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.

Job Summary:
This position will report to the Technical Services Manager and is responsible for developing VCN’s StreetMessenger (http://www.streetmessagingsystem.ca/), OurBuilding.Info, and Newcomer.Info. You will also be responsible for 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 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year;
  • intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

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: 30 hours a week
COMPENSATION: $12.65/hr for 240 hours
DURATION: 8 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):