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Job: Project Lead Developer (Information Architect) - ITS (15 Month Term) at University of Toronto

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Project Lead Developer (Information Architect) - ITS (15 Month Term)
University of Toronto
Toronto

**Project Lead Developer (Information Architect) - ITS (15 MONTH TERM, Pay Band 15)**  
  
Job Number: 1501578

Faculty / Division: Central Library System

Department: Central Library System

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

  
**Description:**  
The successful applicant will lead the information architecture and design on
a grant-funded digital scholarship project in the area of Medieval Studies.

  
The project will extend the Omeka platform's capacity to support manuscript
studies through enhanced image viewing and annotation capabilities; develop a
modular application for the visualization of manuscript collations; and to
create an API that supports these developments by enabling data exchange
between project components and standard digital scholarship platforms.

  
Project deliverables include:

Adaptation of an existing IIIF-compliant image viewer and OA Annotation
application as plug-ins for the Omeka platform

Development of a Manuscript Collation tool that interacts with IIIF-compliant
image stores and annotations to support visualization of the structure of
medieval manuscripts

Development an API and Omeka plug-in to support data transport between IIIF-
compliant image stores and other project components such as Omeka and the
project Collation Tool

Working within a complex project environment, the successful applicant will
work collaboratively in a multi-functional team of scholars and technical
staff. The Information Architect specifies information architecture and
technical project design work and ensures that suitable technical environments
for the project work are identified, configured and deployed according to
project timelines. During requirements and design phases the Information
Architect will work in partnership with project partners to apply abstract and
non-technical process modelling approaches to map project requirements to
appropriate and innovative design solutions, as well as establish a close
working relationships with the project librarian, subject experts, and other
project partners, within the project team, library, university and externally
as required

  
**Qualifications: MINIMUM:**  
  
**Education:**  
University degree with a focus in computer science, or an acceptable
equivalent combination of education and experience.

  
Experience:

Five (5) years of experience either in web-based application architecture,
design, and development, or the same amount of leadership experience in web-
based software development with clear evidence of a structured, architectural
mindset and project management or technical supervisory experience. Work
experience in a university or academic library setting would be considered an
asset

  
**Skills:**  
Expert and current knowledge of design standards, best practices and practical
techniques for user interface and information architecture design of academic
and scholarly web-based resources and services is required

Project management skills; ability to lead and motivate colleagues effectively
in a team-based development environment

Highly-developed understanding of the interdependent nature of users, content
and context within large information systems

Advanced graphical and technical web design skills required for the effective
design of web-based resources

Demonstrated programming skills in several of Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails,
Python, or other similar languages in current use for web-based application
development

Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills; ability to
negotiate priorities tactfully and effectively with a variety of stakeholders
is required

  
Experience and familiarity with all of the following is required:

Current graphical design and image manipulation software applications and
techniques

Use and development of reference architectures, models, or patterns

Use of SOA protocols and platforms

Integration of legacy systems with modern applications

Identity management and single-sign-on tools and techniques

Relational databases (MySQL)

Use of object-oriented programming and MVC frameworks in web applications

  
**Other:**  
Knowledge of best practices in web-based pedagogy

Effective problem solving and demonstrated self-directed learning

Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines

Ability to effectively balance workload while contributing across multiple
projects

Analytical ability; ability to conduct needs assessment, translate high-level
non-technical project requirements into effective software design, and
communicate technical design requirements effectively to team members

Strong organizational skills; ability to work and research independently and
as part of a team.

  
Travel: None

  
Notes: Position is an fifteen (15) month term.

  
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Budget - Term

Schedule: Full-time

  
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW15 -- $75,818 with an annual step
progression to a maximum of $96,958. Pay scale and job class assignment is
subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance
Protocol.

  
Percentage of FTE: 100

  
Job Field: Information Technology

  
Job Posting: March 7, 2016

  
Job Closing: March 18, 2016, 11:59:00 PM



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