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BC Public Service

ISL 27R - Site Reliability Specialist

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
72,724 to 83,014 per year
Posting Title
ISL 27R - Site Reliability Specialist

Position Classification
Information Systems R27


Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Colwood, BC V9B 1H8 CA
Courtenay, BC V9N 8H5 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Duncan, BC V9L 6B1 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
New Westminster, BC V3M 6H8 CA
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3M7 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8Y9 CA
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 4W6 CA
Powell River, BC V8A 5G7 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Richmond, BC V7C 4M9 CA
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S4 CA
Sechelt, BC V0N3A0 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Terrace, BC V8J 4E1 CA
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1E8 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$72,724.97 - $83,014.85 annually plus 9.9% Temporary Market Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Citizens' Services

Ministry Branch / Division
Strategic Design & Delivery Branch, DPDD

Job Summary

Site Reliability Specialist
Information Systems 27

There is currently one position available. This position can be performed from any location within the province of British Columbia. The successful applicant may remain at their current home location in BC and enter into a telework agreement OR work from a ministry location where office space is available.

This corporate posting will also be used to establish a cross-ministry eligibility list to fill future permanentvacancies in multiple ministries and locations identified in this posting.Positions from the list will be offered in rank order, as vacancies arise, based on thelocations applicants have selected during the hiring process. Some positions may be performed from any location within the province of BC through a telework agreement, other positions may have office based requirements.We strive to support individual wellbeing and employee engagement. Applicants will be asked to indicate their preferred work location(s)at a later stage in the process.

Original Hiring Ministry/ Division/ Branch: Citizen Services/Digital Platforms and Data Division/BCDevExchange
Other Participating Ministries:Environmentand Climate Change Strategy
Location(s): All locations within British Columbia

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required by November 22, 2021. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.

Bring your enthusiasm and technological skills to make government services better. Be part of a team that does meaningful work on services that help people, alongside wonderful, highly-skilled people.

About us:

The BCDevExchange exists at the leading edge of delivery-driven government in British Columbia. We are here to improve people's lives, address the province's priorities and improve the public's experience of government. We do this by providing a platform of services to support the design and build of the digital public services that the people of the province expect. We partner across and beyond government to support the open collaboration, engagement and enablement of teams committed to creating public value through digital service delivery.

The BCDevExchange organization embraces experimentation, innovation and empowerment. By adopting the principles, values and practices of the BCDevExchange, partner government entities adapt their typical ways of working to better align with leading practice amongst technology companies and digital agencies. Our work centers around the Exchange Lab where we host digital delivery teams working to solve priority public challenges.

Digital Delivery Teams learn and improve their product with direct feedback from users every few weeks and deliver substantial value within a year. These teams, connected and supported by the BCDevExchange, pay it forward to a growing community of change makers by offering learning events and mentorship. To learn more about us, watch this video and for an example of the type of transformation we facilitate and support, learn about the BC Health Gateway , that provides accessible and secure health records for British Columbians.

You are:

A highly skilled technologist who loves to combine software and systems engineering to build and run at scale, distributed and fault-tolerant software products. You ensure that services we built have reliability, uptime appropriate to create happy clients while supporting DevOps to deliver a fast rate of improvement. You keep an ever-watchful eye on the system's capacity and performance.

The opportunity:

You'll support the complex challenges while using your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity analysis and large-scale system design. The Site Reliability Specialist's culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, problem solving, and openness is key to its success. We encourage collaboration, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science *plus related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • *Related experience should include, but not limited to the following below. Preference may be given to candidates with two or more years of experience in all or some of:
    • API development and integration and continuous development environments.
    • Pipeline management with tools like Jenkins and similar continuous integration technologies.
    • Version control technologies such as subversion and Git and development in an open source environment.
    • Implementing "Infrastructure as Code" using tools like Terraform and Ansible for leveraging GitOps approaches for automating infrastructure.
  • Minimum two years experience with continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment principles.
  • Minimumtwo years experience analyzing and troubleshooting systems, monitoring availability and/or practicing complete view of system health, maintenance, and reliability.
  • Experience with providing guidance and implementing infrastructure solution to reduce the workload by automation.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with:
    • Experience working in an agile development environment with User Experience (UX) teams, designers and developers to iteratively create or improve digital products and services from conception to production.
    • Experience working with metrics and monitoring technology like: Splunk, Promethus, Graphana, Sysdig, Cerebus, Kraken, and Matomo.
    • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals (e.g. filesystems, system calls), and with networking (e.g. routing, ESDN) or cloud systems.
    • Experience of J2EE Web development and applications, including Spring Framework, Hibernate, Oracle, Postgres and Wildfly.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336 .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

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 Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - 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.

Questionnaire (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category
Information Management/Information Technology
Information Technology Management and Executive