Software Developer/Programmer

D.R. Systems Inc.

December 17, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

D.R. systems inc. provides ecosystem based natural resource planning and management services and software; sustainable land, resource and water management, bio energy, carbon, forestry activity and investment analysis, crown land referral management and data collection.  We are based in Nanaimo, BC. 

Job Summary: 

DR systems is looking for someone who is detail oriented, committed, and understands the entire process from conception to completion for application design.  You should able to work independently as well as in a team and be able to deliver on tight deadlines and last minute changes. You can solve problems, escalate issues and keep a sound mind and positive attitude through it all.

Work would include assisting with the development of a forestry data collection package that is used to collect forest and habitat data via waterproof handheld computers integrated with GPS receivers.  The field data is used with growth models and forest inventories for analysis in developing forest management strategies.   This work would entail using Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio C#, WinForms, WCF) for desktop PCs, SQL Server, N-tier service architecture and Windows Mobile 6/6.5 platforms.    This would also include maintaining existing programs and migrating to new languages/platforms. 

Future work would include designing and developing IOS/Android mobile apps and web applications for natural resource management. 

The job would be based in our Nanaimo, BC office. 

Specific Skills (developed further if present or taught if not present):

  • Proficient C# and WinForms application development
  • Familiar with Microsoft development tools
  • Love technology and are proactively working to stay ahead of the latest in hardware and software developments.
  • Proven ability to code quickly and accurately
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Multi-tier design
  • Experience in functional and QA testing methodologies
  • Experience with a source control system (Visual Source Safe or other)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with server/network administration and troubleshooting
  • Experience with database management and security (MS SQL, MySql, Oracle)
How To Apply: 

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