charity: water: Software Developer

Posted by | February 18, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York, NY


charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We’ve set an aggressive goal: to provide clean water to 100 million people in the next ten years and solve 10% of the global water problem. To do this, we’re building a staff of passionate and creative people to join our mission.
As a software developer for charity: water, you’ll mainly architect and create web applications. You’ll be expected to improve on our code and help devise technical solutions for individual departments in charity: water. This opportunity is for those located in — or willing to locate to — the NYC area only.

  • You’ll design, develop, test and implement web-based software to be used by thousands of our donors and fundraisers.
  • You’ll build integration software to tie our back-office systems to our donor-facing web applications.
  • You’ll join in reviews to improve your own and your coworkers code.
  • You’ll monitor, maintain and improve our back-office systems and our website environment.

You know what you’re doing.
You have experience with JUnit (or equivalent), database design and implementation (RDBMS or NoSQL) and test-driven development. Experience with GWT, Gin, Guice or MongoDB is a plus. 
You have the experience to prove you know what you’re doing.
You have a Bachelor’s in CS or equivalent and at least two years of work experience developing Java web applications. 
You can implement new systems and manage existing ones.
You possess systems integration skills (e.g. data management and synchronization across multiple systems) and when possible, you look to improve an company or organization’s workflows. 
You’re methodical.
You have experience with QA/Test methodologies, agile software development or other formal software development methodologies. 
You’re meticulous, organized and you know communication is crucial.
You have experience writing clear and concise software design specifications. You could easily convey plans or specifications across all charity: water departments. 
You’re passionate about your work and what it means.
You want to end the world water crisis. 
If this describes you, send your resume and cover letter to 

To apply: send your resume and cover letter to

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