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Senior Manager, IT Platforms (Ottawa or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 8630  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:

  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.
Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.


Join the Corporate Services team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges.


We presently have 2 positions available.




  • Leads the development, implementation and maintenance, on multiple technology platforms, of the assigned sectors business systems, within budget and schedule.
  • Responsible for multi-million-dollar projects, including the implementation of comprehensive suites of purchased software and internally developed applications. 
  • Leads, organizes, and coaches multiple teams of professional developers, sourced internally and externally.
  • Manages the seamless integration of internal resources and external partner resources to create a seamless one team approach/experience.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and expertise on technology and related services, to one or more business sectors of the Corporation.
  • Provides consulting services to key leaders of business areas to identify opportunities for the improvement of the business sectors operations and business activities.
  • Works in partnership with clients to understand business needs, priorities and objectives.
  • Represents IT as a proactive partner in providing innovative, flexible and cost-effective services that are valued by the clients.
  • Approves and monitors all plans, schedules and budgets of active and proposed development and maintenance projects.
  • Resolves high pressure problems pertaining to deviations from project plans and schedules, discrepancies between business requirements and the automated systems being developed to meet them and production failures of business-critical systems.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the provision of technology solutions with at least five (5) to seven (7) years in leading a team.
  • 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.
  • Experience with end-to-end solution implementation, including project planning, estimation, and solution architecture.
  • Experience with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiating skills with excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills. Experience in articulating new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences in both official languages (French and English).
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Platform, or other PaaS based solutions.
  • Understanding of relevant tools and platforms (e.g. cloud platforms, web technologies, client-server technologies, continuous integration and deployment), with an eagerness to learn about new and unfamiliar technologies.


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





On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.