Date Posted: 04/06/2021
Req ID: 3269
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Discovery Commons
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your opportunity:

Discovery Commons provides information technology support for the Faculty of Medicine.Our mission is to partner and collaborate with clients, University, and third parties to determine value based, sustainable technology solutions that enable the Faculty to achieve its academic mission.

As Developer, you will design, develop, maintain and support web-based applications for staff, faculty and learners. Working in close collaboration with our Lead Developer and the Service Delivery Team, you will gather business requirements, design and diagram systems, conduct programming and testing, deployment and system refactoring, and actively participate in Scrum processes to move our projects forward. Relying on your initiative and strong desire to stay on top of emerging trends and technologies, you will recommend, test, prototype and develop new methods and tools to help us drive continuous improvement and innovation for the faculty.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Writing complex technical code and designing, testing and modifying programming code
  • Analyzing user needs and business processes to create programming solutions
  • Evaluating programming code to ensure it has validity, compatibility, and that it meets appropriate standards
  • Developing technical application implementation plans
  • Planning and implementing components of web projects
  • Conducting usability testing for web applications and troubleshooting and resolving technical issues


Essential Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum four years experience in website development and design including requirements analysis, system modeling, and database diagramming
  • Experience developing remote services such as web services using RESTful API’s (JSON, XML) and messaging queues
  • Experience with front end development frameworks (Bootstrap, Vue.js, ember) that support responsive design for multiple platforms (desktop, tablet, smartphone)
  • Demonstrated experience with continuous integration principles and automated testing tools (MAVEN, JENKINS, POSTMAN, COMPOSER, TestNG, JUnit, PHPUnit, Codeception)
  • Demonstrated experience working in an Agile software development environment
  • Demonstrated experience with direct contact with clients, including training end users, and experience in open source development
  • Must be fluent in Enterprise Java (JEE), using JEE technologies such as servlets/JSP andFrameworks such as Spring, Struts or JSF, JDBC or JPA or HIBERNATE (or any other O/R mapper such as OpenJPA, TopLink, etc.)
  • Must be fluent in PHP and experience in using frameworks such as Zend, and Laravel
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, AJAX, DHTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, and JQuery; Strong knowledge of MVC and object-oriented programming
  • Proficiency in IIS, APACHE/TOMCAT, MSSQL, and MySQL; Familiarity with TCP/IP and related Internet protocols
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Must have superior organizational and analytical/diagnostic skills
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented, a quick learner with a strong customer service focus and impeccable attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure in a fast paced environment, meets strict deadlines and has sound judgment
  • Works effectively both independently and as part of a team

Assets (Nonessential):



  • Technical certification in Java
  • Familiarity with University of Toronto ITS systems: Shibboleth, GROUPER, LDAP

To be successful in this role you will be:



  • Motivated self-learner
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player


Closing Date: 04/20/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  
USW Pay Band 12 -- $69,730 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $89,172. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
Recruiter: Dinuka Perera

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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