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Senior Architecture Developer Designer - Temporary Assignment up to 14 Months

June 16 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Programming, Development, Database Dev. & Admin., Analyst, Data Centre, Warehousing, Cloud, Training, Technical writer, Documentation, Systems architect, Design, Product development and Management, Information technology
Pickering, ON

Do you want to be part of a team helping to strengthen every community across Ontario? Are you interested in seeing the importance of your work firsthand? Do you have a passion for big data and cloud computing – and know the benefit of using data to improve business practices?

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is made up of a team of experts who understand local communities and assess every property in Ontario. What we do provides the very foundation that municipalities use to base the property taxes needed to pay for the services we use every day. Learn more >

Our Information Technology team works closely with each department across the business to design, build and deliver innovative solutions that help make MPAC an international leader in the property assessment industry. The way we think about technology is different, and our teams are proud to share their knowledge and contribute to meaningful, technology-enabled success stories that enhance operational intelligence and customer service delivery. We tackle complex problems collaboratively in an agile environment, and are committed to ensuring MPAC technology is consistently available, scalable, performance-based and secure. We're a group of forward-thinking and talented professionals who stay ahead of the game by using open source technology, cutting-edge cloud computing, advanced analytics and predictive and machine learning models.

Here's what you will do as part of the team:

  • Analyze and design architecture solutions to meet business/client needs;
  • Take a lead role in the analysis and design of architecture solutions during the application development process and life cycle;
  • Create prototypes or proof-of-concept efforts, ensuring quality attributes (performance, scalability, extensibility) are met;
  • Coach and mentor junior developers;
  • Write high quality and well-documented code;
  • Provide senior level technical advice and expertise regarding technical requirements, resources and cost estimates; and
  • Research technology, systems and products, recommending tools, techniques, standards and performance criteria ensuring compliance with the Enterprise Architecture. 

Here's what you will need to succeed:

  • Completion of a post-secondary education (university degree or college diploma) in an IT related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in systems development and advanced knowledge of:
    • Computer science concepts including programming patterns, data structure and algorithms.
    • Implementing software engineering best practice, such as continuous integration/continuous delivery, version control, documentation, and automated testing.
    • Application design using software design patterns, web services, and messaging technologies.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a senior technical development capacity, analyzing, designing and developing/configuring applications utilizing one or more of the following technologies:
    • Python, SQL, Java
    • PostgreSQL, Redshift, Kubernetes, Airflow
    • Amazon Web Services, DataWarehouse, DataLake
  • Demonstrated experience translating technical requirements into architecture solutions;
  • Analytical and interpretative reasoning skills to assess client needs and develop cost effective and efficient IT solutions; and
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people.

Nice to have:

  • Certification earned or in progress in the above technologies; and
  • A practical understanding of agile methodology.

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great corporate culture
  • Flexible work
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Strong focus on learning, professional accreditation and mentorship
  • Leading edge technology

Full time MPAC employees also enjoy: competitive benefits package, defined benefits pension plan, three weeks' vacation to start, parental leave top-up and more.

Additional Information:

Requisition #: MPAC-181-21-2358059
Job Location: Canada-Ontario-Pickering
Job Type: Contract, Full-Time
Salary/Rate: $83,136 /Year
Contract Duration: 14.0 Months
Number of Positions: 1
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week 
Area of Search: Open 
Branch: Architecture and Information Systems  
Department: Information Technology 

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Click on the link followed by the "Apply Online" icon once within the job posting, create your candidate profile and upload your resume and cover letter by June 29, 2021. Please note, only applications submitted through the Applicant Tracking System will be accepted.

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