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  1. + Full Stack/Lead Developer - Services Advisor Pathways

    The Organization  
    PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that operates around the globe through the use of technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights. We develop partnerships with these organizations to provide meaningful support designed to increase their skills, effectiveness and impact. We see a world where everyone can leverage technology to make peace and human rights a lived reality. On March 2017, we won the renowned Google Impact Challenge, allowing us to have the necessary funding to launch an app that will make it easier for newcomers to access immigrant and refugee services in Vancouver, where they account for 40% of the population.

    Responsibilities
    The Lead Developer will work from The Hive office and (if desired) occasionally from home. This position reports to the Project Manager and Executive Director. The successful candidate will receive training on the PeaceGeeks current projects, activities, and processes. This person will be responsible for:

    Driving all technical planning aspects for the Services Advisor Pathways projects
    Leading the development work including database development and roadmap execution
    Coordinating with local and international technical partners and strategic partners on roadmap and product development matters
    Product management experience
    Deriving / documenting requirements from all stakeholders
    Researching existing platforms that are relevant to this project
    Working with / developing an open source community for Pathways project
    Leading pilot deployment/prototypes with all stakeholders
    Collaborating with other development resources (contractors, interns) that may be brought onto the project
    Assisting with other PeaceGeeks technical needs as required

    Benefits
    Gain practical experience working on projects with multinational teams across the world
    Learning about relevant international issues that we work on
    Make an impactful contribution to peacebuilding work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places
    Collaborate and network with an amazing group of volunteers
    Building and interacting with a new and growing open source developer community
    Working with open source tools and open data for social good projects
    Working with other non-profit organization
    Mentorship through PeaceGeeks Advisory Committee and Mentors network

    Hours & Salary Range
    This is a full time contract position for 1 year, with a possibility of extension. The contractor is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Salary range is $55,000 - $70,000, and will be determined based on experience.

    Successful candidates should have many of the following:
    Minimum 3 years of experience as a software developer in a team environment
    Strong communications experience working with developer teams
    Experience leading initiatives on developers team
    Experience developing with node.js
    Experience working on agile teams, with scrum or equivalent approaches
    Bachelor in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, EE or IT related, or equivalent experience
    Be articulate and able to think strategically
    Ability to handle confidential information and maintain a high degree of ethics
    Familiar with front-end tools and frameworks

    Nice-to-have(s)
    Experience with service design
    Experience working in open source projects
    Familiarity with front-end design

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