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Web Developer, Technology Services, Libraries & Cultural Resources At The University of Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

Position Overview

Technology Services in Libraries & Cultural Resources is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Web Developer for approximately 12 months.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Projects & Web Development, the Web Developer is an expert in developing rich user experiences in a variety of programming languages, and works in a high volume, fast paced and complex environment. The Web Developer collaborates with team members by participating in daily stand-up meetings, supporting others through instant messenger, updating documentation in Sharepoint and contributing code to our shared GIT repository.

The primary purpose of this position is to develop, maintain, document and administer library technology systems in support of grant funded projects. This will include utilizing modern technologies that support access to our collections, digital preservation and publishing. The Web Developer ensures that web standards and best practices are fully utilized with all digital aspects of Technology, Discovery and Digital Services.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):


  • Develop high quality responsive webpages.
  • Incorporate best SEO practices into templates and pages.
  • Development is done in a timely manner and according to specifications.
  • Accessible to other developers for troubleshooting and support.
  • Thoroughly test code before making any changes to a system.
  • Interact with vendor APIs.
  • Development is done in a timely manner and according to specifications.
  • Participate in troubleshooting and testing of a range of systems.

System Administration:

  • Perform regular security audits and make sure applications have appropriate security measure in place.
  • Ensure systems are fully functional and available to users 24 hours a day.
  • Ensure systems are up-to-date and plan for future upgrades and enhancements, identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of systems, processes and changes.
  • Manage Library Systems Development Team help desk tickets on designated day.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional team members including front end, quality assurance, designers and server administrator.


  • Inform Manager, clients and business owners of any problems.
  • Communicate effectively with system vendors when required.
  • Participate in daily stand-up meetings providing what you accomplished on previous day, what you will do on present day and any obstacles you are facing.
  • Document all processes and applications you support in detail.
  • Professionally respond to help desk tickets and provide necessary details and documentation of why problem occurred.
  • Provide insight and guidance on site architecture and navigation systems and implement changes as required.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or diploma in a related field of study such as web development or programming for mobile devices.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing highly trafficked interfaces.
  • Expert knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Familiarity with working in a LAMP environment.
  • Experience working with Wordpress.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, D3.js or Bootstrap.js
  • Examples of work targeting modern browsers on desktop and mobile devices.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated flexibility to deal with constant change.
  • Proven ability to set priorities and complete tasks within specified timelines is required.
  • A deep appreciation for reusable code.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize programming frameworks and open source software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated flexibility to deal with constant change.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Application Deadline: December 18, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.