Job Posting 70330

Platform Technology Engineer
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby
closes in 11 days (Wed, 19 May)
full time  •  To be discussed

Platform Technology/Cloud DevOps Engineer
Burnaby, BC

BC Housing is a provincial Crown agency with an annual budget of $1.6 billion (2020/21) and a portfolio of housing services and programs that assist approximately 117,616 households in over 300 communities provincewide. As such, we continually seek sustainable housing solutions that are supported by excellence in service delivery and research, and take into account social, financial and environmental impacts.

Our Information Technology Department plays a mission-critical role within this complex environment by ensuring that BC Housing has the right systems and applications in place at all times to deliver on its mandate. As a Platform Technology/Cloud DevOps Engineer, you will support the adoption of new platform technology, DevOps automation, and research new cloud-based technologies for implementation within BC Housing.

Reporting to the Manager, Platform Engineering, you’ll work with infrastructure, security, and platform services teams to design and implement resilient, highly-available systems both on-premises and in Public Cloud. You’ll develop and operate the organization’s DevOps processes by leveraging automation tools and applications, and engineer automation for provisioning, software configuration, continuous integration, continuous delivery and releases engineering processes. Your duties in this role will include researching capabilities of existing and emerging technologies, upholding change management procedures and functions, and serving as technical response on project teams as needed.

This challenging opportunity also involves providing technical support, preparing training materials/delivering technical training, participating in writing test plans, and contributing to the development of transition plans to cover the evolution of system implementation from project state to sustainment.

Your platform technology/Cloud DevOps expertise is supported by a diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant discipline as well as extensive experience in administering and supporting mission-critical applications in a complex IT environment and in working with Public Cloud infrastructure, platform and DevOps services such as AWS, Azure, etc. You also bring to the table vast experience with DevOps tools running and maintaining automated CI/CD pipelines, with version control software and job execution tools, and with application logging, monitoring and performance management. You also have experience with web application environments and Microsoft Office applications. Alternatively, you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.

The following competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities will also support your success as a Platform Technology/Cloud DevOps Engineer:

  • Core Competencies

o Personal Effectiveness
o Communication
o Results Oriented
o Teamwork
o Service Oriented

  • Practical working knowledge in building CI/CD pipelines using DevOps tools and techniques. Understanding in the following technologies or equivalent:

o Docker
o Kubernetes
o Bash
o PowerShell, Python
o Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Ansible

  • Practical working knowledge deploying applications and containers utilizing infrastructure and platform services in Public Cloud such as:

o Azure
o Google Cloud

  • Practical working knowledge in the following technology platforms:

o Oracle WebLogic, RDBMS
o Java/J2E, Oracle ADF
o .NET / SQL Server
o Linux

  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and familiarity with UNIX and LINUX.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify, diagnose and troubleshoot complex problems related to technology.
  • Ability to create and update technical and user manual documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team made up of business users and technical analysts.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to generate and articulate new ideas and adapt effectively to new technologies.
  • Ability to excel working under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with matters of a confidential nature.
  • Ability to plan, facilitate and coordinate the execution of complex sets of activities.

To view the Job Description and to apply for the role of Platform Technology/Cloud DevOps Engineer, visit 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 will be accepted.

BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers for 2020 and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2020—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.

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

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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