The Schulich School of Engineering is currently seeking two Full-time Regular Advancing Technologies Technicians.
This full-time position reports to the Manager, Strategic Projects in the Schulich School of Engineering. There is a high level of job complexity with high workload. Problems range from routine to mission critical with high impacts. This position primarily operates independently with strategic oversight from key stakeholders in the area of expertise. Judgement requires discretionary decision-making and technical expertise that impacts programs, services and Faculty/Departmental operations. Stress levels are moderate to high with seasonal peak periods and ongoing project work producing. This position requires a high level of concentration, resourcefulness, and creativity, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all technical levels. Demonstrates complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence, good judgement, service orientation and cognitive flexibility.
Working throughout the Schulich School of Engineering, this position develops knowledge and content for curriculum and learning workshops within the digital engineering and robotics areas. This position will work within Zetta (The SSE hub for digital research and teaching innovation), and provides expert support to faculty, TAs, students, and staff. The areas of knowledge this position supports includes current and emerging technologies such as, IoT, cybersecurity, big data & visualization, AI and machine learning, VR/AR/MR (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure, Python, Hadoop, Spark, TensorFlow, Unity etc.). Technical support will also be expected for Robotics engineering and the Engineering Maker Multiplex.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Incorporate and integrate the wide range of emerging leading-edge technologies into Zetta, the SSE makerspace, and SSE academic curricula
Identify and implement training opportunities in the suite of emerging technical offerings that are substantially altering the business and social environment.
Participate in the ongoing design of Zetta's physical and digital infrastructures
Responsible for the overall operations of Zetta, including developing and maintaining operating processes, scheduling learning opportunities, and access allocations
Develop and maintain the Zetta programming plan
Provide guidance for Zetta-employed teaching and learning assistants, and workshop facilitators
Develop and deliver course/workshop programming ideas, content, and events
Plan and design specialized systems and applications to meet the needs of operations, research, and academics.
Apply specialized skills and knowledge in the maintenance and development of core systems and complex programs and projects
Liaise with IT to ensure IT requirements are met for incorporating new technologies into Zetta
Identify new applications that aid our students in Teams and Clubs and other extracurricular pursuits
Support faculty and TAs in the training, integration, documentation, and support of technology in academic courses, lectures and labs
Maintain Zetta equipment, environment and inventories.
Develop and maintain technical documentation for ideas, processes and procedures.
Maintain knowledge of developing technological advancements and make recommendations for incorporating them into Zetta
Qualifications / Requirements:
Undergraduate Degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science, or a closely-related area
May consider a combination of education and experience
Proven programming experience required, especially for systems integration
High level of technical proficiency in cloud platforms such as Google, Apple, Amazon and others.
Data querying and analysis skills
Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills
Ability to deliver integrated solutions leveraging multiple technologies/platforms
Capable of negotiating rapid change and innovating change
Some leadership experience is preferred
Some experience with course/workshop development and delivery is preferred
Application Deadline: May 20, 2022
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.
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