Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Application Developer

POSITION TITLE: Application Senior Developer

REPORTS TO: Manager, IT Application Development




This position reports to the Manager, IT Application Development and joins existing team of developers.The duties and responsibilities of this role are to be a lead developer regarding solution design in a hands-on manner, in addition to also having to lead a team of developers (Full Time or Contract). As the Application Sr. Developer, this role will play a critical part in executing the technical direction for the department. Sr. Developers lead the discussion around detailed solution design and work closely with our Architecture team on over high-level solution designs. Key focus areas for the team includes Detailed Design, Integration and Digital build, CI/CD processes and other project deliverables.

Examples of key initiatives for the Digital and Integration Services team:

· Event-based integration between applications, between portal and ERP system and expanding capabilities in both closed APIs (real-time B2B) and open APIs.

· Enhance the Digital Strategy and roadmap to align with Microsoft-based ERP system

· Work with technical teams to create development standards (naming standards, design patterns, re-usable code library, source code management, enhancement tracking, change management, etc.)

· Work with Functional Analysts to create business cases, by providing input outlining technologies required for new initiatives, along with identifying any impacts/risks/dependencies/costs etc.

· Maintain our security model as the organization expands into a number of different external-based partnerships and both business to business (B2B) and social technologies

· Implement a standard approach to Digital solution quality management


Technology Planning and Strategy

· Working with Business and Technical teams, for planning new initiatives:

· Reviews the high level requirements and provide feedback to Business Analyst – focus on alignment with business, corporate and technical strategies and ensure sufficient information for business cases

· Contribute to a high-level solution (including multiple options where appropriate)

· Contribute to estimates to be used in project portfolio planning

Contribute to an estimation model and continuously improve it based on actual results from executing initiatives

Key contact point / escalation point for any technical initiatives/issues prior to escalation to management – will work to resolve any issues, but will not hesitate to escalate where appropriate.

Evaluate and recommend the packaged application solution that meets Customer requirements.

Contribute/Develop and maintain technical roadmaps taking into account business and technology strategies

Contribute to and maintain technology and application capability models

Project Execution:
High Level Design, Solution Blueprint and Detailed Design

· During the requirements phase of the project, contribute to the high-level design

· specification (HLD):

· The HLD will be developed by the lead Architect and usually include a high-level architecture diagram depicting the components, interfaces and networks that need to be further specified or developed and outline the data transfers between each

During the design phase of the project, contribute to the Solution Blueprint:

· This document describes the overall system architecture and design of the solution, integration of the various solution components and any integration with other application or infrastructure systems.

· The Solution Blueprint should provide an overview of the entire solution by outlining all of the individual detailed design components and the integration required to bring the solution together.

· This typically includes security considerations, operational support, infrastructure set-ups and conversion/migrations as required. This document further elaborates on the High Level Design document completed in the Requirements phase of the project.

During the build phase of the project, you will lead the creation of the Detailed Design

Document (DDD) and its execution:

· The DDD is a layer down from the HLD and details each component of the application and answers the 'How, Why, What and Where'.

· The DDD adheres to the overall Solution Architecture and may also discover new architectural requirements that will cause updates to the HLD.

· DDD is the main application documentation (functional and technical specifications) and is the reference for future enhancements or knowledge transfer. It is a living document that will be continually maintained for the entire application life cycle.

Through the remaining phases of the project execution, there are a number of deliverables including, test and data migration plans, etc. where, as appropriate, the Sr. Developer would be involved.


· Demonstrated leadership and facilitation experience

· Lead by example and act as a role model for team members. Motivate and coach team

· members

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated competency in

· interacting with and presenting to all levels of audience including senior management, vendors, etc.

· Strong customer service orientation

· Ability to provide guidance and leadership to peer technical leads

· Ability to maintain business partner relationships

· Understanding of, and experience in, strategic and operational planning

· Demonstrated problem solving, self-management and organizational skills

· Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

· Team player with strong interpersonal, team building and coaching skills

· Familiar with working in an environment with project management discipline and protocols.

· Thorough understanding of common business processes and practices and advanced expertise in complex business / technical processes and their application

· Experience developing business cases and identifying measurable business value improvements

· Experience in gathering clear and concise business requirements

· Superior knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle and software development methodology

· Technical background of sufficient depth and width to recognize opportunities and design solutions to effectively leverage technology

· Advanced Technical knowledge/background in the following:

· Integration: SSIS, REST API’s, Message Queue, Service Bus, API Gateway’s

· Portal: Angular JS, Node JS, MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SharePoint, EPICOR and Integration to ERP)

· Other Microsoft technologies including Project Server, Team Foundation Server.

· C#, Asynchronous programming patterns, Multi-threaded applications


· Technical passion

· Leadership

· Results oriented

· Relationship and team builder

· Initiative

· Communicator

· Conceptual and forward thinker

· Adaptable

· Analytical / systematic thinker

· Objective

· Efficient

· Thorough


· 7+ Years development experience

· Relevant degree and proven IT experience with emphasis on System Integration, Digital Development, Solution Quality Management, and Process Management/Governance.


As an employee , you will be eligible to receive the following benefits and perks, to help make your-day-to-day life a little bit easier:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan (medical, vision, dental)
  • Access to online medical service to receive professional advice and prescriptions if needed
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan, with employer matching
  • Flexible spending account allowance that can be used towards medical or wellness related costs
  • Competitive bonus
  • Discounts at retail, attractions and much more
  • Group discounts on car / home insurance
  • Employee Family Assistance program
  • Onsite fitness facilities and wellness programming
  • Discounts at Goodlife Fitness membership
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Five (5) day work week January – April, with the possibility of a 4-day work week from May-August.