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Job Number:  30091
Ruby on Rails Software Developer Intern
Job Posted: Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
(3 days ago)
Vancouver Community Network
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

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.



Participating youth must:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
  • have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
  • intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
  • meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
  • must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.


  • 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.


  • 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.

HOURS: 35 hours a week
COMPENSATION: $15/hr for 650 hours


Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internships program and funded by HSRDC and Industry Canada.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please apply at the following link:
Contact Details:
Pratyush Dhawan
Vancouver Community Network
280 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

Tel: (778)724-0232
Fax: 1-855-299-0647

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