Business Applications Administrator

Position Summary

Business Application Administrator

Job ID:  3764


Location:  Burnaby, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **


Business Applications Administrator


The Business Applications Administrator performs a variety of complex duties in providing information systems and technology support of the organization’s current and future enterprise applications. He/she/they collaborate with departmental teams to identify, diagnose and resolve application support issues and provide advanced technical support for business application project phases both on-premise and in the cloud. The position also supports Dev/Ops services, performs systems administration, monitors overall systems operations, and various activities related to systems maintenance, troubleshooting, analysis, enhancements and/or upgrades of applications.


The successful candidate will have the following:



  • Diploma in Information Technology or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an advanced level of system administration
  • Minimum 2 years of experience administering web and middleware technologies in a highly-available environment
  • Strong understanding of Linux, web servers technologies (such as Oracle, Apache, IIS or Nginx) and fundamental web application delivery principles.
  • Seasoned experience working within an Oracle 11g (or higher) database environment or MS SQL Server environment, including understanding of key database concepts, client network configuration, ODBC/JDBC and SQL.
  • Experienced in writing automation scripting using shell, WLST, Python, and PowerShell.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Strong understanding of web technologies and fundamental principles behind highly-available n-tier architecture
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server and Oracle Linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with web server technologies such as Apache, IIS, and Nginx
  • Ability to identify, diagnose and troubleshoot problems related to technology
  • Ability to create and maintain automation scripts in support of Dev/Sec/Ops services
  • Ability to create and update technical and user manual documentation
  • Ability to generate and articulate new ideas and adapt effectively to new technologies
  • Ability to excel working under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility in supporting systems outside of core business hours, including weekends and evenings as required.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.