Full time Remote / Telecommute

Web/Ops Specialist (Wordpress/Drupal/PHP)

BC, Canada
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Salary: $60-70,000
Created: October 28, 2020


The BC Libraries Cooperative (http://bc.libraries.coop/) is a non-profit, member-driven cooperative providing several high availability services to libraries and other members across Canada. We use open source tools wherever possible combined with modern development methodologies and hosting practices.


The Co-op is hiring a full-time (35 hours/week) Web Developer / Operations person to work as a member of our web and systems teams. This is a telecommuting opportunity; staff primarily work from home though we do maintain an office in Vancouver where employees periodically gather for face-to-face working days (once Covid restrictions are eased.). Residency in BC is considered a strong asset, though it does not have to be in the lower mainland. Candidates must reside in and be authorized to work legally in Canada.

The successful applicant will primarily support the Co-op’s web services which include primarily WordPress and Drupal-based site hosting and development. There are additional opportunities to work on other varied, custom web development projects.


The ideal candidate brings the strongest possible combination of knowledge and experience with the following core required skills:

  • Full-stack web development skills (e.g., HTML, CSS and Javascript) and PHP and MySQL

  • Experience developing and maintaining sites with Wordpress and/or Drupal, including extending functionality with custom plugins

  • Linux basic system skills (e.g. Apache config, systems config) and other fundamental technologies in the Internet protocol suite for web applications i(e.g. HTTP, DNS)

  • Git or other version control system

Experience with any of the following technologies is also be considered an asset but not a requirement:

  • Laravel or other professional modern application frameworks

  • Other current, industry-standard languages, libraries and frameworks for the Web (e.g. Python, Ruby or PERL)

  • Practical experience with user interface and user experience (UX) design

  • Web Accessibility principles and compliance

  • Any of Dokuwiki, Request Tracker, Horde or Nextcloud software

  • Deployment or automation tools such as Ansible

Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Ability to demonstrate you have the requisite knowledge and skills to do this job - this might have been through years of job experience and personal learning, or this might have been through formal education such as a Computing Science, Engineering or Physics degree or certification in a web development program. We do not prize formal over informal learning and if you can demonstrate you have the skills to do the job, we encourage you to apply

  • 2+ years of related experience is required;

  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, in English;

  • Ability to manage stressful situations with humour and grace;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively with individuals and groups in a distributed environment (team members do not all work in a single location).


  • Flexibility. While the Co-op is headquartered in downtown Vancouver, this is primarily a virtual office opportunity for the right candidate. Most of the Co-op staff work remotely, using the Vancouver office for regular or occasional face-to-face meet-ups.

  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a growing community enterprise.

  • This position is a full-time employment position with competitive compensation (ranging between $60,000-70,000/year depending on experience) and a generous benefits package that includes extended medical and dental coverage as well as enrollment in a defined benefit pension plan upon successful completion of the probation period.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to office@bc.libraries.coop no later than 1600 Pacific Time, November 13, 2020.

Candidates must clearly indicate how they meet the position requirements.

The BC Libraries Cooperative hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from visible minority group members, women, First Nations persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

We thank all applicants in advance, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Published: Friday, October 30, 2020 00:35 UTC

Last updated: Friday, October 30, 2020 00:35 UTC