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Senior Programmer Analyst, Digital Development

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Date: Oct 5, 2021

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us


At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with subsidized onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs

Why our Kamloops office rocks


The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities


Job Summary:
The Senior Programmer Analyst, Digital Development delivers professional technical services and solutions to the organization. This role proactively resolves complex technical issues and uses innovative thinking by making recommendations for new approaches to technical work and broader issues resolution. The Senior Programmer Analyst acts as a consultative partner by providing expertise, analysis and advice to internal stakeholders within BCLC, as well as external to the organization to enable the business to provide technical products and services efficiently and effectively.


The role is also responsible for production support of the software solutions. This includes managing the lifecycle of assigned incidents and problem resolution. As required, this role is subject to the requirement for after-hours support.


Key Accountabilities:
•    Conducts varied and moderately complex mobile and backend web development work by proactively assessing and anticipating client needs and providing advice and solutions in order to translate these needs into results.  
•    Works with vendors and the business to coordinate mobile software development lifecycle. 
•    Regularly interprets and applies standards, policies and procedures and provides significant input into the development of department practices/procedures while preparing documentation for new and established systems.
•    Works with vendors, and the business, as well as internal QA department on orchestrating testing and user acceptance.  
•    Supports the application support of enterprise integration solutions.
•    Assists other development staff in development and analysis within a multi-vendor services environment.
•    Collaborates with business, vendor partners and other IT personnel to integrate new requirements into web and mobile solutions.
•    Takes accountability for coaching other staff members, and may be required to take on a lead role delivering projects and enhancements.
•    Collaborates with peers to resolve technical issues and makes regular suggestions for new approaches to technical work and broader issues resolution. 
•    Conducts needs assessments with various business units to translate these needs into results for web services delivered by BCLC.
•    Develops and maintains materials needed for operational run-state of a given solution, including creation and maintenance of knowledgebase(s) as required.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

•    University degree in a relevant discipline or a two-year college diploma supplemented by industry recognized professional courses; 
•    3-5 years progressively responsible experience in a programming/analysis environment, with at least three years at a programmer/analyst level; 
•    Experience in Information Systems: design, development, support and management;
•    Experience developing software solutions using Java, HTML, Restful web services;
•    Development experience with Mobile technologies such as Android and IOS;
•    An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Technical Requirements
•    Awareness of emerging Web technologies and the ability to apply these appropriately to fulfill business requirements; 
•    Sound knowledge of principles, concepts, practices and techniques in Programming languages such as: Java, SQL, XML, HTML;
•    Demonstrated ability to resolve complex technical issues and demonstrate innovative thinking by recommending new approaches to technical work and broader issues resolution;
•    Demonstrated experience in business and process analysis and improvement;
•    Object-oriented programming methodologies; 
•    Database design and programming (Relational) ;
•    Software integration experience; 
•    Excellent interpersonal skills;
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•    Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation;
•    Strong computer skills – Microsoft Windows, MS office suite;
•    Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills; 
•    SQL query design and development would be an asset;
•    Working knowledge of Linux would be an asset. 
•    Understanding of B.C. gaming industry is an asset.

Working Conditions:
•    Must be able to work flexible hours and provide after-hours support as needed.


Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada



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