Web Developer – Front End (Research Institute)

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Web Developer – Front End (Research Institute)
Research Institute of the MUHC
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Research and teaching
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Temporary full time
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Do you want to work for a world-renowned research institute that pushes the boundaries of biomedical science and health research? Right here in Montreal! At the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), you can be part of an organization focused on scientific discovery and innovation in patient-centered medicine. Join us today and make a difference!

Job Description

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).

Position summary
The Opal Health Informatics Group at the Research Institute of the MUHC is looking for a qualified front-end developer to join our development team. You will be responsible for building the ‘client-side’ of our award-winning Opal application (opalmedapps.com) which empowers patients with access to their health information. You are a tech-savvy professional with experience in leveraging the latest digital technologies to optimize web applications for efficiency and scalability, while maintaining a visually appealing design to ensure a great user experience. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills allows you to translate business requirements and patient needs into a functional and patient-first focused application

General Duties
• Use markup languages like HTML to create user-friendly web applications
• Optimizing web applications for maximum speed and scalability.
• Ensuring web design is optimized for mobile-based devices.
• Develop features to ensure great user experience
• Ensuring user experience determines design choices
• Translate UI/UX design wireframes to actual code
• Assist to update or tweak mockups and prototypes as needed
• Write reusable code and libraries
• Collaborate with back-end developers and web designers to improve usability
• Help back-end developers with troubleshooting efforts
• Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
• Participate in writing functional requirement documents and guides
• Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies

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Education / Experience

• Diploma in Computer Science or equivalent Minimum 3 years experience as a Front-end developer
• Strong proficiency with HTML, JavaScript, AngularJS, CSS and jQuery
• Knowledge of Flutter and Dart
• In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
• Knowledge of graphic design applications and content management systems
• Understanding of layout aesthetics
• Experience with responsive and adaptive design
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Experience with browser testing and debugging
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of healthcare IT system requirements are an asset

Additional information

Status : Temporary, Full-time, 12 month contract, renewable
Pay Scale: Commensurate with education & work experience
Work Shift: Monday to Friday (35 hour workweek)
Work Site: Glen site


To learn more about our benefits, please visit http://rimuhc.ca/en/compensation-and-benefits


NOTE: The masculine gender has been used for brevity and includes the feminine gender.

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