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Software Development


2015-06-07 21:19


As a Software Engineer at charity: water, you'll be responsible for developing products designed to help bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet.


  • Build, test, and maintain our portfolio of products which include our online fundraising platform, an online dashboard that tracks water project sensor data, and tools that support our water programs teams.
  • Integrate user-facing Web applications into back-end office systems and processes.
  • Work with a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, product managers, and story tellers to create the best online fundraising experience possible.
  • Participate in regular design and code reviews.


  • Experience doing full-stack Web application development using Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, and friends.
  • Experience with MySQL or Postgres databases, caching with Memcache or Redis.
  • Disciplined approach to test-driven development.
  • Agile approach to software development and maintenance cycles.
  • Experience integrating with internal and third-party APIs (REST API design is a plus)
  • Experience with JavaScript, CSS3 (experience with SASS is a plus), and HTML5.
  • Experience with A/B testing and metrics-driven decision making.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience.


  • You're agile and pragmatic
  • You like getting things done, are disciplined about time management, and consider yourself a remover of obstacles.
  • You're passionate about building products
  • You enjoy nothing more than turning ideas into working code and a fulfilling user experience.
  • You can find the root cause of problems
  • You enjoy not just addressing the immediate issue, but tracking down and resolving the underlying source of the problem.
  • You're self-motivated
  • You see something that can be improved, and you don't wait for permission to fix it.
  • You have a strong desire to make charitywater.org a world-class fundraising experience.
  • You hold your weight on a small team that handles a lot
  • We're a small and efficient staff; because of our size, every person plays an essential role in the organization.
  • You communicate well
  • You can articulate issues to team members and clearly convey how your solutions will work to address the issues we face.


We prefer candidates located in (or willing to re-locate to) the NYC area, but are open to those who have experience working remotely.

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