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Business Solutions Manager

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City of Victoria

Competition #21/110

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: August 3, 2021


Business Solution Manager (Regular Full Time)  

IT Department


Victoria is a leading-edge capital city that embraces the future and builds on the past, where human well-being and the environment are priorities and where the community feels valued, heard and understood.  

The IT Department at the City has been rolling out transformational hyperscale cloud technology solutions across the organization for over six years. SaaS, PaaS and IaaS are transforming how IT departments around the globe deliver and support business applications and technology solutions within their organization. The City is embarking on a digital transformation which depends on innovative and robust IT solutions, privacy and security by design and the strong governance needed to support it all. Hyperscale cloud levels the playing field and lets municipal IT departments focus on business value rather than keeping the lights on. The Pandemic has shown how essential agility and scalability are in delivering IT services now and into the future.

The City of Victoria is recruiting for a Business Solutions Manager who leads the Business Solutions Division within the IT Department. This position is responsible for the City’s Enterprise IT Project Portfolio Management, Business Applications Portfolio, Business Analysis and internal Application Development. This is a key position within the City with a strategic focus on workforce enablement and organizational efficiencies through effective use of Enterprise Business Applications. 

Our ideal candidate has a passion for delivering public sector excellence by working collaboratively with City staff at all levels to support improved business processes in support of business change management. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Chief Information Officer and IT Leadership Team to develop and deliver short and long-term strategic goals for application architecture vision, standards and best practices to support business users, department managers, business process owners, clients and other key stakeholders. The applicant will have experience in project management, business analysis and application development. Public sector experience is also an asset.

The IT Department is in the process of adopting DevOps as defined as the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users and this position will play a pivotal role in that transformation.

If you are passionate about what you do – we would like to hear from you! 


POSITION SUMMARY  

Under the general direction of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, effectively manage activities related to the Business Solutions Division which has responsibility for the City’s Business Applications, Application Development and IT Project Portfolio Management. This position also participates in the department’s management team to support strategic and operational planning and reporting.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 

Establish short and long-term strategic plans with the emphasis on business application management, enterprise application architecture and project portfolio management.  Research best practices and industry standards; assess future business solution and application architecture needs; develop business plans to provide modern technical solutions to meet the current and emerging organizational needs; coordinating the ongoing development and maintenance of business solutions; providing business solution advice and preparing reports and recommendations to senior management, Council and Standing Committees of Council.

Supervise and manage business solutions staff in the IT Business Solutions Division: establishing organizational structure for program delivery; selecting and training staff; managing employee conduct, performance and attendance; responding to grievances; overseeing safety program. Recommend and encourage professional development and training opportunities through programs, courses and conferences to keep Business Solutions abreast of technology changes and new innovations; developing capital and operating budgets to support Division activities and objectives.

Foster a positive departmental culture of continuous improvement, service orientation and process-based methodologies.

Representing the Information Technology Department, build strong working relationships through collaboration with City departments, other organizations, government agencies and the public including: responding to and advising department managers and Assistant Directors on business solution matters; liaising with other municipalities on best practices and developments; responding to requests and complaints from the public.

Develop policies and processes for the creation and evaluation of requests for business solutions and IT project and application portfolio management.  Manage contractors; review and recommend options for business solutions and internal application development; participate in procurement of IT projects and business solution acquisitions.  Ongoing management of the City's business solution portfolio, development of new business solutions, consolidation, replacement and retirement of business solutions.

Perform other related activities.


QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field.

PMP certification or equivalent experience and/or Change Management certification and/or DevOps experience, or equivalent experience.

3 - 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in associated technical areas.


COMPETENCIES

Have experience/knowledge in DevOps as defined as the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Senior Level

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