Full Stack Developer (Drupal, Laravel)

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Full Stack Developer (Drupal, Laravel)

Date Posted: 06/10/2021
Req ID: 4370
Faculty/Division: School of Continuing Studies
Department: Sch of Continuing Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers an extensive roster of over 800 courses, over 40 program areas, and more than 125 certificates across a broad range of fields that help learners succeed in their careers, satisfy their curiosities, and live their best lives. Courses are delivered by our team of 800 instructors, all of whom are industry or subject matter experts who are passionate about teaching and learning.

Complementing our academic offerings are our English Language Program and a professional Comparative Education Service for learners seeking to have international credentials assessed in Canada.

Your opportunity:

The Information Technology Services (ITS) team collectively maintains systems that are essential to the success of the School of Continuing Studies. The Full Stack Developer is responsible for designing, developing, administering, and supporting websites and web applications and their subsystems as well as, and planning and implementing components of new initiatives/projects.

Reporting to the Lead Developer and Systems Architect, the incumbent will join a vibrant team of information technology professionals.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting needs assessments to determine end-user technical requirements
  • Analyzing and writing programming code structures based on user requirements
  • Writing complex technical code
  • Developing technical application implementation plans
  • Building and maintaining websites

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Web Development, Software Engineering, or related field or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four years hands on experience in the analysis, design, development and delivery of web applications.
  • Experience in full stack development in Drupal (preferably Drupal 8 or 9) and using PHP frameworks like Laravel, Symphony, or Zend Framework.
  • Experience in Drupal module development, APIs, database architecture and integration, libraries, components, etc.
  • Strong understanding and proficiency with JavaScript (AngularJS, jQuery, VueJS), AJAX, HTML5, REST, JSON, XML, SOAP, API design and development, security and data protection.
  • Experience with all aspects of the application lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, and testing) and agile development methodology.
  • Experience building responsive user interfaces for websites and/or web applications.
  • Experience with debugging tools like Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Experience writing complex technical code.
  • Experience with GIT source control.
  • Experience authoring documentation to support both design activities and training materials.
  • Proven aptitude and interest to learn and build experiences with new technologies and/or upgrades.
  • Must be organized, a quick learner, able to prioritize effectively, possess the desire and ability to take initiative, be able to self-manage and to meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, strong analytical abilities, creativity, and clear appreciation of end customer needs.
  • Proven ability to communicate concepts with technical and non-technical team members.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience planning and implementing components of IT projects.
  • Familiar with web server technologies like J2EE, Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc.
  • Understanding of SASS/CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms/browsers.
  • Experience with authentication requests (SAML/Shibboleth) and experience with JIRA.
  • Familiar with AODA requirements as it relates to creating accessible websites and applications.
  • Experience creating mockups and designing modern user-interfaces.
  • Ability to work on both front-end and back-end code.
  • Experience using command line interfaces (CLIs) on either Windows or Unix.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Achievement oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Efficient
  • Goal oriented
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Problem solver

Closing Date: 07/06/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 -- $70,427 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,064. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
Recruiter: Meagan White
- Those who are invited for an interview may request a full job description
- Overtime on weekdays

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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