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Data Coordinator & Cloud Developer

Position Type Full-Time, Contract
Start 08/12/2019
School Name Lakefield College School
City, State Lakefield, ON 
Posted 07/09/2019
Organizational Overview

Founded in 1879, Lakefield College School is a leader among Canada’s independent boarding and day schools and prides itself on its reputation for providing a strong, caring community, a well-rounded program, and a transformational student experience on one of the largest waterfront campuses in the country. Of our total student population of 365, we have 265 students who live on campus, coming from over 40 countries. LCS is a coeducational high school committed to its mission of challenging and enabling students to reach their individual potential in mind body and spirit.

A challenging academic program prepares our high school students to pursue their post-secondary passions in a variety of fields. Our spectacular 315-acre campuses, located just 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto, allow students to be outdoors every day, enjoying a variety of sports, arts, co-curricular programs and experiential learning opportunities across the curriculum. Lakefield College School has a proud 140-year history of educating some of Canada's finest young men and women. Our graduates go on to successful careers in all aspects of business, politics, social services, academia, and the arts. We are particularly proud to have been the alma mater for His Royal Highness The Duke of York, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and four Rhodes Scholars.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Information Systems , the Data Coordinator and Cloud Developer identifies, creates, manages, enhances, designs & develops databases, their structures and processes to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of data architecture at LCS and in the cloud. This role involves providing resources and building practices to support the academic and non-academic data portfolio of the school. This individual will architect and design scalable cloud infrastructure solutions. This individual will be expected to facilitate successful large-scale data migrations, while working on multiple concurrent initiatives.

This is a 2 year contract position (8:30 am – 4:30 pm - Monday-Friday).

  • Develop, test and deploy front-end and back-end database solutions (including, but not limited to MS SQL, MySQL, SQL Server Integration Services, Relational and Non-Relational Databases) both locally and in the cloud. This will involve creating tables, views, indexes, partitions, developing stored procedures, functions, triggers, and more.
  • Analyze existing applications, document the current processes and perform impact analysis.
  • Document current processes and newly added processes and up-keeping of Data Dictionary.
  • Develop an overall understanding and capacity to use our database systems, processes and dependencies.
  • Design queries and reports as requested.
  • Prepare users by conducting training, providing information, resolving problems, building an awareness of processes.
  • Build capacity among colleagues to access data independently with a goal of creating a sustainable organization or structure.
  • Take responsibility for the management of any incoming data (eg. event registration, profile updates) by creating input structures and developing appropriate workflows.
  • Work closely with the Director of Information Systems, the Data Coordinator will ensure data integrity during any major transitions.
  • Ensure timely synchronization of data resources.
  • Maintain content integrity of the database by verifying entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or re-entering data; combining data from both systems when account information is incomplete; purging files to eliminate duplication of data.
Skills, Education & Experience – What You Bring To The Team
  • A recent graduate with a degree or diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field to perform duties as a Database Developer and Cloud Architect
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with database development both locally and in the cloud
  • Experience with creating libraries and frameworks to design and implement APIs
  • Thorough understanding of relational and non relational database structures
  • Comfortable and flexible in researching and learning new products, processes, skills and competencies
  • Experienced in creating database structures with MS SQL, MySQL and SQL server integration services
  • Interpersonal savvy with ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • A team player who is positive, collegial and thorough in his/her communication.
  • Has considerable concentration to maintain high work volumes and completing priorities with attention to time and detail
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and communication skills
Technical Requirements
  • Working knowledge of Google Cloud, G-Suite and AWS
  • Professional experience working with databases, preferably in an academic environment
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and Linux environments
  • Comfortable with working on both Mac and Windows operating systems
  • Prior coding experience with PHP, ASP and/or Python will be considered an asset
Why LCS?
You’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the most enthusiastic staff members you’ve ever met. You’ll witness all of the things that make the best boarding schools great. You’ll become part of a community. But more importantly, you will grow. You’ll do challenging work you love and be part of a success story that you can be proud of.

How to Apply:
Please complete your profile and submit your resume information through the Careers Section of our website on or before July 22, 2019.

Please Note: LCS is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. Please visit our Accessibility page for further details or contact our Human Resources department, hr@lcs.on.ca, for any information in an alternate format. While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. LCS is an equal opportunity employer.
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