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Software Engineer at Vote.org

🏢 Vote.org 🌎 Remote 🕑 May 25

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Vote.org is hiring a Software Engineer to help us permanently increase voter turnout in America.

Job description

Software engineers at Vote.org are integral to everything that we do, whether we're talking about building best-in-class civic engagement tools, or running the single largest Election Day get-out-the-vote campaign in America in 2016.  This isn't just a regular coding job: you'll also interact with the legal team, the partnerships team, the communications team, and any other team that forms over the next few years. Millions of voters will use the tools you build, and dozens of national organzations will rely on your technoloyg to power their outreach efforts. Intrigued? Keep reading.

These are the required skills for this position:
  1. 3+ years full-time experience building user-facing web applications 
  2. Fluency in web development (HTML/CSS/JS) with Python or Ruby and related frameworks
  3. Experience working with internal and external APIs

You will thrive in this role if you’re someone that:

  • Loves the idea of putting your skills and experience to use to help increase voter turnout in a non-partisan fashion
  • Is comfortable shipping "good enough" features instead of waiting for them to be perfect
  • Likes the idea of working remotely, since we are an all-remote team
  • Prefers planning and consistent execution over fire-fighting and chaos
  • Loves front-end and feature work more than devops and backend (we do it all, but we primarily build and ship software)
  • Can get down with our team motto: "If you get 1% better every day, you'll be over 3600% better in a single year." We think this is the right approach to Life, The Universe and Everything

We’re hoping you bring at least 2 of the following bonus skills with you:

  • Experience or interest in security, aws, and other infrastructure/scale related challenges
  • Experience scraping websites for data and righting the crimes committed against data
  • Experience with advocacy, nonprofit, or campaign work
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience working on a small team
  • Experience with GitHub, forking, and issue tracking.
  • Experience building accessible software and testing for accessibility
  • Experience with TDD, rspec, and/or similar approaches to testing

Some of the benefits of working for Vote.org:

  • We don't just talk about diversity and inclusion. Our team is 71% female overall - 3/4 of the engineering team is female. We are championed by a queer female CEO.  We are anchored by an all-female board (a decision we made deliberately) that is also with 40% women of color. 3 out of 7 staff members have kids, and all of those kids are under 5 years old.  We are also pro-dog and pro-cat, even though there are slightly more cats on the team. 
  • Short commute. We all work from home. 
  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to take 3-5pm off every day to get your kids from school and make after school snacks, we're totally cool with that. 
  • Full health, dental and vision for employees and generous coverage for your children.
  • 3 weeks of mandatory vacation, 12 paid holidays, and we all take the week between Christmas and New Years off.
  • Retirement accounts. We offer both a 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) since we want you to be able to retire one day.
  • Awesome slack channels. Including #music, #pets, #politics, and #OMG-WTF-LOL.
  • Obama and Ellen love us...and have tweeted about us.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $110,000 for applicants in the Bay Area, New York, and DC markets. It's adjusted based on cost of living for other markets.


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