Senior Systems Architect
Information Systems R27
This position can be performed from multiple communities and the location of the position is negotiable.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary opportunities.
A similar position, IS 24 Business Analyst, is also available.? If you are interested, please review and apply through REQ 56398 (Closing date: January 11, 2019).
Another similar position, IS 24 Infrastructure Analyst, is also available. If you are interested, please review and apply through REQ 56402.
An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional. Contribute your valued expertise!
The Ministry of Citizens’ Services performs a dynamic, corporate leadership role in government to support the development of an innovative, modern and robust technology environment; to improve accessible and responsive services and information to citizens; and to provide enabling infrastructure for ministries and the broader public sector to transform how government works on a day-to-day basis.
Within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Integrated Data Division (IDD) provides leadership, corporate services, and policy development to support data-driven decision-making and innovation. The Division offers programs that enable integration, access and analysis of public sector data (Data Innovation Program and DataBC), and support cross-government analysis and capacity building (Data Science Partnerships). IDD also leads the implementation of the Province’s open data initiative and helps program areas across government connect to tech sector innovation through the Start-Up in Residence.
The Division is the government’s corporate leader in open data, data science, geospatial data management, digital mapping and location services delivery. We are known widely for our use of, and contributions to, open source projects, and the availability of modern APIs for things like web map services, geocoding, and data sharing. We deliver these services through state of the art software development and deployment architectures. You will find examples of some of these services in the BC Data Catalogue (https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca) and on GitHub?https://github.com/bcgov/. If you have a passion for Agile development methods, open source software, data and geospatial infrastructure we hope that you will join our team!
As a key member of an agile team, the Senior System Architect manages infrastructure technology products and related services, develops and establishes systems infrastructure technology policies, procedures and standards and provides advice to branch and ministry staff, clients and vendors.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.? For specific position related enquiries, please contact Greg.Lawrance@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.? For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree, diploma, or certification in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of three years of experience with Enterprise Systems Administration
- Minimum of three years of experience performance and availability monitoring of complex infrastructure environments.
- Minimum of three years of experience investigating and troubleshooting complex application and infrastructure availability and performance issues.
- To provide occasional after-hours support during evenings and weekends for production application and server upgrades and patching.
- To provide on call 24-hour during critical and business priority situations.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.?
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application.? The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it?may not?be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.