Koumbit.org

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Koumbit is recruiting a web developer with experience in Drupal, Backdrop CMS, and/or WordPress.

Koumbit is a collective that has developed websites for local and international non-profits since 2004. We provide services in visual design, user experience, Drupal and WordPress custom module development and theming, HTML/CSS, hosting, and strategic web consulting. Founded on principles of openness and equality, we specialize in free software and are organized as a non-hierarchical collective. Koumbit employees set their own work schedule and participate in the consensus-based decision making process of the group.

This position will begin with a 9-month internship that would be supported by a wage subsidy. In this context, we are looking for applications that follow the criteria below:

  • Being between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the internship;
  • Having recently completed postsecondary studies (in the two years prior to the beginning of the internship);
  • Being legally allowed to work in Canada;
  • Being a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or someone who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Not receiving employee insurance (EI) benefits during the internship.
  • Considering themselves as under-employed (i.e. being employed under their level of education, or having a part-time job).

About working at Koumbit

Koumbit is a collective that has developed websites for local and international non-profits since 2004. We provide services in visual design, user experience, Drupal and WordPress custom module development and theming, HTML/CSS, hosting, and strategic web consulting. Founded on principles of openness and equality, we specialize in free software and are organized as a non-hierarchical collective. Koumbit employees set their own work schedule and participate in the consensus-based decision making process of the group.

What you'll do

  • Work with clients and colleagues to plan, structure and execute web development projects
  • Communicate with clients and team members to understand project requirements, and identify and implement solutions
  • Build, configure, and support websites made with Drupal, Backdrop CMS, or WordPress (we're willing to train the right candidate to adapt their skills to these CMSs, but experience in at least one of these CMSs is necessary)
  • Manage development projects (project management is a shared role on our team - training may be provided)
  • Analyze and solve issues (bugs) on existing websites running on Drupal or WordPress.
  • Analyse client briefs/RFPs and prepare estimates for necessary development tasks
  • Work in a Linux-based development environment using free & open source software, and a source code version control system (training may be provided)
  • Work from our office in Centre-Sud (remote work is an option for up to one third of hours)
  • Work with organizations in the non-profit & community sector
  • Participate in the open, fun, socially engaged atmosphere of our office
  • Participate in 2 to 3 team meetings per month (required), internal projects, and other instances of collective decision-making
  • Take on additional tasks that interest you and meet the needs of the collective (examples: write a blog post, prepare an invoice, water the plants, coordinate a meeting)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience building websites using Drupal, Backdrop CMS, and/or WordPress
  • Ability to work well independently, take ownership over projects, and communicate about actionable tasks
  • Problem solving
  • Strong motivation to ask for help and feedback as needed to produce results
  • Programming experience (PHP, mySQL, Javascript, or jQuery), or motivation to learn and develop programming skils.
  • A high level of written and spoken French, an ability to understand and express yourself in English
  • Ability to provide training and support to clients with varying levels of technical expertise

Assets

  • Project management skills:
    • Ability to discern what's needed to solve a problem, and to get things done by being creative and resourceful
    • Create concrete plans from vague client briefs, in collaboration with clients and coworkers
    • Comfort communicating with clients in person, over email, and in conference calls
  • Experience with front-end programming (CSS and/or JavaScript and/or jQuery )
  • Experience with site migration between different CMS (Drupal 7 -> Drupal 8, Drupal -> WordPress, etc.)
  • Experience and/or interest in the non-profit and/or community sector
  • Enthusiasm for working as a collective, and taking on other, non-technical tasks to help our collective thrive (such as invoicing, human resources management and other administrative decision-making, and your share of office cleaning)
  • A desire to share your skills and knowledge, and to learn from your co-workers
    • Experience with external communication and promotion ("outreach")
  • Ability to participate in collective decision-making, including expressing your opinion and thinking critically about the way our collective works

Some things we think you should know

  • The position starts at 30 hours per week, with the possibility of adjusting hours. The hourly rate is $17.50, with an expected raise to $21 after the internship ends.
  • The person should be available in the week of January 7 for an interview in person in our office.
  • The internship will begin on January 21, 2019.
  • Koumbit provides workstations for use in our office, but having your own laptop for client meetings would be helpful.
  • Unfortunately, our office is not currently wheelchair accessible. Our office is accessed at the front via 1 step, and at the back without a step. However the bathroom is down 11 stairs in the basement and is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Koumbit recognizes and appreciates the contributions of people who identify with groups under-represented or marginalized in our areas of expertise and in our society. We particularly encourage applications from those who identify with these groups, including but not limited to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, recent immigrants, and queer and trans people.

If this position interests you, please send your CV and a cover letter by email to embauche@koumbit.org by Friday, January 4, 2019. We thank everyone who takes the time to respond to this job ad, but we'll only contact people we select for an interview.

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