The Vancouver Community Network owns, operates and promotes a free, publicly accessible, non-commercial, community computer utility in the Lower Mainland of BC which provides a public space on the Internet. The VCN techteam is Vancouver Community Network’s IT team based in downtown Vancouver, B.C. The TechTeam provides the non-profit community with friendly, professional IT solutions at an affordable rate.

Job Summary:
This position will report to the Technical Services Manager and is responsible for developing VCN’s Street Messaging System (http://www.streetmessagingsystem.ca/), developing scripts, and supporting Help Desk volunteers. We are looking to hire a student for the summer.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
  • registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year;
  • intend to return to school full-time in the upcoming academic year;
  • meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities; and
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada

JOB DUTIES:

  • Developing VCN’s Street Messaging System using Ruby on Rails
  • Developing server scripts and web applications.
  • Providing training and support to entry level volunteers.
  • Providing technical support to staff, volunteers, and clients.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Ruby on Rails.
  • Knowledge of SQL.
  • Knowledge of Git.
  • Knowledge of Linux.
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or equivalent education is an asset.
  • Ability to learn and teach.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English; additional languages are an asset.

VCN welcomes all applicants including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women and aboriginals.

HIRING PRIORITIES:

  • aboriginal
  • visible minority
  • person with a disability

HOURS: 40 hours a week
COMPENSATION: $10.85/hr for 360 hours
DURATION: 9 weeks

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Your Name:

Your Email:

Are you between 15 and 30 years old (under 31)?

Are you a Canadian citizen/Permanent Resident/Refugee?

Were you registered as full-time student in the previous academic year?

Do you plan to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year?

VCN welcomes all applicants including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women and aboriginals.

Are you an aboriginal student?

Are you a member of a visible minority?

Are you a student with a disability?

Attach your RESUME + COVER LETTER in ONE document (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt):