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Software Developer, PhilPapers etc (EXPIRED)

Centre for Digital Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 10351
Location London, Ontario, Canada
Start date August 2017
Job description

About Us  

The Centre for Digital Philosophy’s (CDP) mission is to advance research and education in philosophy through technology. The Centre is part of the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. CDP operates PhilPapers, PhilJobs, and PhilEvents.       


The Software Developer will work in collaboration with colleagues in the Centre for Digital Philosophy to support the maintenance of existing online services operated by the CDP, providing second level technical support for the various online applications.  The incumbent will define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain software applications that address the CDP’s strategic needs, contributing to all aspects and stages of the development of new online tools and services to be used in research and education in philosophy.   The successful candidate will be expected to work from CDP's offices in London, Ontario.    


-   2 year Community College Diploma in an information technology field 
-   Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred 

-   1 year of experience in software development
-   Experience in object-oriented programming in Ruby/Rails, Perl, Java (with Spring and Hibernate), or Groovy/Grails with MySQL is preferred
-   Experience with other programming languages and frameworks (e.g. Python) is preferred
-   Experience with high-traffic, distributed web deployments, including software such as ElasticSearch, Memcached, and RabbitMQ is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-   Understanding of coding methods and database programming approaches and best practices
-   Excellent working knowledge of web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)
-   Familiarity with development management tools, preferably Git
-   Theoretical knowledge related to the development of test cases and test plans
-   Ability to work autonomously and lead all aspects of the Agile application development lifecycle from design to implementation
-   Ability to write clear, concise procedural documentation
-   Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users
-   Ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments and apply best practices related to software design
-   Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an ability to offer creative solutions
-   Demonstrates initiative to ensure that outcomes meet internal and external user requirements
-   Ability to maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
-   Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality outcomes 
-   Project management skills, with an ability to follow best practices and meet tight deadlines
-   Maintains and fosters relationships within, across, and external to organizational boundaries
-   Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
-   Working knowledge of Linux systems administration would be an asset      

Western Values Diversity  

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.      

Please Note  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

How to apply
Application type Online
Search for job number 10351.
Web address to apply http://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html
Hard deadline June 19, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html
Contact name David Bourget
Contact email
Time created June 10, 2017, 10:38am EST
Scheduled expiry date June 19, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Expired on June 21, 2017, 12:46am EST
Last updated August 21, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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