Web Developer

Job description

DepartmentAs a member of the Digital Creative Services team in University of Toronto Communications (UTC), the Web Developer will be responsible for the web-based support of the utoronto.ca, the University’s main website. As such, the incumbent will research, recommend and assist in the implementation of new web resources and applications.

The incumbent will, under the direction of the Executive Director, Digital Creative Services (DCS), will work with other members of the UTC team to consult, design, develop, implement, make recommendations and maintain the website and customize online tools, including databases, surveys, message boards and forms.


Bachelor’s degree in related field or acceptable equivalent of education and experience.

Four (4) years’ relevant experience including experience with database design, implementation and management (MySQL) and experience working with multi-server, enterprise-level web infrastructures.
Experience with Docker/containerization is an asset.
Experience migrating websites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 would be an asset.

Expert knowledge of modern web development frameworks including but not limited to PHP, HTML5, CSS/SASS/SCSS, JavaScript/JQuery and strong knowledge of accessible web design practices.
Knowledge of current AODA legislation and ability to apply AA/AAA standards to existing code.
Must be proficient in theming and customizing Drupal 7 and 8 instances. Must have expertise in current web design trends and practices and persistent web-database integration.
Demonstrated expertise in WordPress development and administration.
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch or other industry tools.
Demonstrated proficiency in GIT and other SVN frameworks and in Gulp.js or other task runners.
Strong understanding of Quality Assurance in a multi-developer environment.
Skilled in working with legacy code and incrementally upgrade using progressive enhancement principles.

Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a project team. Ability to communicate effectively and accurately both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to persons with limited technical backgrounds. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work within tight timelines, to exercise good judgment. Ability to learn continually on-the-job, to keep abreast of rapid changes in systems, programming languages, and user requirements in highly dynamic environment.

Department: Digital Creative Services
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Schedule: Full-time
Job Field: Information Technology
Job Posting: Jun 17, 2019
Job Closing: Jun 28, 2019, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 6/18/2019
Application Due: 7/1/2019
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