Holstein Canada

Software Developer

Software Developer in Brantford, ON

Posted 2019-07-19

HOLSTEIN CANADA is the largest dairy breed association in Canada, serving our membership of more than 10,500 active dairy producers since 1884. With dynamic leadership and a clear vision, we are playing a key role in agriculture’s current digital transformation. We offer a strong team-oriented workplace, supportive leaders, and the chance for you to contribute to some really interesting operational projects.

YOU tackle challenges head-on. You see the big picture but still enjoy the details. You are deadline driven, responsible and accountable. You are an avid problem solver who brings innovative, efficient solutions. You are motivated by being able to make an impact in a high-performing, cohesive team.

• Work as a full-stack developer using technologies in the Microsoft stack
• Work with analysts, developers and users to design, build and maintain software solutions
• Work as a back-end developer using:
o ASP.NET Standard/Core (C#)
o Entity Framework & Dapper
• Work as a front-end developer using:
o HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
o CSS3 and extension frameworks (LESS, SASS, etc.)
o 3rd party libraries such as: Telerik Kendo UI, Bootstrap & JQuery
• Post-secondary education in Computer Science or similar, or equivalent work experience
• Solid development experience: Back-end and Database (5+ years), front-end (3+ years)
• Demonstrated experience with proven success in:
o Creating rich user interfaces
o Building and consuming RESTful APIs
o Designing and managing enterprise-scale relational databases
o Writing and tuning SQL queries, stored procedures, and user-defined functions
• Ability to communicate professionally in English (written & verbal)
• Desire to learn and explore new technologies

Experience with any of the following are considered distinct assets:
• Native mobile app development (Android/iOS) and/or cross-platform (Xamarin)
• Configuring CB/CI/CD pipelines
• Cloud technologies (Azure/AWS/Google)
• Containerization
• Building real-time streaming data pipelines
• Building data lakes, data warehouses, data marts, cubes
• Interactive data visualization tools

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Company summary

With a rich and long-standing history in the Canadian dairy industry, the Holstein Association of Canada began in 1884. The Association was incorporated nationally in 1901 and remains the only organization authorized to register Holstein cattle in Canada.

As a non-profit organization, Holstein Canada exists to help improve the breed of Holstein cattle across Canada. Our Association is seen as a leader in dairy genetics domestically and around the world. With more than 10,500 members, we maintain the Holstein Herdbook under the Federal Animal Pedigree Act and provide many services to our members. This helps to assist them in evaluating, selecting, and improving their herds through genetic improvement programs that help to enhance the profitability for dairy producers in Canada.

Our Vision:
A healthy Canadian dairy industry for all

Our Mission:
Delivering progressive services and programs for dairy herd management.


Holstein Canada believes in preparing people for success. New employees participate in an orientation program-- one that is built specifically for them and involves most areas of our business.

What's the point of accomplishing something if you don't celebrate it? We regularly celebrate project and goal successes. We track our goals and objectives visually around the office so all can see our progress and what's left to do. We also celebrate long service as a testament to the commitment and loyalty of our people.

To encourage life-long learning and knowledge-building, we support employees' participation in training - coaching, courses, lunch and learn general interest topics, awareness sessions - all with the goal of helping staff meet their educational and professional development pursuits.

Holstein Canada's Brantford Office supports employee comfort and team collaboration. Long and narrow, reflective of dairy barns, the building offers easy access to all work areas in a climate-controlled environment with an abundance of natural light. Meeting space is suitable for quick chats and large meetings. The reception area is welcoming - open, friendly, accessible and bilingual. Employees benefit from a large kitchen, a larger lunchroom, and an outdoor patio.

At Holstein Canada, we actively support the health and safety of our employees through our commitment to provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment. We follow a business casual dress code, creating a professional yet comfortable place to contribute to organizational goals.

Holstein Canada is committed to transparent 2-way communication with employees. A monthly employee newsletter and regular internal updates and meetings provide regular communication. All employees are encouraged to give feedback, offer opinions and ask questions every chance they get.

Holstein Canada is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our membership, industry partners, colleagues and our community. We respect and celebrate the diversity of people who make up our community. All customers can expect sensitivity, accessibility, and respect in their business dealings with us.

Integrating internal equity, market forces and other competitive and economic factors, Holstein Canada proudly compensates employees at competitive levels.

Holstein Canada provides a robust benefits program to all eligible employees. These benefits range from prescription drugs, travel medical insurance and vision care, to dental and therapy services.

Retirement saving and peace of mind were paramount when Holstein Canada established the Holstein Association of Canada Employees' Pension Plan. All eligible employees contribute to the Plan after one year of employment.

Truly believing that our people are our greatest asset, Holstein Canada is committed to the overall well-being of its employees. To assist employees and their families in times of crisis and stress, we have retained an outside firm to provide voluntary, confidential and supportive counseling services to employees and their immediate family.

Holstein Canada lives our commitment to the community. We are proud to support the United Way and other organizations that extend a helping hand to those in need.

Interview process

The 1st step of the process involves a phone screening, from there, the candidate will know either way, if they have been invited to an onsite interview. If needed, the candidate may be asked to attend a 2nd interview.

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