Junior Web Applications Developer

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Created: January 19, 2015


The Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) is a vital support to learning, teaching, and scholarly, research and creative activities at the university. Its primary role is to collect, organize, preserve, disseminate, and provide access to essential information resources. The library collaborates across all parts of the university to foster critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

The library's collection consists of over 500,000 books; 2,000 print journal titles; and a rising number of electronic resources (e.g., 26,000 e-journals; e-books; databases and indexes; geospatial data; catalogued websites; electronic documents). These holdings reflect the breadth of programs available at Ryerson.

Electronic resources can be accessed on-site through library computers or laptops that have wireless connectivity. Authorized users can also gain access from off-campus locations.

The library supports an extensive information literacy program that is designed to build students’ university-level research skills. This program includes on-site research support, chat reference, and specialized classroom instruction at the course level.

Under the direction of the Head, Library Information Technology Services, the Junior Web Applications Developer creates, designs, tests, implements, and supports web-based applications to enhance the quality of library services. You will also provide technical consultation to library staff and users on application development and troubleshooting.

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program in Computer Science and a minimum of one years' related work experience in web application development.
  • Demonstrated experience with client-side web application development using HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, and UI toolkits.
  • Demonstrated experience with server-side web development using PHP, Java or Coldfusion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to prepare user manuals for new software, scripts and procedures; and to explain detailed and complex procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills are required to investigate problems relating to software; to become familiar with products and procedures; to isolate problems with diagnostic tools; and to interpret the results of testing and provide a solution in accordance with the Library's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to make decisions on completing assignments while still remaining within standard practices and methods.
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and be available for on-call coverage during critical periods or after modifications.
  • A demonstrated ability to provide on-call coverage during critical periods or after modifications.
How To Apply

Applications cannot be accepted through email.  Applications can be accepted only online through our careers web site:


Deadline for applications: Sunday February 1, 2015 (4:30pm EST)

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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