Job Category: Information & Technology
Division & Section: Children's Services, ChildSvcs Strategic, Business & Fin Svcs
Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary (12 month) vacancy
Salary: $88,979.80 - $104,540.80
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 20-SEP-2021 to 11-OCT-2021
This is an opportunity to advance your career and join one of the most innovative teams in the City of Toronto, the Digital Transformation team in Toronto Children's Services. We provide strategic leadership in digital client services and process modernization for the Children's Services Division. We help to leverage new Cloud technologies, modern Agile and DevOps approach, and partner with business leaders on major transformational initiatives. We offer much more than just a salary. We are recognized as one of Canada's top employers , and offer a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing learning and professional growth, and most importantly the opportunity to apply your talents and skills to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals and families in Toronto.
Our team transforms services and builds solutions that help families, parents, children, and the educators and organizations that provide them with early childhood learning and care. To learn more about Digital Transformation team in Toronto Children's Services, follow us of social media at https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/digital-transformation-tcs
About the Role:
We are looking for a Business Programs and Solutions Specialist (Full Stack Lead) to join our award-winning solution development team with Toronto Children's Services. You will join a tight-knit, cross-functional team of technology professionals, who work together to achieve digital transformation for the City of Toronto and its residents.
This engaging role offers not only a chance to make a difference but also provides the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of City of Toronto Employee Benefits, subject to eligibility. Working arrangements will include a blend of in-person collaboration and working from home.
We take learning and development seriously. As a member of our team, you will have access to training opportunities and be able to utilize the latest tools and techniques while working alongside highly talented and experienced professionals. You will be coached and provided with opportunities to further develop your leadership and technical abilities.
This is a rare opportunity to join one of the most innovative and collaborative teams in the City of Toronto. Don't miss it. Apply today!
What will you do?
Reporting to the Manager, IT, you will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of IT business solutions end-to-end, using Java, Full Stack technologies, and Cloud Computing techniques. You will also provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to team members, and manage the implementation of technical solutions that support the division's initiatives.
Working with Product Owners or Project Delivery Managers, you will lead the design and development of full-stack solutions to meet changing business needs. This role will have you lead the team through the application development life cycle and contributing to and reviewing user stories, acceptance criteria, and acceptance test scenarios; participate in Agile planning, daily Scrum, Sprint review, Backlog refinement and Retrospective sessions; develop business rules and logic and data access logic; perform analysis and design duties, as well as programming, data modeling, scripting, testing, documentation and deployment preparation.
You will play a leadership role in software engineering, ensuring that developed solutions are highly functional, secure, performant, integrated and sustainable. Team members will look to you for your judgement and expertise in industry trends and practices, including areas such as Agile development, software methodologies, coding frameworks and tools, quality practices, automated testing, design and code reviews, and DevOps continuous integration and deployment. As a lead, you will supervise, motivate and train assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourage innovation.
You will be part of the extended community of technology professionals at the City of Toronto, including those in other divisions and in corporate areas, such as Technology Services and Office of the CISO. You will work with this community to both align with and influence future directions at the City. Children's Services is often one of the first groups to do pilots or proof of concepts of new technologies at the City, and you will participate in this ground-breaking work.
As a Business Programs and Solutions Specialist (Full Stack Lead), you will be exposed to various aspects of the role: hiring of talent, working with vendors, assisting in preparing RFPs, RFQs and participating in technical solutions selections. You will work with a diverse range of technology professionals, and attend training and conferences in order to influence our solutions with industry trends and directions.
You will lead various stages of projects and project teams, members and resources, and collaborate closely with Project Managers, Stakeholders and Business Units. Not a stranger to project management methodology, you will prepare business cases, project charters, concept documentation, project plans and related materials that contribute to critical divisional initiatives. Business Programs and Solutions Specialist (Full Stack Lead) will ensure successful delivery of solutions through proper coordination, resource management, quality assurance, contingency measures and risk solutions, while leading the definition and evolution of the integrated change management process. We will also rely on your input into the assigned budget, to ensure that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
Your process improvement skills will help you create business solutions that transform the delivery of the civic and municipal services to Torontonians, city clients and staff. This role will provide you with an opportunity to continuously improve the service delivery, adopt new approaches and technologies. Ensuring effective relationships with business leaders and stakeholders, together with your team you will generate ideas, prototype options and improve the service and experience for the clients.
What do you need to succeed?
Post-Secondary education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Extensive experience in developing business solutions using software technologies such as Java, Java EE, REST API; database technologies such as SQL and Oracle/Postgres; and run-time technologies such as WebSphere, Tomcat, and Unix/Linux.
Experience with building and delivering software releases in an Agile and Scrum development process, CI/CD/DevOps/automated testing, peer design/code reviews and development frameworks.
Experience defining solution designs/architectures that incorporate best practices for systems security, software quality, software sustainability, and infrastructure considerations.
Experience leading technical teams, such as motivating team members to achieve goals, helping to foster a positive team culture, and suggesting innovations and improvements.
Ability to represent the perspective of software development in cross-functional discussions, including managing stakeholder expectations on estimates, and negotiating the scope of deliverables.
Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including creating proposals, presenting ideas, and facilitating discussions to resolve issues or introduce new concepts.
Knowledge of principles and methods for analyzing business needs, proposing and assessing suitable options, and designing client-centric solutions, such as user experience design and customer journeys, would be an asset.
Knowledge of developing software applications that utilize microservices architecture, cloud based platforms such as AWS, or intelligent agents/solutions, would be an asset.
Familiarity with relevant government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and other relevant legislation and regulations.
Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy .
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity .
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