Senior Developer

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Hi, we’re findhelp. Nice to meet you.

We’re changing the way people connect to social care programs. 

Findhelp launched 10 years ago in Austin, TX and has helped over 7 million people. We make it easy to find food, health, housing and employment programs in seconds at findhelp.org. 

We’re powered by tech, driven to do good, and looking for passionate people. Our mission is to connect all people in need and the programs that serve them (with dignity and ease).

If our mission strikes a chord we’d love for you to keep reading. 

About the Platform Team

We are a distributed team charged with maintaining and developing our software's internal data model and architecture.

We are looking for a senior developer to join our team and help us take our platform into the future in ways that best serve other product teams and our users.

We expect this to be a remote role and are open to hiring anywhere in the United States though a slight preference will be given to candidates in the Austin area.


Requirements

5+ years working as a professional software developer 
We realize that years of experience are not everything. Still, we need someone who has substantial experience with a range of products and working conditions for this role.

Comfortable working independently in a complex Python codebase 
You should not have any issues taking charge of understanding messy code and working toward its gradual improvement.

Experience transitioning applications to high test coverage
Unit tests are essential, but it's not so simple. You should be able to discuss a more nuanced approach to testing. How do you balance the ideal and practical while moving things in the right direction?

Good understanding of SQL and non-relational databases
It would be best if you were equally confident writing moderately complex SQL queries and working with ORMs. You should be able to give and defend recommendations on DBMS for a given piece of data.

Experience designing cloud-first services, ideally on GCP
Be able to talk about eventual consistency, auto-scaling, event-driven architectures, and when you have used each.

Excellent technical writing and communication skills 
We are a distributed team which makes technical writing extra important. We work on improving our technical writing and how it can best communicate complex concepts and workflows. You should be able to join the discussion out of the gate.

Demonstrated history working on a team
You will never have to go off & work by yourself for a sprint. Talking about your preferences and experiences with pair programming, code reviews, mentoring, and relationship building within a technical team should come naturally.

Nice-to-Have:

  • Strong Javascript and ReactJs experience
  • Understanding of functional programming techniques
  • Experience checking and improving application security
  • Passion for data modeling and software architecture
  • Experience working on applications that take extra steps to protect PHI and PII

Perks at findhelp:

  • 401k & stock options 
  • Free food and onsite gym
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Competitive PTO & 10 paid holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Pet friendly office with attached dog park 
  • 24/7 access to telemedicine and counseling

We value being together 
We believe being together enables stronger relationships, collaboration, and culture.
You can expect to be in-office if you’re applying in cities we currently have offices (Austin, TX and Denver, CO). 

We’re building a diverse, inclusive team
You’re welcome here. We want to help connect everyone to the help they need. So we want to build a company that represents your community. 

But talk is cheap. We like action. Here are a few things that show we mean business. 
-Unconscious bias training for every team member
-Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) committee

Findhelp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are building a company whose employees understand our users, through their own lived experiences. This means we strive to hire employees that are diverse by race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran status and socio-economic upbringing.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Google CloudFrameworks

Location

3429 Executive Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731

What are findhelp Perks + Benefits

findhelp Benefits Overview

Our benefits take care of our team and their families, and support their health and financial well-being. Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on location.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Findhelp participates in activities local to our various employees throughout the U.S. such as produce farms, food pantries. This year, some of our people learned how to knit dolls!
Partners with Nonprofits
Findhelp is headquartered in Austin and provides a platform listing free and reduced-cost social care programs. We connect people in need with the programs that serve them through such partnership.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Findhelp has culture committees, JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) committees, journaling workshops, and much more! These committees manage events and programs throughout the year.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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