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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - IT Director, Software Services

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dollar sign102,900 to 136,700 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
BAND 4 - IT Director, Software Services

Position Classification
Band 4


Work Options

Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$102,900.00 - $136,700.11 per annum

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Job Summary

IT Director, Software Services
Band 4

This job posting will be Open until Filled

About the BCLDB:

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of government that provide oversight for the beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis industries in the province. The LDB is responsible for the wholesale distribution of liquor and cannabis, and operates the retails brands BCLIQUOR and BC Cannabis Stores.

The LDB is committed to government's goals of making life better for people in B.C., improving services, and ensuring a sustainable province for future generations. The revenue generated by the LDB helps fund essential public services like health care, education, and community programming. Learn more on the LDB careers page.

LDB's Information Technology (IT) team consists of 7 competency areas: Customer Experience, Infrastructure & Operations (I&O), Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, Software Services, Data Services, and IT Program Governance. Currently 4 divisions managed by IT Directors collectively are responsible for all of the 7 competency areas to deliver the IT mandate of supporting LDB's corporate and business operations and enabling future needs and initiatives.

At present, the IT team consists of more than 260 full-time employees and includes a sourcing strategy to leverage external expertise to ensure the integrated IT team continues to deliver LDB's strategic initiatives timely and in high quality.

IT department of the LDB is responsible for the entire computing infrastructure for all of the 230+ BC Liquor Stores, BC Cannabis Stores as well as LDB's head office in Burnaby and 4 Warehouse/Distribution Centres including Delta, Kamloops, Richmond, and Victoria. IT department also manages three data centres located in Burnaby, Delta and Kamloops.

About this role:

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the IT Director provides the overall vision, direction and leadership in the planning, implementation and availability of technology services for the Software Services function within the Branch. This includes developing a strategic plan and budget for the respective IT team.

The Director is responsible for creating software that is secure, reliable, efficient and high-quality. This position is responsible for the achievement of corporate strategic plan objectives (as defined at CPIC), business continuous improvement (as defined between the business and IT) and IT department objectives, as set on an annual basis.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of technology, people, budget and process to ensure objectives are met. The position directs the analysis, design, development, quality assurance, implementation and support of technology solutions used by the Branch. The position is responsible for the discipline of designing, developing, and maintaining software systems using a systematic and structured approach applying engineering principles to the software development process. This position is responsible for the management of application portfolio enterprise systems that support LDB business operations, providing tier 2/3 support for incident management.

Special requirements and working conditions include the willingness to be available to respond to telephone calls after normal business hours. A successful completion of a criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position requirements:

Education and Experience:

Degree or diploma in computer science, engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of 5 years recent, related experience*.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered, i.e., 10 years of recent, related experience* with certificate in computer science or a related field.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 10 years and must include the following:
  • Experience leading multiple business areas through IT ERP solutions (e.g., Oracle).
  • Experience managing deliverables for multiple business lines.
  • Experience managing, and coaching diverse multi-disciplinary IT staff, including performance management.
  • Experience with strategic planning, implementation, and organizational transformation.
  • Experience managing multi-tiered IT teams with a significant number of direct and indirect reports (i.e., 10 or greater).

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following experience:
  • QA accreditation such as Certified Test Engineer (CSTE), Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) etc.
  • ITIL certification.
  • Experience with the development and administration of annual operating budget such as salary, administration expenses, software licenses etc.

Application instructions:

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the position requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description. Applicants must meet the requirements as described below to be considered:
  • A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
  • Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Kriti Verma, HR Advisor, Talent and Compensation at .

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements, such as a hybrid work combination of in-office and work-from-home, following the guidelines established for flexible workplaces .

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

Job Category
Leadership and Management

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-22

Current Openings

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