PA Level 6 - Programmer Analyst - Climate Research Lab / Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2013
Date of Posting: 
August 1, 2013
Climate Research Lab / Robertson Library
PA Level 6 - Programmer Analyst
Full-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$48,389 - $53,224 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible until August 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The Robertson Library is seeking applications for a qualified individual to work under the general direction of the Climate Research Lab Director as well as the Digital Initiatives and Systems Librarian.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing programming services to the Climate Research Lab, particularly: migration of the Climate Database to the UPEI protocols; development of components of the Climate Lab’s Virtual Research Environments; web and GIS database applications; other programming expertise, support, documentation and training as needed by the Climate Research Lab.

Applicants should have: a post-secondary degree in Computer Science or equivalent; 1-2 year's experience working in a software development/programming environment in an academic or government context; advanced knowledge of Internet and especially web client and server applications, databases (especially MySQL and PostgreSQL), Web programming environments (especially PHP, Python, Java, and Javascript); advanced knowledge of HTML and XML, including familiarity with programming in an XML environment; knowledge of Islandora and Fedora repository software; experience working with Drupal and related PHP applications; demonstrated experience with building web-based applications; development experience with open source GIS tools like OpenLayers, PostGIS, and GeoServer; experience using source code maintenance tools like Git; ability to install and maintain Linux/Windows/Mac applications; strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to clients; knowledge of the operation and support of the server and software environment as it applies to research, including operating systems, application frameworks and programming resources.

Applicants must have: ability to communicate effectively with Climate Lab staff and University faculty and students; to create appropriate technical and training documentation/materials for applications and services; excellent communication, organizational, and collaborative skills. Experience working in an academic setting is an asset.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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