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ISL 24R – Developer, Retail IT AMENDED

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted July 16, 2021.

Developer, Retail IT Information Systems R24 At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service.


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 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.

Applications vary in complexity, cost and business significance entailing both short and long term projects.

Projects may either be self-contained or require assigning/coordinating/supervising work performed by other Developers to support business information objectives in a multi-product, multi-outlet, high volume retail, wholesale, or corporate organization.

Developers specialize in one of five areas: SOA/OSB; Java; .Net; eBiz; or Integration.

Developers, Java maintain and develop existing applications in various programming languages such as PL/SQL, Java, J2EE, Bootstrap and Angular, JavaScript, Web applications and services, and supports ETL.

A successful 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 permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements: Education and Experience: Degree or diploma in computer science, information technology, or a related field, and a minimum of 2 years of recent, related experience.

Or A combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

i.e., 4 years of recent, related experience with formal course work and/or certifications.

Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 5 years and include the following: Experience in MS SQL or Postgres SQL or Oracle DB.

Experience with web services such as SOAP or REST APIs or RESTful APIs.

Experience with Application Servers i.e., Wildfly, Tomcat Weblogic or Jboss.

Development experience with Java or J2EE.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience: Experience with Bootstrap, Spring and/or Hibernate development.

Experience with C# using .NET (.NET Core OR .NET 4.x).

Experience with PL/SQL or T-SQL development.

ASP.NET Framework and related Web technologies.

Experience with Agile or Scrum processes.

Experience with XML development.

Subversion or GIT/GITHUB or Microsoft DevOps.

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 Rebecca Fan, Manager, Development, Retail IT at 605-252-6391.

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.