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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

ISL 27R - Senior Developer, Cannabis IT

Burnaby, BC
7 days ago
72,724 to 83,014 per year

Senior Developer, Cannabis IT
Information Systems R27

*Please note this is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting a minimum of 5 days prior to the posting close date. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

The information technology (IT) team is highly customer focused and directly supports four distinct lines of business: retail liquor, wholesale liquor, cannabis, and corporate. These line of business IT teams are supported overall by both a Chief Information Security Officer and a Chief Technical Officer and their respective departments to ensure the organization prioritizes security and innovation.

At present the technology team consists of more than 200 full-time employees, and has also adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages external expertise, Cloud SaaS based services and government shared services as appropriate.

The teams integrate, maintain and enhance more than 80 business systems on a hybrid on-premises and cloud infrastructure. These include:
    •Merchandising and retail store systems that process 40 million plus customer transactions per year. •Wholesale, distribution and warehouse systems that enable the movement of 17 million plus cases per year. •Corporate finance systems to service an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and HR and payroll systems to service more than 5000 employees.

The Senior Developer provides analytical and programming support to the LDB for the design, development, maintenance and enhancement of corporate, wholesale and retail business applications, as well as complex enterprise integration solutions. Senior Developers specialize in one of five areas: SOA/OSB; Java; .Net; eBiz; or Integration. The Senior Developer, maintains and develops existing applications in various programming languages such as PL/SQL, Java, J2EE, Bootstrap and Angular, JavaScript, Web applications and services, and support ETL. Applications vary in complexity, cost and business significance entailing both short and long term projects. Projects may be either of a self-contained nature or ones which require assigning/coordinating/supervising work performed by other assigned Developers to support business information objectives in a multi-product, multi-outlet, high volume retail, wholesale, or corporate organization. The Senior Developers lead the development of systems and changes/enhancements through the various phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). This position is leading or participating in the design, development, testing and implementation of assigned projects or work requests. The Senior Developers work with senior technical staff to ensure DA and DBA requirements are satisfied. This position also works with other Developers to ensure development and standards are maintained and required documents, configurations and code are delivered as necessary.

A successful criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.
Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:

A degree or diploma in information technology/computer science or similar field with a minimum of six years of recent, related experience*.
A combination of training and experience may be considered i.e., 10 years of recent, related experience* with the formal coursework and/or certifications.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred within the last 10 years and must include the following:
    •Experience with web application development tools such as, Angular 2 or higher, React.js, and/or Node.js. •Experience with application servers such as Tomcat, WebSphere, Weblogic and/or JBOSS. •Experience with Java and/or J2EE. •Experience with Bootstrap, Spring, and/or Hibernate development. •Experience with web services such as SOAP, RESTful API’s or REST API’s.

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following experience:
    •Experience with Agile and/or Scrum process. •Experience in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). •Experience in MS SQL, Postgres SQL and/or Oracle DB. •Experience with mobile application development. •Subversion or GIT/GITHUB or Microsoft DevOps. •Experience in SSO (Single sign-on)/federated security or JSON Web Tokens.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. 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 Description.

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.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Kash Gill, Manager, Development – IT Cannabis at 604-252-6363

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


Job Category

Information Management/Information Technology

Additional Information

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