Developer - REMOTE (Within Canada)

Within Canada
VP Information Technology and CIO
105,328.00  Annual
79,569.00  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division VP Information Technology and CIO FTE 1.0
Location Name Remote Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location , Within Canada Job ID 2337
Posted 01/14/2022 Wage Min 79569.0000
Closing Date 02/11/2022 Wage Max 105328.0000


Please note there are 2 permanent full-time roles available.


Athabasca University (AU), Canada's Online University, serves more than 43,000 learners across Canada and in 87 countries. An early mover to the cloud with a focus on a holistic digital transformation strategy, AU was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to shift its entire digital operations infrastructure into its own secure cloud environment. Now, AU is creating an integrated learning environment that will bring together all aspects of online learning and student services into a seamless whole to engage students deeply in interactive learning experiences of online learning for their lifetime.

If you have a passion for contributing your technical expertise or leadership in cross-functional IT DevSecOps squads with a relentless focus on the needs of our online students, please consider joining our AU IT division. 

For more on our IT strategy, please refer to "RISE: Athabasca University's Digital Transformation, Our 5-Year IT Strategy":

The Developer participates in the University's strategy for a secure DevSecOps infrastructure and is part of a team of Cloud Database Administrators, Developers, Systems Configuration Analysts and Testing Specialists in the DevSecOps team.

This role provides technical development capabilities in the analysis, design, development, implementation, security, testing of technical enhancements in support of strategic, operational, or project-based objectives. The Developer ensures these activities are executed in accordance with the standard operating procedures of the IT Platform Engineering squad and in compliance with all IT policies and procedures to facilitate a secure DevSecOps approach and environment for all Athabasca University IT.

This position is accountable for participating in DevSecOps monitoring and reporting capabilities to gauge the effectiveness of solutions and implements actions to address shortcomings with the guidance of the Manager, DevSecOps as needed in the technical squads in which the Developer participates.

The Developer participates in optimizing the interdependencies between DevSecOps and Cloud Engineering functions through a collaborative approach to continuous improvement. The Developer participates to improve the DevSecOps team productivity and delivery speed by helping all team members be self-sufficient and automating processes.



  • Degree or diploma in business, communication, project management, information technology. In lieu of a degree or diploma, additional experience over and above the minimum requirement may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience as a Developer. Experience in a cloud-based environment preferred.
  • Associate-level AWS Developer certification required or the commitment to complete certification within 2 years of date of hire.
  • AWS certifications in Solutions Architecture, Machine Learning Specialty, Database Specialty preferred
  • Excellent negotiating and interpersonal relations
  • Advanced programming experience in current programming environments and relational database systems analysis and design, PHP, Java, Python, JavaScript preferred
  • Strong systems analysis skills that would allow the incumbent to play a lead role in analysis phase of project or software.
  • Proven ability to thoroughly and logically analyze systems applications, by utilizing both deductive and intuitive reasoning to recognize potential problem areas within a system, and to predict the ramifications of alternate solutions.
  • Applied experience with Automation services like - Lambda, API Gateway, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps tooling landscape and experience integrating various DevSecOps tools together to provide end to end application lifecycle management
  • Strong scripting skills, i.e., Powershell, Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl, etc.
  • Applied understanding of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA and REST)
  • Applied understanding of application and infrastructure logs
  • Applied experience with various DevSecOps tools including Qualys, Fortify, or OWASP
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking abilities
  • A sound understanding of information technology and how it can be used to support the delivery of business solutions
  • Able to develop relationships, communicate, engage, and influence at all levels
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


The full job description can be viewed at: Developer

For further information regarding this position, please contact Michael Clair, Manager, DevSecOps by email at: