Java Developer (Technology & User Experience Team)

Posted by | May 25, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York


is seeking an energetic, team-oriented, and self-motivated Java Developer to
improve the user experience of’s unique philanthropic marketplace.
This position will report directly to’s CTO and will play a
central role in an agile non-profit organization that is serious about
right candidate is a top-notch contributor with a proven track record of
success, who will be comfortable in’s start-up atmosphere and
ready to play a key technical role on a small, dedicated team. A passion
for delivering high-quality web functionality on aggressive schedules is
crucial. This Java Developer will be joining a charity with deep private-sector
management experience. The team is smart, committed, and
passionate, and the work environment is informal, fast-paced, and fun.
• Design,
implement, and maintain new functionality for use by teachers, donors, and

Estimate and deliver on rapid implementation schedules–without compromising
smart development goals and principles–to build web functionality that
is functional, fast, and scalable.
• Keep a high-volume transaction-driven web system running by
troubleshooting and fixing critical bugs.
• Experience
building robust functionality for commercial web
sites and applications.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Exceptional problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for tackling
diverse development challenges.
• Strong sense of ownership and detail-orientation throughout the
web engineering lifecycle.
• Superb self-management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced
environment with little supervision.

Strong SQL skills, experience
with O/R mapping tools like Hibernate is a plus.

Excellent Java and extra credit for experience with Spring framework.
• Experience integrating 3rd-party web applications, services, and
• Nice
to have: HTML, CSS, JS, or AJAX.

To apply: Email resume, note of introduction, and how you learned about the position to Oliver Hurst-Hiller, CTO & EVP Product at software-engineer (at) donorschoose {dot} org. Include "Java Developer" and "REF:SW5" in the subject line. Applications will be accepte

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