redesigning the most important government services for the digital age. We own and support a growing number of ServiceOntario public-facing internet-era products, including web content management, Application Development, hosting & integration including API Management and more.

Are you an experienced IT professional with knowledge and advanced skills supporting middleware and DevSecOps systems? Consider joining Government Services Integration Cluster (GSIC) in this challenging role that will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and improve service delivery and meet client business goals in the IT field.

Bring your curiosity and build the future with us.

The Opportunity

As a Lead DevOps Engineer in the GSIC, you will design, build and support cloud environments so that developers can create digital products that will change the way the public interacts with the government. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that drives digital transformation, exploring new technology trends that continue to redefine IT, business and the way we service the citizens of Ontario. Working with a high-impact team, you will be constantly learning new technologies and techniques through research, experimentation, and collaborating with other colleagues. The ideal candidates should have hands-on experience designing, building, delivering and supporting cloud platforms.

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 GSIC is, by design, a new way of working:

• You will have a unique opportunity to enable digital products and services that impact an Ontarian's day-to-day government experience.
• You will be part of an agile, self-directed, multi-disciplinary team. • Your expertise in designing and building cost-effective infrastructure, build to deployment, and support will improve the lives of the people of Ontario.
• You will be constantly learning new technologies and techniques through research and experimentation.

What you bring to the team:

• You think digital by default and embrace new ideas that put users first to find the best solutions.
• Someone who is solution-oriented and knows how to get the job done.
• You are proactive, take initiative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• You believe cognitive diversity and inclusion help create the best conditions for people to achieve the best results.

Your impact:

• You will be the custodian of GSIC Shared on-prem and Cloud environments. You have designed, built and maintained stable, secure, and scalable cloud environments that make it possible for teams to deliver high-quality digital products.
• Your expertise in continuous delivery will help us automate our testing and deployment pipelines to deliver faster solutions.
• Your ability to monitor and assess the performance of applications in the cloud like environment will ensure our solutions are available anytime, anywhere.
• You will create, test and implement operational safeguards that maintain the integrity of data and protect against unauthorized access.
• As our platforms continue to modernize the online government experience, we will rely on your DevOps expertise to guide other team members.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

• You have expert knowledge of middleware management technologies including but not limited to IBM WebSphere, OpenShift and you are a seasoned expert in one of the leading cloud platforms like MS-Azure and AWS.
• You have experience in production environments such as Kubernetes.
• You are familiar with container-based virtualization technology.
• You have knowledge of DevOps tools and techniques, and in-depth technical knowledge of system architectures, including technical, data, application and network architectures.
• You have experience implementing software engineering practices for full software development life cycles (SDLC), including coding standards, code reviews, source code management, build processes, and testing.
• You have experience working independently with high-level direction to build and maintain complex Linux cloud environments, like Redhat Linux (RHEL) CentOS, Ubuntu or CoreOS, to support modern web technologies.
• You have extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in open source search and analytics engines like Elasticsearch (Setup, configuration, watcher, and alerts).
• You have fluency in scripting languages like Python, Bash, PHP, Java, JavaScript, Node, and others.
• You have experience in build tools like Git, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, and others for continuous integration.
• You have integration experience using and building APIs.
• You have worked with relational and non-relational databases like Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, and others.

Standards and Best Practices Skills:

• You have experience applying industry cloud and security standards and best practices to your work that can be adopted by others.
• You have designed, implemented and maintained DevOps continuous delivery pipelines to manage from build to deployment and cloud infrastructure using Infrastructure as code practices.
• You have knowledge of common authentication technologies, security controls, and standard application security tools.
• You have experience securing environments using offensive and defensive approaches.
• You have shared best practices and tools with your peers across the organization.
• You can research industry best practices to support DevOps standards, and apply them to your work.

Communication and Collaboration Skills:

• You are a strong communicator who collaborates on your work within a multi-disciplinary team.
• You have strong leadership skills to support and guide team members.
• You have experience influencing others by persuasion rather than authority – making your case through excellent communication, speaking clearly to be easily understood, and persuasive writing skills.
• Your responsibilities include working closely with internal and external partners and team members.
• You are comfortable leading discussions and selling your ideas to technical and non-technical colleagues, and senior management.

Project and Digital Expertise:

• You can articulate methods for build/buy decisions on project components, identify common IT risks and address them with contingency plans and back-out options.
• You can analyze designs and determine coding, programming and integration activities to identify issues and provide product solutions.
• You have worked on an established environment, balancing the need to address technical debt with new enhancements through continuous iterations.
• 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 experience providing production support for multiple cloud environments with a focus on quality, security, reliability and scalability.

Additional Information:

At GSIC, we recognize that official qualifications and education are not necessarily the only way to gain experience. Your lived experience is valuable to our team.

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • C-MG-212823/24(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, April 8, 2024 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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