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BC Public Service

ISL 30R - Manager, Development - Wholesale IT

Burnaby, BC
6 days ago
79,530 to 90,884 per year
Posting Title
ISL 30R - Manager, Development - Wholesale IT

Position Classification
Information Systems R30


Burnaby, BC V8J 1O1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$79,530.36 - $90,884.16 annually plus 9.9% Temporary Market Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary Assignment (TA)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Job Summary

IS R30 Manager, Development - Wholesale IT
Information Systems R30

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 Manager, Development is responsible for leading the continuing development of an overall strategic direction, policies and procedures for their respective line of business (retail liquor, wholesale liquor, corporate, or cannabis). This role is responsible for the systems development lifecycle management of projects/programs/initiatives and provides direction to a team of Developers. This role manages a methodology-driven quality plan, monitors the quality of deliverables, and participates in the customer acceptance and completion activities.

A 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 temporary future opportunities may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 by November 22, 2021. 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 .

Consider an IM/IT Career with the BC Public Service:

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Degree or diploma in computer science or related field with 7 years of recent, related experience*


A combination of education, training and experience may be considered. i.e., 10 years of recent, related experience* with formal course work and/or certifications in computer science or related field.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 10 years and must include the following:
  • Experience managing and leading the development, implementation and upgrade of application packages and/or development software/solutions.
  • Experience designing, creating, debugging and maintaining/supporting systems/applications.
  • Experience with project management lifecycle including change management.
  • Experience leading teams using Agile, Scrum, and/or Kanban.

Preference may be given to those candidates with any of the following:
  • Experience leading/supervising teams including performance management.
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Project Management designation i.e., PMP etc.
  • Experience leading senior level IT professionals to support delivery of strategic results.
  • Experience in business transformation initiatives.
  • Experience in a Wholesale and/or Retail environment.

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 Wai Liu, Director IT Wholesale Information Technology at 604-420-8277.

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
Information Technology Management and Executive