Sign of the times

Sign of the times…

It’s been a long time since there have been any meetings of this group, and despite intentions, this site has also not been active at all.

As a result, and with some regret, the time has come to officially retire the TDUG site. The domain officially expires September 23, 2014 and will not be renewed.

To the few who have requested job postings over the last 2 months or so, apologies for not following up, but your job posting would simply not get any worthwhile exposure here. I urge you to use the popular job sites like workopolis.com, monster.ca, or careerbuilder.ca, or use recruiting companies – some of these are good and I have personally benefited with two contracts this past year as a result of companies using these services.

Finally, we would like to see if there is any interest in one final get together for a drink or two. All members are welcome. Date and place to be decided once we have an idea of how many would like to join us, it would be somewhere in Toronto of course. If you are interested please use the Contact Us link at tdug.com so we can get your name and email. A reply no later than August 31 would be appreciated.

Wayne Niddery
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Application Development

Location

Victoria, BC

Start Date, Contract Term

Immediately – 2-3 months

Description

Our U.K. IT team is converting from a Delphi Point-of-Sale system to our in-house developed Visual Studio POS. We have several contract Delphi developers located in the UK, but need a developer to be located in Victoria to assist in the conversion.

Requirements

Delphi, C# Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008

Additional Assets (nice to have)

Interbase

Contact Details

Neil Anderson
(250) 595-5211 Ext: 5235

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Delphi /Report Builder – Junior / Intermediate Developer

Location

Richmond Hill

Start Date, Contract Term

September 2, 2013

Description

We are looking for a developer to create report template and reports using Delphi and ReportBuilder.

The project is expected to last about a month

Requirements

Experience using Delphi 2006 and SQL 2005

Contact Details

Please send resume to resume@paymatesoftware.com

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Delphi Developer

Location

North Toronto

Start Date, Contract Term

Immediate start – full time

Description

This Software Developer position will create enhancements, code corrections and new functionality for our applications. The Developer will be involved with both support and programming roles and works in teams with other developers, technical support, QA and
management. Unlike most development firms, where the development process is broken
out over several job positions, we believe that each individual developer should be involved in all possible aspects of software development.

Responsibilities

  • Develop software using one or more programming languages, including but not limited to Delphi (version 6 and higher).
  • Design / develop reports using Crystal Reports
  • Deliver fixes, enhancements, interfaces, and new systems in accordance with expected schedules.
  • Assist with the time estimates and documentation needed for project development.
  • Where required, prepare written design specifications for enhancements and/or new development.
  • Work with Product Manager and/or Director and/or other Domain knowledge experts to determine project scope and methodology.
  • Collaborate with other team members and the members of other teams for the purpose of sharing knowledge, experience and ideas and completing projects.
  • Understand design and implementation of existing systems and apply necessary enhancements where required.
  • Contribute to customer satisfaction by ensuring accuracy, quality and fast delivery times in all duties.
  • Perform thorough unit testing and ensure that software developed integrates into the core system.
  • Prepare testing scripts for QA personnel to use in verifying functionality and performance.
  • Learn new technology and languages as required.
  • Provide on-call support as scheduled.
  • Maintain careful version control and keep Salesforce records current.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years development experience
  • Must have experience in Delphi (6 and higher) and Crystal Reports
  • Embarcadero InterBase (2009 and higher) and MS SQL Server experience an asset
  • Must have demonstrated overall comprehension of Windows Operating Systems, Web Services (XML, XSL, SOAP, WSDL)
  • Must have demonstrated understanding of strong object oriented programming
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Knowledge of hospitality industry’s data processing needs and requirements an asset.
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability.
  • Ability to learn and master new technologies quickly.
  • Flexibility in design and development approach, with ability to adapt to different styles for different projects.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to cope successfully with diversity and complexity in a pressured-development, rapidly changing environment. Adaptable to changing schedules, with willingness to work weekends, varied shifts, split days off, and long hours where necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task. Patience, flexibility and an ability to handle pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal and team relationship skills; able to work well individually or as part of team.
  • Focuses on project quality, completeness and thoroughness rather than on time clocks and/or routines.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality concerning development projects.

Contact Details

James Lee
W5 Resources Inc.
(905) 940-0255 ex.2
james@w5.net

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RAD Studio XE4 in Action LIVE!

Toronto, ON
Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 6:00-8:00PM

Northern District Library, Toronto

Welcome to this RAD Studio event focusing on iOS development.

RAD Studio is the multi-device, true native app development platform for everyone who needs to develop apps for desktops, tablets and smartphones, and get them to market fast. You will see how you can manage one codebase, one team, and one schedule without sacrificing performance. True native apps give you faster applications with more control, tighter security and a better user experience.

Register Now

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Delphi Developer

Location

Mississauga

Start Date, Contract Term

January 3 to 6 months possible full time

Description

We’re looking for two experienced intermediate/senior developers interested in a 3-6 month contract in the Mississauga area. Opportunity could lead to additional and/or full time work. The opportunity will start within the next 3-4 weeks.

Requirements

Candidates should have three plus years’ experience with a DBMS and three plus year’s experience with Delphi 3, 5, and/or 7.

Additional Assets (nice to have)

Experience with XE2 and/or XE3 is a bonus.

Contact Details

Please forward Resumes to Marcelo Castro marcelocst7@gmail.com

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Senior Delphi Developer

Location

Toronto

Start Date, Contract Term

January, Full Time Salaried Position

Description

Sandcat Software is a small but established software developer located in the heart of Toronto’s Liberty Village. Our product is Primafact, a popular and successful document management system for the legal industry.

We have an immediate opening for a senior Delphi developer. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your expertise and contribute to a leading edge commercial software product. Our workplace environment is ideal for those who enjoy the interaction of a small and friendly team of individuals, where everyone’s contribution is important.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Coding using Delphi RAD Studio.
  • Some coding using Visual C++
  • Providing second and third level product support.
  • Testing and troubleshooting.
  • Preparing technical documentation.

Requirements

  • 8-10 years work experience developing Delphi applications using object oriented programming and design.
  • Some experience using Microsoft Visual Studio, using C++ and C# (Dot Net)
  • Programming experience using the Microsoft Windows API and SDK’s.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.

Additional Assets (nice to have)

  • Microsoft Windows Security
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Use of a revision control system

Contact Details

Please email applications in PDF format to nick@sandcat.com.

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Delphi Developer

Location

North Toronto

Start Date, Contract Term

Immediate, Full time

Description

This position is involved in the core design, development, and maintenance of our Delphi‐based system.

  • Design and develop database models, business logic, and user interfaces based on the input of minor and major enhancement requests
  • Collaborate with other development team members on coding standards, integration requirements, enhancement requests, and user interface guidelines
  • Define system level documentation that effectively describes application architecture(s)
  • Help establish configuration and deployment models for rapid implementation of EverServ PixelPoint software solutions for both resellers and end users
  • Help identify potential integration technologies and develop code and/or procedures for connectivity to base application architecture
  • Provide knowledge transfer to QA, technical support, and professional services on new and modified application releases, including underlying technical platforms, databases changes, and changed functionality

Requirements

  • Software programming expertise in Delphi 7 or later
  • Experience with .NET Frameworks and Visual Studio
  • Strong skills in database definition, business logic design, user interface development
  • Hands-on knowledge of the following technologies: Microsoft Windows client and server platforms, Microsoft development tools (e.g. Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server), Linux

Additional Assets (nice to have)

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in software development
  • BS degree in Computer Science or comparable work experience

Contact Details

James Lee
W5 Staffing Inc.
90C Centurian Drive
Markham, ON
(905) 940-0255
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RAD XE3 World Tour – TORONTO

Come see what all the excitement is about! Sign up for this free RAD Studio XE3 World Tour event and see how you can:

  • Create Delphi, C++Builder and Prism applications with Windows 8 styling and functionality
  • Convert existing VCL and FireMonkey forms to Windows 8 look and behavior with one click
  • Add new multimedia functionality to your FireMonkey apps
  • Use the new Visual LiveBindings designer to make connections quickly and visually
  • Create HTML5 web apps and mobile apps for Android, iOS and more with new HTML5 Builder
  • Build Windows 8 apps with WinRT using Prism XE3 in RAD Studio
  • Embed InterBase XE3, the low cost zero-admin high performance database, into your Windows 8 applications

…and much more!

All event attendees will receive special discounts on RAD Studio XE3, Delphi® XE3, C++Builder® XE3, and HTML5 Builder

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, ON
Refreshments will be served at this event.

Register now!

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Software Developer

Company Description

Ever been to the world famous San Diego Zoo? The Empire State Building? If you have, you have used Gateway Ticketing products when you bought a ticket and walked through the gate. In 2009, our top 100 (and we have over 400) customers collectively sold over 200 million tickets — that is more than Ticketmaster sells in a year. Our systems are installed in the busiest theme park in the world, the largest ferry system in the USA, and the most popular zoos, aquariums and museums all around the world.

We are an established company with a start-up mentality. We don’t have a rigid corporate hierarchy and we don’t produce TPS reports. We support flexible hours and our developers often work at home. We are looking for people to push the envelope and try new things — people who want to learn and grow and modernize the software development process. We don’t care what programming languages you know — we just want your passion and your skills. We know you can learn whatever we throw at you and we don’t mind that you’re smarter than we are.

We are looking for full-time developers to help our team to design the next generation of software for admission control, kiosk, and web ticketing modules for the attraction, amusement and transportation industries. We code for the desktop, the web, and mobile devices. Our design and development processes incorporate some of the best software practices in the industry including requirements analysis, object modeling and unit testing. We use Scrum/Agile development methodologies to be fast and flexible.

Job Description

You will be responsible for supporting and maintaining current applications as well as developing new software for ticketing systems used in amusement parks, museums, zoos, aquariums and the transportation industries. You should be able to translate software requirements into concise and accurate code. You will be asked to provide analysis related to software design and development. Problem solving skills are necessary.

What we can do for you

  • Competitive salary in a low-cost of living area.
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits.
  • Personal and vacation time — You don’t have to work all the time.
  • Life and disability insurance — We don’t think you’ll die, but if you do, you’ll be covered.
  • 401k plan with matching — Because some day you actually will retire.
  • Flexible hours and possibility to work at home.
  • Awesome small town Pennsylvania environment with an easy drive to Philadelphia — We probably have more pizza parlors and sandwich shops per square mile than any other place in the world. Washington, DC, the Jersey Shore, and New York City are also close.
  • Casual work environment — you can even wear shorts if you want, but every time you do it will cost you a $1 donation to the charity chosen annually by our charity committee. Same for T-shirt Friday.
  • While our work environment is casual, we take our core values very seriously: Customer Care, Integrity, Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, and Communication.
  • You might even get to visit some of our more exotic locations to support our customers.

What we are looking for from you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. Being self-taught is cool, too.
  • Deep experience with an Object-oriented language. We are a Delphi and C# shop, but you can learn those readily enough, right?
  • Knowledge of mobile development to include iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7.
  • General knowledge and/or experience in hardware programming, database programming, SQL, and scripting.
  • Ability to work with customers and internal business analysts.

Additional desirable skills and traits include:

  • Desire to do cool things with code, continuous integration, source control management.
  • Knowledge of salt water fish tank construction and management.
  • Barbecuing skills are a big plus.

Additional Information

Please send your resume and salary requirements to employment@gatewayticketing.com. Extra points will be given for creative cover letters. Don’t forget to mention any technical side projects, open source contributions, and personal websites and blogs.

And now, for the stuff Human Resources makes us say: We can only accept applicants who have the permanent legal right to work in the United States and are available for an interview in Pennsylvania. Excellent candidates can be relocated. Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity. We only really care about your commitment to software development excellence.

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