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22 Jun 2022

Full-Time Publishing Systems Architect

Legislative Assembly of BC – Posted by Legislative Assembly of BC Human Resources Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Position Title Publishing Systems Architect Classification Grid Level 30
Department Hansard Services Position # HS5025
Reports to Manager, Publishing Systems Date Updated August 2021


Legislative Assembly staff provide non-partisan services to the institution of Parliament and its elected members in the areas of procedural advice, administrative support, and information services. The Legislative Assembly is an autonomous employer, separate from the administrative framework of government ministries and agencies, which operates under the authority of the Constitution Act and the Legislative Assembly Management Committee Act.


Hansard Services supports the work of Members, officers and staff of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and fosters public awareness and understanding of the legislative process by making the proceedings of the House and its committees accessible to all British Columbians. Hansard Services publishes the official reports of the Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Committees and broadcasts Assembly and Committees proceedings. The transcripts and broadcasts are full, accurate and impartial records of the work of the Members of the Legislative Assembly.


The Publishing Systems Architect (PSA) is the technical lead for systems design within the Publishing Systems section of Hansard Services. The PSA designs, implements and supports development pipelines; develops and implements coding standards and principles; ensures integration opportunities are considered in broader, enterprise-level discussions; establishes best practices for infrastructure usage, including cloud-hosted systems; identifies and recommends opportunities with cloud technologies; develops and reviews cloud governance and guidelines for the department; contributes and informs the corporate incident response plan and leads actions on behalf of department; coordinates and mentors publishing analysts; acts as a resource for interdepartmental cooperation on cloud usage, network functionality, specialized application needs, and other projects; estimates costs and prepares proposals for technical projects or equipment needs; leads and coordinates the Publishing Systems development team; and acts as backup for Manager, Publishing Systems.


  • Design, implement and support Hansard Services technical systems improvement initiatives including establishing requirements, identifying resource needs, developing cost-benefit models, overseeing procurement processes, and liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of Publishing Systems technical architecture policy, procedures and standards.
  • Integrate project-specific needs into a cloud structure while addressing resource usage and scalability.
  • Architect and implement production workflows where necessary to optimize and/or meet business requirements.
  • Develop efficient and secure cloud space usage structure to ensure maximum efficiency for department needs.
  • Participate in the development of corporate incident response plans.
  • Create, lead, and maintain agile and service-oriented incident response processes and procedures for department.
  • Collaborate with ITD and other subject matter experts to identify or anticipate IT security concerns and act appropriately to protect Hansard network security and integrity.
  • Research, develop, champion, and implement best-practice coding standards and principles.
  • Collaborate with other departmental subject-matter experts to coordinate cloud usage, network functionality, user needs, specialized applications, and other projects.
  • Develop project proposals with cost estimates for technical initiatives that may include specialized equipment or software needs and adhere to Assembly policy and guidelines.
  • Contribute to Hansard Services’ strategic planning initiatives;
  • Represent Hansard Services by providing presentations on achievements and innovations to external stakeholders, professional associations and subject-matter experts;
  • Support the overall vision and act as backup for Manager, Publishing Systems.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Lead and supervise Publishing Systems development team, technical operations officers and co-op students (6 FTE’s);
  • Participate in staffing actions for Publishing Services team;
  • Establish and maintain respectful workplace behavior standards, provide coaching and promote a collaborative work environment where individual skills and strengths are recognized;
  • Coach and train Hansard Services team in best IT and cloud practices and specialized applications;
  • Represent Hansard Services and Publishing Systems both internally and externally to the Assembly.


  • Develop, implement, and monitor network, cloud, and system redundancies to minimize service interruptions.
  • Identify or anticipate IT security concerns and act appropriately to protect Hansard Services’ desktop, network, and cloud infrastructure.
  • Prioritize and make technical and operational decisions in time-sensitive situations.
  • Collaborate with and/or guide technical teams through processes related to incident assessment, troubleshooting and resolution.


  • Manage projects through all stages of initiation, planning, and coordinating with stakeholders.
  • Manage procurement processes for IT infrastructure services and specialized equipment including contract negotiation.
  • Certify contract performance and ensure service agreement requirements are met.
  • Prioritize budget planning and tracking of capital expenditures.
  • Software development training.
  • Provide advice and assist in the negotiation and review of software licensing contracts.
  • Develop and design secure and reliable pipeline and cloud resources.


Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of BC
Chief Information Officer
Director, Hansard Services
Manager, Publishing Systems
Publishing Systems Architect



  • Degree or diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognized educational institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years of related and progressive experience in the IT field, including experience with Project Management, DevOps, and software development.
  • Experience leading projects.
  • Experiencing supervising staff and providing technical advice to other working teams/groups.
  • Experience deploying solutions for Windows/Linux operating systems and a variety of platforms (web, desktop, server, cloud).
  • Experience developing solutions for large/complex systems both on-premises and in cloud environments.
  • Experience adhering to the Software Development Life Cycle and other best-practice methodologies (DRY, KISS, SOLID).
  • Experience designing/maintaining continuous integration pipelines (unit tests, automated deployment), preferred.
  • M365 Developer Certification, Microsoft Azure Developer Certification, Agile Certification, TOGAF Certification, preferred.


  • Knowledge of REST, messaging queues and SOAP.
  • Knowledge of common software architecture patterns (MVC, MVVM) following an object-oriented approach.
  • Skilled at guiding change and collaborating with stakeholders at all levels to create cooperation and achieve objectives.
  • Skilled at managing multiple priorities and competing demands with the ability to effectively prioritize action plans to achieve results.
  • Skilled in the following programming languages/technologies: XML/XSL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, C#, Python.
  • Skilled in the following database technologies: MSSQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite.
  • Ability to contribute to strategic planning process.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with or guide technical teams through processes related to problem determination, troubleshooting and problem resolution.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and respond to issues outside of regular hours.
  • Ability to identify or anticipate issues, manage conflict, and resolve problems in a proactive manner.
  • Ability to implement, administer and maintain cloud computing solutions (Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure).
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems on Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to use source control systems (GIT).

How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Please submit cover letter and résumé (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA222318, by June 24, 2022, by e-mail to careers@ Note: The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 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, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment, and selection processes. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please contact human.resources@ We would like to thank everyone in advance for applying as only those shortlisted will be contacted. An eligibility list may be established and/or auxiliary positions may be considered for future conversion to regular status. Lesser qualified applicants may be under-implemented or appointed at a lower classification. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Human Resources Legislative Assembly of British Columbia E-mail: careers@ | Telephone: 250-387-5532 | Web: For inquiries please visit our FAQ page or contact us. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: $89,760.00 - $112,200.00 per year Benefits:
  • Commuter benefits
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flextime
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Store discount
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment. Application deadline: 2022-06-24

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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