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Software Development


2015-07-28 06:37


We'd like you to join our development team and help us build delightful civic technologies for hundreds of cities across North America.

As a web developer, you'll help design and implement our web platform, including our ReCollect web widgets and admin backend. You'll use some of the latest technologies, you'll share your experiences and wisdom building usable tools, and you'll get your hands dirty as we maintain existing tools and build new ones.

You'll have great peers to work with - folks who will understand the challenges we face and will help you grow and get where we need to be. Our development team is geographically distributed, and has many, many years of telecommute experience and working on drama-free, highly productive teams.

This listing is for a full-time position, based out of Vancouver, BC or working remotely from anywhere in North America.

What we are looking for:

The right person for this job will have several years experience in building and maintaining usable, modern web applications. You'll have hard won lessons and experience working with older browsers, and will be comfortable hacking out Javascript applications.

You'll be a polyglot - someone comfortable in several languages - who is comfortable hacking out some browser code, or updating our asset build systems. You won't be scared off by the need to explore a large code base to fix bugs and learn how things work.

Ideally, you'll have experience working on an entirely distributed team. You'll understand how to keep yourself productive, happy and healthy while working from your home-office or co-working space. When we get together a couple times a year for all-hands face-to-face, you'll value the time with your awesome peers!

You'll have a lot to share and teach, and also a desire to learn and grow. We are all about learning and getting smarter as we build ReCollect! By the end of your (hopefully long) career at ReCollect, you will be happy, healthy and have lots of new lessons and learnings to share.

You must be prepared for hard work with our small team, as we continue to explore new markets and customer segments. You will need to be comfortable with ambiguity and making decisions to keep our future options as open as possible. You should also be prepared to occasionally carry the weight for others and take on tasks outside of your typical responsibilities when needed.

We will support you with:

A stable and drama-free development process and team. (Regular blame-free retrospectives, little-a agile, kanban) A clear vision of where we want and need to get to. (Stable strategic priorities, no giant swings in the idea du jour) A delightful coding environment and tools. (This is my dev-env. There are many like it but this one is mine.) Documentation on how existing systems work. (Confluence, Google Docs, code commenting. Not perfect but always improving) A modest but growing test automation system. (Unit & integration testing, lots of Selenium experience on the team) Excellent communication & dev tools. (Slack, Github, Pivotal Tracker, ScreenHero, Join.me, Hangouts, GNU Screen, Sauce Labs, ...) Peers with many years of development experience.

You will have experience with these or similar technologies:

  • Javascript / Coffeescript
  • jQuery / Bootstrap
  • Browsers - old and new
  • Dynamic languages (Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Bash)

And will have:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • A sense of humor with our team and customers
  • Opportunity to do some of the best work of your life
  • An interest in the future of civic technology

Our customers are mostly local government organizations, and you'll get to interact with them and help provide the legendary customer service that we have become known for.

Most importantly, we want you to be bright and fun. We also want you to care about a greener planet, happy citizens, and more efficient governments.

If this sounds like a good fit for your skills, and you are up for a challenge in the civic technology space... please contact us and tell us why you are uniquely qualified to join our team.

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