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Specialist, Systems Development

Req. #:  13641
Department: IT - Development Team
Location: Montreal, QC CA
Job Status: Permanent Full-time
Grade:  07
Category: Information Technology

To be successful in this role, the incumbent must develop, test and debug new software or improvements made to existing software and ensure results meet expectations. Works at the technical and/or business level of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities to understand problems and resolve them. Establishe program scope, efforts and objectives for problem resolution related to the development of information systems. Develops expertise in specific areas in order to provide direction to and influence systems development activities.

  • Participates in formulating program scope and objectives through research and the analysis of the current situation.
  • Sets up testing environments, libraries, tools and other elements required to perform development and testing tasks.
  • Clarifies with users revise and prepares complex detailed specifications from which programs will be created or modified.
  • Implements a set of technical specifications by coding, compiling and testing computer applications.
  • Develops and modifies program and system documentation for both users and Operations.
  • Analyzes and reviews existing system and program logic as required.
  • Produces test plans and strategies for programs under their responsibility.
  • Supports users during the testing phase of new applications or modifications.
  • Takes an active part in the work of other IT specialists during development, testing and debugging activities.
  • Is accountable for delivering quality results and user satisfaction.
  • Acts as a technical specialist and provides guidance and training to less experienced staff members.


  • University degree in Computer Science with a minimum 5 years of experience in a relevant IT environment.
  • Experience of Application Development with OpenAM or OpenSSO.
  • Very good knowledge of OpenAM platform functionalities.
  • Very good knowledge of Java technology (J2EE, JEE: Servlets, JSP, Taglibs, JPA).
  • Good knowledge of different application servers WebSphere et Tomcat.
  • Good knowledge of WEB libraries: Struts, Spring, Tiles, Displaytag , JSTL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Good knowledge of unit test  (JUnit, JMock).
  • Good knowledge of following technologies: SQL, Hibernate, HSqlDB, Oracle.
  • Good knowledge of following development tools:Eclipse/MyEclipse/ MyEclipse Blue, Maven, CVS, Subversion,    Continuous Integration (Jenkins/ Hudson).
  • Good knowledge of Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP, Kanban).
  • Bilingual, French and English, written and spoken.

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