Web Developer – Front-End - Competition 19/30 - Internal & External

Competition 19/30

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 Web Developer – Front End at its National Office in Ottawa. 

The Position:

Under the direction and supervision of the Manager, Information Technology Architecture and Projects, the Web Developer – Front-End is responsible for website and applications support, design, and development.  The primary responsibility of this position is to build and support content-management based platforms with custom themes and user interfaces that provide positive user experiences.

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:

  • Design and develop accessible, user-friendly, visually appealing, and interactive interfaces and content-management themes that are compatible across platforms
  • Analyze client requirements and recommend solutions including developing wireframes, story boards and task flows
  • Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy website and applications
  • Design websites with a user-centered design following usability, accessibility, and user experience best practices
  • Monitor, modify, and maintain website for quality and user interaction
  • Collaborate with other technology team members and stakeholders to ensure a seamless user experience
  • Collaborate with content providers to ensure communication objectives are achieved
  • Participate in the establishment of, and support, user experience standards, processes, frameworks and best practices
  • 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 design and development. 

Also required are:

  • Expertise in JavaScript, including closures, promises, DOM manipulation
  • Expertise in SASS, CSS, HTML5, Gulp
  • Extensive CMS development experience, particularly Drupal 8, using Drush
  • Experience with object-oriented PHP development
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as React and Angular
  • Experience with templating languages like Liquid and Twig an asset
  • Experience in an Agile environment an asset
  • Knowledge of AMP, SPA, service workers
  • Knowledge of web standards, usability principles, and accessibility guidelines
  • Knowledge of G-Suite and Linux platforms
  • Ability to troubleshoot front-end performance and common development issues
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Self-motivated and initiative to get tasks completed and issues resolved
  • Understanding of web-based design and customer service

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


Applications, making reference to competition 19/30 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., May 22, 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.