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Computing Consultant (Mobile app developer)

University of Waterloo

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 15, 2021.

Overview Term: 1 year The Information Systems and Technology (IST) department at the University of Waterloo provides information systems, technology and services in support of teaching, learning, research and administrative needs across campus.

Within IST, the Departmental and Campus Applications group works with campus partners to develop, implement, and support information systems to meet the needs of the University.

The Computing Consultant (Mobile app developer) will report to the Manager, Web Development, and is responsible the development and maintenance of native mobile applications and their integration with back-end services and data.

Responsibilities IST is seeking an experienced Mobile app developer to work as an integral member of the Student Portal development team to develop and maintain high-quality native iOS and Android versions of Portal.

The successful candidate will have expert working knowledge about of the iOS and Android platforms, for both smartphones and tablets, and will be able to provide advice and understanding about native application architecture as well as the newest mobile technologies.

They will also have experience in fast-paced environments, and can demonstrate creative problem solving, as well as high levels of organization & planning, communication, and teamwork.

The successful candidate will also understand WCAG 2.0/2.1 accessibility guidelines and be able to translate those guidelines to native apps with knowledge of how iOS and Android accessibility tools help to support that experience.

The responsibilities of this role encompass a wide range of areas that currently include Assist in creating native application architecture Design and build applications on the iOS and Android platforms Collaborate with the team to define, design, and deploy new features Develop new features based on wireframes, prototypes, and other UX artifacts Write clean, readable, and testable code Identify and correct bugs and other errors Ensure performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications Qualifications Post-secondary education in a related field or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, and work experience in a similar technical service-oriented environment Minimum three years hands-on iOS (Swift/SwiftUI) and/or Android (Java/Kotlin/Android Jetpack) native mobile app experience A portfolio of native app projects, with an ability to describe your contributions to each, is an asset Minimum five years of cumulative mobile app development, design, and/or architecture experience in any of the following areas Hybrid mobile applications (Angular/Ionic, React Native, Vue.js, HTML/CSS/JavaScript) Server-side/middleware (REST API services, microservices, Node.js) Native applications (iOS, Android) Thorough understanding of Agile software development principles Experience profiling and debugging native apps Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications Proficient with Git General knowledge of web technologies and UX principles Experience with WCAG 2.0/2.1 accessibility guidelines and how to translate to the native app experience Experience working with design systems for native applications; Apple design principles and/or Google Material design is an asset Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive and supportive manner with team members and clients Equity Statement The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.

The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff.

The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees.

The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.

As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at or 519-888-4567, ext.