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Project Manager/Leader
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/23/2022
03/23/2022
3/23/2022 12:00:00 AM
Role: Project Manager/Leader RFS: RQ03301 Rate: $97/h inc Client: Ministry of Treasury Board Secretariat Location: 222 Jarvis St / Remote during COVID Duration: 131 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Apr 2022 Responsibilities: Provides project management on large scale, complex, high profile and high risk projects for OPS I&IT initiatives. Ensures project deliverables meet clients’ business requirements on time, scope and budget, with a focus on cost-effectiveness, efficiencies and compliance with OPS project management methodologies and frameworks. General Skills: Leads organizational development, strategy development, business planning, and Ministry funding requests. Gathers and develops requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan. Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope Ability to promote I&IT project management best practices and adherence to standard methodologies Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures Sources, selects and on-boards team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources that are both OPS unionized employees as well as fee for service (FFS) consultants. Resolves resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiates changes to resourcing, ensures knowledge is shared among team members such as project objectives and deliverables are met. Develops complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels and cross ministry dependencies. Effectively manages large project budgets and ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability including estimates, forecasts and reconciliation/confirmation of actuals. Proactively identifies potential risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed. Articulates and prioritizes issues and risks at senior executive levels and recommends mitigation strategies for decision makers. Establishes and participates in steering committee and stakeholder forums Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels. Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out. Promotes OPS I&IT standards and best practices for project management to facilitate control of system quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources. Desirable Skills: Knowledge and understanding of Project Management’s Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Ability to make recommendations on the acquisition of software, hardware, and technology resources Experience managing and coordinating project monitoring, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, provides ongoing expertise, resolves problems and provides project effectiveness Ability to identify conflict between project and functional areas and develops responses to successfully address conflict Ability to handle client relationships to manage expectations, provides updates as required, identifies potential conflicts between project and functional areas Project Management Skills 10+ years experience with Project management. Demonstrated experience ensuring the integration with related corporate and client cluster policies/standards. Demonstrated experience developing complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels. Demonstrated experience gathering and developing requirements in order to create and maintain project schedules and integrated plans. Demonstrated experience developing project charters. Demonstrated experience with identifying and defining architectural requirements. Demonstrated experience with change management. Demonstrated experience identifying risks and providing proper mitigation strategies. 43% Technical Skills Demonstrated experience with the design of new enterprise and application layers. Ability to define, identify and describe information architectural requirements with clients Demonstrated experience with common, consistent, shareable, re-usable and extensible data structures. 36% Communication and Leadership Proven ability to lead organizational development, strategy development, business planning. Demonstrated experience with on-boarding team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources. Strong experience ensuring knowledge is shared among team members such project objectives and deliverables are met. Working knowledge resolving resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiating changes to resourcing. 14% Public Sector Experience Experience with OPS I&IT standards and best practices facilitating control of systems quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources would be an asset. 7% Must haves: 10+ years' experience in Project management. Integration with related corporate and client policies/standards. Change management Ability to define, identify and describe information architectural requirements Experience with agile and scrum Nice to have : Public Sector Experience
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Project Manager/Leader
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
02/16/2022
02/16/2022
2/16/2022 12:00:00 AM
Role: Project Manager/Leader RFS: Q03062 Rate: $112/h inc Client: Ministry of Health Location: Hybrid, 49 Place d’Armes, Kingston Duration: 267 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Mar 2022 Description • Manage project activities throughout all phases of large scale, multi-ministry systems projects including establishing priorities and schedules • Develop comprehensive projects plans for multi-year, multi-ministry IT initiatives involving cross-cluster approvals, including development and presentation of submissions throughout approvals processes • Provides reports and briefings to senior management related to project delivery progress and project budget expenditures • Identifies resource requirements including staffing (e.g. OPS, consultants, client staff), physical and financial resources. • Develop and negotiate project budget • Monitor and report on progress and managing issues • Tracks requested changes to project scope and identifies impact of change. • Leads consultations that involve clients from multiple ministries/clusters and external stakeholders • Establishes relationships with I&IT managers, senior client management and project stakeholders Must Haves: Significant experience leading and coordinating large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects Superior verbal and written communication skills to effectively inform senior executive decision-making and to report status to corporate governance bodies Significant experience in coordinating team members in various disciplines; clarifying roles and responsibilities and ensuring knowledge is shared amongst team members Significant experience leading and coordinating large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects NOTE Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Hybrid" due to COVID-19 related work from home direction. Once HSC staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request may be required to work onsite as well. As such, any FFS consultant awarded this position will be required to attest to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as supported by the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive effective on October 1, 2021. After completing the attestation, you must show proof of vaccination to the Hiring Manager. Managers will not collect a copy of your vaccination proof. Valid proof of vaccination includes: •      Receipt from the issuing vaccination clinic or pharmacy; •      An electronic vaccine receipt issued by the Government of Ontario or another province; •      A record of each dose of your vaccination, such as a receipt, card or confirmation from an international organization with a certified translation; or •      A QR code from the government’s COVID-19 certification app. FFS Consultants who elect: (1) not to provide proof of full vaccination status, or (2) who are not fully vaccinated, are considered not vaccinated. Beginning on a date to be determined by the Hiring Manager, FFS Consultants who are not vaccinated are required to complete regular rapid antigen testing every 48 hours and provide proof of the negative test results prior to entering the physical workplace. A negative test result is valid for 48 hours from taking the test. After 48 hours have passed from the FFS Consultant taking the test, the FFS Consultant is required to retest prior to entering the physical workplace again. In higher risk congregate care settings, testing may be required more frequently at the Hiring Manager's discretion. Consultants will not be permitted to access physical workplaces if they are not vaccinated or do not provide a negative test result. Consistent with screening requirements already in place for OPS employees entering OPS workplaces, FFS Consultants will be required to complete the Non-Employee COVID-19 Screening Form each time prior to entering an OPS workplace. Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements Project Management Experience ·       Recent experience (within the last year) in Project Management ·       Demonstrated proactive project issue and risk management experience for high-risk, high-profile and complex projects ·       Significant experience in coordinating team members in various disciplines; clarifying roles and responsibilities and ensuring knowledge is shared amongst team members ·       Extensive complex project management and delivery experience with both IT and business aspects/attributes ·       Demonstrated experience participating in organizational and business planning ·       Demonstrated experience in developing and presenting high-level briefings and presentations ·       Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining a project budget 50% Leadership ·       Significant experience leading and coordinating large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects ·       Demonstrated ability to develop successful relationships and build agreement with high-level internal and external stakeholders ·       Strong consulting skills to engage with all stakeholders ·       Provides leadership and guidance to project teams 35% Communication ·       Superior verbal and written communication skills to effectively inform senior executive decision-making and to report status to corporate governance bodies ·       Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills ·       Experience in identifying barriers and required success factors for effective integration or collaboration 15%
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Project Manager/Leader
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
02/16/2022
02/16/2022
2/16/2022 12:00:00 AM
Role: Project Manager/Leader L2 RFS:RQ02787 Rate: $89/h inc Client: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Location: Hybrid, 5700 Yonge Street Duration: 249 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Apr 2022 Must Haves: Project initiation and project planning: to establish alignment on goals and vision, workstreams, key milestones, roles and responsibilities, project communications and general ways of working across all project partners involved Experience with agile project management: define project management process and encourage ongoing process improvements to suit team’s needs following the best practices of Agile Presentation and Communication skills. Oral and written communications to manage diverse business relations, managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance Identification and problem resolution skills: to assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members Provides project management on large scale, complex, high profile and high risk projects for OPS I&IT initiatives. Ensures project deliverables meet clients’ business requirements on time, scope and budget, with a focus on cost-effectiveness, efficiencies and compliance with OPS project management methodologies and frameworks. General Skills: Leads organizational development, strategy development, business planning, and Ministry funding requests. Gathers and develops requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan. Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope Ability to promote I&IT project management best practices and adherence to standard methodologies Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures Sources, selects and on-boards team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources that are both OPS unionized employees as well as fee for service (FFS) consultants. Resolves resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiates changes to resourcing, ensures knowledge is shared among team members such as project objectives and deliverables are met. Develops complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels and cross ministry dependencies. Effectively manages large project budgets and ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability including estimates, forecasts and reconciliation/confirmation of actuals. Proactively identifies potential risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed. Articulates and prioritizes issues and risks at senior executive levels and recommends mitigation strategies for decision makers. Establishes and participates in steering committee and stakeholder forums Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels. Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out. Promotes OPS I&IT standards and best practices for project management to facilitate control of system quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources. Desirable Skills: Knowledge and understanding of Project Management’s Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Ability to make recommendations on the acquisition of software, hardware, and technology resources Experience managing and coordinating project monitoring, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, provides ongoing expertise, resolves problems and provides project effectiveness Ability to identify conflict between project and functional areas and develops responses to successfully address conflict Ability to handle client relationships to manage expectations, provides updates as required, identifies potential conflicts between project and functional areas Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements Responsibilities: Provides project management on large scale, complex, high profile and high risk projects for OPS I&IT initiatives. Ensures project deliverables meet clients’ business requirements on time, scope and budget, with a focus on cost-effectiveness, efficiencies and compliance with OPS project management methodologies and frameworks. General Skills: Leads organizational development, strategy development, business planning, and Ministry funding requests. Gathers and develops requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan. Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope Ability to promote I&IT project management best practices and adherence to standard methodologies Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures Sources, selects and on-boards team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources that are both OPS unionized employees as well as fee for service (FFS) consultants. Resolves resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiates changes to resourcing, ensures knowledge is shared among team members such as project objectives and deliverables are met. Develops complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels and cross ministry dependencies. Effectively manages large project budgets and ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability including estimates, forecasts and reconciliation/confirmation of actuals. Proactively identifies potential risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed. Articulates and prioritizes issues and risks at senior executive levels and recommends mitigation strategies for decision makers. Establishes and participates in steering committee and stakeholder forums Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels. Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out. Promotes OPS I&IT standards and best practices for project management to facilitate control of system quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources. Desirable Skills: Knowledge and understanding of Project Management’s Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Ability to make recommendations on the acquisition of software, hardware, and technology resources Experience managing and coordinating project monitoring, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, provides ongoing expertise, resolves problems and provides project effectiveness Ability to identify conflict between project and functional areas and develops responses to successfully address conflict Ability to handle client relationships to manage expectations, provides updates as required, identifies potential conflicts between project and functional areas Experience and Skill Set Requirements Criteria Details Max Scores Project initiation and project planning: to establish alignment on goals and vision, workstreams, key milestones, roles and responsibilities, project communications and general ways of working across all project partners involved 40 Experience with agile project management: define project management process and encourage ongoing process improvements to suit team’s needs following the best practices of Agile 10 Presentation and Communication skills. Oral and written communications to manage diverse business relations, managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance 25 Identification and problem resolution skills: to assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members 25
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System Testing/QA Specialist
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
02/16/2022
02/16/2022
2/16/2022 12:00:00 AM
Role:System Testing/QA Specialist RQ03115 Rate: $60/h inc Client: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Location: Hybrid, 222 Jarvis Duration: 135 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Apr 2022 Must haves: 10+ Years of experience in manual and testing experience DevOps/Agile/Scrum Methodology AODA testing Complete Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 HP ALM Nice to have Public Sector Experience Responsibilities: Provides advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing Plans and organizes testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests) The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the development of test plans, test scripts and test cases and executing these against the various components. The tester will work with the testing lead and IT lead of each project as well as the project team members in the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of the required systems General Skills: Experience in planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts at the specified experience level Knowledge of structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications Knowledge and experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and data query tools to aid in the development of test cases Knowledge and experience in the use of automated test tools and version control systems on one or more platforms Experience executing functional tests, non-functional tests and systems level integration tests Experience supporting user acceptance testing and participating in UAT activities Experience with quality assurance principles, practices, tools and structured methodologies Experience creating testing strategy documentation, test plans, test cases and test data for various types and phases of testing, including technical and business functional validation Experience in quality assurance and testing, including unit testing, integration testing, load testing, performance testing, etc. Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines Knowledge of one or more automated testing tools Desirable Skills: Knowledge and experience in at least one programming language Experience in the use of information retrieval packages Knowledge and understanding of testing methods in an object-oriented environment Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices. Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Experience planning and organizing testing efforts for both large and small systems Experience coding automated test scripts to produce sets of automated test cases Experience testing Commercial Off-the Shelf Applications (COTS) Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements Required Technical Skills and 10+ years of experience in the following: In depth understanding and experience with DevOps/Agile/Scrum Methodology Understanding of SDLC Experience working with Web and Mobile technologies, as well as different OS/Platforms Knowledge and experience with Government Payment Gateway Knowledge and experience with Web Content Management Hands on experience with different defect tracking tools such as HP ALM Experience creating test cases and test scenarios in HP ALM Testing tools and techniques: Automation testing: UFT - Preparing scripts/updating existing scripts, run the scrips and capture results Selenium - Should be able to write a script or support creating scenarios Manual testing: Functional, Usability, Platforms, Browsers, devices AODA – Keyboard, Responsive using manual test cases Experience with different testing types: black box testing, penetration testing, security testing, system testing, unit testing, UAT testing Documentation: Experience creating Test Strategy/Test Plan document Experience with performing and documenting risk analysis Test cases - Rational analysis and logical thinking Experience with preparing detailed test cases to test functionality Extensive experience with identifying bugs in software Excellent ability to document and explain bugs/issues to Dev team and project team members Extensive experience with logging defects into a defect tracking system; knowledge of defect life cycle Extensive experience in creating defect summary reports Extensive experience in participating and leading triage meetings Extensive experience with BRD: analyzing business requirements and creating test data requirements Complete Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 success criteria for level AA Understanding WCAG Principals, Success criteria and techniques Experience with Manual, Automated tools, Assistive technology Extensive experience with Techniques, Methodology, tools to test web application’s accessibility Manual Accessibility testing: Experience with Keyboard accessibility testing using keyboard only Other tools to test WCAG criteria Experience testing PDFs, Word documents accessibility Assistive technology: Hands on experience of Screen readers like JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver on MAC Automation tools experience: Compliance sheriff or any other tool Experience using other online tools and browser plugin Experience generating AODA testing reports to show which criteria is Pass/Fail OR Not applicable Experienced with Usability testing with users HTML knowledge Experience on different platforms, devices, browsers using screen readers to test Usability, functionality for all type of users (for different types of disabilities) AODA Defect tracking: Should be able to include what principals or success criteria is failing while logging defect; Should be able to explain AODA issues and expected behaviour to developers; Participate or lead triage meetings; Provide defect reports. 40% QA Experience 40% Tools Experience 20% AODA Experience
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Project Manager/Leader
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
01/04/2022
01/04/2022
1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM
Role: Project Manager/Leader RFS: Q02554 Rate: $106/h inc Client: Ministry of Health Location: WFH Duration: 290 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Jan 2022
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Business Analyst
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
09/01/2021
09/01/2021
9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
Role: Business Analyst RFS: RQ01478 Rate: $80/h inc Client: Ministry of Solicitor General Location: WFH Duration: 123 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: October 2021 The System Business Analyst L2 will be responsible for: • Creation of functional and technical specifications for systems development, analyze requirements and help project team in solution and technical design. • Work with the project team in completing all relevant and required documentation in alignment with OPS standards. • Prepare test cases and perform quality assurance testing against the approved requirements Deliverables: • Creation of technical specifications for systems development • Design, implement and work with the project team in completing all relevant and required documentation in • alignment with OPS standards • Undertake special assignments/sub-projects as assigned • Conduct, assess, evaluate and document stakeholder interests and business needs • Create and validate business scenarios and use cases • Produce visual depiction of use cases and process flows; ensure alignment with the program area and associated • business architecture, as well as traceability to solution logical and physical architectures • Create, review, provide input and support of Enterprise Architecture artifacts for all checkpoints as required • Create system and user interface design and modifications (data & screen) as required • Review all test scenarios to ensure the requirements are met; establish traceability matrix to monitor output • Perform testing against test scenarios and record and manage defects and change requests • Ensure alignment and adherence to Ministry of Government Services’ processes and standards • Support the testing team during UAT testing • Participate in Knowledge transfer Also Required: • Complete work and achieve milestones within the assigned deadlines; • Notify the Cluster/Ministry project Manager in writing of any issues or other material concerns related to the Assignment Deliverables, as soon as the he/she becomes aware of them; Submit Deliverables for the Cluster/Ministry approval as they are completed; • Comply with the Ontario Government and the Cluster/Ministry security procedures and practices; • Comply with the Ontario Government and the Cluster/Ministry architecture/technology standards and best practices; • Comply with the Ontario Government and the Cluster/Ministry Conflict of Interest and • Confidentiality Guidelines; • Provide knowledge and skill transfer to a designated Cluster/Ministry staff; and • Comply with the Ontario Government I&IT Directive, Operational Policy on the I&IT Project Gateway Process, and other applicable Guidelines, Standards and Procedures. A note on Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Onsite"; however, the consultant will be remote due to COVID-19 related Work from Home (WFH) direction. Once the I&IT cluster staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request will be required to work onsite as well. Must-haves: 5 years of hands-on experience in working with clients to define business processes and provide business requirements documentation in support of application development initiatives.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience with Microsoft Dynamics Nice to have: Public Sector experience Experience with Azure DevOps Boards Experience with Agile Methodology Mandatory Requirements (MUST Haves) Does the candidate have business analysis skills and demonstrated experience to provide leadership in the analysis and creation of business and functional requirements and design documentation and to capture the data and information needed to document, validate and analyse business processes for legacy applications being replaced Does the candidate have experience with traceability matrix, agile and client centric approaches Does the candidate possess at least 5 years of hands on experience in working with business stakeholders on functional design sessions and detailed solution design sessions, and negotiating and triaging issues for production Does the candidate possess at least 5+ years of hands on experience in building documentation towards production readiness such as support model, SLAs and checklists? Does the candidate possess at least 5 years of hands on experience in providing first level of triaging support for business and technical SMEs in identifying design gaps from testing cycles and production? Skills and Knowledge: •  Requirements gathering methodology and process mapping expertise • Ability to document and analyze business and functional requirements, lead/facilitate JAD sessions and prepare required Architecture Documentation • Business Analysis skills and demonstrated experience to provide leadership in the creation of business and functional requirements documentation and to capture the data and information needed to document, validate and analyze business processes for the above noted initiatives • Using the requirements gathered, the Business Analyst will create Business Cases, Business Requirements Document, other Business requirements artefacts and testing documentation • Knowledge of complex case management applications, their workflows and functional integration with front end portals • Knowledge of analysing requirements involving secure backend file transfers and data exchanges with 3rd party applications • Knowledge and experience in working with business stakeholders on functional design sessions and detailed solution design sessions, negotiating on issues for production • Knowledge and experience in building documentation towards production readiness such as support model, SLAs and checklists • Experience in converting client requirements and functional specifications to technical design with effort estimation. • Excellent analytical, logical and interpersonal skills. Hard working and fast learner with self-motivated personality. • Good analytical, communication skills and ability to work independently and also perform as part of a team. • Budgeting and forecasting Resume Criteria Ratings: Business Analysis Skills = 40 points • Has recent demonstrated experience with business analysis specifically in content management systems. • Has experience developing and design business artifacts. • Has experience developing EA Row 1, 2, and 3 artifacts • Has experience with business modelling. • Extensive experience creating business artifact documentation. • Has experience developing state transition diagrams and workflow models. • Experience leading requirements and design workshops for application development projects.   • Has experience assisting in the development of a business aligned user interface. Technical Skills = 20 points • Experience working on projects using Dynamics CRM 2016 • Experience with Azure DevOps for requirements, development and quality assurance Systems Quality Assurance = 20 points • Extensive experience with testing planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts. • Demonstrated experience providing advice on testing strategy and implementing testing efforts • Experience testing MS Dynamics solutions; including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized test and user acceptance testing Project Management Experience = 20 points • Experience assisting in project planning, scheduling and reporting to support project timelines. • Experience working with clients to manage requirements gathering, project scope and approvals to ensure project timelines are achieved • Experience planning and scaling quality assurance deliverables to achieve project timelines. • Experience working with Project managers to ensure sufficient time is available in project schedule to support an appropriate level of quality assurance and user acceptance testing.
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Business Analyst
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
08/20/2021
08/20/2021
8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM
Role: Business Analyst RQ01820 Rate: $80/h inc Client: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Location: WFH Duration: 123 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Sep 2021 Must Haves Demonstrated experience in Business analysis for I&IT enterprise applications and solutions IBM Cognos Test and validate I&IT solutions Responsibilities: Provides a comprehensive range of I&IT business analysis services for clients with diverse business and technological needs. Interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their requirements through gathering, documenting, and analyzing business needs and requirements. Prepares and advises on business analysis policies, processes, best practices and standards to promote a comprehensive and consistent business analysis practice within the organization. General Skills: Leads and conducts business analysis in order to assess client’s business problems/opportunities and documents the business requirements in such a way that I&IT solutions can be determined Applies re-engineering concepts to promote business improvements through alternative and cost effective service delivery approaches Leads and conducts business analysis at varying levels of detail appropriate to the project and phases of project, aligning with OPS Unified Project Management Methodology, Enterprise Architecture and Gating Process, and OPS Standard Systems Development Methodologies Develops strategies, prepares business cases and cost-benefit analysis, and conducts feasibility studies for business I&IT initiatives Develops sound processes for requirements gathering including but not limited to JAD sessions, interviews, mockups, etc. Conducts business modeling; use case modeling; conceptual and logical data modeling; process and data flow modeling; use case surveys; business rules definition and non-functional requirements definitions for assigned projects Monitors progress, resolves problems and reports regularly to I&IT management and stakeholders Develops performance measures and traceability matrices for business analysis evaluation and conducts follow-up Experience developing strategies, preparing business cases and cost-benefit analysis Experience conducting requirements gathering, developing documentation, including presentations and briefing notes and conducting stakeholder engagement Experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools to document conceptual requirements and scope Awareness of emerging I&IT trends and technologies Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines Desirable Skills: Experience in the use of information retrieval packages Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Ability to translate business and data requirements into specifications sufficient for designing appropriate technology solutions Experience with a wide range of methods, tools and techniques for business analysis such as: business functional modelling, business event modelling, business process mapping Experience in structured, object oriented and agile methodologies for user requirements Experience developing performance measures for business analysis evaluation and subsequent follow-up Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Provides a comprehensive range of I&IT business analysis services for clients with diverse business and technological needs. Interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their requirements through gathering, documenting, and analyzing business needs and requirements. Prepares and advises on business analysis policies, processes, best practices and standards to promote a comprehensive and consistent business analysis practice within the organization. General Skills • Leads and conducts business analysis in order to assess client’s businessproblems/opportunities and documents the business requirements in such a way thatI&IT solutions can be determined. • Applies re-engineering concepts to promote business improvements throughalternative and cost effective service delivery approaches • Leads and conducts business analysis at varying levels of detail appropriate to theproject and phases of project, aligning with OPS Unified Project ManagementMethodology, Enterprise Architecture and Gating Process, and OPS StandardSystems Development Methodologies • Develops strategies, prepares business cases and cost-benefit analysis, andconducts feasibility studies for business I&IT initiatives • Develops sound processes for requirements gathering including but n o t limited toJAD sessions, interviews, mockups, etc. • Conducts business modeling; use case modeling; conceptual and logical datamodeling; process and data flow modeling; use case surveys; business rulesdefinition and non-functional requirements definitions for assigned projects • Monitors progress, resolves problems and reports regularly to I&IT management andstakeholders • Develops performance measures and traceability matrices for business analysisevaluation and conducts follow-up • Experience developing strategies, preparing business cases and cost-benefit analysis • Experience conducting requirements gathering, developing documentation, includingpresentations and briefing notes and conducting stakeholder engagement • Experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools todocument conceptual requirements and scope • Awareness of emerging I&IT trends and technologies • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and writtencommunication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills • A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines Desirable Skills • Experience in the use of information retrieval packages • Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts,policies and practices • Ability to translate business and data requirements into specifications sufficient fordesigning appropriate technology solutions • Experience with a wide range of methods, tools and techniques for business analysissuch as: business functional modelling, business event modelling, business processmapping • Experience in structured, object oriented and agile methodologies for userrequirements • Experience developing performance measures for business analysis evaluation andsubsequent follow-up • Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA)and related regulations and standards Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements •        5+ years’ experience in business analysis for I&IT enterprise applications and solutions. •        Demonstrated ability to lead requirements for BI solutions based on tools such as IBM Cognos. •        Ability to lead and conduct business analysis in order to assess client’s business problems/opportunities and document the business requirements in such a way that I&IT solutions can be determined. •        Ability to test and validate I&IT solutions against defined business requirements. •        Ability to document and communicate software defects. •        Ability to apply re-engineering concepts to promote business improvements through alternative and cost-effective service delivery approaches. •        Ability to lead and conduct business analysis at varying levels of detail appropriate to the project and phases of project. •        Ability to lead JAD sessions, interviews and product demonstrations/reviews. •        Understanding of use case modeling, conceptual and logical data modeling, process and data flow modeling, use case surveys and business rules. •        Experience of monitoring progress, resolving problems and reporting regularly to I&IT management and stakeholders. •        Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; •        Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills. •        Proficient at requirements refinement/grooming techniques in an agile/scrum environment using popular tools like Jira, Azure DevOps etc., Points Business Analysis for BI Solutions a. 5+ years experience in business analysis for I&IT enterprise applications and solutions. b. Demonstrated ability to lead requirements for BI solutions based on tools such as IBM Cognos. c. Ability to lead and conduct business analysis in order to assess client’s business problems/opportunities and document the business requirements in such a way that I&IT solutions can be determined. 25 Software Testing a. Ability to test and validate I&IT solutions against defined business requirements. b. Ability to document and communicate software defects. 25 Problem Solving and Analysis Skills a. Demonstrated ability to assess complex and diverse information/system needs and develop I&IT solutions. b. Ability to identify the root cause of problems and provide viable solutions. 25 Training and Knowledge Transfer a. Must have previous work experience in conducting training  and knowledge transfer sessions, ensuring teams receive the required knowledge to support the system. b. Must have experience in conducting learning activities and demonstrated ability to prepare and present. c. Development of documentation and materials as part of review and knowledge transfer to other members c.  Development and facilitation of classroom based and virtual instructor demo led sessions for users. d.   Monitor identified milestones and submission of status reports to ensure knowledge transfer is fully completed 25
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Programmer/Developer
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
08/12/2021
08/12/2021
8/12/2021 12:00:00 AM
Role: Programmer/Developer RFS: RQ01756 Rate: $83/h inc Client: Ministry of Health Location: WFH Duration: 240 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: Sep 2021 Description • Support the Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Unit in developing and implementing new technical solutions needed for data processing and storage into our centralized data repository • Enhance our current technical solutions by automation, error handling, reusability • Implement stringent data quality checks for all data feeds as to ensure the desired levels of accuracy • Provide guidance to more junior team members and ensure that all work met the required quality standards • Provide production support in terms of incident management and planning and execution of change requests • Work with the business clients as to understand the needs and translate their requirements in suitable data models • Produce design artifacts and documentation which will allow future support of the implemented solutions NOTE Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Hybrid" due to COVID-19 related WFH direction. Once HSC staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request will be required to work onsite as well. Extension/Amendment Attestation: Extension(s) only allowed using unused days/funds left on contract. No additional funds will be added beyond maximum contract value Skills ETL Developer Informatica PowerCenter Oracle, MS-SQL query optimization Python, Unix shell Cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, Google, IBM) Nice to have Public Sector Experience Experience and Skill Set Requirements Data warehousing ·     Data warehousing design and development with focus on extracting, transforming data coming from various data sources and loading in a centralized data repository ·     Design, build, automate and optimize complex data ETL/ELT processes using Informatica PowerCenter or equivalent ·     Relational databases (Oracle, MS-SQL), data modelling (relational & dimensional), advanced SQL, query optimization, data replication, administration ·     Scripting languages (Python, Unix shell) ·     Cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, Google, IBM) ·     Big data, analytics, machine learning ·     BI/Reporting/Data visualization tools (Cognos, Power BI, Tableau) 50% IT/SDLC Experience ·     10+ years of experience with technical systems specifications and translating them into working, tested applications for large, complex, mission critical applications ·     10+ years of experience in analysis, design, build, deploy and operate complex IT systems ·     10+ years of experience in software in various computing platforms, operating systems, database technologies, communication protocols and middleware ·     Experience in both agile and waterfall project management methodologies 35% Consulting skills ·     Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills ·     Excellent verbal and written communication skills ·     Proven ability to engage with stakeholders and build strong working relationships ·     Excellent customer service skills, including tact and diplomacy to ensure client needs are managed effectively ·     A motivated, flexible, creative team player with perseverance, excellent multi-tasking abilities and a proven track record for meeting strict deadlines 10% Public Sector Experience ·     Familiar with OPS Enterprise Architecture artifacts (or similar) and has ability to produce technical documentation which comply with industry standard practices ·     Knowledge of Project Management Institute (PMI) and OPS I&IT project management methodologies ·     Experience with OPS Health related projects 5%
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Business Analyst
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
08/09/2021
08/09/2021
8/9/2021 12:00:00 AM
Role: Business Analyst RQ01587 Rate: $88/h inc Client: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Location: WFH Duration: 184 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: August 2021 Responsibilities: Provides a comprehensive range of I&IT business analysis services for clients with diverse business and technological needs. Interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their requirements through gathering, documenting, and analyzing business needs and requirements. Prepares and advises on business analysis policies, processes, best practices and standards to promote a comprehensive and consistent business analysis practice within the organization. Business Analyst to work as part of the Project Management & Program Delivery project team in collaboration with the core project team, solution delivery vendor(s) and other stakeholders as required. Must Haves Business Analysis Agile/DevOps experience Client Interaction Documentation Communication Skills Nice to have Public Sector Experience Provide support during the design, implementation and testing phases of the project. Report progress of assignment on a regular basis to Project Management, raise any issue and concerns and propose mitigation strategies. Conduct feasibility analysis, project scoping and provide project work estimates. Conduct Joint Requirements Planning and Joint Application Design sessions. Analyze and map processes / data for current state and future state. Requirements development involving requirements elicitation, elaboration, analysis, specification and validation. Use of ministry mandated requirement management tools and templates for requirements Review and feedback of technical design documents. Conduct and/or participate in walkthroughs at each project milestone. Work with Development team and Testing team to resolve issues reported by clients. Knowledge transfer to TS and I&IT Cluster at all stages of the assignment. Report status to, and follow overall direction from the Project Manager and/or Lead Business Analyst. The Deliverables include (but are not limited to): Business Cases and Request for Bids Business requirements / rules Business process models System Requirements specifications Business / Data Glossary Business and System use cases User epics, stories and themes / Product backlog and sprint plans Data requirements / models (conceptual / logical) Functional and Non-functional requirements Requirements Traceability Matrices User Interface specifications, low and high fidelity prototypes Report specifications Test plan/strategies, test cases Risks and Issues Status reports Work plans, e.g. requirements management plan Artefacts/documents required for enterprise architecture development from a business needs point-of-view (contextual and conceptual), as required for the Architecture Governance Point review process Other artefacts as determined by the project Support to Development and Test teams in following areas (but are not limited to): Building and testing support to development team Reviewing test strategy, test plan and cases Management of defect logs Testing Applications Supporting end-user inquiries Defining the integration test plan Defining the user acceptance test plan Identification and resolution of problems/issues Document and manage risks and liaise with other project teams to coordinate project interdependencies. Documentation of all artefacts in a shared project library. General Skills: Experience in managing user stories with Agile, SCRUM, Lean, DevOps methodologies Leads and conducts business analysis in order to assess client’s business problems/opportunities and documents the business requirements in such a way that I&IT solutions can be determined Applies re-engineering concepts to promote business improvements through alternative and cost effective service delivery approaches Leads and conducts business analysis at varying levels of detail appropriate to the project and phases of project, aligning with OPS Unified Project Management Methodology, Enterprise Architecture and Gating Process, and OPS Standard Systems Development Methodologies Develops strategies, prepares business cases and cost-benefit analysis, and conducts feasibility studies for business I&IT initiatives Develops sound processes for requirements gathering including but not limited to JAD sessions, interviews, mockups, etc. Conducts business modeling; use case modeling; conceptual and logical data modeling; process and data flow modeling; use case surveys; business rules definition and non-functional requirements definitions for assigned projects Monitors progress, resolves problems and reports regularly to I&IT management and stakeholders Develops performance measures and traceability matrices for business analysis evaluation and conducts follow-up Experience developing strategies, preparing business cases and cost-benefit analysis Experience conducting requirements gathering, developing documentation, including presentations and briefing notes and conducting stakeholder engagement Experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools to document conceptual requirements and scope Awareness of emerging I&IT trends and technologies Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines Desirable Skills: Experience in the use of information retrieval packages Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Ability to translate business and data requirements into specifications sufficient for designing appropriate technology solutions Experience with a wide range of methods, tools and techniques for business analysis such as: business functional modelling, business event modelling, business process mapping Experience in structured, object oriented and agile methodologies for user requirements Experience developing performance measures for business analysis evaluation and subsequent follow-up Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Provides a comprehensive range of I&IT business analysis services for clients with diverse business and technological needs. Interacts with the business stakeholders and subject Subject matter experts in order to understand their requirements through gathering, documenting, and analyzing business needs and requirements. Strong communicator who is able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders, with the team members and across business lines. ?Knowledge Transfer Requirements: Knowledge transfer is expected to occur throughout the duration of the assignment through regular meetings, touchpoints, and working sessions with LRC staff All design, development, artefacts, and source code, including all relevant and complete documents must be transferred to the ministry in the designated repositories provided Dedicated knowledge transfer sessions will be scheduled during the close-out phase of the project to ensure completeness of knowledge transfer and all documentation is shared, and allow LRC staff to ask clarification and/or follow up questions Evaluation Criteria Business Analysis - 40% Client and technical team Interaction - 20% Documentation - 20% Communication Skills - 10% Agile/DevOps experience - 10% Nice to have Public Service Experience
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Programmer/Developer
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
08/06/2021
08/06/2021
8/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
Role: Programmer/Developer RFS: RQ01619 Rate: $83/h inc Client: Ministry of Transportation Location: WFH Duration: 166 business days, 7.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: August 2021 Software Developer - Back End Must Haves Java J2EE Apache Ant JavaScript Spring framework JSON Token (JWT) Restful API Oracle DB Responsibilities: Responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Required to translate technical systems specifications into working, tested applications. This includes: developing detailed programming specifications writing and/or generating code compiling data-driven programs maintaining, and conducting unit tests Resolves and troubleshoots technical problems which arise during the use and operation of software packages, including technical assistance in implementation, conversion and General Skills: Experience in programming and analysis; specialized software package support at the specified experience level Ability to collaborate with IT Professionals throughout the Software Development Life Cycle Experience in structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications Experience in design, code, test, debug and document applications Experience in the use of object and/or third generation language development tools Experience in one or more programming languages Experience in application design, latest design patters, deployment and troubleshooting Experience with relational and hierarchical database technologies Experience in the use of information retrieval packages using query languages Experience with one or more communications protocols Experience in structured methodologies for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of applications Experience eliciting and documenting information from diverse business area stakeholders and subject matter experts Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines Back End Skills Knowledge and experience with developing all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. Knowledge and experience with front-end technologies Knowledge and experience to integrate the front-end elements into the application Desirable Skills: Knowledge and experience with programming Internet-ready applications Knowledge and experience in rapid application development (RAD) methodologies Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices Experience with middleware and gateways Experience reviewing, analyzing, and modifying product installation scripts including encoding, testing, debugging Ability to provide post-implementation support and resolve any post-implementation technical issues Experience conducting design walkthrough sessions with project team Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards Ability to provide user and system documentation as required Experience and Skill Set Requirements Technical Skills - 60% 5 yr+ Demonstrated experience in J2EE JAVA-based software development. 5 yr+ Demonstrated experience using Java SDK, J2EE, Apache Ant, Tomcat, JavaScript. 3 yr+ Demonstrated experience in Spring framework, Spring JDBC, JSON Token (JWT), Restful API, PLS/SQL, Oracle DB. 3 yr+ Demonstrated experience in SpringBoot series: Eureka server, Zuul Gateway, SpringBoot web, SpringBoot webservice, SpringBoot data/JPA, Swagger-UI tools, Open UI tools, Hudson/Jenkins, Maven. 1 yr+ Desirable experience in Azure API Management. 3 yr+ Experience with the agile user story and defect management life cycle using DevOPS or JIRA. Desirable Front end development experience using: Angular 5, Bootstrap, NodeJS, NPM, TypeScript, HTML 5, NCSS. Automation Testing Skills - 20% 3 yr+ Experience in developing unit tests using Junit or TestNG. 1 yr+ Desirable Experience with automated testing using Selenium, JAVA. Experience participating in Test Data creation and analysis skills in agile scrum sprints. Experience participating in automation of Regression Testing in agile scrum sprints. Experience using SQL to verify data integrity in agile scrum sprints. Knowledge of Methodologies - 10% Working knowledge of SDLC and the Agile development methodology. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDBMS design concepts. Demonstrated experience in identifying risk and providing solutions. Communication Skills - 10% Ability to build good working relationships. Positive team player. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
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