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BC Public Service

ISL 27R - Technical Architect

Victoria, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
75,552 to 86,175 per year
Posting Title
ISL 27R - Technical Architect

Position Classification
Information Systems R27


Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$75,552.53 - $86,175.83 annually plus 9.9% Temporary Market Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Citizens' Services

Ministry Branch / Division
Hosting Services Branch

Job Summary

Contribute your valued expertise in strategy, design and service delivery to this fast-paced opportunity

The Ministry:

Dedicated to making life better for British Columbians, the Ministry of Citizens' Services (CITZ) delivers key services that people rely on. CITZ delivers accessible, multi-channel services, through a single-point-of-contact service approach to people in urban and rural communities through Service BC , and delivers the digital face of government at . CITZ also provides support for the expansion of high-speed internet connectivity throughout the province, leadership across government to modernize information management and technology resources, trusted data services to government agencies, prompt and relevant responses to freedom of information requests, and statistical and economic research, information and analysis to businesses and the public sector. In addition, the ministry manages the Province's real estate assets, technology systems and equipment, and leverages procurement to increase business opportunities and create rewarding jobs that contribute to local economies and benefit individuals, families, and communities.

A service-focused organization, CITZ strives to be a great place to work, where all employees feel both engaged and motivated to do their best.

The Division:

Reporting through the Office of Government's Chief Information Officer, the Enterprise Services Division (ES) enables government to deliver services to citizens by providing cost-effective management and supply of Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) services such as data and voice networks, workstations and mobile devices, messaging and collaboration services, information security, data centre and application hosting, and enterprise architecture. These services are essential for providing mission-critical supports to all government ministries, broader public sector clients, and Crown corporations as they deliver their services to other ministries and citizens.

ES is responsible for providing IM/IT Infrastructure and services that include essential work tools (i.e., desktops, laptops, tablets, productivity tools), maintaining state-of-the-art-data centres; preventing, detecting, and responding to cyberattacks; supporting critical communication services (internet, telephone, and email); IT Service management and technology planning. ES is also responsible for operational communications and IT response to events such as large IT incidents, Wildfire and COVID-19, by utilizing the IT Operations Centre.

The Branch:

A part of Enterprise Service Division, Hosting Services Branch is responsible for delivering Server, Storage/Backup, and Data Centre Networking services.Through our contracted service provider, we deliver services to the entire BC Public Service, as well as a number of Broader Public Service organization.

The Job:

Working within the Hosting Services Branch of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), this position is part of the Technical Stewardship team.Within Technical Stewardship we design new data centre services that are provided to all Ministries across government, as well as the Broader Public Sector (BPS).This position will be responsible for providing technical oversight on a portfolio of services, as well as having the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of the entire portfolio of existing Hosting services.

Job Requirements:
  • Degree in computer science or in a related field and a minimum of 3 years *related experience in Information Technology; OR
  • Diploma in computer science or a related field and a minimum of 5 years *related experience in Information Technology; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience coordinating resolution of technical and business problems while managing multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Experience providing leadership to highly trained and qualified staff and/or consultants.
  • Experience conducting technical feasibility analysis and/or developing technology plans and strategies.
  • Experience implementing solutions using standard lifecycles (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, etc).
  • Experience providing a significant focus on customer experience and customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing customer requirements, developing and implementing technical and business solutions.

*Related experience in Information Technology includes 1 or more of the following:
  • Data centre infrastructure such as physical or virtual servers, networks or storage systems
  • Experience with network services such as Load Balancing, Proxy, Firewall, and/or IDS/IPS
  • Private cloud container infrastructure such as OpenShift or Kubernetes

Preference may be given to applicants with 1 or more of the following:
  • VMWare ESXi and/or VMWare NSX-T
  • Storage products: Dell Enterprise Object Storage, Dell PowerScale/Isilon, or HPE XP8
  • Experience with development, integration, and continuous development environments

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 4days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status],Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

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 .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - 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.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Information Management/Information Technology
Information Technology Management and Executive