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Job Title :
Junior Software Developer
Closing Date : 29/04/2011
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Summary :

If you have a solid computer science background, an exceptional understanding of the software development life cycle, and are looking for an amazing opportunity to grow your career in IT – Purdy’s might be just what you are looking for!

We are looking for a Junior Software Developer to join our IT team.  The Software Developer reports to the IT Manager and is directly responsible for creating and testing new software and supporting existing applications.

As the Software Developer, primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•        Building and testing n-tier web based, client-server and database solutions
•        Ensuring that project milestones are achieved and deliverables are completed on time
•        Ensuring standard software development life cycle methodology is followed throughout
•        Documenting all appropriate program processes, installation and maintenance, and other related documentation for applications as required

Qualifications :

All successful candidates must possess the following:
•        Computer Science Degree/Diploma (or significant experience in lieu of a degree/diploma)
•        3 years minimum relevant working experience in software development and support
•        Keen desire to learn new development techniques and ideas.
•        Strong hands on, self motivational attributes
•        Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
•        Ability to develop and maintain strong, solid relationships with management, peers and outside  consultants
•        Ability to work under pressure, multi-task efficiently, and problem solve independently
•        Strong customer service orientation

Technical Skill Set required:
•        Solid background in computer science (data structures, algorithms, searching, and sorting)
•        Understanding of the software development life cycle
•        Knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts and best practices
•        Good understanding of RDBMS and data modeling principles
•        Experience with Microsoft .Net based technologies
•        Knowledge and experience with the following would be considered an asset:
o       Microsoft SQL Server development
o       Web/n-tier  application development
o       SharePoint development
o       Reporting tools and Microsoft Office programming

Position :

Purdy’s Chocolates has been acknowledged as one of Canada's Top 50 Employers more than once - including 2008 and 2009.  These awards are a testament to the rich texture of our history and our more than 100 years of dedication to quality, trust, tradition, and innovation. Our difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, full benefits, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.
Here are just some of the excellent perks you would enjoy as an employee:

- Product Discounts
- Educational Sponsorship
- Career Development
- Recognition Programs
- Computer Purchase Program
- Registered Retirement Savings Plans
- Employer-matched Charitable Donations
- Scholarship Program

Last updated on April 29, 2011