The Senior Programmer/Developer is an acknowledged expert in developing applications from conceptual phase through to implementation. establishes system scope and objectives for the university's Student Information Systems database and applications. develops procedures to solve complex problems using information systems and current programming methodologies. and leads projects, oversees the workflow for intermediate and junior personnel from the development through the implementation and maintenance cycles.
University degree in Computer Science or an equivalent of 4 years recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University and performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below.
Seven (7) years' experience in the design, implementation, and support of computer systems in a heterogeneous computing environment.
Excellent analytical skills. Good written communication skills. Excellent oral communication skills to elicit accurate information and to respond to inquiries. Excellence in programming computers using a variety of languages. Ability to work independently and to perform effectively as a member of a team, Exercise tact and diplomacy. Deal calmly and effectively with people. Expertise in conceptualizing, evaluating, implementing, and modifying computer systems. Ability to build web and standalone applications in Java. Working knowledge of MVC architecture. Familiarity with design patterns. Experience with distributed systems using Remote Procedure Calling (RPC) including XML-RPC. Proficiency with C and C++ programming languages and object-oriented methodologies. Ability to write scripts in Perl or Python. Familiarity with networked/distributed computing environment concepts and application. Ability to attend accurately to details. Meets short/long term deadlines under pressure of high volume. Sets priorities and works effectively. Expert knowledge of a least one source control system (e.g., CVS, SVN, GIT, Mercurial. Keeps up to date with computer systems developments. Working knowledge of Internet applications, browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari), chat clients (e.g., Jabber, Pidgin, Psi, Empathy), video conferencing (e.g., Skype). Expert knowledge of at least one UNIX system (e.g., Solaris, Ubuntu, RedHat, Debian, Max OSX). Excellent organizational skills. Maintains confidentiality. Writes clear, concise procedural documentation. Demonstrates workflow oversight skills.
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.
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If not filled by an employee in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit, employees in the YUSA-2 bargaining unit who have applied within the first 5 days from the 'Posted Date' will be given preference.
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