Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) - Innovation, Information and Technology Branch
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Bathurst (New Brunswick), Fredericton (New Brunswick), Miramichi (New Brunswick), Moncton (New Brunswick), Saint John (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Belleville (Ontario), Chatham (Ontario), Cornwall (Ontario), London (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Vaughan (Ontario), Windsor (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Boucherville (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Jonquière (Québec), Laval (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Shawinigan (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan)
Assignment, Secondment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Determinate, Acting
$70,439 to $86,213
For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
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19 February 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
The next pull will be in May 11, 2020.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
What is an inventory?
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
Where are the work locations?
The Innovation, Information and Technology Branch (IITB) is a national organization, with a wide variety of work that can be performed regardless of geographic location. However, certain positions may require a physical presence at a specific location.
Most positions are located in Gatineau, Quebec.
IITB's Hub locations outside of the NCR are located in:
St. John's, Dartmouth, Charlottetown, Bathurst, Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Boucherville, Jonquière, Laval, Montréal, Shawinigan, Belleville, Chatham, Cornwall, London, Toronto, Mississauga, Windsor, Vaughan, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
How can you apply?
Please note that the first extract of candidate applications is scheduled for March 2, 2020 at noon (Eastern Daylight Time [EDT]). We encourage you to apply before this deadline to be considered for this first pull. Applications received after this date will be considered in the following pull.
The pre-screening questions MUST be completed when applying for this selection process. It is your responsibility as a candidate to answer these questions explaining and substantiating in detail: HOW, WHERE and WHEN (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY) you meet each of the essential qualifications and asset qualifications (for education and experience) associated with the position you are applying for. We cannot make any assumptions about your experience, please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete examples, which illustrate how you meet each qualification. Resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the education and the experiences described in candidates’ answers to the pre-screening questions. Failure to provide this information in the requested format will result in your application being rejected. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFECTIVELY IN WRITING could be assessed through pre-screening questions.
Candidates who do not meet the essential experience criteria and who are eliminated in the screening phase can update their application in the inventory for another extraction, however they will not be reassessed unless three (3) months have passed since they were last eliminated from consideration.
Candidates who will be eliminated in subsequent evaluations can update their application in the inventory for another extraction, however they will not be reassessed unless three (3) months have passed since they were last eliminated from consideration.
Why work for one company when you can work for an entire country?
At ESDC we are dedicated to creating a positive and dynamic working environment—one that supports career aspirations and where employees with new ideas and fresh perspectives can make a difference and excel. If you are awesome and love innovation, this is the place for you!
- Are you an ambitious programmer looking to expand your skills and take your career to the next level?
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) offers career advancement opportunities. Our 28,000 employees (Over 2,000 in IITB) work in various fields and locations across the country.
- Do you want to make a difference and serve Canadians in a meaningful way?
- ESDC helps millions of Canadians every year through Employment Insurance, the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and other social benefits.
- The department is in the midst of a digital transformation, aimed at delivering more client-centered services using the latest technologies.
- Do you value work-life balance?
- We offer flexible hours and work locations in Gatineau, Que., and in dozens of other vibrant cities across Canada, allowing you to work close to home.
- Are you a techie, who lives and breathes the latest technologies, trends and development methods?
- ESDC is on a mission to meet business and citizen digital service expectations by leveraging and embracing the latest disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, open source, cloud, and blockchain, and by using development methodologies such as DevOps while also expanding further into the mobile space.
The Innovation, Information and Technology Branch (IITB) is hiring.
As part of IITB, you will help shape the department’s Information Technology (IT) projects, along with technology selection and delivery, ensuring they follow best practices from the onset.
WHO WE ARE
IITB has over 2,000 employees working on multiple projects to help deliver the social benefits to Canadian citizens. IITB has a need for developers with many programming skills such as: Java, .Net, Cobol, MS-Dynamics, etc.
As an IM/IT Programmer Analyst you play a key role in designing and developing solutions on multiple platforms for Canadians to use the services throughout their lifespan. The results of your work play an important role in helping Canadians by supporting the development and delivery of key social and labour market policies and programs.
The position is responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of application systems; participating in quality assurance activities; and producing programming specifications, writing new or modifying existing code and producing technical documentation.
Intent of the process
A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions within ESDC with various tenures, various linguistic requirements and for various locations.
Positions to be filled:
Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
1. Indeterminate period incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standards based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the CS group.
2. It is the recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CÉGEP or university) that determines if the courses taken by a candidate correspond to two years of a post-secondary program at the institution.
3. At the manager's discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-secondary education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.
Minimum of three years combined programming experience within the last 7 years in any one or more of the following.
- Experience in .NET (VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET or MVC)
- Experience in Java
- Experience in PL/SQL
- Experience in MS Dynamics
- Experience in COBOL (e.g. Unisys, IBM, Microfocus, etc.)
- Experience in Python
- Experience in Mobile application development or frameworks
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative- Level:
BBB / BBB; English Essential; French Essential
Information on language requirements
Knowledge in one or more of the following:
- Object oriented computer programming, design and concepts.
- Procedural computer programming design and concepts.
A1- Ability to communicate effectively orally
A2- Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A3- Ability to analyze problems, identify options and generate practical solutions
A4- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
A5- Ability to translate business requirements into code or pseudo code
PS1- Values and Ethics
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AED1- Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in computer science or information technology or information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
Note: List any relevant certification such as or others:
- Microsoft Certified “Technology Specialist”
- Microsoft Certified “IT Professional”
AEX1- Experience in .NET (VB.NET, C# or ASP.NET)
AEX2- Experience in Java (Drools library)
AEX3- Experience in PL/SQL (Oracle)
AEX4- Experience in T-SQL (MS SQL Server)
AEX5- Experience in Oracle Forms or Reports 10g and up
AEX6- Experience in Oracle SOA or BPM suite
AEX7- Experience in Oracle Portal Technologies (Oracle WebCenter)
AEX8- Experience in LINC (Unisys)
AEX9- Experience in PowerBuilder
AEX10- Experience in COBOL (Unisys, IBM, CICS)
AEX11- Experience in SAP
AEX12- Experience in PeopleSoft
AEX13- Experience in Cloud Native Technologies
AEX14- Experience in robotic processing automation with Blue Prism and UiPath (Studio and Orchestrator) softwares
AEX15- Experience in Windows server administration
AEX16- Experience in Web Services (XML/WSDL/SOAP/REST/XSLT)
AEX18- Experience with the GC standards on Web Accessibility, Web Usability and Web Interoperability
AEX19- Experience with software testing, including functional and/or non-functional, using various methodologies and tools (e.g., test planning and test case management, test environment and test data management, test automation (GUI and/or API), performance testing, security testing, system integration testing, etc)
AEX20- Experience in Build automation
Knowledge in one or more of the following:
- Deploy/release pipelines
- CICD (continuous integration and continuous deployment)
- Agile mindset
- Agile frameworks (Scrum, Lean, Kanban)
- Automation of testing, builds, deploys, processes
- Team Foundation Server (TFS)
- Azure DevOps (latest TFS)
- Web API (REST, JSON)
- Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed, sometimes on short notice.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
An interview, a test/exam and reference checks may be administered. Please note that no informal discussions will be held.
Assessment is planned to occur on an ongoing basis. Failure to attend assessments as scheduled without good reason may result in the rejection of your candidacy.
Testing/interviews will be conducted at locations of the employer's choice and may require candidates to travel to the test/interview location.
Please note that asset qualifications, top-down and/or random selection may be used to identify which applications will be given further consideration.
Candidates MUST meet each essential merit criterion in order to be found qualified for the position. A pass mark will be established for each. Applicants may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. A pass mark will be established for each. Applicants may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. In the event that there are as many applicants who meet the essential qualifications as there are vacancies, the manager may decide not to assess some or all of the asset qualifications.
Top-down ranking can be used at any stage of the assessment process where only the top scoring candidates will be invited to the next stage of the assessment. Please note that different pass marks and cut-off scores can be used at various stages of the assessment process. Candidates who attain the pass mark might not be further considered in the process if they do not achieve the cut-off score.
Candidates will be contacted by email and it is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is your entire responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE SENT. WE WILL ONLY CONTACT THOSE CANDIDATES SCREENED INTO THE PROCESS.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
You must provide proof of your education credentials.
Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.
Foreign certificates and/or diplomas must be assessed against Canadian education standards. The federal public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, determined by a recognized credential assessment service.
The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations.
You can access the CICIC website at:
https://www.cicic.ca/. This website provides links to a number of Canadian organizations that provide equivalency assessments.
Original diplomas, degrees or certified transcripts may be required and must be presented upon request. Failure to produce required documents will result in your application not being considered.
TRAVEL STATUS - TRAVEL COSTS
TRAVEL RELATED TO THE SELECTION OR APPOINTMENT PROCESS:
Please note that candidates (including employees of the Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed. Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs.
To be considered for a Bilingual Imperative position, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) results (proof will be required).
If you have undertaken a SLE by the Public Service Commission (PSC), you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/publicservicecommission/corporate/about-us/contact-us.html#sle. For more information on SLE, visit the
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment:
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.
Applicants must submit their applications on-line.
An assignment/secondment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive supervisor may/will be required before an offer can be made.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.