UI Developer Team Lead

Organization: Tiree Consulting Inc.

As the UI Developer Team Lead, your main responsibilities will be to lead a team to develop leading edge, user-centered solutions for  eCommerce clients through both front and back and development expertise. You will be expected to develop new applications and functionality including modifying existing websites, micro-sites, and application sites for B2B and B2C web portals, develop and document functional specifications, convert system requirements into logical program designs, code modules and stable application systems. To achieve this, you will be working in a collaborative environment alongside Project Managers, Business Analysts, Architects, Team Leads and fellow Developers. Your contributions will enable to deliver world class, innovative, eCommerce solutions to its clients.

The Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, or Information Technology, Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Experience in creating HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in web development or similar
  • Verbal and written communication in fluent English
  • Strong skills in time management, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and superior attention to detail

Your Qualifications

  • Strong Skills implementing UI design using HTML 5, CSS 3, Precompiled CSS – LESS / SCSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Consuming JSON web-services, AJAX.
  • Experience with Responsive Design
  • Good understanding and knowledge in Frameworks like: Twitter Bootstrap and others
  • Experience building JavaScript Libraries/Plugins
  • Understanding/Exposure to Java Server Pages and JSTL or PHP and ASP
  • Basic knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and MVC
  • Basic knowledge of Image Manipulation Tooling like: PHOTOSHOP
  • Experience of Version Control Systems like GIT
  • Knowledge of Issue Tracking Systems like Jira
  • English Language (Fluent)


  • Strong creative and visual design skills including colour theory, typography, layout, user interface design and production techniques
  • Experience with ATG or hybris
  • Experience with eCommerce application development.

Interested candidates can contact Kent Blackburn:

Kent Blackburn CSP
Managing Director
Tiree Consulting Inc.
424 Parkdale Ave., Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H1

Senior Software Developers Opportunities

Job Description: 

Robertson & Company Ltd. is currently looking for two Senior .Net Developers for their Client in the Ottawa area. Our client is a forward-thinking custom software development company in central Ottawa.

What you will achieve in this role: 

The consultant will join a dynamic team of development specialists to build custom solutions for their clients. 


.Net Developer – SQL Server Specialist 

  •  10 years of .NET experience
  • Worked with enterprise/large scale back ends
  • SQL Server dev experience
  • IIS dev experience (.NET app pools)
  • Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance


.Net Developer – UI Design Specialist

  •  10 years of .NET experience
  •  Experience with UI design and development
  •  Experience with enterprise management UIs
  •  Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance

How to apply: Interested candidates may send their resume to Amanda Tucker at Amanda.tucker@robertsonandcompany.com

2012-04-17 Interactional identity: designers and developers making joint work meaningful and effective

Interactional identity: designers and developers making joint work meaningful and effective

Presented by Judith Brown

Date: Tuesday April 17th, 2012
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; talk begins at 6:30 pm
Place: TheCodeFactory, 246 Queen St., Ottawa, ON, Canada

How does identity enter into software creation work?  We studied collaborating interface designers and software developers engaged in multidisciplinary software creation work on novel software projects with significant user interface design challenges. Twenty-one designers and developers in 8 organizations were interviewed to understand how each specialist viewed their interactions with their fellow team members. We also shadowed most of these designers and developers for a week as they worked. The results of our analysis showed that designers and developers construct unique identities in the process of collaborating that are satisfying personally, provide meaning to their artifact-mediated interactions, and help them to effectively accomplish the work of creating novel software. Our model of interactional identities specifies a number of aspects of joint project work in which an interactional identity is expressed, such as project tensions. We suggest these identities are constructed to bridge a gap between how designers and developers were taught to enact their roles and the demands of project-specific work. We look at specific identities such as the “movie director” designer or the “binder” developer and show how these emerged as a direct response to past and present experiences, as well as touching on 19 others.  We show how people develop more effective interactional identities after about 10 years of experience in the field.  As part of this presentation we will launch a discussion on how practitioners can be encouraged to adopt more effective identities sooner.


Judith Brown is a post doctoral fellow at Carleton University in the Human-Oriented Technology Software Research Lab. Judith recently received her PhD in Psychology/Human-Computer Interaction as a result of her field studies of collaborative work on software teams. She is currently engaged in a project for creating team room software for large displays to be used by software teams, another project to enable collaborative security work in data centres, and another to look at how large displays can enable analysis work. Judith was a professor in Computer Science and Software Engineering for 15 years and has many publications in software engineering and HCI. She has 6 years of experience as a developer in the field of telecommunications.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 6:00 pm at TheCodeFactory, located at 246 Queen Street, between Bank and Kent, (on the second floor) above the Green Papaya Restaurant. The doors open at 6:00 pm for networking and the talk begins at 6:30 pm.

Note: There is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. An informal social gathering will follow at a nearby pub.

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.