ABOUT ROLE AND THE DEPARTMENT
The Catchafire platform team is a global agile team that develops world-class products for an audience of passionate volunteers and inspiring nonprofits.
Self starter: You are capable of taking charge on a project. You are always looking for new technologies to explore and new ways to improve processes. You lead by example.
Strategic thinker: You are not satisfied accepting unstated assumptions or taking direction without critical evaluation. You work hard to understand the underlying purpose of each assignment and the rationale behind existing processes. You have opinions and are not shy about expressing them.
Communicator: You communicate clearly and concisely. You have strong opinions loosely held and contribute your thoughts to the group. You argue your positions in an environment that encourages opposing viewpoints.
Craftsperson: You are passionate about your code: its readability, quality, documentation and maintainability.
Pragmatic perfectionist: Though you are driven to improve subpar code and systems, you nevertheless maintain productivity and ship in challenging environments. You prioritize the right improvements at the right time.
Humility: You like challenges and are happy to be proven wrong. You welcome every opportunity to teach or learn from others. You are eager to achieve and work at all levels of responsibility.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Engage in all aspects of software development, including architecture, documentation, testing, deployment, maintenance, and bug-fixing, primarily using Python, Django, and MySQL
Review & shape product specs, suggest changes to optimize for ROI, identify edge cases, and improve UX
Model engineering excellence & provide technical & project management guidance to other Tech Team members
Apply modern DevOps practices across development, QA, and production systems
Identify and champion opportunities for improvement, judiciously balancing improvements to our infrastructure & code base against feature development
EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND
In order to be successful in this role you must meet most, if not all, of the following needs:
7+ years coding Python-based consumer-facing web applications
Django web framework
Writing & optimizing SQL queries
Working with a remote-first Tech Team in an agile development environment
Leading complex projects involving cross-functional teams
Administering & configuring Ubuntu servers
It would also be helpful if you have experience with:
Working in the social good sector
Modernizing legacy components of larger systems
Developing with IT automation tools like Jenkins, -Docker, Ansible, etc
Catchafire’s office is based in New York City. While this is a permanently remote position, candidates should be willing to align their workday, for at least a few hours, with U.S. East Coast business hours.
Catchafire is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are also welcoming to any reasonable accommodations that can be made for candidates in our hiring process.
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