Lead Developer

March 25 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Programming, Development, Systems architect, Design, Information technology
Toronto, ON

Lead Developer

Come and showcase your specialized IT knowledge at the Ministry of the Solicitor General where you will provide senior technical leadership, expertise and overall project co-ordination, and control all activities in the development of application solution design with the Justice Technology Services Division.

You will be developing the new IT solutions, setting up environments, and creating necessary enhancements to the business applications to support Ministries' modernization and transformation goals.

About the Justice Technology Services Division

The Justice Technology Services is responsible for Information Technology (IT) services and support to the Justice Enterprises - Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of the Solicitor General and their external Justice partners - that enable transformation into a modern, effective and efficient justice system.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role.

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers
  • Greater Toronto's Top Employers
  • Canada's Greenest Employers
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Lead Developer, you will:

  • Provide specialized technical expertise and advice in the overall design, development, testing, implementing, maintaining and enhancing system architectures (technical, data, application, network) for both acquired and developed application solutions.
  • Oversee the performance of specific system integration from a technical perspective including designing appropriate architectures and recommending cost-effective and high-performance tools and middleware.
  • Lead the development or implementation of current computerized solutions to support end users, project teams, and peer technical staff.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice/mentorship on programming practices and techniques to individuals and cross-functional teams.
  • Provide leadership and in-depth knowledge and expertise for technical project work.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge

You have:

  • Expert knowledge of current and complex information technology and information engineering principles, computer programming techniques, current development platforms (.NET, mobile platform and others), and leading-edge application development technology (web-based, n-tier), and comprehensive understanding of system architectures
  • Expert knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) and IT service management (ITSM) concepts
  • Expert knowledge of a full range of current development tools/languages within .NET framework (Visual Studio, Visual Basics, C#), HTML, Dynamic HTML, Angular, mobile platform, and SharePoint
  • Understanding of and skills in data design and management, database development, and current versions of SQL Server; Oracle; XML/XSLT/XSD, Windows server environment

Excellent Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills

  • You possess highly developed interpretive reasoning and problem-solving skills to assess and recommend architectural strategies
  • You can assess technical design problems and develop computerized solutions to information problems in support of end users
  • You can assess problems referred to by other analysts in the section and to identify, diagnose and resolve complex problems
  • You can identify current microcomputer and mainframe software requirements for clients with highly technical complex requirements and provide solutions to improve administrative productivity

Communications, Facilitation and Negotiation Skills

  • You have strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation/influence and client relationship development skills to discuss client I&IT program/service delivery needs, requirements, goals, objectives and priorities
  • You possess oral communication and listening skills to lead technical discussions with clients, managers and vendors
  • You can prepare senior-level briefing materials, cost-benefits analysis, project reports, analysis, and recommendations

Group Leadership Skills

  • You have the ability to lead/coach/mentor senior developers as part of a team
  • You have demonstrated ability to lead/contribute on multiple projects concurrently

Additional Information

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 21 College St, 3rd Flr, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based), Annual CRJMC, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, Social Networking Search


  • 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), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.

  • T-SL-161959/21

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 161959, by Monday, April 12, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.


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