Turnout2020 · Jun 8th 2020
What we’re looking for: VoteAmerica is seeking a full-time Senior Software Engineer that can commit to a six month employment term to take a leading role in the development of Get Out The Vote web applications, primarily by architecting, developing, and deploying high-quality Python and React code to Amazon Web Services. The ideal candidate will have a passion for increasing voter participation, while being comfortable working collaboratively and swiftly on a small, all-remote engineering and product team. This position is an opportunity to develop new software products on tight deadlines to drive as many Americans as possible to the polls.
Role Responsibilities You’ll be working primarily with the Tech team under the direction of the Director of Technology, who has had nearly 15 years developing civic-focused technologies and web tools.
Here’s what you’ll be working on:
Expanding on full-stack applications using Python and React
Writing clean and scalable Python and React code that can be publicly released
Taking ownership of bugs and feature requests submitted by product and support teams
Working in a solutions-oriented fashion with stakeholders across the organization
Mentoring other developers, and assist in code review and troubleshooting of others’ code
Participating in “on-call” rotations to respond to system outages
Other tech and organizational projects as assigned. We’re working to increase voter turnout, not just write code.
You should meet the following minimum requirements:
5-7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer or similar role working on a user-facing web application
An understanding of all parts of a full-stack web application. We currently use Django and React, and trust every engineer to jump in where needed
Familiarity with Amazon Web Service and working in the AWS console
Bonus points if you have:
Experience with container-orchestration systems such as Kubernetes or Elastic Container Service
Experience building civic participation tools
Prior political, campaign, or organizing experience strongly preferred
A passion for increasing civic participation during the 2020 election and beyond
Salary Range: The salary range for the role of Senior Software Engineer is $110K - $120K for candidates based in SF, NYC or DC. The salary range will be adjusted based on cost of living data for folks who live in less expensive regions. Here’s why: we feel strongly that progressive organizations should optimize for a consistent standard of living for all employees.