Software Developer/Research Assistant - Department of Computer Science & Information Technology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Date of Posting: 
August 27, 2014
Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
Software Developer/Research Assistant
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$21.00 per hour (vacation pay included) (off scale CUPE 1870)

 Commencing September 8, 2014 for 6 weeks (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)


• To participate in research in Human-Computer Interaction through assisting in the design and implementation of a multi-surface environment. A multi-surface environment is an interactive computer system composed of several displays (including tablets, mobile phones, wall and table displays) that work together seamlessly to enable new applications and interactions.
• The developer will work under the direction and in collaboration with a faculty member, and with a team of students at the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Saskatchewan.
• The developer will work with the research team to formulate and document the basic design for the multi-surface environment.
• The developer will primarily be responsible for implementing, integrating and testing important parts of new technology.


• The successful candidate should have completed at least a BSc. degree in Computer Science and would benefit from some background in psychology.
• The developer must be willing to work independently, to proactively research best practices and alternative approaches, to keep track of their work activities, to present their work to members of the research team, and be able to work well in a team.
• All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, but priority may be given to those with experience in mobile technology and web development. Knowledge or skills of HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, and Linux would be considered assets.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

N. Cong Van

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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