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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

ISL R27 Senior Developer SOA, OSB, Corporate IT

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
72,724 to 83,014 per year
Senior Developer SOA, OSB, Corporate IT
Information Systems R27

Posting Closing Date: Applications will continue to be accepted until a closing date is determined. The closing date will be published with 5 days' notice.

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 .

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. This position requires extensive experience in software development lifecycle with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Maintains and develops existing applications in various programming languages such as Java .NET, PL/SQL, DELPHI, Oracle Reporting.

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. This position requires extensive experience in software development lifecycle with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and development in Oracle Service Bus. Application Program Interface (API) development for all applications. Integration services also include integration with cloud service providers such as Software as a Service (SaaS).

A criminal record check is required.

Retail business operating hours are 8:00am-midnight, Monday - Saturday and 9:00am - 9:00pm, on Sundays. Wholesale business operating hours are Sunday 10:30pm to Friday 11:00pm (24 hours). The core business hours of IT are currently 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday and we are expanding those hours to better support the business and projects. The expectation is that the Senior Developer resources will be available to work core hours and with two weeks' notice cover expanded shifts during implementation roll-outs and stabilization periods. Those shifts would likely be 4pm - midnight, Monday - Saturday/ 1:30pm - 9:30pm Sunday. Shifts would be rotated.

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.

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

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Degree or diploma in information technology, computer science, or similar field with a minimum of four years of recent and related experience*.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 8 years and must include the following:
  • Experience in Oracle middle tier toolset (Oracle Service Bus and/or Oracle SOA Suite).

Preference may be given to those candidates with experience in any of the following:
  • RESTful APIs development.
  • Experience in SOAP Web Services.
  • Experience in Java development.
  • Experience in PL/SQL or T-SQL development (procedures, packages, functions, triggers).
  • Talend ETL tools development.
  • Subversion/Git.

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 Bhuvana Jeyar at 604-252-6396.

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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