Web Developer
TakingITGlobal - Toronto, ON

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An international organization combining youth, technology and global community to create positive global change

Position: Web Developer
Position Location: Toronto, Ontario
Anticipated Start Date: September 2012
Length: 1 year full-time contract with the possibility of renewal
Details: 40 hours/week
Salary: $36-40,000 (based on experience)
Applications due: Sept 14th, 2012

TakingITGlobal (TIG) is seeking a Web Developer to join our team for a unique opportunity. This position is a paid, full-time contract coordinated out of our Toronto Office.

This exciting opportunity is perfect for someone who is looking to develop hands-on web development experience in a dynamic and creative office environment. Under the direction of our tech team, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to stimulating projects and expand their skill-set and network. Our model applicant can take great pride in contributing not only to our office on a local level, but also to TIG’s world-wide network.

If you are who we are looking for – or know someone else that might be – keep reading to get to know us a little better and we’ll be expectantly waiting to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

~The TIG Team

About TakingITGlobal

TakingITGlobal is an international organization lead by youth, empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal (TIG) connects youth from around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local, regional and global communities.

TakingITGlobal’s mission is to provide opportunities for learning, capacity building, cross-cultural awareness, and self-development through the use of Information and Communication Technologies. Its key strategic initiatives include; providing a virtual space for cross-cultural expression, dialogue, networking and collaboration among youth, supporting youth action and understanding around global issues, developing rich interactive, global education experiences, and facilitating the development of local content, multilingualism and skills training.

TakingITGlobal has approximately 20 staff based in Toronto and an additional 20 staff who work part-time in different parts of Canada and around the world as well as hundreds of volunteers. Supporters include RBC Financial Group, Microsoft, the Government of Canada, the McConnell Foundation and Gordon Foundation.

Please visit www.tigweb.org/about for further information.

Roles and Responsibilities

*Assist senior development team with designing, developing and maintaining software components for the TakingITGlobal website
*Quality assurance – usability testing & robustness testing
*Contribute to the design and development of various TIG partner & client websites
*Support the development of ongoing technical specifications and documentation of the site
*Drive to continuously improve testing and product quality

Technical Skills and Experience

*Knowledge of and a commitment to web standards
*Understanding of the needs and challenges in developing a community website
*Understanding of site-architecture, usability, and basic interface
design principles

*Advanced knowledge of the following:
o PHP
o MySQL
o XHTML, HTML5 & CSS
o UML
o OO Programming & Unit testing

*Familiarity with:
o PHPMyAdmin
o SVN
o AJAX
o SMARTY Template Engine

*Familiarity with the following considered an asset:
o Doctrine
o Visual Paradigm
o PHPUnit
o Doxygen/phpDocumentor
An understanding of the quirks in IE6's rendering of CSS and an ability to manage these issues

Qualifications

*Currently a student or recent graduate from Computer Science, Web or Multimedia diploma or degree, or equivalent work experience
*Ability to adapt in a fast paced and changing environment
*Strong communication skills, time management and teamwork skills
*Ability to think creatively and problem solve effectively
*Experience working with youth from a wide variety of cultures
*Understanding of and experience with social media networks and online communities (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
*Willingness to learn new things and eagerness to acquire new skills
*Demonstrated interest in youth-related issues, social change, youth development and/or international issues considered an asset
Application Process:

Please include links to your online portfolio or references to examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: Sept 14th, 2012

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

ATTN: Human Resources Assistant
Mail: 19 Duncan Street, Suite 505, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3H1, Canada
Fax: 416-352-1898
For Inquiries: 416-977-9363 ext. 317

Please electronically mail your cover letter and resume and include the title of the position in the subject line of your email and let us know how you heard about the position. Please do not mail or personally submit resumes, as we are a small organization and do not have the capacity to respond.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, due to the volume of applications and inquiries we receive; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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