IT Technical Lead (Contract)


Job posted on Feb. 25, 2020

IT Technical Lead (Contract)

Office Location: Ottawa, Ontario

DLS is looking for an experienced IT Technical Lead to join our growing team on one of our larger (longer term) client IT projects. This is an on-site opportunity in Ottawa.


Reporting directly to the Project Business Owner (or delegate), the responsibilities will be to manage all technical components of a project(s) requiring hardware design, development, manufacturing, integrating and testing for business analytics’ capability.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for, including but not limited to:

  • Produce work that meets the requirements and quality expectation set by the Project Lead;
  • Complete work assignments within the budget and schedule limitations set by the Project Lead;
  • Make recommendations to the Integration lead with regards to architecture implementation and design of the system;
  • Capability to implement the entire Client system and maintaining a thorough understanding of its relevant components to better integrate new functionalities and maintaining maximum system performance;
  • Implement methodologies to integrate the various pieces of software as per the integration design constraints;
  • Provide timely and accurate status updates, and raise technical issues, risks or concerns to the Project Lead and/or lead Engineer in a timely manner;
  • Design, implementation and conduct effective integration level and performance test cases;
  • Analysis, and evaluate the test results;
  • Produce supporting documentation such as high-level design, detailed design, user guides, system analysis, builds documents, configuration Item document, etc.;
  • Create and maintain all assigned Observations (OBS) and Software Problem Reports (SPRs) in the OBS/SPRDB database. Ensure accurate reporting, assignment and resolution in accordance with customer priorities and timelines;
  • Follow Client delivery procedures to ensure on time delivery to the customer;
  • Provide off-site customer support for engineering efforts, formal testing and deploy exercise of the defence baseline in an effective manner;
  • Implementation, integration, maintains and delivery of the virtual server to the customer;
  • Support to engineering efforts and deploy exercises;
  • Provide and maintain a level of effort (LOEs) for integration task;
  • With the use of commercial software, integrate repeatable testing process, capture performance metrics and validate the Client system stability;
  • Interact with customers in a professional manner while remaining cognizant of the interests of the Client;
  • Contribute opinions, expertise, and review comments to process improvement and/or methodology improvement initiatives.
  • Capability to travel for work nationally or internationally for a short period of time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited University
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the last 15 years of leading the design, production, testing and delivery of the Information Technology component of a project
  • 2 or more cumulative years’ experience in the past 15 years as a Technical Lead
  • 2 or more cumulative years’ experience in the past 15 years working with Department of National Defense (DND) in a technical capacity
  • Experience working in a key role in one or more of the following categories/projects during the last 15 years will be an asset:
    • US Department
    • Department of National Defense
    • NATO
    • Five eyes (Canada, US, Australia, UK, and New Zealand)

Position Details:

Start Date: Immediately
Sector: Public
Open positions: 1
Language Requirements: English
Security Clearance: Secret
Location: Ottawa
Job Type: Full-time, Contract

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