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Programmer Analyst, Application Development

City: Ottawa; Within a National Research Council Office across Canada 

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: CS-2 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 1 year 

Language Requirements: English 

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.
We are looking for a Programmer/Analyst who will be able to blend business analysis experience with strong troubleshooting, programming, and analytical skills. The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

If you love Dynamics 365 and web development, then we need you! We’ve embarked on an initiative to consolidate multiple applications for our National Programs and Business Services (NPBS) branch, including onpremise v9.1 and SaaS, into one enterprise CRM solution. This solution leverages the Microsoft Platform (Dynamics 365, Microsoft Portals, Power Automate, etc.) with various integrations and third-party add-ons. 
The key activities are: 

  • Participating in an agile software development team to regularly deliver new features to our business stakeholders, while following development best practices and SCRUM methodology.
  • Analyzing and developing features based on business requirements; leveraging the Power Platform suite and other modern software and systems.  
  • Maintaining existing functionality by responding to issues raised by the business and by ensuring code and features are up to date with industry best practices. 
  • Producing technical documentation to enable other developers to easily understand how features have been designed and built.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Bachelor degree in Computer Science from a recognized University or a Technical College diploma in Computer Science or related field. An equivalent combination of education and direct experience may be considered.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  1. Significant experience configuring entities, forms, views, and security permissions in Dynamics CRM 2016 or higher. 
  2. Significant experience creating workflows, business processes and rules, as well as custom form scripts that leverage the client-side Javascript libraries, in Dynamics CRM 2016 or higher. 
  3. Significant experience developing Power Apps Portals including web and page templates using Javascript and Liquid, as well as web pages, web forms with steps and metadata, entity forms, entity lists and content snippets.  
  4. Significant experience writing object-oriented C#/.NET web applications.
  5. Significant experience working with web services and APIs.
  6. Basic experience writing Dynamics plugins and workflow activity assemblies.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  1. Solid ability to configure entities, forms, views, and security permissions in Dynamics 365.
  2. Solid ability to create/modify/maintain web and page templates, web pages, web forms, entity forms, entity lists and content snippets. Able to use Javascript and Liquid templates as necessary. 
  3. Solid ability to create/modify/maintain C#/.NET web applications, including integration with other systems via web services or APIs.
  4. Solid knowledge of MS Visual Studio, or similar IDE, including version control best practices.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Self-knowing and self-development (Level 1)
  • Technology support - Teamwork (Level 1)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Technology Support


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $74,552 to $93,612 per annum. 


An incumbent occupying a position within the CS Group is currently entitled to receive a terminable allowance of $176 per month.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (17642) to:


Telephone: 343-548-9537 

Closing Date: 12 August 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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