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Requisition Number:  8302
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  December 31 2024 (extension/conversion possible)

Various locations, ON, CA

Remote Work:  Yes, within Canada
Closing Date:  October 3, 2022 23:59 EST

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Application Development Lead, Cyber IAM (Remote - Canada)

Application Development Lead, Cyber IAM (Remote - 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


Our Identity & Access Management (IAM) Team:

We are seeking an innovative and dedicated Application Development Lead with strong software skills and interpersonal abilities to join our forward thinking Identity and Access Management (IAM) Portfolio within the Bank of Canada’s Cyber Security Division.   


In our team, you will be part of a dynamic and highly skilled group of cyber specialists enabling Canada’s Leading Bank to work securely.  You will have a leading role in assisting the team within to move our development practices forward. You will Interface with our Principal Consultant, Solutions Architects and Senior Cyber Specialists to ensure solutions are in line with the Bank of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy.


Our team also offers many opportunities for career development and you will have the full support of your leader to enhance your skills, experiment, and have autonomy to make decisions.


What you will do

  • Provide hands-on application development technical guidance and operational support for the continuous improvement of IAM systems.
  • Introduce and champion best in class development techniques including frameworks, automation and testing.
  • Drive thought leadership, consistent development processes and coding practices across scrum teams.
  • Provide production operational support and work with operational support groups to determine the root cause behind critical production incidents and process challenges.
  • Lead initiatives to address appropriate work from the support backlog to mitigate recurring incidents in the future.
  • Work with product owners to reduce technical debt and improve operational support.
  • Collaborate with Scrum Teams to help write and maintain application code using best practice design techniques; help teams develop deep knowledge in application design and architecture.
  • Create and contribute mechanisms to enable easy testing and deployment of code in a timely and effective manner.
  • Estimate capacity, velocity and throughput to enable accurate forecasting.
  • Help improve backlog clarity and dev-tool chain development and maintenance processes.
  • Research, evaluate and make recommendations that support or improve Scrum Team processes.


What you need to succeed

You are a leader by example, with the ability to effectively communicate to build and maintain strong relationships and collaborate in a team environment. You also have a strong attention to detail, are a self-starter, and capable of driving change in developing coding best practices within the team


In addition, you have:


  • In depth experience in designing and developing web application as well as maintaining API Gateway solutions in a business to business and external services ecosystem.
  • Hands-on experience with API Management/Gateway platforms (e.g. CA API Layer7 Technologies, Apigee, Akana, Mulesoft, etc.)
  • Experience with SSL/TLS, PKI and certificate based authentication, LDAP, HTTP Proxies and Web Servers, and main identity based protocol.
  • Experience with identity protocols and standards such as OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect and SCIM or in-depth knowledge of Single Sign On and delegated access technologies (SAML 2.0, Kerberos)
  • Good understanding of basic networking, Web Services protocols such as REST, SOAP and API design for extensibility and portability as well as XML/JSON data formats
  • Good understanding of Web security and ability to troubleshoot and act as the identity and access management Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) in a complex, major enterprise environment


Nice to have:

  • Any relevant cyber security or IAM certifications
  • Proven hands-on experience with CA (Broadcom) API Layer7 Technologies


Your education and experience

Your combined education and work experience demonstrate that you have the competencies for the position. We are ideally seeking candidates with extensive experience as an Application Developer / Lead, with exposure to API development and implementing large end-to-end identity & access management solutions.


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 and 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 Secret 
  • 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 “Application Development Lead ” 


Remote Work / Hybrid Work Model #LI-Remote

For this position, should you not live within reasonable commuting distance of the office, you will be able to work 100% remote (within Canada) for the duration of this term.  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 be expected to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person and to build connections with colleagues.  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 $97,395 to $121,740 (job grade 18)
  • 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 and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service #LI-POST