Software Programmer (One-Year Contract position)

  • Dowler-Karn
  • 43841 Talbot Street , St. Thomas, ON, Canada
  • Oct 11, 2019
Contract Software Development

Job Description

Software Programmer (One-Year Contract position)
Dowler-Karn Limited is a family-owned and operated business since 1943.  We are a benchmark industry leader, distributing energy products (Propane, Fuels and MOBIL Lubricants) within Southwestern Ontario including residential, agriculture and commercial customers.
Dowler-Karn is currently seeking a high-energy, skilled and committed programming professional, based out of our St. Thomas facility, to support and assist the IT Manager.  This is a one-year contract position.  Among the current responsibilities of the position include:

Key accountabilities include:
  • Web and mobile app programming using PHP, Code Igniter, JavaScript, Vue.Js, GIT, Grafana, SQL databases, and other tools.
  • Work in a helpdesk capacity to resolve end-user issues, such as software questions, training, process documentation, software debugging, and so on.
  • Provide one-on-one end-user support and problem resolution via face-to-face, telephone and other vehicles of communication.
  • Aid in diagnosing and resolving software issues, as well as minor network problems.
  • Where necessary, assist with general IT support (password resets, adding users, etc.).
  • Provide instruction, training, and support for smart phone users (IOS) as needed.
  • Other duties and project work, as required.

To be considered for this excellent career opportunity within a successful and growing third generation owned family business, interested candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • College diploma or equivalent work experience in software development.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience.
  • Experience with data processing principles, software, databases, and operating systems.
  • Experience with PHP, JavaScript, GIT, and SQL Server would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient computer skills in the Microsoft suite of applications (Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Experience in supporting desktops, file servers, print servers, virtualization, mobile systems as well as network support would be considered an asset.
  • Professional, responsive and a positive work attitude is essential.
  • Quick learner who is detail-oriented with superb problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills.
  • Self-directed and possess excellent time management skills.  This includes the ability to work independently with a strong sense of motivation to succeed. 
  • Ability to produce high quality work while meeting deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record; occasional travel required to other Dowler-Karn branches throughout Southwestern Ontario.
New graduates are welcomed to apply.
This is a dayshift position.  Regular hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  However, the successful candidate must be able to work flexible hours due to some travel and after-hours requirements.  This is a temporary position; however, it will be re-evaluated after one year with the possibility of extension.  Dowler-Karn provides a competitive compensation package.
  Dowler-Karn Limited places great importance on serving our employees and customers. As a successful family run business that has been in operation for over 75 years, Dowler-Karn operates based on the core values of service, integrity, and community responsibility. We offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package including a vehicle allowance in this role.  
To Apply:
Interested applicants are directed to submit a resume and covering letter to  Please reference “Your Name- IT”. The deadline for consideration is 9:00 a.m., Monday, October 28th, 2019.

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  Dowler-Karn is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs throughout all parts of the hiring process. 

Please note that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.