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Careers In IT

Learn about the rewards and benefits of joining our IT team.

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BC Housing offers an attractive environment for IT specialists. We are leading the way with new technology, new systems and new processes — all designed to implement the ideas that help BC Housing change people's lives for the better.

IT jobs at BC Housing offer:

  • Leading-edge technology
  • A supportive team environment
  • Learning opportunities and career development
  • Challenging, hands-on work
  • Work-life balance

Leading edge technology at BC Housing

At BC Housing, we believe our people need the right tools to do their jobs well, and we provide them. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit and forward-thinking management, this all adds up to a very attractive work environment for IT professionals.

We’re looking for talented people to work in a multi-platform environment that includes:

  • Windows and Linux servers Oracle technology (database, Fusion Middleware, packaged applications and development frameworks)
  • Virtualization – VMware vSphere
  • EMC storage solutions – Clarion, Data Domain
  • Cisco Networking and Unified Communications
  • Citrix – Netscaler, XenApp

You’ll have ample opportunity for training to keep your skills sharp and lots of hands-on work in a truly dynamic environment.

Message from the CIO

On behalf of BC Housing, thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the important work we do.

As the chief information officer (CIO) for BC Housing's Information Technology Department, I strive for an environment in which collaboration, communication and innovation are encouraged. In order to meet the needs of this province, we must share a vision. To be truly effective, IT must evolve into a strategic asset that is fully aligned and integrated with the organization's mission, strategic goals and objectives. The CIO is responsible for ensuring that the Department's programs make full and appropriate use of information technology by supporting the use of leading-edge technology with improved products and services in the most financially effective way.

By hiring competent, highly trained IT professionals of all ages and all walks of life, BC Housing has the resources to meet — and exceed — the unique requirements of each and every client.

From all of us at BC Housing, thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.

~ Michael Klein, CIO

BC Housing's IT departments

We have four different IT environments for aspiring professionals to work in. They each offer unique challenges and play an important role in delivering our services.

1. Enterprise Business Systems

Managing and supporting our corporate business applications, Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) maintains a variety of Oracle technologies, including JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel CRM. Subgroups include functional analysis, packaged applications configuration, custom development and application integration. EBS designs, develops and manages corporate reporting infrastructures, business intelligence systems and data warehouses.

2. Technical Services

Responsible for our IT infrastructure and business applications support, Technical Services provides advanced support for infrastructure and applications.

Supporting our current and future IT systems, Business Application Services performs system and database administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, analysis, enhancements and upgrades, and provides technical assistance to project teams during new system implementations.

Infrastructure Services maintains the integrity of our data centre and disaster recovery site, performs regular testing and tuning as changes to the production environment occur, and leads improvements to infrastructure systems.

You can expect to work in a highly virtualized multi-platform (Windows, Linux) environment employing VMware vSphere clusters, EMC storage solutions, Cisco unified communications (VoIP) and Citrix technologies, and to have ample opportunity for cross-skill utilization.

3. IT Project Delivery

IT Project Delivery coordinates, directs and implements a portfolio of software projects and activities that come together to achieve outcomes and realize benefits that are aligned with the strategic priorities of the organization. We utilize standard software delivery methodologies including waterfall and agile.

4. Client Services

Home of our Service Desk and Desktop Services, Client Services supports the implementation of new IT systems and ongoing systems training. We also handle the client satisfaction program designed to solicit client feedback for the wide range of services provided by the IT department.