Junior Developer

Are you a passionate coder who wants an opportunity to learn new things while honing your skills using leading edge technologies? 

Are you interested in cloud based applications, Big Data, Mobile, and modern Visualization? Do you thrive working with others who share your commitment, who are close to the code and can make valuable and informed technical contributions?

Here is what you will do:

  • Design new features in a team environment that extends to colleagues in other locations and from teams responsible for Product Management and User Experience.
  • Work closely with engineering and operations teams to build, integrate, test and deploy your innovations and algorithms into production systems.
  • Assess new technology projects and tools, or migrate environments to new versions to keep up with the rapid pace of change.

In performing this role you will

  • Apply your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science or engineering
  • Use your solid programming skills in Javascript and Java or equivalent.
  • Work with HTML, CSS and at least one leading Javascript framework such as jQuery or similar
  • Understand and apply data structures, algorithms and principles of object-oriented design.
  • Apply your understanding of databases and web application servers.
  • Use practical software development for commercial or open source projects, co-op, academic projects, or similar

Please note: These opportunities are for people on the autism spectrum or with similar disabilities.

Role Sector Region Deadline Duration
Junior Developer  Information Technology Vancouver, BC  February 10, 2017 Internship – 12 months

The Recruitment Process

Specialisterne Canada provides recruitment, staffing solutions and management support to businesses interested in employing the skills and talents of people on the autism spectrum. We’ve seen firsthand how creating a neurodiverse work environment is good for business. A different perspective, alternative communication style, or a passion for detail can be a great asset to any employer. Yet because of standard recruitment processes and management practices, most people we know on the spectrum face natural barriers to accessing and maintaining employment. Our process is different and designed to avoid these barriers.


The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to apply for the roles. This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne Canada. Instructions for applying are included below.

Applicants will be shortlisted for participation in the next step based on a review of each online questionnaire and assessing the likelihood of fit for the roles for which we are recruiting.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step in the Specialisterne recruitment process is an Employment Discovery Workshop. It is a hands-on, task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a relaxed setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you – what motivates you, your interests and your skills. Every participant who attends will receive a summary profile useful with future employers.

Training Program

Candidates whose profiles are well-suited for the roles for which we are recruiting will be invited to participate in a four-week skills evaluation and training program on the employer’s site. It will include case studies, real-life projects, as well as training relevant to the roles and working environment.


Employment offers are made to the candidates with the best fit. Once accepted, the individuals will transition into their positions at the organization. Specialisterne Canada will provide support where necessary, which may include modifications to the work environment.

Those not selected can have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future.

To Apply

Please note: The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Please read the role descriptions carefully.

Please submit your application in full no later than February 10th, 2017.

If you completed a Specialisterne questionnaire in the past, please do so again, as this one has been customized for this recruitment program.

If you have already attended a Specialisterne Discovery Workshop, wish to apply for one of these roles, please send an email to: jobs@specialisterne.ca

For More Information

Please direct any questions via email to info@specialisterne.ca.  If you prefer to speak on the phone, send us an email and we will schedule a call.

For a complete description of the process and all our roles, download this PDF.

For more information about SAP and Autism at Work go to sap.com.

For more information about the Pacific Autism Family Network, go to pacificautismfamily.com.

For more information about Specialisterne, visit our website www.specialisterne.ca.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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