Application Specialist – Digital Solutions – College of the North Atlantic , Qatar

Job Description
The College of the North Atlantic – Qatar is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Application Specialist in the Information Technology Department. Reporting to the
Digital Solutions Supervisor, the Applications Specialist must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Information Technology Department in fully implementing the College’s mission and vision.

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar Profile:
The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to a robust TVET higher education institution, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q). Established to meet the ambitious and visionary goals of the State of Qatar, CNA-Q is a partnership between the State of Qatar and the College of the North Atlantic in Canada. CNA-Q, a national technical college, fills the State’s need for graduates who have applied technical training in their fields of study.
The state-of-the-art campus hosts around 600 staff and 3000 students. CNA-Q is the third largest post-secondary institution in Qatar, offering 34 advanced diploma, diploma, and certificate programs in a range of technical areas including Business Management, Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Trades, Health Sciences, and General Education. In September 2020, the College started offering its first Applied Bachelor Programs, which provide a high-quality mix of theory and applied analytical vocational and occupational skills and competences, coupled with career-oriented, practical education and training. Since CNA-Q’s inception, the College has graduated thousands of alumni who are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy!

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will work with project leads, designers and other developers in the design and development of functional web, SharePoint and mobile applications and data and web services, including accompanying technical and functional documentation for the innovative, accessible and high quality facilitation of institutional communication.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of industry experience in a similar or, related and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Applications Specialist. The successful candidate is responsible for data processing solutions to enhance the college’s ERP systems. The successful candidate will analyze existing SharePoint and web applications, software and business processes, in order to maintain functionality, and provide recommendations and designs to increase optimization.
Candidates will maintain documentation to track process and programming changes and ensure accurate record keeping and monitoring, support users while operating within an ITIL framework, respond to +web-based technology issues, and identify causes and implementation solutions as well as, employ coding and data protection practices to ensure compliance and data security across all systems and databases, in adherence with College policies.
Candidates will support the creation of technical and user documentation for key functionality and the provision of basic training to end users, and ensure consistency and compliance as outlined in college data and software policies.
Candidate will improve user experience by creating user friendly pages using HTML 5, CSS, CSS preprocessor LESS, and Bootstrap and JavaScript / JQuery, assist with backend development of procedures on SQL Server and enhancement of existing PHP applications as well as, support the development of test scripts, quality assurance testing and testing of recovery plans.

Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field required.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in IT or related field.
Fluency in written and spoken English language.
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language, is preferred.

Other Required Skills:
Collaborative, Service –focused, team player with profound knowledge of front-end web design and development using HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessor LESS, and Bootstrap and JavaScript / JQuery is required. Experience working with Microsoft .Net platforms/architectures and in-depth knowledge of developing web applications using TFS, ASP.NET MVC, C# is required. Proficiency in both writing and consuming web services, as well as knowledge of the underlying API related technologies and data exchange formats (REST, JSOM, XSLT, XML, SOAP, WSDL etc.) is required. Knowledge of PHP is an advantage.
A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. Strong analytical, problem solving skills are required. Knowledge of applications and software development is required; knowledge of education technologies, application development and systems integration is required. Commitment to positive relationship building and effective working relationships across all levels of the organization is required. A Commitment to ongoing IT training and continuous professional development is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English language is required.

IT or related field

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