Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Us
The Land and Resources I&IT Cluster (LRC) is one of eight clusters in the OPS formed to provide groups of ministry partners with all their information technology needs. LRC partners with the Ministries of: Indigenous Affairs; Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Environment, Conservation and Parks; Natural Resources and Forestry; and Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

LRC works with program areas in each of the ministries to understand their business needs and develop technology solutions that enable business transformation and digital public service goals and objectives. Technology solutions range from new business applications to office productivity tools, from information management expertise to telecommunications support.

The LRC works closely with other clusters and the Office of the Corporate Chief Information Officer (OCCIO) within the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to enable shared technology solutions (development tools) and common infrastructure for the benefit of all ministries.

About the Branch
The Business Solutions Branch (BSB) collaborates with cluster partner ministries to co-design, deliver and support digital solutions. Providing leadership in emerging technologies and innovative delivery techniques to enable modern government services.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
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 a technology focused enterprise-wide strategies.

The Ontario Public Service (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 ( a copy of the current collective agreements.

Want more Information?
VisitThe Ministry of Natural Resources and Forest website for additional information about our ministry.

The current location for this position is at70 Foster Drive, Sautl Ste. Marie. However, alternative work arrangements and locations will be considered at the following locations:

  • 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
  • 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph
  • 300 Water St, Peterborough
  • 159 Cedar St, Sudbury
What can I expect to do in this role?
As a Senior Solutions Designer (Cloud / DevOps), you will: (2 temporary position available)

  • provide technical consulting in the direction, planning, development and implementation of infrastructure and solutions into cloud environments, Dev/Ops practices and technologies
  • undertake the design and development of specific infrastructure solutions that support projects and activities to meet customer needs
  • provide technical leadership and team direction for the acquisition and implementation of complex and specialized hardware and software applications
  • ensure solutions meet the business needs of internal and external stakeholders and adhere to Cluster and enterprise policies and standards
  • determine approach and developing business cases for Cloud systems solutions in working with DevOPs emerging technologies
  • identify complex systems issues, determining areas of risk, and recommending innovative alternatives
and options for resolution

How do I qualify?

Technical expertise:
  • You possess extensive knowledge of Java/JEE, GIS and multi-tiered I&IT technologies (e.g. JSP/Servlet, angularJS, JEE, EJB, , JPA, JAXB, JCache, XML/XSL/XSLT, WebServices, Websphere ND, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), ILogJRules, PKI, LDAP, Oracle DB, Siebel, DBMS, PL/SQL).
  • You possess knowledge and skills in Mobile application architecture, patterns and best practices, and a solid understanding of HTML5 elements, forms and geolocation concepts, cloud environments and Dev/Ops practices and technologies.
  • You have knowledge of standard facilities infrastructure and architecture management, and facility service delivery processes.
  • You have knowledge and skills in infrastructure design and implementation, knowledge of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and N tier solution environments.
  • You possess knowledge of Unified Modeling Language (UML) design artifacts and Rational Unified Process (RUP) methodology, agile design and development and code reviews.
  • You can assess and evaluate client's program delivery on various Cloud platforms needs and developing systems integration strategies to ensure components are fully integrated.
  • You can identify and assess the impacts of new solutions or enhancements on existing services and infrastructure for performance, sustainability and robustness.
Technical leadership and project management skills:
  • You have technical leadership and project management skills to lead complex IT projects, develop and assess cost estimates, direct teams of project staff and external consultants and ensure project deliverables are met within specific parameters.
  • You have knowledge of current and emerging technologies (like Cognitive computing, Blockchain), ITIL processes and technologies such as hardware platforms (including cloud), software, networks, databases, technology infrastructure and operational services, testing and implementation methodology.
  • You have experience with current methodologies (like agile or iterative development and DevOps) pertaining to systems analysis, design, development, testing and implementation methods, data, applications, networking, cloud computing, and security.
  • You have experience with architectural domains, infrastructure technologies and development standards to review, provide authoritative advice, lead and coordinate the development and delivery of large complex technology solutions.
Analytical and problem solving skills:
  • You have conceptual, analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills to develop technical design features and alternatives and ensure the effective operation of hardware and software platforms, IT security and quality control systems.
Communication and consultation skills:
  • You have communication and consultation skills to work with project staff and external stakeholders, explain technical solutions to IT and non-technical internal and external stakeholders and prepare reports.
Other Employment Opportunities:
The Land and Resources I+IT Cluster is excited to offer a number of new opportunities supporting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Check out the additional employment opportunities available within the new branch by clicking on a link below:

  • Senior Solutions Designer (Advanced Analytics)
  • Senior Development & Maintenance Analyst
Additional Information:Address:
2 Temporary, duration up to 8 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 6
Category: Information Technology
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2020


In compliance with the recently amended OPSEU collective agreement provision, the salary range for this classification is $1,654.05 to $2,066.34 per week. This salary range reflects the across-the-board wage increases up to and including July 1st, 2020 specific to this position. Your salary will be $1,654.05 per week.

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.