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First Peoples' Cultural Council

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WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
• Developing front-end and back-end code for FirstVoices, including integrations with 3rd party systems • Improving our code quality, test coverage, and automation processes  • Contributing to the design and architecture of FirstVoices and related systems and processes • Providing technical expertise and experience when reviewing wireframes, features and pull requests • Serving as the lead for some features of the FirstVoices eco-system (for example: batch upload scripts, media browsing, language map integration) • Contributing to the documentation of our work and on-boarding of new developers to our project • Proactively improving the security, accessibility and performance of the platform • Participating in troubleshooting and profiling of systems • Researching and suggesting new technologies, workflows and methods. 
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, with a focus on software development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a software development role • 3+ years experience in web development, including working knowledge of modern JS frameworks such as ReactJS and Vue.js, and expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript • 2+ years experience programming in object-oriented Java • 1+ years experience with API development and integration, SQL/NoSQL databases • Experience using a variety of modern development tools and workflows - such as Maven, Ant and build automation tools • Experience writing automated end-to-end tests and unit tests • Experience working within an agile team and in a CI/CD environment • Expert knowledge of Git and Github • Experience working with AWS, Nuxeo ECM or other OSGI-based systems is a plus.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of software engineering best practices and a passion for clean, maintainable code. • Ability to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to complex business problems, from a 'user-first' perspective • Demonstrated experience handling multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment • Demonstrated experience providing high-quality, respectful support to peers, communities and stakeholders • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail - things don't get lost, missed or forgotten when you are around! • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills • Demonstrated tact and judgment in interpersonal relationships • You are able to work independently in a self-directed environment • Ability to understand users' requirements and translate them into actions • You are also: Inquisitive, a problem solver, patient, understanding and respectful, highly motivated, analytical
 
ABOUT OUR TECHNOLOGIES
• We use open-source technologies and publish our code on Github: https://github.com/First-Peoples-Cultural-Council • Our front-end is built using React/Redux, Material-UI and Webpack. • Our back-end is built using Nuxeo, an extendible open-source Java based ECM, that utilizes Elasticsearch, Redis, and Postgresql • We have some infrastructure in AWS, and will be utilizing it more and more • We use Slack for stand-ups, Jira/Confluence for collaboration, Zoom for communication, and any other technology that makes our or our users' life easier (... and we also use the Microsoft suite).

 

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Work is done in a general office environment in Brentwood Bay or remotely. • Although we support and encourage remote work, the successful candidate must be available for on-site work. • Travel may be required to conferences and communities in B.C.