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Job Posting: Web Developer/Programmer

The CSLP (Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance) is a research centre that develops non-commercial interactive educational tools. Used in schools around the world, these tools teach students specific skills (e.g. literacy, information literacy) as well as how to become strong, self directed learners. The primary goal of our research is the advancement of knowledge and its wide-scale application in order to have an immediate and sustained effect on how our schools, post-secondary institutions and learning organizations operate. Specifically, we are interested in exploring the use of interactive applications in this regard.

We are currently looking for a creative and organized Developer/Programmer to join our team at Concordia University. This individual needs to be able to jump into our development projects quickly.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computation Arts, or Certificate in Web Development, (or equivalent) and 2 years of relevant experience preferably.
  • Essential: Javascript
  • Important: Web integration and programming using PHP, MYSQL, CSS, HTML, Ajax.
  • Assets: Actionscript ,interface design, animation in Flash, knowledge of Adobe Creative suite
  • Useful: knowledge of server settings for Mac, PC and Linux (IIS, Apache).
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Service-oriented individual with some understanding of the use and workings of technology-based systems for research and education, especially web-based systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English/French).

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design and development of CSLP software projects.
  • Work with project coordinators, instructional designers and researchers to ensure that the software conforms to our software design principles (see http://doe.concordia.ca/cslp/ict-overview.php ).
  • Meet project requirements in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.
  • Actively engage in assigned creative design activities: design specifications, design revision, etc.
  • Attend relevant meetings and collaborate with other team members to ensure the highest quality design and implementation of CSLP software projects.

The successful candidate is expected to respect all Concordia University Policies and is particularly affected by BD-4 (Ethical Actions) and HR-5 (Employment of Research Personnel Hired by Grant Recipients). The successful candidate reports to the Director of Design and Development, but will be expected to coordinate activity with the CSLP Director and Manager, research teams and project coordinators.

This is a temporary position, available immediately, until December 23rd 2011. There is a probability of renewal in 2012, depending on budget, available work, and performance. This position can be part-time until the end of 2011, and preferably full-time in 2012. Salary will be negotiated in the context of academic research-funded positions and based upon qualifications.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary expectations), curriculum vitae, links to web sites developed and, if possible, samples of code to the CSLP Director of Design and Production, Catherine LeBel at clebel@education.concordia.ca, ASAP.