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Senior Application Developer, University Information Technology

January 3 2017
Industries Education, Training
Categories Analyst, Database Systems, Installation - Maintenance - Repair, Internet - Web - E-Commerce, Programming - Development, System administrator
Toronto, ON

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Application Developer to work within University Information Technology on a 24 months contract.

Reporting to the Manager, Enterprise Academic Application Services, the Senior Application Developer has a lead role in the development, implementation and support of systems and web applications that enable core enterprise-wide academic processes, specifically but not limited to course management, curriculum design, and course evaluation. Serving as an expert technical resource and consultant to projects for these applications, the Senior Application Developer takes application development from concept to implementation and provides advanced level development and support for existing software.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess the following:

Education: University degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

Experience: Minimum of 6 years current experience in the analysis, design, development and deployment of web-based applications; Experience in directing the work activities of other team members is beneficial.


Demonstrated skills/abilities in the following areas:
Using Python and/or PHP with Oracle or MySQL to develop complex web-based applications; using MVC frameworks; excellent analytical skills and evaluative skills; excellent written communications skills; excellent oral communication skills; ability to work and communicate with the external community in a professional and business-like manner; ability and willingness to work effectively as a member of a team; good organizational skills; strong service orientation coupled with an ability to assess the operational significance of a problem and to set priorities accordingly; exercising tact and diplomacy; maintaining confidentiality; dealing calmly and effectively with people; ; attending accurately to details; meeting short/long term deadlines; setting priorities and working effectively under pressure; ability and willingness to keep up to date with application development tools; solid deployment skills within application and web servers; experience with process design helpful.
Operating systems: Linux (Advanced); Additional Preferred: Mac OS (Intermediate). Programming Languages: PHP (Intermediate); Python (Advanced); SQL (Advanced); Java Script (Intermediate); Additional Preferred: Pylons (Intermediate); YUI (Intermediate). Markup Languages: HTML/CSS (Intermediate); XML (Intermediate). Development Tools: Oracle or other networked SQL DB (Advanced). Ajax Programming Paradigms (Intermediate). Directory Services: LDAP (Intermediate). Design: Software system design knowledge (participation in large projects a must) (Advanced); MVC (Intermediate).

Additional Notes:
Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

How to Apply: To apply to this exciting opportunity and for full position details, salary information, qualifications and application procedures we invite you to visit our career page at and refer to posting# YUSA-10142.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:


York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

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