Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Software Engineer Intern (Downtown Vancouver, Canada)

The Advantage Systems is a software development firm focused on developing cloud-centric vertically aligned business solutions targeting the global food processing industry. Our mission is to provide food processing industry partners with new methods for exchanging important information amongst partners in the food processing supply chain. You can learn more by visiting our website at www.systemsmanagement.ca.

This position is being made available through the Canada Summer Jobs program administered by Service Canada and is subject to confirmation of grant funding.

To be eligible for this position, individuals must meet all of the following criteria:

• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

• have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

• be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and

• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Position Title: Software Engineer Intern (30 hours per week)

Position Term: May to August 2011

Summary Statement: The Software Engineer Intern will be responsible for participating in the design, development, implementation, testing, quality assurance, and maintenance of all layers and aspects of our clients’ products and systems. This position has significant hands-on coding responsibilities on a high-volume, high-availability production system, and requires a strong background in computer science and web development with knowledge of the full software development life cycle. The position additionally requires an individual capable of forward thinking particularly with respect to performance and scaling requirements.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

1. Collaborate and develop comprehensive functional specifications and work estimates based on those specifications.
2. Work with the client and internal teams to design, develop and test applications according to specifications.
3. Contribute creative ideas to the product development pipeline.
4. Assist system administration team in the installation and implementation of servers as well as in systems planning, monitoring and support.
5. Support and troubleshoot systems as required, optimizing performance, resolving production problems and providing timely status updates.
6. Help develop and maintain coding standards, best practices and provide suggestions for application and product development.
7. Maintain confidentiality regarding the technology and business of our clients and company at all times.

Education Requirements and/or Work Experiences:

This position requires superior problem-solving skills and a strong working knowledge of business systems and production floor real-time systems.
1. Successful completion of a significant number of courses towards a computer science degree or diploma in software engineering or equivalent.
2. Experience building highly scalable / performance optimized code a strong plus.
3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4. Exceptional creative problem solving and analysis capabilities.
5. Ability to work under tight schedules across multiple projects simultaneously.
6. We are looking to build a team with complementary skills, so you need not be an expert in all web technologies, but you must have:
a. Experience with all of the following technologies are ideal: c#, XML, SOAP webservices, java, php and asp.net
b. Experience with some of the following technologies an asset: Microsoft Silverlight 4, XAML and Microsoft Expression Blend


Problem-solving ability, the ability to communicate well and to organize time and work are necessary.

Interested candidates should forward their resume as soon as possible to careers@systemsmanagement.ca. Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews but Advantage Systems would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest.

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