University of Ottawa Software Developer (back-end) – Reposting Contract in Ottawa, ON

University of Ottawa

Branch Ottawa ON CA

Software Developer (back-end) – Reposting
Ottawa, ON

At least one year of experience in system and software development and implementation. Knowledge of mobile app development (iOS, Android, PhoneGap, Xamarin,…

Position Purpose

Develops, designs and supports software applications, services and architectures for the Faculty’s outreach office. Installs, configures and maintains the back-end server infrastructure and APIs, ensuring that the infrastructure remains stable, operates securely and performs consistently. Conducts small, short-term projects or may participate in designated portions of larger projects under supervision. Meets user needs and improves the efficiency of the University’s operations through system and software solutions.

Essential Qualifications

University degree in computer science or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum three years’ experience in developing and maintaining of web applications and enterprise applications
At least one year of experience in system and software development and implementation
Knowledge of client-server infrastructure, systems architecture and maintenance
Knowledge of computer security and access principles and best practices
Knowledge of the principles, techniques, tools and best practices that apply to a development environment, including Git, build tools, dependency management, continuous integration (TravisCl), and unit, functional and performance testing
Advanced knowledge of client server development, coupled with experience in using various technologies, libraries and programming languages such as PHP, Java, and Node.js frameworks (React vs. Angular vs. Vue)
Knowledge of the principles behind operating systems (Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, FreeBSD)
Knowledge of mobile app development (iOS, Android, PhoneGap, Xamarin, React Native)
Familiarity with data standards such as XML and JSON
Understanding of HTTP protocol and secure socket layer, including understanding of REST and SOAP, as well as HTTP methods (GET vs POST)
Understanding of database technologies such as MySQL and PostgREST
Experience in working with at least one GitHub/Bitbucket/GitLab repository containing one web application, including browser-based testing, continuous integration, unit testing and mock-ups
Experience in creating at least one personal GitHub/Bitbucket/GitLab repository, or contributing to one public repository, by practicing continuous integration and using build tools and dependency management tools
Experience in working with RESTful APIs (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Shopify, etc.), including experience in developing servlets and troubleshooting endpoints (Postman)
Experience in managing projects, understanding client needs and defining technical requirements, including the use of ZenHub and Agile development (milestones, user stories, tasks and bugs)
Experience in working with virtualization technologies, storage, and systems administration (Vagrant, Virtualbox and VMWare)
Experience in working in a client-service-based environment
Ability to prioritize own work and meet strict deadlines
Ability to communicate technical concepts to users in a non-technical manner
Analytical skills to diagnose and repair server infrastructure system problems
Fluency in English is required

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Contract of approximately 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-09-11
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