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Intermediate/Senior Application Developer

Intermediate/Senior Application Developer

Full-time, permanent position

If you’re an intermediate to senior-level Application Developer looking to be an essential member of a small and dynamic business application development team, then we may be the employer you’re looking for!

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), based in Guelph, Ontario, is looking for an intermediate to senior-level Application Developer to assist in the maintenance and evolution of our sophisticated data management systems. The successful applicant will work with a small team to aid in development of web-based applications and contribute to a broad range of IT-related projects in support of organization activities. The successful candidate will convincingly demonstrate the ability to work within a team environment, handle multiple projects, function within tight timelines, and report directly to the Manager of Information Technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Solid understanding of, and ability to develop, web-based applications using object-oriented design and industry standard development methodologies.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify problems quickly, assess and determine appropriate resolutions, supported by excellent communication skills.
  • Implement unit testing and other QA methods to ensure products and services are deployed to production environments with high-level of quality.
  • Prepare operational/procedural documentation and specifications. • Provide post-release support – and training in some circumstances – to internal staff; occasionally liaising with remote users.
  • Mentor junior developers and contractors to ensure compliance to coding and documentation standards and industry best practices.
  • implement standards, code reviews, and maintain traditional and Agile best practices. • Oversee code merges between concurrent code branches and implement effective branching strategies for multiple release scenarios.
  • Ensure the development environment is up-to-date and functioning properly. • Demonstrate a strong understanding of SDLC processes and ability to adapt to changing project conditions.
  • Ability to focus on quality, completeness, and accuracy of data, with a prominent level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on aggressive schedules. May occasionally require work beyond normal hours (weekends and evenings).
  • Provide general technical assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Languages:

  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • HTML & CSS
    • Bootstrap
    • SASS
  • TypeScript
  • SQL
  • Nice to have:
  • VB.NET

Libraries/Frameworks:

  • ASP.NET MVC
  • ReactJS
  • JQuery
  • Nice to have:
    • RequireJS
    • LINQ to Entities
    • ASP.NET Web Forms

Software Tooling:

  • Visual Studio
  • Nice to have:
    • Team Foundation Server
    • Team City
    • Selenium

Location: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@ontariosoilcrop.org. The cover letter should provide us with a glimpse of what you would bring to OSCIA. Competition closes on June 9, 2017.

OSCIA offers a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest in advance, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

14-Month Placement

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) requires a talented individual to provide administration support to the OSCIA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Executive Director. The individual will represent the OSCIA provincial office to members of the association, industry partners and to the general public working collaboratively with various parts of the association to ensure good communication and smooth functioning. Responsibilities include logistics and participation in monthly meetings, planning of annual meetings, production of minutes, and the day-to-day activities of the organization.

Duties:

  • Respond to inquiries on association matters from members and others;
  • Compose and type meeting agendas, prepare preview packages, minutes, and correspondence;
  • Maintain Association sections of the OSCIA public website and OSCIA directors’ intranet website;
  • Update and assist local and regional associations on available grants; process and track grant applications and claims received; prepare summary reports;
  • Work with other staff to reimburse local associations for memberships paid through external website;
  • Coordinate content and prepare 4 provincial newsletters annually;
  • Develop promotional material for the Association;
  • Prepare and/or format media releases for the association and distribute electronically;
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for Board members as required;
  • Jointly coordinate the annual conference, summer meeting, and liaison with venues.;
  • Maintain and update mailing lists;
  • Contribute to a broad range of clerical support functions, including data entry support using an electronic database.

Qualifications:

  • Several progressive years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Ability to multi-task; keen eye for detail; excellent communication skills;
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website editing software;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and function within tight timelines;
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to define problems quickly, assess and determine appropriate resolution;
  • Ability to focus on quality, completeness and accuracy of data, with attention to detail;
  • Agricultural experience in practices relevant to environmental improvements, farm business planning, and social networking would be an asset;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license – Glass G;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally within Ontario to attend meetings/events (with overnight stay).

Location: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario

Please submit a current resume and cover letter by email with the subject line “Executive Assistant” to careers@ontariosoilcrop.org. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. OSCIA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodation will be provided during the hiring process.

Competition closes June 8, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest in advance, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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