Junior Programmer

Mustimuhw Information Solutions Inc.

July 16, 2015

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Mustimuhw Information Solutions is a fully Cowichan Tribes owned business specializing in health and human software solutions for First Nations organizations in Canada. Our software is currently deployed in five provinces supporting over 100 First Nations communities. We strive to provide the right tools for First Nations to best meet the health and social needs of their Members. 

The Opportunity: Helping create software that meets the needs of First Nation health and service organizations and staff. This is an entry-level opportunity for someone who enjoys software development and is interested in improving their programming skill-sets by working with a strong and dedicated development team. 

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the CEO, with functional supervision by the Solution Architect, the Junior Programmer will analyze, design and code application changes for our community Electronic Medical Record and Child and Family Services Case Management products. The position fits into a dynamic and fast-moving team with structured software development lifecycle processes. The Junior Programmer will undertake the analysis of identified product defects and provide solutions and code fixes and support the implementation of structured testing plans. The Programmer will also play a role in the provision of 2nd level Help Desk response to our solution customers across Canada. The Junior Programmer has potential exposure to sensitive information. As a junior or entry-level position, supportive training will be supplied to the successful candidate. This is a full-time position, though part-time arrangements could be accommodated if desired by a qualified applicant.


  • Guided product research and planning
  • Supporting functional and technical requirements gathering
  • Software development in PowerBuilder
  • Support product testing
  • Solution installation for customers
  • Form and template development
  • Development of InfoMaker custom reports
  • 2nd level support ticket investigation and resolution or escalation
  • Development of detailed product documentation
  • Other special development and research projects as assigned 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Windows Programming skill and experience
  • Proficiency in SQL with general Database knowledge
  • Windows OS problem determination and resolution
  • Computer hardware diagnostics and resolution
  • Well versed with MS Office products
  • Working knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies
  • Well-developed written and oral, communication skills
  • Time Management, decision making, and problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced distributed team environment
  • Ability to produce detailed and precise documentation
  • Ability to travel for short periods of time may be required
  • Self-directed planning, coordination and execution of job responsibilities
  • Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Proficiency in PowerBuilder and InfoMaker
  • Knowledge of First Nations Health and human services
  • Knowledge of project management methodology and supporting tools
  • Knowledge of Cowichan culture and values
  • Existing knowledge of privacy & security guidelines for sensitive information


  • Grade 12 education
  • One year technical certificate or associated degree in computer programming
  • Valid BC Drivers License and reliable vehicle
  • Relevant work experience
  • Ability to type accurately to a minimum of 30 w.p.m.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.R.C.) is required 
How To Apply: 

Please quote Reference No. MIS-JP-03-01-2015 upon submitting cover letter, resume, and three references by email to:


Deadline: 4:00 p.m. July 23, 2015


Other Info: 

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

We thank all applicants in advance, only those short listed will be contacted.