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Job Number:  56068
Manager, Platform Services
Job Posted: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
(2 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)


Job ID:  3162


Location:  BURNABY, BC


Manager, Platform Services

Burnaby, BC


With an annual budget of $1.28 billion (2018/19) and a portfolio of housing services and programs that assist 107,200+ households in 290 communities provincewide, BC Housing relies on a skilled team of systems professionals and leaders to put in place the technology solutions needed to meet business goals. As Manager of Platform Services, you’ll make a valuable contribution in this regard through the day-to-day management of technical operations, provisioning and implementation of mission-critical corporate applications.


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Technology Services and overseeing a team of Application System Administrators and Database Managers, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day technical operations and ongoing implementation support of the organization’s corporate application technology.  Leveraging your considerable experience and expertise, you’ll also manage the day-to-day provisioning and support of applications, middleware and database services throughout the systems lifecycle including planning and design, DevOps and production operations




As Manager, Platform Services, you’ll bring to the table a recognized degree or diploma (plus related working experience) in Information Technology, and considerable experience managing mission-critical applications in production and DevOps both on-premises and on the Cloud.


These credentials are complemented by sound experience with enterprise-based technology, producing extensive system documentation, gathering user requirements, and managing systems projects, as well as the following:

  • Considerable experience with the operations of mission-critical enterprise applications, middleware and databases in an enterprise environment, including:
    • Systems Monitoring
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Performance Monitoring and Tuning
    • Fault Tolerance and High Availability
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Patching and Maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge of middleware and integration technology, including Service-Oriented Architecture.
  • Extensive knowledge of databases (architecture, data structures, structured query language).
  • Sound experience leading or managing within enterprise technologies, including:
    • Oracle Applications (JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel, WebCenter)
    • Oracle Fusion Middleware (WebLogic, SOA Suite, Identity & Access Management)
    • Databases (Oracle, SQL Server)
    • Microsoft Applications (SharePoint, Office 365)
    • Web (Apache, IIS)
    • Development Platforms (Java, .NET)
    • Operating Platforms (Windows, Linux, VMware)
    • Networking concepts (Load Balancing, Firewall, Encryption).
  • Working knowledge of Cloud technology (e.g., Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, etc.) considered an asset.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer will also be considered.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the following skills and abilities:

  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project and Visio.
  • Demonstrated written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional groups to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to create and update technical and user manual documentation.
  • Ability to generate and articulate new ideas and adapt effectively to new technologies.
  • Ability to assess and enact process-oriented changes to improve IT operation effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex IT problems.
  • Ability to plan, facilitate and coordinate the execution of complex sets of activities.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team environment.

Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment


Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application as a single Word or pdf file. Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System atwww.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted.



BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers for 2019 and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019—is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


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Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted.
Contact Details
BC Housing
www:   www.bchousing.org

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