Apply By: Monday, July 11, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Lead Developer

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Justice Technology Services
North Bay, Toronto
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
17162 - Systems Officer 6
$1,704.17 - $2,128.95 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
About Us
The Justice Technology Services is responsible for Information Technology (IT) services and support to the Justice Enterprises - Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of the Solicitor General and their external Justice partners - that enables transformation into a modern, effective, and efficient justice system.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The OPS support career and leadership development, invest in learning opportunities, recognize team and individual achievements, and support flexible work arrangements.

We are re-thinking how we deliver our services. Through various modernization initiatives, we are now accessing and delivering critical services remotely. We are striving to enable a future-ready OPS workforce through enterprise-wide strategies.

The Opportunity
Come showcase your specialized IT knowledge, where you will provide senior technical leadership, expertise and overall project co-ordination and control of all activities in the development of application solution design with the Justice Technology Services.

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

• 21 College Street, Toronto
• 200 First Avenue West, North Bay

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Lead Developer, you will:
• provide specialized technical expertise and advice in the overall design, development, testing, implementing, maintaining and enhancing system architectures (technical, data, application, network) for both acquired and developed application solutions
• oversee the performance of specific system integration from a technical perspective, including designing appropriate architectures and recommending cost-effective and high performance tools and middleware
• lead the development or implementation of current computerized solutions to support end users, project teams, and peer technical staff
• provide technical expertise and advice /mentorship on programming practices and techniques to individuals and cross-functional teams
• provide leadership and in-depth knowledge and expertise for technical project work

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge

You have:
• extensive experience developing business systems/solutions using Microsoft Dynamic 365 and ADX Portal
• demonstrated experience developing applications for the Cloud
• exposure to cloud-based technologies
• expert knowledge of current and complex information technology and information engineering principles, computer programming techniques, current development platforms, leading-edge application development technology (web based, n-tier), and comprehensive understanding of system architectures
• expert knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) and IT service management (ITSM) concepts
• knowledge of LAN and PC hardware, software architectures, network protocols and topologies
• expert knowledge of a full range of current development tools/languages within .NET framework (e.g. VS, VB, C#), MS Dynamics 365 and development of collaborative workspaces and portals
• experience with current versions of SQL Server; Windows server environment, and Entrust

Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills

• You possess highly developed interpretive reasoning and problem-solving skills to assess and recommend architectural strategies.
• You can assess technical design problems and develop computerized solutions to information problems in support of end users.
• You can assess problems referred to you by other analysts in the section and identify, diagnose, and resolve complex problems.
• You can identify software requirements for clients with highly technical complex requirements and provide solutions to improve administrative productivity.

Communications, Facilitation, and Negotiation Skills

• You have strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation/influence, and client relationship development skills to discuss client I&IT program/service delivery needs, requirements, goals, objectives, and priorities.
• You possess oral communication and listening skills to lead technical discussions with clients, managers, and vendors.
• You can prepare senior level briefing materials, cost benefits analysis, project reports, analysis, and recommendations.

Group Leadership Skills

• You have experience leading development teams and initiatives using both agile and waterfall methodology.
• You have the ability to lead/coach/mentor senior developers as part of a team.
• You have demonstrated ability to lead/contribute on multiple projects concurrently.

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 theOPS 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.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 21 College St, 3rd Flr, Toronto, Toronto Region or 200 First Ave W, North Bay, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Friday, June 24, 2022
  • 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), Talent Development 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.
  • E-SL-183467/22 - 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.
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, July 11, 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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