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Job Number:  58986
Manager, Platform Services
Job Posted: Friday, 8 November 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 January 2020
(in 52 days)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)


Job ID:  3211


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 by managing a team responsible for the technical operations of mission-critical corporate applications, middleware, integration, reporting and database services, both on-premises and in Public Cloud.


This is an exceptional career opportunity for an IT professional whose technical expertise is combined with experience, skill and confidence in managing and/or supervising staff. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Technology Services, you’ll manage a team of Business Applications Administrators and Database Managers responsible for the technical operation and ongoing implementation support of the organization’s corporate application and platform technology. We’ll rely on you to provide management and support in the Development Operations (DevOps) of applications, middleware and database services to support the software lifecycle – from design through to the development process to production operations. Upholding the organization’s IT change control standards, including overseeing activities pertaining to software release management, will be another important component of this managerial role.





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 supporting mission-critical corporate applications; programming in a variety of languages; and using a Systems Development lifecycle, preferably with a structured methodology.

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 teams responsible for:
    • Oracle Applications, Middleware and Databases
    • Microsoft SQL Server, SSAS and PowerBI
    • Operating Platforms (Windows, Linux, VMware, Containers)
    • Application networking concepts (Firewall, Load Balancing, Web Proxy).


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 competencies, skills and abilities:    



  • Core Competencies:
    • Personal Effectiveness
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Results Focused
    • Service Oriented
  • Leadership Competencies:
    • Alignment & Results
    • Relationship Building/Management
    • Team Development
  • 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.




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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 at www.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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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 at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted.
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