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Posted on: August 22, 2016
Deadline: September 2, 2016
Grade: n/a


This posting represents a one (1) year full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Manager, Information Systems and Technology, the incumbent provides consultation, support, and training for activities in the technology sandbox.

Primary responsibilities

  • Maintain the hardware and software infrastructure of the technology sandbox as well as the hours of operations.
  • Maintain a log of activities in the technology sandbox including but not limited to inventory supplies, equipment use, sales, loans, and workshop outcomes.
  • Assist on technical projects of varying scale under minimal supervision. Demonstrate initiative in solving unexpected problems associated with projects and daily work.
  • Proactively establish a positive relationship by demonstrating a sense of urgency in interactions with clients.
  • Support activities that are led by Librarians in the technology sandbox.
  • Assist technicians with routine maintenance needs, and maintenance requiring outside vendors. Interact with hardware and software vendors as appropriate to solve problems.
  • Make suggestions for technical modifications to solve existing and anticipate future problems.
  • Implement appropriate technology upgrades and new purchases, as well as performing sourcing.
  • Conduct equipment demonstrations and other technical training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as required in support of the operation of the unit.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two years of experience in the areas of electronics, prototyping platforms, and 3D printing.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (Level 4) and basic knowledge of spoken French (Level 3).
  • Adept with electronics tools and equipment such as soldering irons, regulated power supplies, multimeters, and oscilloscopes is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to excel in a team oriented, project based work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate advanced technical issues and practices to a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to advanced is crucial.
  • Comprehensive knowledge as demonstrated by an understanding and use of the principles, theories and practices pertinent in the area of responsibility.
  • Experience with gaming hardware (PC, console, handheld).
  • Very good knowledge of microcontrollers (such as Arduino, PIC, Atmel).
  • Very good knowledge of one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C, C++, Max/MSP/Jitter).


$42,947.00 - $64,682.00 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 2, 2016. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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