Full Stack Developer (Research Institute)

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Full Stack Developer (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 full-stack developer to join our development team.

You will be responsible for developing new features 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 allow you to translate business requirements and patient needs into a functional and patient-first focused application.

General Duties
● Developing user-friendly front-end and back-end applications,
● Ensuring web design is optimized for mobile-based devices,
● Optimizing application for maximum speed and scalability,
● Assist in creating servers and databases for functionality,
● Designing and developing APIs,
● Assist to update or tweak mockups and prototypes as needed,
● Write reusable code and libraries,
● Collaborate with various team members to troubleshoot reported issues,
● Participate in writing functional requirement documents and guides,
● Stay up to date on emerging technology.

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Education / Experience

● Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field,
● Minimum 3 years’ experience as a full stack developer,
● Proficiency with front end languages and frameworks such as HTML, JavaScript, Dart, jQuery, Angular JS and Flutter,
● Proficiency with server-side languages and frameworks such as PHP, Perl, Python, Node.js & Laravel,
● Familiarity with database technologies such as MariaDB, MySQL or Oracle,
● In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment),
● Strong organizational skills and great attention to detail,
● Strong analytical and problem-solving skills,
● 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: McGill University Health Centre 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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