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Requisition Number:  8187
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Various locations, ON, CA

Remote Work:  Yes, within Canada
Closing Date:  August 22, 2022 23:59 EST

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Senior Java Developer (Remote in Canada)

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


Did you know?

We are seeking candidates to join our Banking Operations team! The diverse and inclusive group is comprised of agile teams focused on rapid delivery of value to financial institutes in Canada, and around the world. These operations go on quietly and efficiently behind the scenes—with typically around 550 transactions a day, valued at about $40 billion.


Within this team you will have the unique opportunity to work 100% remote and the full support of your leader and teammates to grow and further your career through the Bank’s customizable learning & development platform and be encouraged to pursue relevant certifications and/or designations.


This posting will be used to staff two (2) positions:

  • Senior Java Developer - Permanent position 
  • Senior Java Developer - 3 year initial term position (with possibility to be converted to a permanent employee or extended)


Both positions will have the opportunity for 100% remote work within Canada. 


What you will do:

As a Senior Java Developer, you will use your skills to build innovative and sustainable solutions that will enhance and maintain mission critical processes relating to banking operations at the Bank of Canada. This is a hands-on development role which will require seasoned development techniques and collaboration within an agile environment.


In addition, you will:

  • Work in a collaborative, agile environment, with opportunities to think outside the box working on a variety of platforms at varying heights in the web stack.
  • Complete hands-on software development in a Java JEE / Java 8 (Spring) environment
  • Lead the resolution of complex operational problems by applying advanced level knowledge of the application and related infrastructure.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to aspiring developers on the team


What you need to succeed:
You are a team player, collaborative, quality focused, and a self-starter with a passion for technology. You also have a client-oriented approach when troubleshooting problems and resolving issues related to product, process and tools.


Further, you have:

  • Experience with Java 8 development, including Object Oriented design and development experience
  • Experience with JEE application development (EJB, Servlet, JDBC, JMS, JMX, JTA, JCA or JAXB)
  • Relational database skills (SQL), including experience with writing stored procedures and PL/SQL using tools such as SQL Plus / SQL Developer
  • Hands-on experience analyzing and optimizing code and performance tuning across application layers
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum environment


Nice to have:

The following additional technologies are actively being used in our development environment. Having them as skills is an asset, otherwise you will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Web front end development (such as Thymeleaf, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax/JQuery)
  • Apache Commons library, Drools (or equivalent rules engine), Java EE deployment, log4j, Jenkins, Git, JIRA and DevOPS tools
  • Java JPA & ORMs such as Hibernate and EclipseLink
  • Spring Core, Spring MVC, Spring Integration, Spring Security and Bean Validation
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and tools such as Junit and Mockito
  • WebLogic server development and configuration; web server configuration
  • Hands-on experience providing third line production support of a critical application in a highly available environment.


Your education and experience

We are ideally seeking candidates with a degree in Computer Science (or a related field) along with 5+ years of relevant experience.

  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrate your ability to perform the role will be considered.


What if you don’t meet every requirement?

The Bank of Canada is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you are interested in this position, but your experience & skillset do not perfectly align, we highly encourage you to apply. You may be a fit for the position and/or you could be a great candidate for other roles!


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  
  • The official title for this position is “Senior Java Developer ”


Remote Work / Hybrid Work Model #LI-Remote

For this position you will be able to work 100% remote (within Canada). The Bank is conducting a trial of a hybrid working model which provides employees with the flexibility to telework for significant portions of each month. During the trial, employees will only be required to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person.  For the majority of employees, it is expected that onsite time will range from 5 to 10 days per month, depending on your role. 


Vaccination Policy

Please note that the application of the Bank’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy has been temporarily suspended, effective June 20, 2022.  As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Bank.  However, please note that the Bank reserves the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $86,780 to $108,465 (job grade 17)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension #LI-POST