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DoSomething // nonprofit focused on youth & social change
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019
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Senior Software Engineer

Reports to: Director of Engineering

We're looking for a seasoned engineer with an affinity for backend development who enjoys has experience across the application stack.   

Our ideal engineer not only believes in but in the power of ALL young people who make a real impact on their communities through our online platform. In return, we offer the opportunity to join a close-knit team of problem solvers & change agents, to take advantage of our flexible & fun office culture, & to do work that is actually changing the world.  

What Youll Do

  • Work with the team to reduce the complexity of our overall system by retiring or combining existing services, developing common libraries & APIs, simplify developer workflow & tooling by rolling out improvements like utilizing GraphQL & Tailwind & using strategies like Serverless when appropriate.

  • Help define standards for service contracts, monitoring, performance, testing, & security.

  • Mentor other developers.

What You Should Have

  • 5+ years working on teams of developers, with mentoring experience.

  • Full-stack fluency with a desire to perform backend development & maintain services at scale, as well as designing for scale & non-serialized processing.

  • Proficient with API design & architecting for a variety of problems.

  • The ability to communicate cross-functionally with teams outside of tech.  

Our Team is one of the worlds largest organizations for young people & social change. We have the stability of a 25-year-old institution, but we look, feel, & operate like a tech-forward startup. We are way more fun than wherever youre working at right now.

We are a third product & engineering, out of about 60 staffers. Were a diverse team, & know our diversity makes us better technologists. Were collaborative & enthusiastic coders working with Node, React, PHP (Laravel), & more.

Select Perks & Benefits:

  • The ability to mobilize millions of young people to change the world (need we say more?!)
  • 3 weeks vacation plus the week between Christmas & New Years (plus Summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day!). Plus #3: no work on your birthday or Valentines Day, & you get a half-day on Halloween. Only if youre in costume. We're serious.
  • Full medical & dental premium coverage covered by DoSomething. 
  • A fun office environment, a Gong, disco ball, brownie bake-offs, & the best coworkers you could ask for.
  • An incredibly compelling reason to wake up & make it to work every day.

About is a movement to create the most socially active generation in history.

  • We fight for our members every single day. We care deeply about activating millions of young people around the world to make an impact in their communities.

  • We believe in young people. We believe all young people have the agency to create social change, & we provide them with the guidance to make it happen.

  • We dont hire just anybody. We work hella hard & we move super fast. 

  • We want people who get excited to come to work at our dynamic office every day.

  • We genuinely stand behind who we are & what we do. No faking it here. Everyone on our staff has their own why for coming to work every day. What will yours be? is an equal opportunity employer.

Please no phone calls. 



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