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Posted on: December 21, 2017
Deadline: January 16, 2018
Grade: 11


Reporting to the Manager, Information Systems and Technology, the incumbent is responsible for facilitating, mediating and ensuring support for the Library’s use of technologies for services in teaching, learning, and research by working collaboratively with other IT professionals , librarians, faculty and library patrons.

Primary responsibilities

  • Take an active role in the ongoing development and implementation of the Library’s technology initiatives.
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of visualization resources and services.
  • Engage research faculty, and create tools and guide to support teaching and learning in the use of data and visualization tools in all academic discipline; provide instruction and lead workshops on data and visualization tools.
  • Implement 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.
  • Coordinate routine maintenance needs performed by technicians, maintenance requiring routine assistance, and maintenance requiring outside vendor; interact with hardware and software vendors as appropriate to solve problems.
  • Participate in library planning, serves on library-wide committees and working groups.
  • Identify trends and make suggestions for technical modifications to solve existing and anticipate future problems.
  • Research, recommend and implement appropriate technology upgrades and new purchases, perform sourcing and purchasing.
  • Conduct tours for visitors and collaborators internal and external to Concordia.
  • Support activities that are led by instructors and librarians; perform other duties as required in support of the operation of the unit.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, statistical sciences, or in a field related to the position area and one to two years of experience in the areas of audiovisual technology and data visualization.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (Level 4); basic knowledge of spoken French (Level 3).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and 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.
  • Ability to provide instruction or leading workshops
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and planning skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge as demonstrated by an understanding and use of the principles, theories and practices pertinent in the area of responsibility.
  • Experience with data collection, manipulation, and analysis. to develop dynamic visuals using software such as WolframAlpha, Tableau and Excel.
  • Experience with visualization programming (e.g., Processing, R, D3. js).
  • Familiarity with interactive gesture and touch technologies.
  • Experience with microcontrollers (such as Arduino, PIC, Atmel), an asset
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C, C++, Max/MSP/Jitter), assets.
  • Knowledge of a University environment and/or library setting, an asset.


$60,610.55 - $ 72,396.19 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by January 16, 2018. 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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