Koumbit is recruiting a web developer at 20 hours per week for projects management, site building and front end development. The hourly rate is $21.60
About working at Koumbit
Koumbit 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. They earn a common salary of $21. per hour.
What you’ll do
Work with clients and colleagues to plan, structure and execute web development projects
Manage an entire project (we’re willing to help you get comfortable doing this – and if you’ve done this as a freelancer, let us know)
Communicate with clients and team members to get what you need in order to understand the work and do it well
Work with designers and integrators to ensure that designs are feasible and useable
Analyse client briefs/RFPs and estimate necessary development tasks
Build, configure, and support websites made with Drupal or WordPress (we’re willing to train the right candidate to adapt their skills to these CMSs)
Participate in the open, fun, socially engaged atmosphere of our office
Participate in 2 to 3 team meetings per month (required) and other instances of collective decision-making (as desired)
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)
Technical skills and qualifications you’ll need
Experience as a site builder, preferably with a background in web-based content management systems, ideally including Drupal and/or WordPress
Experience with front-end programming (CSS)
Comfortable in a Linux-based development environment, and using a source code version control system
Ability to provide training and support to clients with varying levels of technical expertise
Other skills and qualifications we’re looking for
Project management skills:
Ability to discern what’s needed to solve a problem, and to get things done by being creative and resourceful
A willingness to 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
Ability to work well independently:
A desire to take ownership over tasks
A commitment to problem solving
The ability to effectively communicate about actionable tasks
Strong motivation to ask for help and feedback as needed to produce results
Experience and demonstrated interest in working with the non-profit & community sector, and in working with free & open source software
Ability to understand and express yourself in French, plus a high level of written and spoken French and/or English
A willingness to work in a collective environment and take 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
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
Koumbit provides workstations for use in our office, but having your own laptop for client meetings would be helpful.
Sadly, our office is not wheelchair accessible.Our office is accessed at the front via a 7-step staircase, after which point an elevator is available.
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, Aboriginal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday June 26th 2017. We thank everyone who takes the time to respond to this job ad, but we’ll only contact people we select for an interview.