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Job Title:
Common Services Officer (Business Solutions Developer)

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 210,363 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
** This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions at the same level with various tenures, including indeterminate and term with the Embassy of Canada in Beijing. If the selected candidate is already an active Locally-Engaged Staff (LES) employee, the eligibility list may also be used for assignments or acting appointments. **




Closing date for applications:
27-07-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
You’re our internal full-stack developer for internal business solutions. You work closely with other team members to understand their work and find ways to make everyone more efficient. You will solve business problems through a combination of redesigning processes and developing new tools and applications in a corporate setting using technologies like Microsoft .Net and PowerApps.

You’ll maintain and continually improve the products you create, and support end users in using those products.

Essential qualifications:
• Degree from a college or university with a specialization in computer science, business and information management or related discipline, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience in gathering and developing business requirements to identify tasks and deliverables
• Experience with test driven development and maintaining unit/integration tests
• Experience in creating process flow, data flow and entity relationship diagrams using tool such as VBA, etc.
• Experience in providing client service

• Knowledge of theories and practices of project and database management
• Knowledge of software design patterns
• Knowledge of agile development methodologies

• Ability to incorporate existing development standards and processes into new projects.
• Ability to understand, analyze and diagnose inefficiencies with current business operation/processes and design improvements.
• Ability to gather and identify business requirements from stakeholders and users and present in user story or use case formats.
• Identify groups of user stories or use cases to generate development sprints.
• Ability to provide user support, coaching, and training by correspondence, over the telephone and in person

Personal suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts tactics
• Client Focus – Acts to improve client service
• Commitment to Own Learning – Keeps current in own field of expertise
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts language to the audience
• Initiative – Takes action under pressure
• Judgement – Applies sound judgement in difficult situations

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience with Microsoft development tools; Visual Studio, MS Code etc.

• Knowledge of Microsoft development stack, .Net, MS SQL, AD, PowerApps etc.
• Knowledge of OWASP and security best practices

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance

Area of selection:
This position is open to external candidates residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Beijing at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Beijing at own expense.

Important Notes:
Candidates must apply using our online application. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in either English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate how and why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed above under the Area of Selection, Education, Language, Experience, Abilities/skills and Personal suitability factors.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) so that we can easily contact you.

If you have any questions, please send email to
Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Government of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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