Job Description :
Solutions Designer - Level 3 Toronto, ON Start Date 2021-04-01 End Date 2023-03-31 Description MSP Notes Shortlisting Date: Tuesday, January 12th at 2:00 pm EST Maximum number of Candidate Submissions: 1 (One) Must-haves: Demonstrated 8+ years of experience .NET Note Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Onsite" due to COVID-19 related WFH direction. Once OPS staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request will be required to work onsite as well. Project background: The .NET Centre of Excellence had previous set standards for .NET solutions development and provided reusable assets and tools to help designers and developers deliver solutions faster and with higher quality. Building on that work, the SDC will additionally focus on design, development, testing, and hosting using a software factory paradigm compliant with Microsoft recommended standards and best practices enabling the OPS to maximize the benefits of using a common underpinning end-to-end infrastructure service. The goal is to create I&IT capacity that will deliver business value by embracing innovative ways to operate in a simpler and more "horizontal" manner and ensure that the OPS grows its capacity to successfully complete I&IT development projects in the future. The Government of Ontario's I&IT organization is exploring innovative ways to operate in a simpler and more "horizontal" manner while also preparing for the fiscal challenges anticipated in the future. The SDC will optimize the delivery of business solutions to the OPS through Predictability, Quality, Velocity, and Reuse. Deliverables: The purpose of this RFS is to acquire one (1) Solutions Designer to work with the SDC team to provide maintenance and support of hosted technology solutions based on the OPS' service specifications, standards, policies, best practices, and cost models in order to deliver applications hosted by the .NET SDC that meet the business requirements and project/initiative deliverable specifications. The consultant will be responsible for gathering and translating business requirements and functional specifications into working, tested, and configurable components and applications. The services and deliverables to be provided by the vendor will include: Working with any one or more of the technologies below, the consultant will participate in the design of .NET solutions based on client's service specifications, standards, policies, best practices, and cost models in order to meet client .NET business requirements and project/initiative deliverables Manage coordination of all IT-related services Manage the resources and tasks acquired to accomplish the work described in the background section and other activities as assigned Adherence to Project Management Office (PMO) methodology Adherence to OPS and Labour and Transportation Cluster (LTC) Enterprise Architecture guidelines Adherence to OPS and LTC IT standards Use project management tools, templates, and repositories to manage and track project artefacts Provide regular status reports Liaise with client, Cluster, Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS), SharePoint Farm, and Operations team representatives Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements Skill set requirements: Extensive experience with the following technologies: o MS Dynamics .NET Framework - all supported versions o ASP .NET Programming o SQL o XML o MS Web Services o MS SQL Server - all supported versions o Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, 2K3, 2K8, and Windows 2K16 environment Experience in programming and analysis at the specified experience level Experience in structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of applications Leadership experience in one or more of the following areas: o Managing multiple concurrent tasks o Formulating business processes Demonstrated ability to develop successful relationships with all levels of stakeholders Knowledge of and/or management of production, operations, and application support functions in large or medium sized organizations Experience with gathering business requirements Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; oral and written communication skills; inter-personal and negotiation skills A team player with a proven track record for meeting strict deadlines. Development of training curriculums, material, and delivery of training sessions Evaluation criteria: Criterion Criterion Details Criterion Maximum Rating Microsoft Experience Demonstrated experience with MS Technologies such as: o SQL o XML o MS Web Services o MS SQL Server o Windows XP o Windows 7, 2K3, 2K8, 2K16 environment o ASP.NET Programming o MS Dynamics o NET Framework 35 Solutions Design Experience 10+ years of experience in programming and analysis Demonstrated experience in structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of applications Experience with production, operations and application support functions in large or medium sized organizations 30 Business Analysis Skills Experience with gathering business requirements Experience translating business requirements into project delivery timelines/estimate 20 Soft Skills Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; oral and written communication skills; inter-personal and negotiation skills A team player with a proven track record for meeting strict deadlines. 10 Training Development of training curriculums, material, and delivery of training sessions 5 Total 100