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Senior Software Developer

Senior Software Developer 

BC Renal

Vancouver, BC


In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient and employee safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.


Reporting to the Manager of Development, BC Renal (BCR), the Senior Software Developer provides technical expertise and direction on the support and development of new and existing systems, applications, and tools within the BC Renal & BC Transplant provincial portfolio. Applying a broad range of information technology experience and knowledge, the Senior Software Developer manages and advances a variety of projects focused both on building and sustaining the BC Renal / BC Transplant information system. This position draws on a high level of expertise in the management of a medium to large scale development environment, providing both architectural and technical direction to help translate business needs into requirement specifications. Decision-making involves complex and diverse issues. Innovative, integrated solutions are required to position provincial users to achieve full benefit from BC Renal / BC Transplant and to support a patient-centric perspective.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborates with the business analysts to identify and understand end user/client requirements and business needs to design and develop technical solutions that support business needs in accordance with established standards. Develops technical specifications, plans, designs, develops, performs QA and UAT, documents and delivers solutions for new and existing systems.
  • Contributes to all aspects of the systems project lifecycle from design to deployment, in keeping with an agile methodology. Collaborates with other PROMIS team members to carry out requirements and business analysis, and contributes technical perspective to meet project requirements and deliverables. Adheres to, and provides input for improvements of, existing software development life cycle (SDLC) processes, methodologies & development standards for PROMIS and all other BC Renal / BC Transplant IT undertakings.
  • Defines, designs and develops information exchange solutions (interfaces) to external applications to connect disparate systems such as CERNER and PROMIS to maintain data integrity and ensure timely access to data by physicians and other users. This includes assessing feasibility of and implementing automated solutions for data capture that reduces or eliminates the need for redundant data entry by clerical or clinical staff.
  • Designs and develops underlying solutions and prototypes, including proof of concept (POC) solutions, to explore design patterns and work flows. Presents POC/reports to the end user/client to validate the solution, and incorporates feedback into the final build.
  • Provides leadership in resolving issues and recommending solutions for issues/defects identified within both production and non-production environments. Ensures that all software aspects of system stability, performance, security, privacy, software monitoring, defect identification and remediation are current and active. Ensures sustainability of all deployed software including data integrity and security is maintained.
  • Participates in projects including the evaluation and implementation of improvements to the overall environment, assisting with the development of project budgets, preparing reports, and conducting briefings.
  • Coaches, mentors and provides technical guidance to junior staff such as assistance with developing work plans, complicated scripts, and code reviews, in order to ensure high-quality solutions and consistent deliverables.
  • Maintains the highest standards with regard to confidentiality of sensitive information, including confidential patient, provider, and organizational information, in relation to the BC Renal provincial database.


What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • Plus a minimum of three (3) years recent related experience in software development. Coding and designing solutions using an Oracle stack.
  • Extensive knowledge of data structures, operating systems and networking protocols, and n-tier client server / distributed development including an understanding of object-oriented and component-based systems architectures.

You will also have:

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with business groups, projects managers, architects and developers both internal and external to the health authority.
  • Proven hands-on experience with SQL & PL/SQL - including queries, stored procedures, and when to use triggers/views, XML, HTML, Javascript, ADF, client/server and Web development. Working knowledge of SQL Developer, JDeveloper & BI Publisher.
  • Demonstrated understanding and broad knowledge of systems development life cycles, project methodologies, application design, and database architecture and optimization.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in core computer technologies and strategies, including solution design, implementation, support and administration functions related to interfaces, web development and web services. Solid understanding of the fundamentals of ADF Framework.
  • Knowledgeable in deploying and debugging application related issues on WebLogic server. Broad knowledge in design and implementation of UIX using best practices, proven design patterns and layouts.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Full-time (Until June 30, 2025)
Salary Range: 
$72,445 - $104,139 /year.The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 1200 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7
Closing date: 
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: 
0830-1630 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition # 


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


What we do


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.


ATTN: PHSA Employees:


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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of July 28, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.


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Labor AgreementExcluded
Requisition #149342E-2402517
Work Site1200 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7
Job TypeTemporary, Full-Time
Temporary DurationN/A
Hours of Work08:30-16:30
Work DaysMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Expiry Date25-Dec-2023

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