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Job Posting: Web Developer, JavaScript & HTML5 (Full-time)

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 Web Developer/Programmer, versed in JavaScript and HTML 5, to join our team at Concordia University. This individual needs to be able to jump into our development projects quickly. The project will use JavaScript and HTML 5 to do animations, control audio and video, and interactivity.

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computation Arts, or Certificate in Web Development, (or equivalent) and 2 years of relevant experience preferably.

• Strengths in as many of these areas as possible:

  • Essential: Javascript, HTML 5 , Web integration and programming using PHP, MYSQL.
  • Important:, CSS, Ajax.
  • Assets: Interface design, illustration & animation skills. Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite.
  • Also of interest: Knowledge of server configuration for Mac, Windows and Linux (IIS, Apache). Drupal. Knowledge of SQL and Java.

• Creative and organized individual with 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

As a Developer/Programmer, you will be an integral part of the CSLP team. Specifically you will,

• 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 full-time one year contract available immediately. Candidates finishing a degree in the spring of 2013 could possibly work part-time until the end of the semester. There is a probability of renewal, depending on budget, available work, and performance. 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.