Junior Software Developer Co-op

Victoria, BC

Are you looking to help drive the design and development of software solutions that can truly change the world? Seriously. Are you passionate about our environment and sustainability? Can you play nice with humans and machines?

Join our diverse development team in driving the modernization of fisheries data collection and analysis for our customer-base worldwide. This work includes the development of mobile data collection apps and associated data management systems, implementation of AI and Machine Learning algorithms for data and video analysis, remote fleet-monitoring software, and video analysis applications. These advancements will help maintain Archipelago’s role as the global leader in fisheries monitoring hardware and software, supporting sustainable fishing practices worldwide.

What are we all about?

Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of end-to-end monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy remote monitoring technology for commercial fishing vessels, and dockside monitors to collect landed catch data and report back to our clients, all using our in-house software for efficient, customized data collection, delivery, and reporting. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come. Our head office sits right on the water in Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, and in port cities up and down the British Columbia coast.

Our electronic monitoring technology has been deployed on over 700 fishing vessels around the world and we work with government agencies like DFO, NOAA and AFMA (Australia) and MPI (New Zealand). We support organizations like The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in their efforts to create more sustainable fisheries around the world.

What do we offer?
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Flex Schedules
  • Hybrid Work Options
  • Staff Deck Days overlooking Victoria harbour
  • Staff parties & events
  • Ocean Front Building with Free Parking, proximity to transit and bike paths
What do you offer?
  • Creativity and the ability to bring new ideas to the table
  • Strong problem-solving and logical thinking skills
  • The ability to work well in a small, diverse, hybrid/remote development team
  • Previous work experience in software development (previous work terms or related employment)
Beneficial Experience/Training:
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming skills in one or more languages
  • Familiarity with RDBMS systems and basic SQL skills
  • Familiarity with Cloud computing (Azure, AWS, other)
  • Knowledge of Agile Manifesto values and principals and the Scrum framework
What Else?

We are hiring one full-time co-op developer. The role is based out of our Victoria, BC head office with options for varying degrees of hybrid remote work. We are interested in hearing from qualified 3rd or 4th year co-op students seeking an 8-month work term beginning on or about September 3, 2024.

Archipelago works to provide an inclusive, fair, and equitable working environment for staff of all backgrounds. Regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, differing ability, or age, if you share our values surrounding the careful management of our ocean resources, we welcome your unique contributions and perspectives.

The hourly wage will be $22.00 to $25.00 per hour based on experience plus 8.2% vacation and stat pay. If you are interested in applying, email your resume and a cover letter to hr@archipelago.ca

Note: Position will remain posted until filled. Interviews to start immediately.

Intermediate Biologist

Victoria, BC

Are you passionate about doing field work?  Are you someone who likes a lot of variety in your job? From looking at data, viewing marine imagery, working on a boat, writing reports to walking the shoreline? Does working in different parts of BC (sometimes with the rain falling sideways) make your heartbeat faster? Are you someone that takes a positive approach to all your work?

WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?

Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of marine environmental services. We offer marine environmental consulting services to support sustainable coastal management for clients up and down the west coast of Canada and the United States. We also provide solutions and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea research technicians, and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. We are pros in managing data and assisting global fisheries to ensure sustainability for generations to come. Our head office sits right on the water in Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, and in port cities up and down the British Columbia coast.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Marine Environmental Services (MES) Division of the company. This division focuses on nearshore coastal inventory, marine habitat and environmental assessment, environmental monitoring, coastal planning, and sustainable resource management.

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE ARCHIPELAGO?

Believe it or not, our company name can be difficult for some people to pronounce. We love hearing the variations from everyone who is brave enough to attempt it – so do your best!

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Provide support to senior members of the MES division, including operational logistics – permit application, stakeholder engagement, and project logistics
  • Work independently to manage projects; develop project scope, budgeting, tasking, deadlines, and lead technical report preparation
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders
  • Manage and monitor contracts for sub-contractors, consultants, and vendors
  • Conduct business development activities and prepare project proposals
  • Conduct or assist with environmental monitoring activities including environmental monitoring for development and construction, water/sediment sampling, acoustic monitoring, invertebrate and fish sampling, coastal marine biophysical inventory, and habitat characterization and assessment
  • Conduct or assist with nearshore, intertidal, and subtidal field surveys (marine inventories).
  • View satellite/aerial video imagery of shorelines and nearshore environments to record observations to produce ecological inventories and develop databases
  • Collect and analyze underwater video imagery
  • Conduct or assist with desktop (literature review, gap analysis) assignments and preparation of technical reports.
  • Assist with map production and various types of GIS analysis for reports and field planning purposes.
  • Help to develop shared MES proposal resources including processes, templates, tools, procedures and Health and Safety procedures
  • Implement QA/QC protocols and design procedures for QA/QC
  • Management of junior staff and their assignments (scheduling and delegation, technical provision)

WHAT DO YOU OFFER?

  • B.Sc. in related discipline (Biology, Environmental Science) plus 7+ years, or an M.Sc. in applied biological science plus 5 years working experience including prior work experience in marine environmental consulting including project management.
  • A registered member of the College of Applied Biology (e.g. RBTech or RPBio) or eligible to become registered with the college within six months.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including scientific reporting and technical writing
  • Strong knowledge of Pacific Northwest marine coastal biology and ecology including strong marine fish, invertebrate and algae identification skills.
  • Experience with marine sampling and monitoring techniques (water, sediment, fish, and invertebrates).
  • Experience with spatial analysis (GIS) with ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Online.
  • Database or statistical analysis skills (R, MatLab, JUMP).
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of marine instrumentation (e.g. CTDs, water quality meters, hydrophones).
  • Marine field skills (including small boat handling and GPS navigation). Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP).
  • Demonstrated ability to meet project timelines and professional quality client deliverables.
  • Innovative and can work independently and in a team setting.
  • Strong computer skills (Teams, MS Office 365, SharePoint, Access).
  • Ability to obtain government security clearance through Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). All successful candidates will also need to undergo a criminal record check to work on projects as required by PSPC.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in remote field locations, work irregular and unpredictable field schedules, and in adverse weather conditions.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with marine mammal observing (JNCC), and/or acoustic monitoring of marine construction activities
  • Marine Emergencies Duties (MED A-3) certification.
  • WSBC Dive certification
  • Understanding of freshwater fish, and their habitats, in coastal British Columbia.
  • Previous experience conducting aquatic field work (fish exclusion and salvage, environmental monitoring, stream classification)
  • Experience with recording and analyzing video for biophysical classification
  • Nearshore terrestrial resource assessment (including bird surveys, mammals, herptiles, and vegetation)

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Group benefits program (Health and Dental)
  • Health spending account
  • Personal wellness fund
  • RSP matching
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Performance and success sharing plan
  • Part-time remote work options
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Company funded education and development opportunities
  • Staff deck days
  • Numerous staff events and committees
  • Oceanfront building with proximity to transit, bike paths, and free parking
  • A great office set up with sit-stand desks, work pods, and a sunny deck with oceanside views of the harbour

WHAT ELSE?

The position is based on a 37.5-hour work week – Monday to Friday with 3 to 4 weeks paid vacation. Archipelago is focused on getting the job done and not watching the clock, but we use these figures as our guidelines for our team members.

The anticipated salary range for this role is $65,000 to $85,000 based on experience.

Archipelago works to provide an inclusive, fair, and equitable working environment for staff of all backgrounds. Regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, differing ability, or age, if you share our values surrounding the careful management of our ocean resources, we welcome your unique contributions and perspectives.

We will keep this posting active until the position has been filled.

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