We are excited to tell you more about the co-op position for developing web applications in CSCF (Computer Science Computing Facility).

We offer you the chance to work on real-world projects that make a real difference for our campus users.

co-op Jamie at her workstation with two displays and ergonomic chair 

Photo of former co-op Jamie Grove at her workstation. She is currently working at SNOLAB

Some CSCF co-op projects include

  • a web application used to hire faculty members
  • the exam management system used across campus to administer exams and assign seats
  • the graduate admission system used across the Math Faculty
  • our Inventory system, which integrates our equipment database with monitoring, campus DNS, and machine-room mapping
  • we worked with Science Computing to help implement evaluate.uwaterloo.ca

Meeting of 9 CSCF folk around a board-room table

CSCF Research staff (at left); Special Projects staff Isaac Morland and Daniel Allen (at right)

Who we are

  • CSCF is 24 full-time staff in various technical roles to keep computing environments running for Computer Science
  • Within CSCF, you'll be working in the group for "Research and Special Projects".
  • We're hiring two co-ops, one reporting to each of Daniel Allen and Isaac Morland, both technical managers and software developers.
  • Our manager is also technical, specializing in research clusters. We're a technical group!

Your position

  • writing well-designed, testable, efficient code in one or more of (python, js, PHP) with SQL.
  • you'll be adding, improving, fixing features in one or more projects
  • may involve tracking down subtle bugs
  • largely independent work

Your projects

  • depend on CSCF priorities for the term
  • we will give you smaller projects at the beginning of term, with time to learn
  • later in the term, we hope to have you working on larger pieces of the project
  • we will support you proposing new project ideas that fit our priorities

Your work environment 

  • Likely this term you will be working from home along with the rest of CSCF.
  • We will supply you with a workstation, your choice of Ubuntu or MacOS, and whatever other tools you need.
  • If we're on-campus, you have a semi-private office in the Davis Centre, shared with the other web-developer co-op.
  • We have a 7-hour work-day (not including lunch) and 35-hour work-week, with flexibility
    • for example, let your supervisor know and you can take a day off and make up the time before or after

Collaboration and keeping in touch

  • In general we have "core hours" that we are all available- 10am-3pm
  • We use Microsoft Teams for remotely working together (chat, video meetings, screen-sharing)
  • We document all our work in Request Tracker and git check-ins

Salary for Winter 2021

Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4 Work Term 5 Work Term 6
 $               19.34  $               21.59  $               24.11  $               26.68  $               28.23  $               29.01