Pro Bono: This position is tailored to a professional who wants to give back special engineering skills and has the right degree/profession/experience for this position.
We are seeking a Pro Bono Senior Full Stack Software Engineer with experience building marketplace websites such as Amazon, Target or Zappos, enterprise-grade applications. We are building a new e-commerce site that is robust, has excellent performance and the ability to handle millions of visitors. We are using MYsql, Java and React stack for the new website; related experience is required.
UniversalGiving® is an award-winning nonprofit allowing people to donate and volunteer with top-performing, vetted organizations all over the world. 100% goes directly to the cause. All partner organizations are vetted with our proprietaryQuality Model®. UniversalGiving® has been featured on the homepage ofBloomberg,Oprah.com,CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and TheNew York Times. UniversalGiving® also has been featured in more than 16 books, including the new edition Harvard Business Review Book, HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback, Arianna Huffington’sThrive, and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Giving 2.0. We have also been acknowledged six times on Great Nonprofits’annual Top Nonprofits lists and are highlighted inHuffington Post's listof best volunteering matching websites. We continue to gain momentum, with dozens of articles in theChristian Science Monitorand monthly contributions onForbes. To date, we have matched more than 22,000 volunteers worth $31 million dollars’ of volunteer hours.
Develop modular UI components that can be reused and configured by non-designers
Create responsive designs that function on both mobile and standard displays
Develop rapid, excellent, responsive user interface
Define, develop, test and deploy well-crafted, high-performing code per a release schedule
Help ensure all systems are working at optimal levels
Potential:Release New Features for the new platform/website
Potential: Update/Improve Architecture for the new platform
7+ years of solid Java and e-commerce experience
Must have hands-on experience developing E-commerce websites
Understanding of applications from a technical and business perspective
Solid understanding of building scalable web APIs
Strong grasp of practical issues such as web application scalability
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
Experience with content management systems
Highly proficient in latest web standards: HTML5, CSS3, SASS/LESS, JQuery, Web Workers, REST. Experience with view layer framework ReactJS, preferred experience with message-oriented and asynchronous architectures
Self-directed problem solver
Long-term commitment to grow with the organization
Part-time, flexible remote positions
Opportunity to work with a diverse, global team representing over 25 cultures
Gain experience at a unique social entrepreneurship organization that has a global impact
Gain experience with a Tech for Good nonprofit
With proven success & a positive attitude, UniversalGiving® is likely to facilitate J1, OPT visas
Duration and Location:
Position is available for part-time (10 hours per week)
Minimum one-year commitment.
We provide remote job positions with a highly globally focused team from more than 20 countries, including Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Georgia, the Philippines, Haiti, Germany, Canada, the Kurdish population, South Korea, the U.K., Brazil, and many more.
Email your resume, cover letter, 2 writing samples and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with"Pro Bono Senior Full Stack Software Engineer" in the subject line. In your cover letter, please describe your experience working with the MERN Stack and why you want to work for a social enterprise like UniversalGiving®.Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
UniversalGiving® is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations. Please see our policy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Our Vision is to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life."®
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