Lead Django Engineer For Homeless Agency Web Tool at Citizentric

Los Angeles,CA,United StatesJul 15, 2020

“Social venture,” “triple bottom line,” “sense of mission” – have you ever used these phrases to describe your ideal job? Come join our mission-driven software consultancy! You can help define a new type of public service organization that brings Silicon-Valley startup methods to nonprofit and government partners.

At Citizentric we believe in using tech to empower the innovators who are already doing good in the world. Our nonprofit agency partner on this project is an innovator in the homeless services space, and they have secured funding to build a web app that will speed the process of getting individuals and families into permanent housing. Our team has already completed a discovery and design phase, and we have a well-tested MVP design to execute on quickly.

We’re seeking an experienced lead engineer to build a small engineering team around. The tremendous urgency around housing people ensures that we will have extremely high engagement with agency and government partners. Working in close partnership with our users, we’ll start delivering working software together within weeks and start piloting soon after.

If that interests you, if you want your work to contribute to the world, we want to hear from you!

Who you are:

  • Collaborative and generous with knowledge; an enthusiastic mentor
  • Make technology choices in an explainable, evidence-driven way
  • Happy in an Agile environment with tight customer feedback loops
  • Motivated by ownership and accountability

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and support of a highly available web app
  • Setting the bar for highly reusable, testable code
  • Guiding a lean, flexible approach to development, including supporting evaluation of out-of-the-box ideas for getting to market faster
  • Relentless focus on getting working software into users’ hands
  • Working with product and design colleagues to estimate work

Technical skills:

  • Prior experience leading the development of a production application
  • Deep understanding of best practices for data integrity and security
  • Expert in at least one open-source language/framework, including testing and deployment automation tooling
  • Nice-to-have: expertise in front-end SPA frameworks (React, Angular)
  • Nice-to-have: experience with Django

What to expect:

  • Contract to start, 40 hrs/week
  • W-2 or corp-to-corp
  • Competitive rate


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