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Closing Date

2018-02-14 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

The Information Technology Solutions and Services (ITSS) Branch is the centralized authority for all matters pertaining to the automation and delivery of corporate IT services. We design and develop innovative information technology applications and systems and provide ongoing support of core information systems and services to enhance CSIS’ ability to fulfill its mandate.

The Programmer-Analyst is responsible for the development of innovative solutions and the maintenance of these solutions. Working in a highly dynamic technical environment, you will be providing innovative solutions to complex technological challenges. You will be developing and integrating software solutions with market leading software/frameworks, while collaborating with other teams and clients in analyzing and developing solutions. You will also be verifying and validating technology services prior to deployment by leveraging industry best practices, historical information, experience, tools, and processes.


Graduated with a degree from a recognized university or with a Technologist diploma from a recognized college with specialization in Computer Science, Computer / Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Network Security.


Candidates must possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience in software development / programming using JAVA.

Candidates must also possess:

  • Experience in the analysis, design, integration, programming, and testing of computer applications using a structured methodology.
  • Experience in application development.

*Underfill: Candidates who do not fully possess the experience required may be considered for this position and will be employed on an underfill basis until they reach the full working level of the position.

** A written examination will be administered for the evaluation of candidates.


Adaptability, Interpersonal skills, Organizational skills / multitasking, Problem Solving, Analytical skills.

Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

Security Requirements

Candidates must have no criminal record and must be able to obtain Top Secret security clearance. This process involves a security interview, a polygraph test, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important that you adhere to a zero tolerance illegal drug use from the time you submit your application.

Language Requirements

Various language requirements:

  • English Essential
  • French Essential
  • Bilingual non-imperative BBB/BBB
  • Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB

For non-imperative nominations, the offer is conditional upon achieving the linguistic requirement for this position within two (2) years.

Salary Range

  • $69,350 to $84,360 per year.
  • Underfill: $61,380 to $74,670

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please note this is a Computer Systems (CS) Administration Group designated position, therefore the successful candidate may be eligible for an additional CS-related allowance of 4% of the annual salary.

We Also Offer

Organized and recreational sports activities, on-site fitness facility, full service cafeteria, and bus route service within proximity.


Ottawa, Ontario / National Capital Region

Employment Conditions

Term and Indeterminate (permanent) positions with a one (1) year probation.

How To Apply

If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy by clicking Apply Now and quote reference 15-968-07-038 in your cover letter.


CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system and staffing process.

CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.