Senior Application Developer

  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • May 08, 2018
Full time Design & UX Management / Project Management Software

Job Description

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a leading organization at the heart of Canada’s Internet.  We’re best known for managing the .CA Internet domain, but we’re doing much more to strengthen the Internet in Canada and around the world. We are building programs, products and services that leverage all the Internet has to offer to help build a better online Canada, while providing a safe, secure and trusted online experience to all Canadians. Most recently, CIRA has used its extensive expertise in DNS operations to create D-Zone Anycast DNS that is available to organizations worldwide to reduce DNS latency and protect against DDoS attacks.


With over two and a half million .CA domain names registered and growing, and as one of the fastest growing country code domain registries in the world, CIRA has experienced significant growth over the last few years and has been named by AON as one of Canada's 50 Best Small and Medium sized employers for 2015 and platinum status for 2016 and 2017. We are looking for talented professionals who are passionate about the future of the internet and who value working with a seasoned team.

Who you are:

The Senior Application Developer is a key resource in the development of all new features as required by various users of CIRA’s .CA registry management service solution.

You have a strong understanding of web application development, including: security, application design, session management, performance, multi-language support, and internationalization.  You have an eye for improvement and can assess and recommend new technologies as they pertain to the existing architecture. You’re a natural leader who can guide other developers with code review and mentorship through collaboration and communication. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in major application development initiatives from inception through to deployment.
  • Co-ordinate application testing and deployment with the testing and operations groups.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to more junior staff. 

What you bring:

  • Degree in a Computer Science related discipline or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of experience with strong Web application design and development.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented development in Java/J2EE
  • Experience with:
  • WebLogic or JBoss in HA usages
  • J2EE technology stack including: JSP, EJB (Session, MDB), JPA, JMS, JAAS
  • Spring MVC, Spring, Hibernate
  • REST API, Jquery, Bootstrap, Ajax, AngularJS, HTML, CSS
  • Shell scripting, batching and automation work of software build and deployment
  • Oracle or PostgreSQL
  • GIT or Subversion
  • Agile development process
  • Proficiency in English is essential, French language skills are an asset.


CIRA will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If accommodations are required, applicants are encouraged to make their requirements known in advance.