Applications Systems Specialist (Webmaster)

October 9 2019
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Internet, Web, E-Commerce
Vancouver, BC

Requisition ID: 13990


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Webmaster is responsible for building, maintaining and providing software support for the wide range of the City's web and application infrastructure. The position is responsible for the successful management, implementation, and security of all new and existing web technologies that further the business goals of the City.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

Reporting to the Technical Lead, Web Architecture, the Webmaster works closely with the Senior Webmaster and Application Systems Specialist of the Web Architecture team. The incumbent also works closely with application programmers, system analysts, database administrators, technical specialists, and external vendors.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manages, implements and updates all web technologies for the City of Vancouver
  • Plans, installs, configures, maintains and troubleshoots software on the corporate internet and intranet servers; works with technical specialists, vendors and various working groups & committees
  • Plans web technology implementation and upgrades; ensures the corporate web infrastructure is not at risk relative to internet and web security threats
  • Monitors servers and logs for outages, resource management, security and intrusion detection; applies all web software upgrades and patches as necessary to keep web servers up to date and secured; ensures secure online services for the public and city staff
  • Supports strategic planning for the use of the internet within the city providing recommendations for technology options and researching trends in web technology
  • Maintains the Open Text and SharePoint infrastructure, and creates system documentation and templates for the web environment
  • Designs, develops and implements complex enterprise software solutions on SharePoint platform. Develops and implements master pages, views, forms, templates, external lists, external content types, custom lists, web parts, master pages and other custom components
  • Collaborates with Application Developers to install and configure web-based applications and components
  • Performs other related duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma in Computer Science or a related discipline and four years of related experience working with network and web technologies; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of web infrastructure and software components, with experience in managing, installing, and operating leading search application or appliances (e.g., Mindbreeze, Elastic Search, Solr)
  • Knowledge of content management systems; including authentication, web security, server infrastructure, high availability, business continuity and disaster recovery Knowledge of provisioning and maintaining services in private and or public cloud-based environments (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS)
  • Knowledge of operating systems and web servers (e.g., Windows 2008/2016,Ubuntu Linux/Red Hat Linux, IIS, Apache, Tomcat)
  • Knowledge of scripting language (e.g., PowerShell, JSP, ASP.NET, Java, ColdFusion) and database-driven websites with HTML, CSS, XSLT.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, firewall and proxies, and HTTP/HTTPS, and project management methodology.
  • Knowledge of implementing web sites compliant with current web standards and web usability and accessibility initiatives, including cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility, and new technology such as handhelds.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and frequent deadline pressures, set priorities, and work in an organized manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts and to provide advice, information, and recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations on proposed hardware and software acquisitions.

Business Unit/Department: IT, Digital Strategy & 311 (1070)

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Start Date: October 2019

Position End Date: July 2020

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-027: $41.29 to $48.78 per hour

Application Close: October 18, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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