Programmer/Analyst II (PHP/Web)

Submission Deadline: August 26, 2018

One-year contract with benefits (potential for full-time permanent)

Located in Guelph, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) processes applications for admission to undergraduate, law, medical, rehabilitation sciences and teacher education programs for Ontario’s universities. The OUAC provides a progressive and supportive working environment for its employees, along with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

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The OUAC is an equal opportunity employer with equitable and accessible employment practices, based on the principles specified in Ontario legislation (Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act [AODA]). Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We are considering candidates with strong qualifications for the role of Programmer/Analyst II to work on a team to: produce detailed program design; code; test; debug; document and implement software requests for enhancements or repairs to existing programs; and develop new systems or modules. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze requirements of software modifications and determine the most effective solution
  • Write software programs or modules to support various online applications
  • Participate in software testing and implementation
  • Participate in solving issues reported by internal and external customers
  • Develop quality code quickly and consistently to meet deadlines
  • Work effectively with other teams throughout the software development lifecycle

Qualifications Sought:

  • University or college graduate in computer science or equivalent
  • Mid to senior level programming skill in developing web solutions for  enterprise applications
  • Applicants will not be considered unless they can demonstrate strong and recent PHP and OO experience, and a willingness to learn other required languages
  • Strong expertise with SQL and Oracle, DB2 (or similar RDBMS)
  • Proficiency in many of the following technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax/Dojo, webscripting (Perl, Python etc)
  • Experience with a major framework, such as Zend Framework, Laravel, Code Igniter etc. would be a significant asset

Abilities/Skills for the Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong analytical, design and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Enjoys tackling a challenge and developing skills
  • Proven ability to develop quality code within agreed timelines

Qualifications Considered an Asset:

  • Experience with web security and/or OWASP
  • Experience with development of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant applications
  • Experience with software versioning / source management systems
  • Experience with Agile or Kanban project methodologies
  • Experience with either Oracle/PeopleSoft or IBM “System i” technologies ( free form RPGI, ILE concepts)
  • Bilingual (English and French)

Please submit your cover letter and resume as one file (PDF preferred).

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.