New career opportunity: Manager, Information Systems

Posted in : Careers
Posted on : January 11, 2017

We are looking for an experienced Software Developer, comfortable working both client-side and server-side, to join its team as part of a start-up development team.

The Manager, Information Systems will be responsible for user information solutions by developing, implementing, and maintaining Java & SQL based systems. You will help define our platform’s specifications, and then design, code, test, debug, and document our service.

This position is located in Calgary.

Applications are only accepted online. No calls, emails or office visits, please. For more information on the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, visit our website at


  • Planning, coordination, and management of all application development through the SDLC to post-production and support
  • Defines site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality.
  • Designs and develops user interfaces to internet/intranet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle; determining design methodologies and tool sets; completing programming using languages and software products; designing and conducting tests.
  • Designs, develops and documents parts of a complex and comprehensive product suite of the Measurement and Analysis tools.
  • Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development.
  • Integrates applications by designing database architecture and server scripting; studying and establishing connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information servers.
  • Completes applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms
  • Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Updates job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products
  • Monitor backup, application, network and system issues and be proactive in resolving the issues
  • Maintain good documentation on production applications, network, and system, which include configurations, backup, and change history information
  • Review and resolve tickets our IT vendors
  • Provide IT technical support and training as required, on internal processes & software applications
  • Works with the IT Director to understand project(s) priorities, timelines and dependencies
  • Conduct functional and user testing based on testing scripts and manage issue log up to resolution
  • Provide back-up support to IT Director by completing assigned duties as required to meet the needs of the organization
  • Advocate software quality and ensure the team understands the importance of proper testing and software design
  • Maintaining software development processes
  • Maintaining high level of product quality
  • Provide back-up support to IT Director by completing assigned duties as required to meet the needs of the organization

Specific measurement tools: Diversity Census Tool and Inclusion Survey (DCIT); Employer Inclusivity Index (EII), Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

  • Overall management of project scope and objectives for each client, involving all relevant stakeholders and technical components.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external clients, third parties, and vendors.
  • Ensure the project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Coordinate the activities of internal resources and third parties to ensure flawless execution of the project (project resources may be based in more than one location)
  • Manage any changes to the project scope, timeline, and budget using appropriate verification techniques
  • Report and escalate any issues to management as needed

Qualifications (Required):

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or 7+ years equivalent experience
  • 3-5+ of experience developing scalable, high-performance, business-critical applications with a demonstrable portfolio of work
  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies and mobile technologies
  • Strong Java, SQL and web development skills
  • Strong Knowledge of data collection, storing, and mining

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Java, Java Applets, J2EE, JQuery
  • C# & .Net
  • Databases: SQL, MySQL
  • Linux Administration
  • Web Programming Skills
  • Web User Interface Design
  • SDLC: System Development Life Cycle
  • Scoping & Software Requirements
  • Software Development Process
  • Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
  • Multimedia Content Development
  • Software Debugging

Non-Technical Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a solid knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts
  • Adept at articulating the product vision and drive the future roadmap with strong business skills
  • Ability to project plan and prioritize resource allocation
  • Ability to take verbal and written direction and follow through to complete projects and tasks as assigned
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in handling confidential data while interacting with management, staff, clients, and third parties

Qualifications (Optional):

The following qualifications are not required but would be an asset.

  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish.
  • Understanding of workplace diversity and inclusion.

Technical skills (option):

  • Knowledge of message systems such as JMS
  • Knowledge of secure coding practices
  • Knowledge of Git & Node

Application deadline:

The applications deadline for this position is January 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm ET.

All applicants - apply here.

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