Web Support Specialist

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Requisition #:  J0313-0070

Position Title:  Web Support Specialist

Department:  Information Technology Services

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Term, 2 years with the possibility of extension or of becoming regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Information Technology

Number of Positions:  0

Date Posted:  May 10, 2013

Closing Date:  May 26, 2013

Salary Range:

(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $69,359 and $81,599* (job grade 16).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.

Take a Central Role at the Bank of Canada:

Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)

Job Summary

As a member of the Web Communications Team, you will assist in web application development and support. In short, you will be responsible for the quality, integrity and availability of the websites that make up the Bank of Canada’s web presence and for the associated publishing tools.

Central Responsibilities:

• participate in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting
• develop and support data publication tools used to validate and publish statistical data on the Bank’s websites
• contribute to the ongoing evolution of the Bank’s web presence by offering insight into new technical opportunities to meet business objectives
• build long-term solutions to issues as they arise
• automate tasks and deployments where appropriate
• support the Bank’s websites on a day-to-day basis

Key Requirements:

• a completed B.Sc. or M.Sc. in computer science or equivalent
• English or French essential
• excellent communication skills
• proven experience coordinating or leading small cross-team technical projects
• one to two years of experience with RESTful web services
• three to five years of experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) application development
• expertise with PHP frameworks
• three to five years of general software support experience
• proven technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and firewalls


• ability to communicate effectively in both official languages
• demonstrated development experience with Java
• demonstrated knowledge of unit testing (JUnit, PHPUnit) and continuous integration (Jenkins)
• understanding of the MVC design pattern in PHP
• experience with Shell Scripting, Perl
• advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX
• experience with Apache Ant
• knowledge of Web Standards
• knowledge of version control (SVN, Git, etc.)
• demonstrated experience employing iterative web-development methods (e.g., Scrum)
• experience using FAME


• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for secret status clearance.
• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.
• The selected candidate must be available for on-call, overtime or for a variable work schedule based on operational requirements.
• The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 26 May 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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