Web Developer Analyst (MT0787, IST2E, GR05)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will be a full-stack developer with solid experience in the domain of web development spanning server-side, database integration and front-end, user-facing and UX/UI oriented development. The Intermediate Web Developer/Analyst will contribute to the development and support of the Web Services Systems to ensure that they meet the current and future needs of the stakeholders and users community. This position calls for an individual who demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories of own discipline and some knowledge of principles and concepts in other functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Resolve system incidents/problems and act as a liaison between Business Subject Matter Experts, technical teams and/or third-party vendors as required
  • Lead the implementation of simple enhancements to existing systems that meet business requirements and are aligned with IT orientations:
    • gather business requirements;
    • evaluate feasibility, provide estimates, design solution and prepare detailed specifications
    • coordinate team effort in developing and implementing the enhancements
  • Implement new functionality that meet business requirements and are aligned with IT orientations
    • Provide estimates for tasks and artifacts under own responsibility
    • transform business requirements and conceptual system designs into detailed functional specifications in accordance with design standards
  • Develop the following artifacts (not limited to): functional specifications, interface designs and configuration specifications
  • Develop test scenarios and conduct detailed functional and integration testing to ensure programming/configuration has been done in accordance with detailed functional specifications and business requirements
  • Develop website architecture and helps determine hardware and software requirements
  • Test and debug new web modules, applications, themes, as well as perform maintenance and enhancements to existing web modules, etc.
  • Provide technical expertise in the development of web design and functional specifications related to business needs.
  • Produce deliverables related to assigned project(s)
  • Perform or assist in the configuration and control of system parameters and files to meet business requirements
  • Support Business Subject Matter Experts and users during user acceptance testing
  • Assist in the development of application documentation, user documentation and training materials
  • Assists in training less-experienced software development team members

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate Degree

Three (3) years’ related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Four (4) year degree (Undergraduate) in Management Information Systems or Computer Science or equivalent experience, an asset. Extensive knowledge of PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript; Familiar with CSS preprocessors like SASS. Strong affiliation with responsive, mobile & content-first approaches. Excellent debugging and issue solving skills. Ability to understand end-user and client perspectives and requirements. Demonstrated effective communication, writing and planning skills. Self-motivated and ability to work well with multiple teams in cross functional set-up. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple initiatives and to manage deadlines. Familiarity with MySQL and other databases. Demonstrated experience working with open source web publishing tools and systems: Drupal 7 and/or Drupal 8, including custom modules and hooks, WordPress, MediaWiki. Experience slicing mockups created with design applications such as Sketch or prototyping tools like Invision. Knowledge of and experience designing to accessibility and access standards: WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), W3C (World-wide web Consortium) and other industry-approved development standards. Familiar with Agile development processes and Git. Familiar with automated testing tools like GitLab pipelines, PHPUnit, and Behat. Understanding of the project lifecycle and tools like Jira and Confluence. Additional relevant experience: knowledge of frameworks like React, VueJS, NodeJS, AngularJS, and Backbone is an asset, as is a record of open source code contributions or other community involvement. English, spoken and written; French spoken and read.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to IT Services:


McGill University, HR IT Services

688 Sherbrooke Street West, 16th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1


(514) 398-4451


careeropportunity.its [at] mcgill.ca

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, IT Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

In order to maintain internal priority, McGill employees must apply within the delays specified in the MUNACA collective agreement for positions covered by the collective agreement or according to the personnel policies for positions covered by the personnel policies.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3711.

IT Services
IT Communications
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Portfolio Manager, Web Service Group
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