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Java/J2EE Application Developer – 1101 – Toronto

Position:

Java/J2EE Application Developer

Reports To:

Senior Director, Software Development

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Technology

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Contract 12 months

Job Number:

1101

Key Role

As the Java/J2EE Application developer, the incumbent will be performing all phases of the software development of an enterprise grade application.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with Business Analysts and Managers in understanding technical requirements;
  • Prepares detailed design specifications based on business requirement specifications;
  • Conducts code-implementation and unit testing of requirements based on business requirements;
  • Provides post release support for GS1 software product releases;
  • Develops a deep understanding of customer requirements and is able to provide input to the product planning / design process;
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current & future technologies;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University Degree/College Diploma in either computer science or engineering;
  • At least six years of Java and Object-oriented programming experience developing Enterprise level applications;
  • Thorough understanding of the complete stack of Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies;
  • Experience with disciplined methodologies that emphasize design driven development using UML;
  • Strong MS SQL Server database knowledge including triggers and stored procedures, along with experience using JDBC and SQL;
  • Proven ability to work independently or in teams;
  • Good Internet-application support skills;
  • Strong technical skills, and the desire / aptitude for continuous learning;

In addition, experience with the following will be an asset:

  • Familiarity with Liferay portal and single sign on concept and technologies;

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Multimedia and Web Developer – 1088 – Toronto

Position:

Multimedia and Web Developer

Reports To:

Senior Manager, Digital and Print Marketing

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Marketing and Communications

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full-time, Permanent

Job Number:

1088

Key Role

The Multimedia and Web Developer is responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the front-end properties and user interface of the GS1 Canada website. Primary responsibilities also include back-end development, database management, and video creation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update front-end properties of the GS1 Canada website;
  • Manage databases, including performing back-ups as needed, importing databases into new servers, and designing and implementing data storage solutions;
  • Plan, design, and code webpages based on design mock-ups, ensuring compliance with GS1 global style guide and corporate branding guidelines using HTML5, ASP.NeT Content Management Systems (CMS), and Javascript;
  • Implement responsive design technologies using Bootstrap and Foundation, ensuring a positive user experience on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets;
  • Develop webpages for cross platform and browser compatibility;
  • Plan and develop site maps, content inventories, and other diagrams that leverage knowledge of information architecture best practices; 
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and implement front-end application code, as required;
  • Integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic;
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use;
  • Work with the technology team on front-end and back-end systems, as required;
  • Monitor and maintain website analytics software (i.e. Google Analytics and CMS-specific analytics), and work with digital marketing team to analyse findings and make enhancements to the website based on data analysis;
  • Implement industry best practices to ensure positive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for the corporate GS1 Canada website;
  • Manage the creation of multimedia corporate videos, including filming, incorporating various design elements, sound, and editing;
  • Prepare, resize and animate digital web components;
  • Manage and maintain a website production schedule for planned enhancements, monitor, address, and document website bugs and issues;
  • Perform other related duties, as required, including those related to SEO and social media integration.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • College degree or university diploma in Multimedia Design, Computer Science, or related discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant multimedia experience in a corporate environment with front-end coding skills and with databases in an ASP.NET environment;
  • Extensive experience with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, Ajax, Jquery, HTML, and CSS;
  • Comfortable working with various computer languages to support several systems and platforms including but not limited to; ASP Classic, PHP, ASP.NET, LMS Moodle installation, Kentico CMS, HTML(5), CSS(3), XML, ISS, MS SQL SMS, MySQL, and SVN;
  • Working knowledge to theme, configure and support legacy systems such as MOODLE, DOT NET NUKE, and Liferay;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Strong proficiency in standard software programs, namely Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, and After Effects);
  • Familiar with leading-edge plugins and utilities for motion design;
  • Working knowledge of post-production workflows and file formats;
  • Expertise in web development principles including Internet Browser compliancy and compatibility;
  • Experience developing and trouble-shooting plug-ins and modules and knowledge of how these work in an ASP.NET environment;
  • Ability to hard code new elements into the code that will run with the ASP.NET platform to enable desired functionality;
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;
  • Team player who is able to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for an evolving, results-based environment requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Product Manager – 1102 – Toronto

Position:

Product Manager

Reports To:

Director, Product Management

Tier:

Manager

Department:

Product Integration

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1102

Key Role

The primary focus of this position is to plan, introduce and manage multiple products and services to meet industry and community needs, meet corporate objectives, and ensure that strategic timelines and revenue targets are met. The Product Manager fully manages the product lifecycle, including gathering and prioritizing market and stakeholder needs, defining the product vision, and working closely with other internal functional areas to ensure stakeholder goals are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages products from ‘cradle to grave’, defining product roadmaps and release plans, conducting needs assessment and setting and measuring product performance KPIs;
  • Acts as the subject matter expert on assigned portfolio, leveraging research, analysis and market data, customer site visits, interviews and surveys;
  • Ensures industry requirements are captured by reviewing feedback from focus groups, customer interviews and workshops, the standards development processes, as well as testing and pilot programs;
  • Develops business cases, project(s) scope, product definition, including benefits, features and attributes;
  • Oversees concept testing, and documents and coordinates feedback from internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develops strategies for new and existing products, including planning and communicating operational rollout;
  • Manages complex stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally, ensuring all industry partners and stakeholders are appropriately engaged and updated on all relevant product plans;
  • Facilitates establishment of product priorities and communicates to solution providers as required;
  • Reviews and analyses product performance metrics to ensure successful execution;
  • Provides leadership to team members, through workload prioritization, support, coaching, development and performance management;
  • Prepares high level sales presentations to stakeholders as required;
  • Performs various other duties as delegated or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Arts program; MBA an asset
  • Minimum three years’ software product management experience, ideally delivering Software as a service (SaaS) in a B2B environment;
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority;
  • Proven relationship builder both with internal & external stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate diverse customer discussions and negotiate true business needs vs. wants;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong problem-solving and proven, superior teamwork competencies;
  • Proven high level of proficiency in MS Office is required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio);
  • Pragmatic Marketing or Sequent Learning Networks Certification would be considered an asset;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast-paced, results-based environment requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Software Developer – 1092 – Toronto

Position:

Software Developer

Reports To:

Manager, Software Development

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Technology

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time, Permanent

Job Number:

1092

Key Role

The successful candidate is a strong problem solver who takes initiatives and can articulate problems and the solutions to various audiences including both business oriented and technical peers.  He or she will participate in design, documentation, and development of our flagship platform.  Strong analytic skill, perseverance and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment are extremely important for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop web based applications using Java, HTML, and AngularJS.
  • Develop and maintain unit test cases.
  • Review and interpret business requirements into software specifications
  • Maintain departmental and design documentation to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Participate in projects to provide technical advice and support for both internal and external clients.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current & future technologies.
  • Share industry knowledge with peers via periodic technology discussion sessions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University or college degree in progress in either computer science or engineering.
  • Background in internet development using a structured SDLC.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience and strong knowledge in developing & supporting websites using: Java, Spring, Hibernate, Axis, Servlets/JSP, JUnit, Ant, .NET, ASP.
  • Strong working knowledge of web service server (WCF/SOAP/REST) and client development.
  • Strong working knowledge with XML\XSLT\XSD.
  • Strong working knowledge with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server including SSRS and SSIS.
  • Experience of working in continuous integration development environment, particularly with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
  • Minimum of 3 years of enterprise software or commercial product development experience.
  • Working knowledge of Linux is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft CRM experience.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills, and the desire / aptitude for continuous learning.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast-paced, results-based environment, requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Team Lead, Data Analysis – 1100 – Toronto

Position:

Team Lead, Data Analysis

Reports To:

Senior Data Governance Manager

Tier:

Staff

Department:

Industry Managed Services

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time

Job Number:

1100

Key Role

The Team Lead, Data Analysis participates in leading and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Data Analysis team, executing sector and service-specific data management, analysis and reporting. The incumbent exhibits a thorough understanding of data content available in GS1 Canada’s CRM system, ECCnet Registry and other related databases, and coaches the team and leads by example to ensure relevance, accuracy and timeliness of required reporting. Key metrics for this role may include: Timeliness of reporting, data quality and integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with team members and the Senior Director, SESO, to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact analysis and reporting across GS1 Canada’s core business areas;
  • Directs team’s work efforts to support scheduled, ad hoc and monthly analyses. Working independently or through work assigned to the team, presents findings, maintains dashboards and identifies deficiencies and potential areas for improvement;
  • Supports data integrity through report generation and analysis from various internal databases as required (i.e. CRM, ECCnet Registry and Item Centre);
  • Responsible for importing, cleaning, transforming, validating and modeling data as needed, with the purpose of understanding and drawing conclusions from the data;
  • Identifies data quality issues and contacts data source to resolve in a timely manner;
  • Works with management and department leads, to derive business reporting requirements, identify criteria and develop report logic to create analysis as new analytic requests arise;
  • Collaborates with Technology’s Business Intelligence (BI) reporting group to request new reports and data extracts, and to optimize and improve existing reports;
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the BI suite, data structure and available query tools;
  • Responsible for standardizing reports; by documenting criteria and application, and implementing consistent format and data integrity methodologies;
  • Documents and maintains procedures for data management and cyclic reporting;
  • Ensures ongoing understanding of relevant emerging technologies and services provided by GS1 Canada.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University degree in business or a related area of study, with a focus on problem solving, analytics/mathematics and critical thinking;
  • A minimum of 3-5 year’s work experience, preferably in data management/analysis, with 1-2 years in a lead/specialist role with informal team management;
  • Strong background in business intelligence (BI) and familiarity with master data management;
  • Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate/confirm business reporting requirements, technical design and implementation;
  • Proven leadership and coaching abilities, displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; exhibits confidence in self and others;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with external and internal contacts in a professional and efficient manner;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to positively influence others to promote engagement and commitment;
  • Strong organizational focus, with demonstrated analytical, problem solving and planning skills;
  • Ability to work at a detailed level and quickly learn business application-specific details;
  • Demonstrated and proven high level of proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint) with preference given to those with advanced expertise in Excel and familiarity with MS Access;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamic CRM would be an asset;
  • Exposure to MSSQL database and familiarity with SQL programs would also be beneficial;
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects, multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast-paced, results-based environment, requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

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GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

Vice President, Industry Managed Services – 1098 – Toronto

Position:

Vice President, Industry Managed Services

Reports To:

SVP, Industry Managed Services

Tier:

Vice President

Department:

Industry Managed Services

Company:

GS1 Canada

Location:

Toronto

Status:

Full time

Job Number:

1098

Key Role

The Vice President, Industry Managed Services (IMS) is responsible for Service Strategies for GS1 Canada’s subscribers. Working closely with the Industry Engagement, Technology, Product Management and Industry Relations teams, VP IMS is responsible for the enterprise wide strategy for each IMS area, creating and sustaining services to support industry identified business process. The focus is on ensuring existing and future services meet subscriber needs. This position will spearhead initiatives, creating and delivering services and solutions that benefit customers, subscribers, industries and sectors, along with the business processes & use cases that support them.

Duties and Responsibilities

Senior Leadership

  • Represents the voice of the customer and brings a customer-centric focus, driving services success;
  • Responsible for collaborating with Executive team to create 3-year enterprise-wide strategy that ensures sustained success of GS1 Canada and its subscribers;
  • Demonstrates enterprise-wide leadership and collaboration;
  • Makes decisions and takes actions that ensures the long-term health and viability of the organization;
  • Talent champion who consistently role models our Culture and Values in order to develop talent and build an engaging, high performance, matrix organization that delivers to subscriber needs;
  • Contributes, adds value, and fulfils obligations and expectations as a member of the Senior Leadership Team as outlined in the Executive Charter;
  • Builds global GS1 partnerships and relationships to share and leverage best practices, drive opportunities, and optimize strategic outcomes; and
  • Shares strategies, provides relevant updates, and brings required subject matter expertise to the Board of Governors.

Functional Centre of Excellence
Strategy: Accountable for developing a comprehensive Industry Managed Services strategy for each service area and building a matrix team that aligns with the GS1 Canada strategy;

    • Acts as an ambassador for GS1 Canada, an external market facing thought leader and senior leadership contact to ensure value of service and ongoing innovation;
    • Manages relationships, business building opportunities, and outcomes for solution providers and partners;
    • Understand existing and future market ecosystems and positions GS1 Canada within them;
    • Assesses the impact of other service providers in the space and incorporates collaboration or competitive strategies as required.

Execution: Participates in organizational strategic planning, translates vision, mission and strategic objectives into major functional goals and objectives, while ensuring successful integration with other major functional areas;
Responsible for leading the following areas:

  • Responsible for the Profit and Loss as related to each Industry Managed Services area;
  • Ensures programs are executed appropriately and in alignment with the strategy;
  • Coordinate and audit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure we are delivering promised services to subscribers;
  • Shares best practices and be consultative to project team throughout duration of respective projects;
  • Identifies key stakeholders for User Testing efforts;
  • Participates in training and marketing message design, documentation and delivery efforts in concert with the Industry Relations engagement manager and the Product Manager;
  • Participates and leads, when needed, project & relationship engagement meetings with the customer;
  • Participates in internal projects and stakeholder relations as required;
  • Facilitates the collaboration of internal and external stakeholders in the design, planning and execution of creating, delivering and continuous improvement of GS1 Canada Industry Managed Services.

Work Processes: Accountable for continued improvement of organizational capability, functional systems, work processes, policies and governance:

  • Drives project success through delivery of budgets for multi-year funding and expenditure within the context of long term strategic priorities;
  • Establishes and maintains detailed policies and procedures, goals and milestones to effectively manage operating budgets and resources; and
  • Ensuring that the industry management process delivers stakeholder requirements to develop and continually enhance products and services.

Talent Management: Talent champion accountable for:

  • Bringing an enterprise-wide lens to all talent strategies, decisions, and actions;
  • Management of the IMS leads for each service area;
  • Building organizational capability and leading a high performing, matrixed team to drive results through effective engagement, coaching, development, succession management, and performance management;
  • Articulating the broad organizational vision and strategy for the team to meet departmental and organizational objectives, and integrates multiple functions/projects into cohesive, integrated plans to drive results;
  • Provides leadership and role modelling to create a work environment where employees are empowered, engaged and motivated to be superior contributors with the view to GS1 Canada as a career; and
  • Proactively building future leadership bench strength through rigorous career management and succession planning practices.

Leadership Requirements
Influence internally and externally with senior business leaders

    • Build and sustain key relationships
    • Create consensus through collaboration and facilitation
    • Negotiate with sophistication

Drive results through others

    • Align and engage diverse team members
    • Influence staff across functions to deliver
    • Take accountability for generating results against key performance measures

Think and act strategically

    • Anticipate the future direction for the function or sector group
    • Think laterally about the needs of the broader GS1 Canada organization
    • Proactively build plans to create future capacity

Apply a general management mindset and discipline

    • Display entrepreneurial drive to build and create value
    • Demonstrate accountability for setting plans to move opportunities forward
    • Demonstrate financial acumen and use business planning processes
    • P&L Accountability

Create new solutions that add value for subscribers

    • Study sector/subscriber issues to understand root causes
    • Generate creative ideas that address sector/subscriber needs
    • Develop new ideas through consultation with stakeholders
    • Business/Change Management Consulting Skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in business, computer science or a related business area with preference given to a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA);
  • 10+ years of Software Service Management experience or related experience in managing several product lines through the entire lifecycle: from idea incubation, requirements gathering through release and rollout.
  • Proven ability to understand business problems and convert into service solutions
  • Prove ability to deliver business results arising from the identification, understanding and communication of business processes.
  • Ability to communicate the value, impact, and architecture of our offerings.
  • Demonstrates a global strategic perspective proactively gathering external perspectives (customers, subscribers, industry, associations, government, GS1 Global & Member Offices etc.) and market drivers to influence Industry Managed Services strategies;
  • Proven track record understanding dynamic markets, making difficult trade off recommendations that generate results, and working across functional groups to align execution to market demand.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and pragmatic approach to delivering a solution that optimizes architecture activities across company needs, business constraints and technological realities;
  • Proven experience with enterprise integration tools;
  • Understanding of development of Cloud based solutions;
  • Should have participated in, and be familiar with SDLC and Agile (Scrum) project methodologies;
  • Experience working in a matrixed, dynamic atmosphere of a technical organization with a rapidly expanding customer base;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills to interact with internal peers, solution providers and stakeholder communities;
  • Proven solutions consulting experience in large enterprises;
  • Ability to establish trust via authenticity of communications and credibility of experience;
  • Organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment;
  • Proven ability to design and implement a project schedules;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suited for fast-paced, results-based environment requiring flexibility to ever-changing needs.

Click here to apply online.

GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.


In addition to a competitive and comprehensive compensation package, GS1 Canada offers the following for permanent full time employees:

  • Formal Performance Management Cycle
  • Performance Incentive
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Group Extended Health and Dental Plan
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (GRRSP)
  • Lifestyle and Wellness Initiatives and Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
  • Employee Recognition Program

GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Please be advised that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing a barrier-free environment to all applicants, including those with disabilities. Throughout the hiring process, we will work with applicants to accommodate accessibility needs.