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Task-based Consultant
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
04/02/2020
04/02/2020
4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Task-based I&IT Consultant - contract RFS: IT19-HSC-0125 Client: Ministry of Health Duration: 230 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 5700 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M2M 4K5 Anticipated Start Date: April 21, 2020 Rate: $95/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Technical Skills 10+ years of experience in the following: 1. Design and Implementation: • Working experience in delivering Maximum Availability Architecture Solutions. Must have implementation experience with Oracle T7, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance and Oracle OVM server farms • Experience in agile methodologies for the analysis, design, development and implementation of solutions in large complex environments • Knowledge of emerging IT trends and directions in the development of mobile, web services, and web-based technology • Proven working experience of emerging IT trends and directions related to hybrid, on premise and Cloud development and implementations based on Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions as well as container as a service (CaaS) technologies • Knowledge of technical design and architecture principals. 2. Solution Delivery: • Senior designer and development experience in the architecture, design, development, implementation, monitoring and tuning of highly available mission critical systems using technologies such as JEE, Web Based applications based on JSF, JavaScript, Node.js and mobile technologies based on IOS and Android (Native and Hybrid Development) • Experience implementing comprehensive PKI and multi-factor authentication solutions in complex environments including Single sign on approaches. 3. Architecture and technical team leadership: • Experience using HL7 related standards such as HL7 FHIR, HL7V2, V3 HL7-CDA, IHE-XDS/SCR, and knowledge of terminology standards such as SNOMED-CT and LOINC. Must have implementation experience with HL7-FHIR • Experience leading a team of developers and architects. Core Skills, Knowledge and Experience 10+ years of experience in the following: • Proven technical leadership skills with ability to identify areas for improvement, and recommend solutions Request for Services • Coordinating all aspects of a specific deliverable including the supervision of consultants where appropriate • Anticipating and resolving problems to ensure that the deliverables are completed within budget, to the highest quality, meeting or exceeding expectations • Identifying conflicts and communicating deliverable conflicts or issues to the engagement lead or client manager • Building positive relationships by developing an understanding of business and deliverable needs • Developing mechanisms, frameworks, processes and procedures for implementing deliverables • Preparing reports, presentations, including options, recommendations, implementation plans, designs, strategies and change-management options etc. • Working with business analysts to translate the business requirements and functional specifications into an application design appropriate to meet the business and operational/IT needs and define project scope • Assisting with the development of business requirements • Planning timelines and required resources • Identifying project and strategic risks and provide mitigation strategies • Defining and designing application, mobile, software, hardware and network requirements • Designing, testing, installing and monitoring new systems • Preparing documentation, and presenting solutions and progress reports to clients • Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices. OPS/Healthcare Experience • 5+ years of experience working with federal/provincial/broader public-sector healthcare providers • Knowledge of OPS Enterprise Architecture artifacts (or similar), processes and practices, and ability to produce technical documentation that comply with industry standard practices • In-depth knowledge of industry standard such as Project Management Institute (PMI) and OPS I&IT project management methodologies. • Knowledge and understanding of Ministry policy and IT project approval processes and requirements • Demonstrated experience with GO-ITS Digital Health and e-Health 2.0 standards • Extensive knowledge of the Ontario Health Technology landscape in Ontario • Extensive knowledge of Ontario health building blocks such as the Client, Provider, Consent and User Registries • Knowledge of the OPS TRA, and Architecture Processes • Knowledge of the Ontario Health HIAL and Blueprints • Knowledge of Master Data Management solutions as they related to Health Care and the Ontario Health Client and Provider registries • Extensive experience with health care IT systems and standards in Ontario • Extensive knowledge of the Immunization, Pharmacy, Lab, Drug domains as well as other health domains in general • Experience with government IT systems and processes. General Skills • Demonstrated strong leadership and people management skills • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and presentation skills • Proven troubleshooting and critical thinking experience • Demonstrated ability to apply strong listening skills to facilitate issue resolution • Effective consulting skills to engage with all stakeholders with proven track record for building strong working relationships • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and negotiation skills with ability to build rapport with stakeholders and drive negotiations to a successful outcome • Excellent customer service skills, including tact and diplomacy to ensure client needs are managed effectively • A motivated, flexible, detail-oriented and creative team player with perseverance, excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities, and a proven track record for meeting strict deadlines. Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== • Lead the design, infrastructure architecture transformation and testing of the DHDP platform while maintaining alignment with DHIR, DHDP and iPHIS • Act to transform the DHDP platform, maintain currency of OS platform for the application and database tiers and integrate with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance to the backup/recovery stream • Work to introduce and sustain a comprehensive technology platform, technical strategy and integrated architecture, to improve the structure and efficiency of the DHIR solution • Work with PHS, Ontario Health, IBM and Oracle to ensure continued availability of a comprehensive technology platform, technical strategy and integrated architecture, to improve the structure and efficiency of the technical platforms and applications via web, mobile and the cloud • Be a liaison between the project and external stakeholders, including Ontario Health, IBM Canada, RedHat, Docker, Sematext and Oracle Canada • Apply the best practices in design, build, development and deployment, to meet the functional and non- functional requirements, adhering to GO-ITS and Ontario Health 2.0 standards and internal branch standards and in some cases proposing amendments to those standards • Define and design infrastructure, mobile, software, hardware and network requirements • Develop agreed-to solutions and implementation of those new systems • Design, test, install and monitor new systems • Anticipate and resolve problems to ensure that the deliverables are completed within budget, to the highest quality, meeting or exceeding expectations • Identify conflicts and communicate deliverable conflicts or issues to the engagement lead or client manager • Build positive relationships by developing an understanding of business and deliverable needs • Identify project and strategic risks and provide mitigation strategies • Provide the quality assurance/quality control of specific deliverables by overseeing junior staff • Act as the senior technical advisor/expert, coordinate all aspects of a specific deliverable, including the supervision of vendors/consultants where appropriate • Develop mechanisms, frameworks, processes and procedures for implementing the deliverables • Plan timelines and the resources needed • Work with business analysts to translate the business requirements and functional specifications into an application design appropriate to meet the business and operational/IT needs and define project scope • Assist with the development of business requirements • Clarify client’s system specifications, understanding their work practices and the nature of their business • Liaise with staff at all levels of client’s organization Request for Services • Analyze I&IT requirements and give independent and objective advice on the use of I&IT • Prepare reports, presentations, including options, recommendations, implementation plans, designs, strategies and change-management options, etc. • Present solutions in written or oral reports • Prepare documentation and presents progress reports to management as required
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Technology Architect
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
04/01/2020
04/01/2020
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Technology Architect - contract RFS: IT19-FSCO-0005 Client: Ministry of Finance Duration: 125 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 5160 Yonge street, 16th floor, Toronto, ON M2N 6L9 Anticipated Start Date: April 14, 2020 Rate: $106/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Experience # 1 5 years of experience in Cloud Architecture   Experience # 2 5 years of experience in Server and Server Virtualization   Experience # 3 5 years of experience in Disaster Recovery   Experience # 4 5 years of experience in Network (LAN, WLAN and WAN)   Experience # 5 5 years of experience in Data Center Security   Experience # 6 5 years of experience in Data Center Monitoring and Operations   Experience # 7 5 years of experience in Project Management Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== Accountable for the planning, design, delivery, implementation and evaluation of architecture solutions for large scale and complex multi-year projects required to meet major, critical business requirements of FSRA and to meet the diverse business needs of clients.     • Works with internal stakeholders including business and IT colleagues to develop FSRA’s Target Business Architecture in keeping with the FSRA strategic plan.   • Develops and proposes both short- and long-term architecture plans and strategies, providing expertise to the Director and Senior Manager. • Leads the design of the FSRA’s Target Enterprise Architecture, ensuring it can deliver and continuously evolve to deliver the business outcomes that underpin the organization’s business strategy for the long term.   • Leads all phases of architecture solution development including business process and data modeling, information resource management, business analysis, design and process re-engineering • Project manages multiple, concurrent, complex large-scale architecture projects from concept to implementation including planning and estimating resources, scheduling of project activities; oversight of assigned teams of IT colleagues across the Department measuring, monitoring and controlling all project tasks to ensure successful outcomes.   • Delivers presentations to clients and stakeholders; leads consultations and project status meetings and architecture committees to discuss and determine strategy for systems architecture priorities and change management directions.   • Leads the development of roadmaps and migration/rolling plans for the Target Enterprise Architecture. • Defines and maintains architecture principles and standards to enhance productivity and to ensure effective and efficient use of information technology across the organization. • Identifies, researches, analyzes, evaluates and adapts new/innovative technologies/trends to improve operational efficiency and develop new business capabilities and services across IT. • Develops architecture specifications for RFPs for the acquisition of 3rd party products and services, negotiates and manages contractual agreements. • Resolves significant integration and technical issues to address multiple systems/architecture linkages and interdependencies where requirements are not initially clear. • Acts on behalf of the Director or Senior Manager as required or assigned.
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Task-based Consultant
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/30/2020
03/30/2020
3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Task-based I&IT Consultant - contract RFS: IT19-ITS-0090 Client: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Duration: 241 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: Data Centre Locations and Toronto Anticipated Start Date: April 20, 2020 Rate: $95/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Operational Readiness Experience • 10+ years experience providing oversight to operational readiness programs of complex applications and/or data center infrastructure   • Demonstrated experience overseeing refresh and transition activities, as well as team resources associated with the migration   • Demonstrated experience with replacement of large enterprise complex services and hardware at large critical locations   • Demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge of modern Data Centre service models combined with a solid background in contemporary Data Centre approaches   • Demonstrated experience in development of operational readiness programs for large and complex organizations.     Project Management Skills • 10+ years demonstrated experience in managing projects related to data center applications and server integrations   • Demonstrated experience leading major transformation and data centre projects   Documentation and Communication Skills • Demonstrated experience with assisting transition and hardware refresh   • Demonstrated experience in change management activities.   • Demonstrated experience of providing presentations to stakeholders   • Demonstrated ability for strong documentation and writing skills   • Demonstrated experience in presentation, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills. Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== The Services and Deliverable to be provided will include the following: Throughout the term of the contract, the knowledge related to all the required skills and deliverables such as operational readiness methodologies, service design, migration, communications, documentation, coordination, and task management will be transferred from the resource to currently identified member of the Data Centre Operations team. Allocation of this resource to each of the critical initiatives will occur as follows: • Provide technical consulting advice and direction on the effective delivery of multi-faceted, technically complex transition initiatives for business and mission critical OPS locations to enable people change management   • Work directly with internal technical resources as well as vendor personnel in order to determine project requirements and define the scope of the complex transitions and refresh requirements   • In-depth knowledge of modern Data Centre service models combined with a solid background in Data Centre technology approaches   • In-depth knowledge of Operational Readiness practices, procedures, methodologies and approaches   • Prepare executive reports and presentations including options, recommendations, and implementation plans   • Develop, audit, and validate clear methods of procedures to be followed by vendor resources, project resources, and Cluster clients   • Will use communication and mediation skills to liaison with clients and internal resources to ensure that the deliverables complete without issue.   • Will be engaged in team building, consensus building and relationship management with internal and external stakeholders.   • Continuous Development of the Operational Toolkit including templates, automation and pipelines.   • Develop, oversee and manage the backlog of activities to ensure operational readiness for all projects and programs entering operations with ITS through the Operational Readiness Toolkit inclusive of maturing the fundamental launch of GoCloud to a fully operational state   • Oversee all refresh and transitions activities, as well as team resources associated with the migration and replacement of complex services and hardware at large critical OPS locations, anticipating and resolving problems to ensure that the deliverable are completed within timelines, to the highest quality, meeting or exceeding expectations   • Escalate issues in a timely manner, and provides strategies to mitigate risk and delays through the project initiatives   • Assist with transition and hardware refresh change management activities, communications, and presentations to stakeholders   • Complete work and achieve milestones within the assigned deadlines   • Lead workshops with stakeholders and technical SMEs to determine appropriate milestones   • Notify the Ministry Client/OPS Organization project manager if writing of any issues or other material concerns related to the Assignment Deliverables, as soon as he/she becomes aware of them   • Will continuously make use of experience in presentation skills, negotiation skills, verbal and written communication.   • Submit Deliverables for the Ministry Client/OPS Organization approval as they are competed   • Comply with the Ontario Government and the Ministry Client/OPS Organization security procedures and practices   • Comply with the Ontario Government and the Ministry Client/OPS Organization architecture/technology standards and best practices   • Comply with the Ontario Government and the Ministry Client/OPS Organization Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Guidelines   • Provide knowledge and skill transfer to a designated Ministry Client/OPS Organization 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
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Technology Architect
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Technology Architect - contract RFS: IT19-CYSSC-0072 Client: Ministry of Community and Social Services Duration: 249 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 5700 Yonge St., North York, ON Anticipated Start Date: April 20, 2020 Rate: $102/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Development Tools Must have knowledge and experience working with .NET, MS SQL Server, and Crystal Reports. • Must have experience building and supporting .NET applications • Must have experience with MS SQL Server for database administration, querying, data analysis, and reporting. • Must have the ability to support database and reporting connectivity protocols with .NET applications. • Must have experience with Crystal Reports for current report development and have the ability to install and configure Crystal Reports software. • Must be familiar with Agile development methodology to be able to develop and deploy solution components on a 4-6 week cadence. • Must be familiar with scrum and sprints.   Application Design & Architecture • Ability to further evolve current solutions using the existing technology, architecture and infrastructure • Ability to design and architect components to digitally transform and modernize the solution for long-term supportability, scalability, and ease of updating   Accessibility • Must have knowledge of WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and experience developing accessibility compliant components. • Must also be able to remediate an existing website or application to be accessibility compliant.   Network & Infrastructure Knowledge and experience with IIS, SFTP, file encryption and Windows Servers to holistically support the solution from end-to-end. • Must have the ability to configure, support, and troubleshoot IIS for web connectivity with the solution. • Must have experience with SFTP to support the need for file transmission. • Must have experience with one or more file encryption methods. • Must be familiar with Windows Servers to support the servers the solution resides on. Business Intelligence • Knowledge and experience with Business Intelligence software for analytics and reporting. Cognos preferred. Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== Resource will participate in the planning and analysis for each release. Resource will be involved in the design aspects as it relates to application development/enhancements and future stability/sustainability of the application. Resource will be responsible for supporting the team (business analysts, quality assurance analysts, project manager, other developer, etc.) as it relates to application development changes and integration with other IT partner deliverables. Majority of the resource work efforts and time will be spent on application development for releases to provide enhanced capabilities and functionality to the application. A portion of the resource time will be spent dealing with post release support, incident ticket resolution, and ad-hoc business requests.
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Task-based Consultant
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Task-based I&IT Consultant / Network Engineer - contract RFS: IT19-CSC-0294 Client: Ministry of Education Duration: 270 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 777 Bay Street, Toronto Travel Location / Frequency: Travel will be minimized unless essential to support initiatives deliverables Anticipated Start Date: April 06, 2020 Rate: $107/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Network Technology • 10 + years experience in telecommunications • 3 + years experience in SDN • Demonstrated hands on experience with SDN telecommunication principles and networking • Successful track record of implementing SDN telecommunication solutions • Excellent knowledge and experience in SDN communications products and equipment • In depth knowledge of the telecommunication industry offerings in particular as it applies to SDN networks • Demonstrated hands on experience with Wi-Fi architectures and best practices when using various IEEE 802.11xx protocol standards • Demonstrated hands on experience with carrier-grade transport networks and peering partnerships in local, federal and international NAP environments • Excellent knowledge and experience with cable company infrastructure, engineering / operations, and DOCSIS 3.1   • Demonstrated hands on experience with data communication technologies - WAN, LAN, wireless, internet service delivery technologies • Demonstrated hands on experience with Wi-Fi architectures and best practices when using various IEEE 802.11xx protocol standards • Demonstrated experienced with telecommunications technical analysis and troubleshooting skills and the ability to review / manage networking and telecommunication topologies and architectures • Demonstrated experienced in the management of telecommunications service contracts and maintenance agreements • Technical analysis and troubleshooting skills and the ability to review / manage networking and telecommunication topologies and architectures   Network Security • Demonstrated hands-on experience with configuring and troubleshooting network security appliances on SD-WAN networks • Demonstrated experience with SDN security framework, policies, standards and controls • Technical analysis and troubleshooting skills and the ability to review / manage networking security architectures • Experience with anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware management system • Previous experience in network forensic analysis and audit & compliance activities • Exposure to IoT Security issues and data capturing mechanisms     Network Data Monitoring • Demonstrated experience designing and building a data network data monitoring and management System • Knowledge of HPOpenView / SolarWind /PRTG • Demonstrated experience with network data traffic awareness, including enterprise tools, technologies and mechanism   • Technical Expertise on network data traffic analysis and tools such as SolarWinds, Wireshark, Net Analysers, etc • Expert knowledge of data logging mechanisms and technologies including Syslog, IPFix, NetFlow etc   Industry Certifications / Relevant degrees • Vendor network certifications and/or or network engineering • MSc and/or PhD in computer engineering or equivalent   Public Sector experience • Experience working on large multi-stakeholder, high profile and sensitive projects. • Knowledge of public sector policies and legislation • Experience coordinating multi disciplinary and diverse teams between IT, business and external stakeholders and asset Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== The Task-based I&IT Consultant role is a hands-on technical position that requires demonstrated experience installing and configuring software-defined network (SDN) devices, and other emerging technologies. This resource is responsible for, but not limited to:   • Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy, training and hands-on implementation support in SDN network technologies and other emerging technologies • Creating / updating detailed system documentation and technical specifications – requires in- depth knowledge of SDN • Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy, training and hands-on support with:     o Telecommunications technical analysis, and troubleshooting networks and telecommunication topologies and architectures; o Wi-Fi architectures and best practices when using various IEEE 802.11xx protocol standards o Data communication – WAN technologies, LAN, wireless, internet service delivery o Carrier-grade transport networks and peering partnerships in local, federal and international NAP environments o Cable company infrastructure, engineering / operations, and DOCSIS 3.1 o Upgrading DSL (digital subscriber line) technologies to support VDSL2 in ILEC environments o LTE standards for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM / EDGE and UMTS / HSPA technologies   • Providing subject matter expertise with analysis, adoption recommendations and options founded on personal experience to support the initiative objectives   • Providing subject matter expertise, advice and consultancy in the management of telecommunications service contracts and maintenance agreements • Evaluating requirements, reviewing readiness and providing option recommendations • Reviewing network architecture proposals and providing recommendations for improvement • Assessing, evaluating and providing guidance on vendor technologies and implementation frameworks • Reviewing solutions to obtain a thorough understanding in support of recommendations and strategy • Preparing written materials (e.g. status reports, recommendations, briefing notes, technical specifications, research, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written references and conveying information • Researching existing provincial broadband landscape and providing analysis for future state options • Supporting I&IT staff and Broader Public Sector (BPS) clients through analysis, design, recommendations and transition / implementations • Attending and chairing (if necessary) technical meetings • Delivering hands-on and facilitated training on various tools, solutions and networking concepts • Providing estimates, status and project status reports • Presenting to senior and executive management and external stakeholder   This work involves working in close partnership with sector technical IT leads to develop customized approaches and implementation plans. To support various stakeholders, the resource must be available to perform hands-on configuration, troubleshooting and training at the client site. Therefore, the resource must be available to travel same day or overnight, as needed. The Manager will have the right to assign additional activities as and when required. Technical Skills Network Technology • 10 + years experience in telecommunications • 3 + years experience in SDN • Demonstrated hands on experience with SDN telecommunication principles and networking • Successful track record of implementing SDN telecommunication solutions • Demonstrated hands on experience with data communication technologies - WAN, LAN, wireless, internet service delivery technologies • Excellent knowledge and experience in SDN communications products and equipment • Demonstrated experienced with telecommunications technical analysis and troubleshooting skills and the ability to review / manage networking and telecommunication topologies and architectures • Demonstrated experienced in the management of telecommunications service contracts and maintenance agreements • In depth knowledge of the telecommunication industry offerings in particular as it applies to SDN networks • Technical analysis and troubleshooting skills and the ability to review / manage networking and telecommunication topologies and architectures   Network Security • Demonstrated hands-on experience with configuring and troubleshooting network security appliances on SD-WAN networks • Demonstrated experience with network security framework, policies, standards and controls • Technical analysis and troubleshooting skills and the ability to review / manage networking security architectures • Experience with anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware management systems • Knowledge and Experience of SIEM tools • Knowledge and Experience in threat analytics • Previous experience in network forensic analysis, audit & compliance activities, and ISO27001 implementations • Exposure to IoT Security issues and data capturing mechanisms   Network Data Monitoring • Demonstrated experience designing and building a data network data monitoring and management System • Knowledge of HPOpenView / SolarWind /PRTG • Demonstrated experience with network data traffic awareness, including enterprise tools, technologies and mechanism • Technical Expertise on network data traffic analysis and tools such as SolarWinds, Wireshark, Net Analysers, etc • Expert knowledge of data logging mechanisms and technologies including Syslog, IPFix, NetFlow etc   Public Sector Experience: • Experience working on large multi-stakeholder, high profile and sensitive projects. • Knowledge of public sector policies and legislation • Experience coordinating multi disciplinary and diverse teams between IT, business and external stakeholders and asset
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Task-based Consultant
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Task-based I&IT Consultant - contract RFS: IT19-CSC-0298 Client: Ministry of Education Duration: 270 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 777 Bay St, Toronto Travel Location / Frequency: Travel will be minimized unless essential to support initiatives deliverables Anticipated Start Date: April 06, 2020 Rate: $95/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Financial Management and Controllership Skills • Working experience in providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy in streamlining operational, financial and compliance controls • Working experience in reviewing and preparing budget and forecasts associated processes • Experienced preparing multi-million dollar budgets and financial forecasts • Demonstrated experience in developing and documenting controllership and financial practices to maintain and strengthen internal controls while considering lean principles • Experience overseeing and monitoring budgets and forecasts as well as performing analytics on financial health including reporting on variances • Working experience in ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting • Experienced developing multi-year financial plans, including risk minimization plans and opportunity forecasting • Experienced working closely with management or executive teams to present reports and analysis findings in support of decision making   Business Improvement and Audit Readiness • Demonstrated experience in evaluating the effectiveness of existing models and practices and recommending improvements • Working experience in performing root cause analysis on control inefficiencies, identifying gaps and risks and recommending corrective actions to the various stakeholder groups including IT and business executives, business users and IT technical subject matter experts • Experienced developing models, scenarios and options to mitigate risks or resolve issues. • Experienced with detailed analysis to identify improvement opportunities and drive effectiveness • Hands-on experience with audits to assist the program in ensuring continued audit readiness and developing improvement plans   Technical Experience • Knowledge of audit frameworks, preferably in an I&IT context • Experience working on large multi-stakeholder, high profile and sensitive projects. Preference working on education programs. • Experience coordinating multi disciplinary and diverse teams between IT, business and external stakeholders and asset.   Public Sector Experience • Experienced with educating teams on OPS and ministry controllership and audit practices, techniques, and procedures, and assisting in audit  processes and risk management as needed • Knowledge of public sector policies and legislation Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== The Task-based I&IT Consultant, Level 3 resource requires demonstrated experience in financial management and controllership, and business improvement and audit readiness. This resource is responsible for, but not limited to:   • Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy in streamlining operational, financial and compliance controls • Reviewing and preparing budget and forecasts associated processes • Developing and documenting controllership and financial practices to maintain and strengthen internal controls while considering lean principles • Reviewing program controls and audit readiness, highlighting risks and issues • Developing multi-year financial plans, including risk minimization plans and opportunity forecasting • Performing root cause analysis on control inefficiencies, identifying gaps and risks and recommending corrective actions to the various stakeholder groups including IT and business executives, business users and IT technical subject matter experts • Developing models, scenarios and options to mitigate risks or resolve issues • Assisting the program in ensuring continued audit readiness and developing improvement plans • Provide status update on various deliverables as requested • Presenting to senior and executive management and external stakeholders as needed • Other duties as assigned     The Manager will have the right to assign additional activities as and when required. Technical Skills Financial Management and Controllership Skills   • Working experience in providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy in streamlining operational, financial and compliance controls   • Working experience in reviewing and preparing budget and forecasts associated processes   • Experienced preparing multi-million dollar budgets and financial forecasts • Hands on experience in developing and documenting controllership and financial practices to maintain and strengthen internal controls while considering lean principles • Experience overseeing and monitoring budgets and forecasts as well as performing analytics on financial health including reporting on variances • Working experience in ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting • Experienced developing multi-year financial plans, including risk minimization plans and opportunity forecasting • Experienced working closely with management or executive teams to present reports and analysis findings in support of decision making   Business Improvement and Audit Readiness • Demonstrated experience in evaluating the effectiveness of existing models and practices and recommending improvements • Working experience in performing root cause analysis on control inefficiencies, identifying gaps and risks and recommending corrective actions to the various stakeholder groups including IT and business executives, business users and IT technical subject matter experts • Experienced developing models, scenarios and options to mitigate risks or resolve issues. • Experienced with detailed analysis to identify improvement opportunities and drive effectiveness • Hands-on experience with audits to assist the program in ensuring continued audit readiness and developing improvement plans • Experienced with educating teams on OPS and ministry controllership and audit practices, techniques, and procedures, and assisting in audit processes and risk management as needed   Public Sector Experience   • Knowledge of audit frameworks, preferably in an I&IT context   • Experience working on large multi-stakeholder, high profile and sensitive projects. Preference working on education programs. • Knowledge of public sector policies and legislation • Experience coordinating multi disciplinary and diverse teams between IT, business and external stakeholders and asset.
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Data Analytical Specialist/Scientist
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Data Analytical Specialist/Scientist - contract RFS: IT19-CSC-0300 Client: Ministry of Education Duration: 270 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 777 Bay St. Toronto, Ontario Travel Location / Frequency: Travel will be minimized unless essential to support initiatives deliverables Anticipated Start Date: April 06, 2020 Rate: $84/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Data Analytics • 5-9 years experience in I&IT data analytics • 5-9 years experience with data modelling and data analysis • 5-9 years experience of statistical techniques and data mining • Demonstrated experience with analytical tools and methods (optimization, programming, predictive modeling, algorithms) • Demonstrated experience solving analytical problems using quantitative methodologies • Demonstrated experience providing traceable solutions to meet designed requirements • Strong technical analysis and troubleshooting skills • Strong knowledge of relational databases • Demonstrated experience providing data review, analysis and optimization, using mathematical and statistical techniques, to provide evidence-based solution guidance   Network Architecture • Experience with data analytics associated with Network Monitoring • Experience working with network architecture and telecommunication principles • Experience working with SDN telecommunication principles • Exposure to IoT Security issues and data capturing mechanisms • Demonstrated hands on experience managing data collection, data cleansing and data verification procedures to provide relevant information for network technology architecture solutions development • Experience with providing advice and consultancy support in SDN network technology and network security through data analysis procedures • Experience creating models for architectural and system documentation and technical specifications for network products specifications and requirements • Experience with providing recommendations and options on broadband capacity, SD-WAN equipment, security and monitoring system using data analysis procedures • Experience providing data analytics as input to optimization of network hardware, software, and communication links of the cloud infrastructure   Coordination Skills and Requirements • Strong communication skills • Demonstrated experience in preparing written materials (e.g. status reports, recommendations, briefing notes) for both technical and executive level audiences • Demonstrated experience in successfully conveying highly technical information to non-technical audiences • Demonstrated experience in effectively presenting to senior / executive management teams and external stakeholder   Industry Certifications / Relevant degrees • MSc and/or PhD in   o Data Science or o Mathematics or o Computer Science   Public Sector Experience • Experience working on large multi-stakeholder, high profile and sensitive projects. Preference working on education programs. • Knowledge of public sector policies and legislation • Experience coordinating multi disciplinary and diverse teams between IT, business and external stakeholders and asset. Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== The Data Analytical Specialist/Scientist, resource requires demonstrated experience in providing advice and consultancy support in SDN network technology and network security using data analysis methods. This resource is responsible for, but not limited to:   • Providing network and industry data review, analysis and optimization, using mathematical and statistical techniques, to provide evidence-based solution guidance • Developing and implementing data collection, data cleansing and data verification procedures to provide relevant information for network technology architecture solutions • Providing scientific data analysis, data modelling, options and adoption recommendations to support advanced network solutions including SD-WAN, NG-SEC and NG-data traffic awareness with real-time data monitoring and information gathering • Creating data models for architectural and system documentation and technical specifications for SD-WAN on SD-WAN, NG-SEC and NTDM products specifications and requirements • Providing recommendations and options on broadband capacity, SD-WAN equipment, security and monitoring system using data analysis procedures • Providing data analytics as input to optimization of network hardware, software, and communication links of the cloud infrastructure • Working in a team environment, leverage data verification, data scientific analysis, and data modelling to provide options and adoption recommendations to support the ministry’s agenda for broadband access to schools across the province • Creating various machine learning tools and/or processes to support automated systems • Supporting I&IT staff and BPS clients through data scientific analysis Using applied data science methods researching existing provincial broadband landscape data and provide analysis • Attending and chairing (if necessary) technical meetings • Supporting estimates and forecasts leveraging applied scientific data models • Provide status update on various deliverables as requested • Presenting to senior and executive management and external stakeholders as needed   • Other duties as assigned     This work involves working in close partnership with sector technical IT leads (e.g., school board IT leads), to develop customized approaches and implementation plans. To support various stakeholders, the resource must be available to perform hands-on configuration, troubleshooting and training at the client site. Therefore, the resource must be available to travel same day or overnight in Ontario, as needed. The Manager will have the right to assign additional activities as and when required. Technical Skills Data Analytics • 5-9 years experience in I&IT data analytics • 5-9 years experience with data modelling and data analysis • 5-9 years experience of statistical techniques and data mining • Hands on experience with analytical tools and methods (optimization, programming, predictive modeling, algorithms) • Hands on experience solving analytical problems using quantitative methodologies • Hands on experience providing traceable solutions to meet designed requirements • Strong technical analysis and troubleshooting skills • Strong knowledge of relational databases • Hands on experience providing data review, analysis and optimization, using mathematical and statistical techniques, to provide evidence-based solution guidance   Network Architecture • Experience with data analytics associated with Network Monitoring • Experience with applied data analytics for Audit & Compliance activities preferably for ISO27001 Implementations • Experience working with network architecture and telecommunication principles • Experience working with SDN telecommunication principles • Exposure to IoT Security issues and data capturing mechanisms • Demonstrated hands on experience managing data collection, data cleansing and data verification procedures to provide relevant information for network technology architecture solutions development • Experience with providing advice and consultancy support in SDN network technology and network security through data analysis procedures • Experience creating data models for architectural and system documentation and technical specifications for network products specifications and requirements • Experience with providing recommendations and options on broadband capacity, SD-WAN equipment, security and monitoring system using data analysis procedures • Experience providing data analytics as input to optimization of network hardware, software, and communication links of the cloud infrastructure   Coordination Skills and Requirements • Strong communication skills   • Hands on experience in preparing written materials (e.g. status reports, recommendations, briefing notes) for both technical and executive level audiences • Demonstrated experience in successfully conveying highly technical information to non-technical audiences • Demonstrated experience in effectively presenting to senior / executive management teams and external stakeholder   Public Sector Experience • Experience working on large multi-stakeholder, high profile and sensitive projects. Preference working on education programs. • Knowledge of public sector policies and legislation • Experience coordinating multi disciplinary and diverse teams between IT, business and external stakeholders and asset.
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Programmer/Developer
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/23/2020
03/23/2020
3/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Programmer/Developer - contract RFS: IT19-JTS-0096 Client: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Duration: 239 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 21 College Street - 3rd Floor Anticipated Start Date: Apr 17, 2020 Rate: $80/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Technical • Experience in the installation, configuration, customization and extension of Expertise Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well as doing the deployment, trouble shooting and production support for it.   • Experience in developing custom WCF web services, dialog-based workflows, plug-ins and integrating custom web pages into CRM • +years of overall experience in entire Software Development Life Cycle as well as Microsoft .Net Framework Technologies, developing web based applications in the client/server environment   UI Development & Integration • Experience and knowledge of Web Development skills like HTML, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, and Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 • Experience in building the MS Dynamics CRM forms, screens, and views, as well as workflows and reports around the customer needs for an interface • Experience in Implementation of custom MS Dynamics CRM plug-ins and workflows, extending Microsoft Dynamics MS Dynamics CRM Functionality through the SDK • Experience in using MS Dynamics CRM SDK, WCF, XRM, and LINQ to interact with data from the CRM system, developed dynamic reports using CRM reporting interface and SSRS SQL 2008 R2 Engine Database Skills • Expertise in database systems, MS SQL 2005, 2008, 2012 and stored procedures   OPS Experience • Experience working with MAG - building enterprise case management systems and system and integration with various applications Project Requirements Checklist ==================================================== Does the candidate possess hands on exeperience in the installation, configuration, customization and extension of Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well as doing the deployment, trouble shooting and production support for it?   Does the candidage possess hands on experience in developing custom WCF web services, dialog-based workflows, plug-ins and integrating custom web pages into CRM?   Does the candidate possess experience in operations like data migrations and updating using LINQ and XRM that help in facilitating data migration within CRM across various entities? Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== Scope: The Justice Technology Services - MAG VQRP requires MS Dynamics CRM Programmer/Developer with 8 years+ experience for building a modern enterprise case management system and it’s integration with other internal and external applications. Deliverables:   • Draft technical requirements, and prepare detailed technical solution design for MS Dynamics CRM based applications • Develop and modify, maintain and unit test programs on MS Dynamics CRM platform • Review code and document the software process flows, business logic, code dependencies, etc. • Develop and modify, maintain and unit test changes to solution design and user interfaces • Create new web services and orchestrate multiple atomic web services to build complex web service operations • Develop web based applications including front end user interface and back application logic • Promote programs from development to test environment. System test online and batch programs • Prepare deployment packages of code and instructions for builds in Development, UAT, and Production environments • Prepare automated deployment build and test scripts in a DevOps environment • Assist in metadata/test data creation and maintenance, and prepare data packages for implementation by the Database Administrator • Provide application support, including participation in on-call rotation • Support the testing team during system and UAT testing • Prepare deployment packages of code and instructions for builds in Development, UAT, and Production environments • Participate in Knowledge transfer • The Vendor’s Personnel will also be required to: • 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.   Mandatory Requirements   • Over 8+years of overall experience in entire Software Development Life Cycle as well as Microsoft .Net Framework Technologies. Having sound knowledge of developing web based B2B B2C applications in the client/server environment. • 8 years of extensive implementation experience in installation, configuration, customization and extension of Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well as doing the deployment, trouble shooting and production support for the applications developed. • Experience in developing complex applications on Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform with customization of entities, sitemap writing client side JavaScript. • Experience in developing of custom WCF web services, dialog based workflows, plug - ins and integrating custom web pages into CRM. • Experience in interacting with MS CRM database through the use of web service methods. • Experience in operations like data migrations and updating using LINQ and XRM that help in facilitating data migration within CRM across various entities. • Hands on knowledge of implementing and maintaining access controls in CRM based on roles and access conditions. • Exposure in configuring and working with Windows OS, IIS, Outlook with CRM plug-in.   • Hands-on experiences in developing Web/Windows applications using C, ASP.net, ADO.net, SQL Server 2005/2008R2, and .Net Framework 3.5/4.0 with strong knowledge of Object-Oriented concepts. • Expertise in Database Systems, SQL, and Stored Procedure. • Good knowledge of Web Development skills like HTML, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, and Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010. • Worked on setting up relationships between System and Custom entities • Worked on Form customization using JavaScript • Experience in converting client requirements and functional specifications to technical design with effort estimation. • Expertise in generating Entity relationship diagrams to describe the relation between different entities. • Experience in converting client requirements and functional specifications to technical design with effort estimation and doing development for the same. • Hands on knowledge of implementing and maintaining access controls and permission in CRM based on roles and access conditions. • Excellent analytical, logical and interpersonal skills. Hard working and fast learner with self-motivated personality. • Good knowledge of Microsoft IIS 7.0/8.0 • Good analytical, communication skills and ability to work independently and also perform as part of a team.   Technical Skills: •CRM Tools: MS Dynamics CRM 2011,2013,2015 and 2016. •Languages & Scripting: C#, CSS, Java Script, JQuery, XML, XSL, HM, XSLT. •Frameworks: ASP.NET, MVC, AJAX, WPF, WCF, Windows & Web Services. •Web Server: Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, 8.0. •Databases: MS SQL Server 2005,2008,2012. •Reporting Tools: Crystal reports, Excel, SSRS •Development Tools: Visual studio (2015, 2013, 2010), MS Project. •Operating Systems: Windows 10/8/7/XP, Windows server 2008,2012 •Data Migration and Reporting: SSIS, LINQ, SSRS
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Programmer/Developer
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/23/2020
03/23/2020
3/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Java/JSF Programmer/Developer - contract RFS: IT19-JTS-0097 Client: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Duration: 234 working days, 7.25 hours per day Location: 720 Bay Street, 6th Floor   Anticipated Start Date: April 20, 2020 Rate: $78/h inc Rated Criterion ==================================================== Technical Expertise • Demonstrated hands-on experience with programming and development in JSF, Primefaces, Angular, Angular JS, PrimeNg • Demonstrated and hands-on programming in core Java and JEE technologies • Demonstrated experience programming and deploying web applications   UI Design, Development & Integration • Working knowledge and hands-on experience with tools and technologies for building responsive UIs and experience of building custom libraries used for such UI design as part of an enterprise wide project/program • Demonstrated experience in WebSphere and/or Weblogic Application Server • Experience in building cross platform integration components (e.g. using SOAP web services, EJBs, REST APIs)   Development and Framework • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming, Struts 2.0, JavaScript, jQuery, Hibernate, Spring, CSS/HTML5, web services Project Requirements Checklist ==================================================== Does the candidate possess hands on experience in programming and leading development work for enterprise level financial applications that require accounting/bookkeeping, using Java based technologies? Does the candidate possess hands on experience in developing web applications using Java, JSF and Primefaces? Does the candidate has proven experience in building responsive user interfaces that integrate with backend complex applications through web services and REST APIs? Scope of Services and Deliverables ==================================================== Scope: The Senior Programmer/Developer Lead is required for leading technical design and development of solution spanning multiple projects but with common framework across the stack. The MAG Solutions Branch requires a Senior Programmer/Developer Lead with more than 10 years of experience to provide the following: • Translate business requirements and functional specifications into working, tested applications, which developing detailed programming specifications, user interface designs, prototypes, writing and/or generating code, compiling data driven programs, conducting unit tests and debugging code. • Development, testing, implementation and documentation of solutions for relevant projects • Development of enhancements/changes requested by business partners • Support and maintenance of enterprise applications • Implement performance improvement and issue resolution • Assist with technical system and user interface design and modifications (data & screen) as required     Deliverables: • Draft technical requirements, and prepare detailed technical solution design for JEE based applications • Develop and modify, maintain and unit test programs on JEE platform • Review code and document the software process flows, business logic, code dependencies, etc. • Develop and modify, maintain and unit test changes to solution design and user interfaces • Create new web services and orchestrate multiple atomic web services to build complex web service operations • Develop web based applications including front end user interface and back application logic • Promote programs from development to test environment. System test online and batch programs • Prepare deployment packages of code and instructions for builds in Development, UAT, and Production environments • Prepare automated deployment build and test scripts in a DevOps environment • Assist in metadata/test data creation and maintenance, and prepare data packages for implementation by the Database Administrator • Provide application support, including participation in on-call rotation • Participate in Knowledge transfer   Mandatory Skill set:   • Experience in programming and development at the specified experience level • Experience in programming and deploying web applications, troubleshooting web applications, handling deployment issues • Hands-on experience with coding in Core Java and Java Frameworks, JSF, Primefaces, Angular, Angular JS, PrimeNg • Experience and expertise in Java based technologies such as Struts 2.0, JavaScript, jQuery, Hibernate, Spring, HTML5/CSS • Experience in development of JEE based applications, including (but not limited to) intuitive user interface for web based online services • Experience in and expertise writing build and test scripts in automation scenarios • Experience in and expertise WebSphere and/or Weblogic Application Server • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills • Track record for meeting deadlines in a complex program environment • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skill   Desirable Skillset •Experience in coding for producing accessible web sites for audiences that include visual disabilities •Knowledge of DevOps methodology and tools
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Technology Architect
...GTA, Ontario, Canada
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
3/19/2020 12:00:00 AM
Role: Technology Architect - contract
RFS: IT19-ITS-0067
Client: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Duration: 229 working days, 7.25 hours per day
Location: Toronto
Anticipated Start Date: May 01, 2020
Rate: TBD

Rated Criterion
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Technical Experience The Resources will have experience with the following:
• Facilitate Solutions through Quality and Solution Acceptance
• Build-out new infrastructure as per design criteria
• Provide incident and intake resolution
• Provide solutions status on the various projects being worked on
• Provide reports as required
• Provide skills and knowledge transfer  
Cloud Expertise The Resources should have appropriate understanding and experience with many or all of the following:
• Cloud technology integration (Orchestration, network, data, identity and services)
• Cloud application design methodologies
• Cloud vendor contract management
• Documenting cloud architecture and services  
OPS Experience
• Experience with Ontario Government IT practices, standards, policies and procedures.  

Scope of Services and Deliverables
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The Resource will gather client business requirements and design solutions and enable client projects into cloud services.
The Technology Architect role works in partnership with Cloud Vendors, Corporate Services Procurement, Infrastructure, Network & Security Operations and ministry application owners to:
 
• Deploy cloud hosting services
• Integrate and secure cloud services
• Develop and certify cloud application design patterns
• Identify application candidates best suited for cloud hosting
• Migrate applications and data to cloud.
 
The Resource will act as a subject matter expert on a variety of cloud projects initiatives. The Resource may act independently and/or lead a team of designers, technical consultants and other stakeholders in a matrix management environment to:
 
• Collect Information
• Evaluate client requirements
• Develop costs and associated prices
• Develop implementation plans
 
The Resource will follow ITS processes and deliver Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS)/ Enterprise Planning and Project delivery Services (EPPDS) design collateral for each of the projects, such collateral to include, but not necessarily be limited to:
 
• Client Letters of Intent
• Client Requirement Documents
• Solution Blueprints
• Client Proposals
• Contributions to related Change Request Quotes (CRQ)
• Contributions to related Project Change Requests (PCR)
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