I&IT Senior Solutions Designer

  • Full Time
  • Ontario
  • 100 - 125

Fonction publique de l'Ontario

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Friday, May 3, 2024 11:59 pm EDT
Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery
Enterprise Planning and Project Delivery Services
Guelph, Kingston, North Bay, Peterborough, St Catharines, Toronto
Effective April 1, 2024 the salary range for this position is $88,496 to $128,625 per year in compliance with AMAPCEO collective agreement provisions. The new rates, effective retroactive to April 1, 2024, were recently confirmed and dates for implementation of the new salary rates are still to be determined.

Are you seeking a great career and a fulfilling future where you can contribute to improving the lives of Ontarians? The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery’s, Infrastructure Technology Services is currently looking for I&IT Senior Solutions Designers to join our Cloud team.

The Ontario government is currently working with some of the latest and cutting-edge technology to enable its multi-Cloud hybrid strategy. This role offers an exciting opportunity to shape Cloud technology architecture and guide the business transformation in project and service delivery.

Note: The successful candidates may work out of any of the following locations. Please indicate in your application which location(s) you are applying to:
• 222 Jarvis Street, Toronto
• 1000 Southgate Drive, Guelph
• 49 Place d’Armes, Kingston
• 200 First Ave W, North Bay
• 300 Water Street, Peterborough
• 301 St Paul Street, St Catharines

Additional Notes:
Two half-hour ‘optional’ virtual information session will be held via a Teams meeting during the below scheduled dates and times. Each session will be a general discussion focused on Questions and Answers (Q&A) and a team overview. You only need to register for one session.
• April 22nd 2024 from 10:30AM to 11:00AM EDT
• April 26th 2024 from 11:00AM to 11:30AM EDT

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism: We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy

and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint

pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code . Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Provide thought leadership and technical expertise in Hybrid Cloud Architecture and how to deliver it at scale across the Ontario Public Service (OPS)
• Assist in developing and aligning to the Enterprise Architecture for the Cloud program including on-prem one(s)
• Develop, foster and manage business relationships with clients and partners to develop enterprise level solutions
• Bridge customer-centric business outcomes to solutions through laaS, PaaS and SaaS hosted in public or private clouds
• Coordinate and work horizontally across technology teams to achieve customer-driven results
• Work on new and emerging technology to drive innovation and transform IT service delivery
• Work in an environment promoting continuous learning and development
• Maintain and sustain continuity of business and deliver on multi-year plan commitments and day-to-day business operations including 1200+ mission- and business-critical applications for the OPS and the ministry


In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the qualifications outlined below. Our Tips, Tools and Resources Guide

will help you with preparing your application.

How do I qualify?

General Requirements: • You have expert knowledge of Cloud technologies (public and private) and frameworks such as Cloud Native Application Development.
• You are familiar in working in DevOps and SRE teams and methods to deliver infrastructure for application teams focusing on security by design best practices and using automation (infrastructure as code).
• You are skilled in building Cloud strategies and reference architectures for enterprise applications.
• You have sound knowledge of and experience with Cloud Native Application Development frameworks.
• You have full comprehension of data centre technologies – workloads, data bases, operating systems, virtualization, infrastructure, networking and container technology.
• You can develop and maintain user-friendly technical documentation.
• You are well versed in applying project management principles such as effort estimating, approach definition, budgeting, and monitoring towards goals.
• You have applied understanding of architectural frameworks.

Technical Knowledge and Skills You have:
• In-depth knowledge of designing and implementing solutions using container technologies, IaaS, PaaS & SaaS services
• Proven knowledge of working with API’s and continuous integration and delivery tools/scripting (Ansible, Jenkins/Concourse/C#/PowerShell/Bash)
• Solid understanding of private and public Cloud architecture and security models
• Experience re-hosting, re-platforming and refactoring customer solutions for the cloud
• Solid understanding of identity and access management technologies (Directory Services/Single Sign On/Multifactor Authentication, PIMPAM)
• Strong understanding of enabling technologies such as DNS, networking, storage, encryption, logging and other security controls
• Fully understand and have implemented networking components such as gateways, routers and load balancers
• Have hands-on expertise to troubleshoot complex application and infrastructure issues

Non-technical Attributes • You can consult and communicate clearly with clients and stakeholders, and obtain their understanding and endorsement of your proposals
• You can articulate well-thought-out options and recommendations to non-technical clients
• You can gain trust and cooperation
• You can negotiate solutions to problems and client issues
• You can evaluate and explain potential new solutions
• You can work both independently and collegially with your team

Additional Information:

10 English Permanent, 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 49 Place D’Armes, Kingston, East Region or 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region or 200 First Ave W, North Bay, North Region or 1000 Southgate Dr, Guelph, West Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
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The deadline to apply is

Friday, May 3, 2024 11:59 pm EDT . Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the “language of position” information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

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