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Requisition Number:  9026
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  June 19, 2023 23:59 ET

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The Bank is committed to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of our country and is representative and inclusive of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socio-economic background or lived experience. By living our values and prioritizing our actions to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion, the Bank ensures broader discussions, better decisions, and a more engaging workplace. 

We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

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We invite you to join an organization where differences are seen as strengths and are recognized, valued and respected. We welcome all candidates to apply and strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they identify with an Employment Equity designated group (Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Women or Racialized/Visible Minorities). 

Senior Java Developer

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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 an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in our environment. 

Building on the principles that have always guided us – excellence, integrity and respect – we strive to be forward-looking and innovative, to welcome people with diverse perspectives and talents, and to earn trust by living up to our commitments and by clearly explaining the intent of our policies and actions.  

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


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About the position 

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 2500 transactions a day, valued at about $100 billion.  


Within this team you will have 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.  


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.  


More specifically, 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. 


In addition, 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 

Your combined education and work experience demonstrate that you have the proficiencies and skills for the role.  We are ideally seeking candidates with a relevant degree/diploma and 5+ years of relevant experience.  


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 Secret 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • The official title for this position is “Senior Developer ” 


Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid

The Bank offers work arrangements that provide employees with flexibility, enable high-performing teams, and support an excellent workplace culture. Most employees can telework from home for a substantial part of each month as part of the Bank`s hybrid work model, and they are expected on site at the Bank location a minimum of eight days per month to help build connections between colleagues. You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office.


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 $88,505 to $110,630 (job grade 17)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay. The first tier of performance pay is for successfully meeting expectation, at  7 to 10% of your base salary. The Bank offers additional performance pay for those who exceed 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


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