Senior Developer - Tech Lead

Job Requisition ID: 9592  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON)

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97692.52 to $ 122115.65 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Annual individual performance bonus 
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role
Join the Technology Solutions Team in the Senior Developer - Tech Lead position. As a Subject Matter Expert, you will guide a team of Senior Developers and Developers, specializing in one of CMHC’s platforms. Your skills and passion for collaborative application development, programming, leading teams, user-centric design and software reliability will contribute to the development and maintenance of CMHC’s business platforms and other applications to propel CMHC forward efficiently and securely. 

What you’ll do:

  • Being CMHC’s leading expert on a platform or set of application development technologies.
  • Guide and advises a team of developers in their work by providing mentoring, guidance knowledge sharing and helping team members grow their technical skills and making sure coding standards are followed.
  • Play key role in system architecture and design and technical decisions (technologies, frameworks and tools selection) 
  • Conduct code reviews and provide feedback on code quality and design best practices and help resolve technical issues..
  • Oversee the implementation, maintenance of the product and of the tools for the automated builds, tests, deployment, security infrastructure.
  • Ensure that documentation is created and maintained for architecture, design, development and deployment processes.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders (product owners, other technical teams, etc.)  to ensure technical aspects align with business goals.
  • Author technical specification documents and diagrams for CMHC’s platforms and custom developed applications.
  • Complete application development projects for SDLC implementation into production.

What you should have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Management, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience programming, developing, and implementing business applications. This experience would be in roles and projects with increasing complexity in application development.
  • Leading expertise in at least one of CMHC’s application development platforms/environments. This position will be CMHC’s expert in a technology. (see below)
  • Advanced ability to program and design applications to drive business objectives and innovation while meeting requirements. This includes setting standards, best practices and reference designs.
  • Advanced Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics, with a focus on Microsoft technologies.
  • Proven technical leadership and advanced ability in making technical decisions in the context of large-scale application development. 
  • Solid experience with end-to-end solution implementation, including project planning, estimation, and solution architecture.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership and business competencies, including teamwork, facilitation, communication, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills.



  • .NET development (C#), ASP.Net MVC, .Net Core, ASP.Net, Web API, Visual Studio, .NET Full Stack Development.
  • ReactJS, NodeJS, Typescript.
  • Experience with containerization technologies.
  • Source code management and DevOps practices with Azure DevOps and Git.
  • Experience working with cloud platforms (Azure (preferred), AWS, GCP) Azure Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Azure Service Bus and API Management.

It would be great if you also had:

  • Graduate degree or certificate in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Management, or a related field.
  • Technical certifications in application architecture, cloud development and administration (ex. Azure Administrator, Azure developer).


Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

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If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!