Web Developer – Back-End - Competition 19/27 - Internal & External

Web Developer – Back-End

Competition 19/27

Internal & External

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 61,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a Manager, Information Technology Architecture and Projects at its National Office in Ottawa. 

The Position:

Under the direction and supervision of the Manager, Information Technology Architecture and Projects, the Web Developer – Back-End is responsible for website and applications support, coding, and development.  The primary responsibility of this position is to help build and support a content management based platform with a focus on managing the technical aspects of the content management platform including building and implementing custom modules and application program interfaces (APIs).

Further information:

The organization is currently shifting to cloud-native development, including PaaS, multi-cloud, microservices, agile methodology, containers, CI/CD, and DevOps

Major responsibilities include:

  • Develop, test, and deploy websites and applications including new and existing product features
  • Write custom code and thoroughly test applications using a sound continuous integration (CI) process
  • Manage the technical aspects of the content management platform including API integrations
  • Develop, configure, and integrate modules, themes, and applications
  • Develop sites that are compatible across platforms
  • Monitor, modify and maintain the website to ensure speed, responsiveness and code quality
  • Collaborate with other technology team members and stakeholders to ensure website and application functionality and optimization of features
  • Participate in the establishment of, and support, technology standards, road maps, frameworks, processes and policies related to core web applications
  • Prepare project plans to present technical ideas and establish timelines
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams assigned to special projects and work collaboratively with employees in other sections
  • May be requested to undertake other related duties on a periodic basis

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have completed an IT or related degree and have three to five years’ experience in website and web application development. 

Also required are:

  • Expertise in object-oriented PHP 7 software engineering
  • Expertise in JavaScript, including closures, promises, DOM manipulation
  • Extensive CMS development experience, particularly Drupal 8 using Drush
  • Experience with data architecture and management via SQL, NoSQL, REST, JSON
  • Experience with Node, ReactJS, and/or Angular an asset
  • Experience with SASS, Gulp, Grunt, and Composer
  • Knowledge of G Suite and Linux platforms
  • Experience in an Agile environment an asset
  • Knowledge of web standards and accessibility guidelines
  • Self-motivated and initiative to get tasks completed and issues resolved
  • Ability to troubleshoot web performance and development issues
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities.

The Salary: $69,673 to $89,724 (G5)


Applications, making reference to competition 19/27 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., May 20, 2019 by email to staffingofficer@pipsc.ca.

Thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.