Application Developer (Pay Band 11)

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Created: March 31, 2015


Application Developer (Pay Band 11)

Requisition ID: 1500283
Faculty / Division:  University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Library
Campus: Scarborough  

Description: The Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) at the UTSC Library partners with Liaison Librarians and Information and Instructional Technology Services (IITS) to provide consultation and development services for projects supporting experimentation and co-curricular pedagogy at UTSC and beyond, frameworks that help projects preserve and manage digital data, in-class training on digital scholarship tools, access and training on issues relating to scholarly publishing and open access, advice on metadata development and management, and many other mechanisms of digital scholarship.

Working under the direction of the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU), the Application Developer creates, designs, codes, tests, implements, and supports web-based applications for the development of digital research projects, collections of digital data, and other tasks associated with the life cycle management of digital assets at the UTSC Library. The incumbent will act as a resource on academic research teams to gather researchers’ requirements for the building of web-based applications. Applications are mainly built for purpose to assist with the gathering and analysis of data obtained from the World Wide Web and to create digital space for scholarly materials. The incumbent will be responsible for conversion of hard copy materials, printed publications, and/or physical assets of scholarly value into digitized forms for electronic storage and access (i.e. historical artifacts, maps, photography, etc.).

The incumbent will work frequently with various teams of multi-discipline professionals, academics, and researchers, and be involved in an array of research topics and academic initiatives (i.e. study of the socio-economical environment of a specific cultural group; clearer electronic display of chemical molecular elements; analysis of Internet media coverage on a specific country). Project teams can include local or international contacts. This position will provide assistance to the Application Programmer within the DSU, and will work alongside Senior Application Programmers within the department of Information and Instructional Technology Services (IITS) on initiatives requiring advanced technological support.

Qualifications: (Minimum Requirements)

Education: Successful completion of a University degree program in Computer Science or equivalent combination of college education and experience.

Experience: Four (4) years related work and/or extracurricular experience, including a minimum of one (1) year professional experience in application development

Skills: Demonstrated abilities with client-side web application development using HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, and UI toolkits.  Demonstrated ability with server-side web development using PHP and/or Java.  Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

Other: Ability to set appropriate priorities and work independently on assigned tasks.  Ability to work within a team environment with other library and non-library professional staff.  Flexibility in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated enthusiasm for technology, particularly emerging technologies.  Demonstrated interest in initiatives to advance academic research and electronic presentation of scholarly materials or information.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW11 -- $59,345 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $75,890. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Information Technology

Recruiter: Janice Yan

Job Posting: Mar 31, 2015

Job Closing: Apr 15, 2015

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