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Job ID:
Job Type:
24 mois / 24 month
Job Category:
Information Technology
Open Positions:
Faculty / Department:
Faculty of Medicine / Department of Family Medicine
Alta Vista Campus (Peter Morand Crescent)
Union Affiliation:
Non-Union Confidential - Grant (NC)
Date Posted:
December 8, 2022
Closing Date:
December 18, 2022
Hours per week:

Salary (Grade: NC8)

Hiring salary range

*Job title under review

The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas

The University of Ottawa is home to a dynamic community of over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroad of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We believe in the power of representation, and that increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff supports this objective. Our goal is to provide students with the best possible learning experience, in an environment that reflects the diversity of its people, their ideas, and their identities. 

We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!


About the Faculty of Medicine
Welcome to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, the first and largest bilingual medical faculty in Canada. Our learners have access to state-of-the art facilities and specialized institutions as they learn alongside world-class physicians and scientists. Consistently ranked among the top 10 medical schools in Canada, our faculty is among the top faculties of medicine in the world for research impact in biomedical and health sciences.

Position purpose:
Reporting to the Project Manager, Evaluates the users business and software requirements and develops new or enhances existing or off-the-shelf computer applications. Manages medium to major projects and may be required to supervise the work of others. Is focused on meeting user needs and improving the efficiency of the University’s business processes through system and software solutions.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis: Provides professional expertise and leads the analysis of client business and functional requirements for projects of medium and large scope and assists in determining technical, operational and economic feasibility.
  • Design: Provides leadership in the creation of technical designs and system specifications or plans in order to translate requirements into technical specification documents.
  • Development and Testing: Develops and writes complex programs and oversees the work of others in developing effective program code, tests, debugs and performs integration tests to ensure correct functionality of software.
  • Documentation: Creates and reviews the documentation of others for new releases or application upgrades.
  • Deployment: Coordinates release process for new and upgraded software in alignment with established procedures and processes.

What you will bring:

  • University degree in Computer Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing and implementing software applications.
  • Knowledge of and experience with programming tools, languages, techniques.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practice.
  • Knowledge of project management concepts and methods and experience in planning and managing cross functional projects that are usually completed within 1 year.
  • Knowledge of University policies, guidelines, procedures and standards regarding system and software development and deployment.
  • Experience in providing supervision, guidance, leadership and feedback to project teams and junior resources.
  • Analytical skills to diagnose, troubleshoot, debug and repair complex programming issues.
  • Ability to proactively keep abreast of new and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to users.
  • Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written).

Bilingualism: French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa: 

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We are at our best when everyone has a seat at the table, and when we are made to feel like we belong. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Note: if this is a union position: The hiring process will be governed by the current collective agreement related to the union affiliation noted above; you can click here to find out more.