Posted on August 19, 2015 - GC1580

Company: Employment Office
Position: Developer - Technology and New Ventures
Location: Toronto, ON
Salary: TBD
Contact Name: Apply Online at
Deadline: September 12, 2015

Job Description

About the Organization  

First established in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization, Access Copyright has facilitated the remixing and sharing of content for educational and professional purposes for over 25 years. Today, we operate as a "member guided" organization that has become a leading service provider for education, business, schools, government and other users of copyright protected works. 

At Access Copyright, we represent the reproduction rights of, and distributes royalties to, thousands of Canadian writers, artists and publishers. We believe in protecting the value of intellectual property by ensuring fair compensation. 

Please visit our website for more information about Access Copyright.   

About the Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Developer - Technology and New Ventures to join our close-knit team in the heart of Downtown Toronto. 

Our recently formed Technology and New Ventures team is focused on identifying and developing strategy growth opportunities that integrate copyright clearance and content access with new digital services and partners. We are looking for candidates with experience in the education technology sector, including digital rights and content management systems, e-book publishing and distribution, online retail and e-commerce, as well as emerging digital and mobile technologies.  

In this role, you will be focused on primarily on software development related to delivering permissions/licensing API's for our right's management system. You will also provide day-to-day support for our "mission critical" back-office enterprise software. As such, you should be experience with both .Net front end and Oracle back end skills sets. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Acquire working knowledge of our current information systems and, working as part of a team, propose integration solutions with various technology partners as business opportunities are realized;
  • Develop Permissions logic using Oracle database schema objects to be called by various systems including web services and web applications;
  • Enhance our existing data model in order to support Web Services as identified by our business development group;
  • Develop the web services approved by our business development group in order to support new business opportunities and partnerships;
  • Develop and deploy applications/systems, and reports using Oracle Developer Suite 10g and Visual Studio .NET/Web Services technologies;
  • Develop Business Intelligence dashboards for Management and Technology partners;
  • Develop new information systems applications as well as maintain existing applications in an Agile-like environment;
  • Engage in preliminary testing prior to a QA release. Contribute in preparing QA test plans for larger projects; and 
  • Other duties and ad-hoc projects as required.

Job Qualifications

To qualify for this role, you will have a post-secondary degree in computer science (or a relevant discipline), as well as 5 years' experience in development applications/information systems using .Net, Oracle Developer Suite (forms reports), Oracle APEX and an Oracle Database. 

Essential requirements include: 

  • Advanced working knowledge and experience with Oracle 10g database, Oracle SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, Dynamic PL/SQL, packages, views, procedures, tables and triggers to support new and existing applications; 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 integrated development environment; 
  • Experience with: .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, ASP.Net, VB.Net, Web Services, WCF, WSDL, XML, JavaScript, HTML/HTML 5, CSS/CSS3, Dynamic HTML; 
  • Experience in building ASP.NET forms with user controls, .NET controls, and dynamic html; 
  • Information Systems integration experience; and 
  • Experience with business intelligence projects using data warehouses/marts for the purpose of providing senior management with valuable business information. 

The role is well suited to a motivated and results-driven individual who enjoys taking on a challenge. Working collaboratively team environment, it is essential that you possess a friendly and social demeanor and can demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal abilities.  Finally, it is imperative that you be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, and capable of re-prioritizing work as the business requirements evolve. 

If you are looking for a role where you will have a genuine opportunity to grow with our organization, then this is the role for you!

Other Information

About the Benefits

Now is the perfect time to start building a successful career with Access Copyright. With a new organizational structure and a fun and social culture focused on innovation, this is a key role that will contribute significantly to an exciting new era of growth.  

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salarythat is commensurate with your qualifications and experience, plus a host of great benefits, including: 

  • Medical and Dental coverage; 
  • 3 weeks of vacation to start and office closure between Christmas and New Years; 
  • Annual Bonus Plan - based on objectives, performance and financial results of organization; 
  • Pension Plan – matching contribution plan; and 
  • Enjoy the convenience of working in the heart of Downtown Toronto.

At Access Copyright, you will be welcomed into a fun, friendly and social team of professionals who value open communication, decentralized autonomy and the sharing of great ideas. At the end of the day, we are passionate about the work we do.

If you also share our passion and want to develop your skills and experience with a great team, then we want you on our team. Apply today! 

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