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Senior Solutions Designer

December 13 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Networking, Analyst, Project management, Systems architect, Design
Toronto, ON

About Us

The Land and Resources I&IT Cluster (LRC) is one of eight clusters in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) formed to provide groups of ministry partners with all their information technology needs. LRC partners with the Ministries of: Indigenous Affairs; Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Environment, Conservation and Parks; Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry; and Energy.

LRC works with program areas in each of the ministries to understand their business needs and develop technology solutions that enable business transformation and digital public service goals and objectives. Technology solutions range from new business applications and digital services to office productivity tools, from information management expertise to telecommunications support.

The LRC works closely with other clusters and the Office of the Corporate Chief Information Officer (OCCIO) within the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to enable shared technology solutions (development tools) and common infrastructure for the benefit of all ministries.

About the Branch

The Digital Solutions Branch (DSB) collaborates with cluster partner ministries to co-design, deliver and support digital solutions, providing leadership in emerging technologies and innovative delivery techniques to enable modern government services.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

We are re-thinking how we deliver services through various initiatives, modernization initiatives and how we access and deliver critical services remotely. We are striving to enable a future-ready OPS workforce through technology-focused enterprise-wide strategies.

The OPS supports career and leadership development, invests in learning opportunities, recognizes team and individual achievements, and supports flexible work arrangements.

Want more Information?

Visit the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry > website for additional information about our ministry.

The Opportunity

Are you an experienced Oracle Siebel solutions designer looking for a new challenge and interested in working in an environment where there is a commitment to being the OPS leader in digital services, innovation and excellence? If so, consider this exciting opportunity with the Land and Resources I&IT Cluster.

The successful candidate will have the option of working from the following satellite office locations:

• 40 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto

• 300 Water Street, Peterborough

• 1 Stone Road West, Guelph

• 159 Cedar Street, Sudbury

• 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Solutions Designer, you will:

• provide technical consulting in the planning, development and implementation of advanced and complex digital services and interactive applications like Oracle Siebel in a multi-platform environment

• design, develop and implement Oracle Siebel business and infrastructure solutions that drive digital services, projects and activities

• provide technical leadership and team direction for the acquisition and implementation of complex and specialized software applications and services

• ensure solutions meet the business needs of internal and external stakeholders and adhere to Cluster, Ontario Digital Service and enterprise policies and standards

Location: Guelph, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Skills and Expertise

You have:

• knowledge of current and emerging technologies (such as Siebel, Siebel OpenUI, Business Intelligence, ODI, WebLogic, Oracle UCM, Java/J2EE, GIS and others), environments and methodologies (such as Agile, User Centered Design), including business and system analysis, service and user interface/user experience design, development, testing and implementation methods

• knowledge and skills in mobile application architecture, patterns and best practices, and a solid understanding of digital services, HTML5 elements, forms and geolocation concepts

• knowledge of, and skills in, data design and management, database development (such as Oracle, Siebel data model, EIM), data warehousing (such as ETL, Power BI, Cognos) design/development and related technologies

• knowledge of Unified Modeling Language (UML) design artifacts, agile design and development, and code reviews

• knowledge of Service Oriented Architectures (including micro services and RestAPI) and related technologies, design of distributed applications, security design and implementation.

Technical Leadership and Project Management Skills:

• You have technical leadership and project management skills to lead agile IT projects, develop and assess cost estimates, advise and lead teams of project staff and external consultants, and ensure project deliverables are met within specific parameters.

• You have experience in undertaking and leading parts of complex projects of different sizes, ensuring alignment to project plans and best practice, and incorporating user-centered design and agile methodologies.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You have conceptual, analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills to develop technical design features and alternatives, and ensure the effective operation of hardware and software platforms, IT security and quality control systems.

Communication and Consultation Skills:

• You have proven communication and consultation skills to work with project staff, clients and external stakeholders, explain technical solutions to IT and non-technical internal and external stakeholders, and prepare reports.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,687.30 - $2,107.87 Per Week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario) (, including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed 'not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 172594, by Monday, December 20, 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 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. network