Ruby on Rails developer

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Created: May 26, 2011


Ruby on Rails developer

This position requires the incumbent to work in IT Services at University of Toronto Libraries. Working in a small team, under direction of the Director of the Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries, the incumbent will be responsible for adding service features specific to the UofT community to our newest service, Focus, which is an Expert Finder application that supports the promotion of faculty research. Building on the BibApp open-source framework, the incumbent will add features enabling customization of Focus and its integration with other services, including a custom authentication system.


Education: University degree in Computer Science or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum 3 years experience with programming in Ruby on Rails. Solid and demonstrated experience using open-source programming libraries, relational database systems, and the development of database driven websites. Must be highly knowledgeable in Ruby, Ruby Gems, MySQL/SQL, and general application security. Excellent knowledge of open source web-based database-driven application development and Web 2.0 tools. Familiarity is required with LDAP and Pubcookie. Technical writing and documentation skills.

Other: Demonstrated interpersonal skills under pressure. Ability to work within tight timelines. Demonstrated good organizational and time management skills. Strong user-based orientation. Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion and tact. Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Ability to communicate effectively and accurately both orally and in writing. Ability to communicate complex technical ideas verbally and in written form to IT staff and management. Demonstrated good work performance and attendance record.

Campus St. George

Department ITS, University of Toronto Libraries

Schedule Full-time

Compensation: $28.00 Compensation Type: per Hour Area: Toronto

Pmt-time/Full-time: Full-time

Position Duration: Temporary - 3 months

Notes Evenings and weekend hours not required.

Applicants will be asked to complete a small test, supply 3 references, code and writing samples.

Applicants Submit: Resume and covering letter

How to apply: Email:

Deadline Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011


Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:40 UTC

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