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SOA Service Librarian (WebSphere Service Registry and Repository)

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation

Date: Oct 4, 2014

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Ref: 27-IT-0314-682
Job Title: SOA Service Librarian (WebSphere Service Registry and Repository)
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary: Not disclosed

Description

Service Librarian

Become our Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Service Librarian with in SOA team to participate in the service life cycle management and delivery of SOA services through the use of Service Registry and Repository to register, manage and govern SOA services.

Innovation in pharmacy, retail and now, IT.

You are an innovator. A builder. You are looking for what’s next, to put your stamp on things.

We are a leader in retail and pharmacy. Well-known and convenient. A Canadian success story for 50 years, created by recognizing needs, building services and focusing on what’s important.

Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing, with over 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores in each province and three territories. We are one of the most convenient retailers in Canada, proudly serving Canadians who believe being healthy means looking and feeling good.

And right now, our focus is IT.

Shoppers Drug Mart has implemented Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategy and growing in SOA space via implementing SOA solutions and services to transform business.

We are hiring a Service Librarian.

Reporting to the SOA Application Portfolio Manager, the incumbent is the gatekeeper of the organization’s SOA services, service metadata, leveraging existing service registry and repositories. The Service Librarian augments asset repositories with service appropriate metadata and search capabilities. They also help create and assist with enforcing the organizational discipline necessary for populating the repository. The Incumbent should be a team player, self-starter who thrives to understand the end-to-end vision and possesses strengths in envisioning a business issue/challenge into a technical solution.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Act as the custodian of SOA Services and related metadata
* Creates, manages and maintains services repositories using a service registry
* Performs Service lifecycle governance using Service Registry and Repository
* Assists with the enforcement of organizational discipline, leveraging the capabilities of Service Registry and Repository
* Sets up and enforces policies, processes and SLAa related to services within the tool to enable automated enforcement
* Clearly defines the service provider and consumers to enable automated impact analysis for a service change
* Understands and adheres to existing SOA standards, processes, best practices and contributes to continuous improvements and enhancements of the same
* Participates in technical meetings related to Service Requirements, Design and Maintenance with architecture team, analysts and development and production support Vendors
* Maintains requirements, design and other relevant documentation on existing services
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge & Education:

* At least 2 years of experience in managing services using any service registry and repository (UDDI, IBM, Oracle and others)
* Understanding of services architecture, messaging (SOAP, REST), service policy and SLAs
* Experience in service lifecycle and repository management in a medium / large organization
* Understand SOA concepts, design patterns, tools, techniques, best practices and the ability to establish a SOA environment
* Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Including ability to work with all management levels
* Ability to share technical knowledge and clearly communicate service oriented concepts.
* Must have high integrity and accountability, willing to do what it takes to make the team successful
* Proven ability to manage priorities and timelines
* Must be extremely responsive, able to work under pressure in crisis with a strong sense of urgency

Nice to Have

* Experience/exposure to WebSphere Registry and Repository (WSRR) based service management is a plus
* Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
* Detail oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills
* Experience in IT from a retail perspective a plus
* Understanding of SOA monitoring related to WSRR using ITCAM for SOA is a plus
* Experience/exposure Websphere Message Broker, MQ, DataPower, WSRR) or Orcale SOA suite is plus

Why now?

We are Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer, and we have a potentially once in a career opportunity for talented technology and computer professionals as we are transforming our business with IT investment in projects and systems – from architecture, application deployment and management, to implementation and production – and the people behind them.

Be part of something new that will have a significant impact on your career, our company, and our customers from coast to coast. Be part of a caring organization that supports our community and provides Canadians with services in health, beauty and convenience across the country.

Be part of Shoppers. Optimized.

And on top of that, every year, Shoppers Drug Mart employees at Central office, and in the stores of our Associate Owners, contribute more time, money and effort to great charitable causes across Canada.

Why Shoppers?

At Shoppers Drug Mart, we have always remained true to our belief that the root of our success lies with our people. We pride ourselves on providing more ways to care about our patients, customers and community.

We offer unique work, and the benefits you would expect from a large corporation, all with a smaller company feel, as well as:

* A high energy and varied workplace that strives for and rewards excellence.
* Competitive pay structures, rewarding strong and consistent performance
* A highly customizable benefits plan, including a vacation purchase option
* Peer recognition programs
* Employee discounts on in-store purchases
* Opportunities for skill development and advancement in your work
* Learning and development through our SDM University
* Strong culture of charitable and community involvement

Unique chance to work with an organization that is committed to improving the health and well being of Canadians

For internal applicants: Please note, staff cannot be approached directly for the purpose of recruitment/interviews without prior knowledge of the Associate or Department Head. A minimum of four (4) weeks notice must be provided unless otherwise agreed upon by the Associate or Department Head.

We thank all applicants for applying but only those being considered further will be contacted.

(No agencies please.)

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