Lead Application Developer

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Closing date: Jun 14, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE PRE Divisional Support

Job Code: 15554

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The incumbent reports to the Manager Application Development and implements and maintains application development, release management, change management, and quality assurance, standards, documentation, processes and tools used by the Application Development team to support and maintain department technology systems. The incumbent works directly with ECE IS Business Analyst/Project Managers, vendors, and third-party developers to oversee the systems design, development, testing, and implementation of all ECE's technology systems. The incumbent actively participates in ongoing production support and maintains existing applications, works with production support analysts to ensure speedy recovery of production incidents, develops a deep and thorough understanding of the production infrastructure, makes proactive recommendations for overall system improvement initiatives, and leads modernization initiatives. 

The PRE division is composed of 3 units:
1. Research and Program Evaluation Services
2. Information Management Services
3. ATIPP and Records Management


Typically attained by:

  • These knowledge skills and abilities may typically be attained through a university degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems, or software engineering and 6 years related work experience as a senior resource leading application development teams. A combination of 10 years education and directly related experience would be considered as an equivalency.

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Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.



Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15554         

Closing Date: June 14, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134)