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23 Aug 2021

Temporary Senior Programmer Analyst (Maternity Leave Contract)

Harlequin Enterprises ULC – Posted by Harpercollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Company: Harlequin Enterprises ULC
Date: August 23, 2021
Job Title: Senior Programmer Analyst (Maternity Leave Contract)
Department: Information Technology
Reporting To: Manager, Application Services
Status: Contract (6 Months)
Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (currently working remotely but will need to commute to the office when it reopens)

We celebrate and support the differences that make each of us unique, striving to create a welcoming workplace that ensures everyone has a voice and are able to do their best work. We welcome all applicants, including those who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and persons with disabilities. Join us, and share your story.

Job Summary:
In this role, you will be responsible for developing computer information systems that support new business initiatives and respond to changing business requirements. You will work with the user communities to identify/analyze problems and recommend effective solutions. You will also work with various IT resources to design, develop, test, implement and roll-out new systems and enhancements to existing systems using appropriate tools.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Code, test and debug new programs to specifications according to industry and in-house standards. Assist with requirements gathering and design as required. Conduct unit, system and parallel testing. (60%)
• Maintain and enhance existing Systems by deciding which changes are required to achieve end user objectives and executing these changes (coding & testing). Investigate production problems by identifying the source of the problem and resolving the problem so that it does not reoccur. (30%)
• Prepare and maintain program documentation by deciding what is significant to the system and then compiles documentation in accordance with company policies. (5%)
• Train and inform users and IT support staff (if required) about system functionality and support requirements. Inform and provide assistance to end users and IT support staff with questions and problems. (5%)

Specific training or job experience required includes:
• Post-secondary education in Computer Science/Data Processing
• 5+ years experience in a computer software development environment using below tools/technologies:
• Frontend technologies: HTML/CSS, Angular, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap
• Backend experience using C#, ASP.NET, Web API
• Development experience in Visual Basic, ASP VBscript will be highly preferred
• Experience in SQL Server and strong scripting skill, experience with SSIS, SSRS
• Good oral and written communication skills (English)

Competencies and skills required to perform this job include:
• Problem-solving and investigative thinking
• Strong listening and communication skills
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Critical thinking

What’s in It For You?
• The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
• Remote work, flexible start/stop times
• Vacation allotment, starting at three weeks
• Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia!
• Virtual author events and access to discounted books
• Working with passionate people!

About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin
Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and to work with authors over the length and breadth of their careers. Our authors are at the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.




How to Apply

External applicants are asked to apply on our website ( by September 7, 2021. HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance. We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 10 days.

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