Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Classy's platform provides powerful and intuitive fundraising tools to convert and retain donors. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $7 billion. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. For more information, visit www.classy.org.

About the role:

We’re hiring a Full Stack Software Engineer to work on a fast-paced team. Classy Live helps make the world a better place by providing tools that charitable organizations use to hold live fundraising events. We use React and Node.js to provide cloud-hosted tools around live streaming, auctions and payment processing.

What you’ll accomplish:

  • Demonstrate that you are a great software engineer
  • Contribute across the Classy Live product suite, building:
    • Event planning tools
    • Day-of event running tools
    • Livestream / peer-to-peer technology
    • Conversational SMS interface
    • Secure public APIs
  • Design new features and rearchitect existing ones
  • Help drive the migration from a monolith to microservices
  • Write performant SQL and optimize existing queries
  • Work as part of a cross-functional Agile/Scrum team
  • Continuously learn and share knowledge with the team
  • Learn and share from failures
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Mentor other engineers on the team

What you bring (Required):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 6+ years of professional software development experience with server-side, web-based technologies (full stack preferred)
  • Excellent understanding of distributed software architecture with experience debugging distributed systems with high data loads.
  • High-level proficiency with Javascript ES6, Node.js, React, HTML/CSS, Linux.
  • Familiarity with Docker and AWS (EC2, ECS, SQS, SNS).
  • Ability to understand product requirements and translate them into technical subtasks.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Ability to work at all levels of the tech stack
  • Ability to pick up new technologies in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient with microservice architecture with a deep understanding of strengths and pitfalls
  • Proficiency in schema design in relational databases (PostgreSQL).
  • Deep experience with code versioning tools (Git/Bitbucket).
  • A deep sense of quality, and sharp engineering skills with strong computer science fundamentals.
  • Experience working with remote and offshore teams.

What would be awesome to have (Preferred):

  • Experience with refactoring complex architecture to microservice patterns
  • Experience with creating technical diagrams to communicate ideas
  • Experience with scaling Node.js services
  • Experience with scaling databases and optimizing queries
  • Experience working with Livestream APIs such as Vonage Video API, Twilio Video API or similar
  • Experience with Javascript, Typescript, React, React Native, Node, NestJs, PHP

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Market competitive pay.
  • Rich healthcare benefits and supportive time off policies.
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, and family planning.
  • A variety of mental and wellness programs to support employees.
  • Learning & development and recognition programs.
  • “Gives Back” Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every week for a donation from the company.
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • Employee resource groups.
  • Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together.
  • We live by our core values: impatient to be great, find a way, earn trust every day, fueled by purpose.
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!
  • Our commitment to Sustainability. Classy exists to create a sustainable world for all.

Dedication to Diversity

GoFundMe and Classy are committed to leveraging Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to cultivate a culture that embraces and supports the unique identities, experiences, and perspectives of our people and customers.

Our diversity recruiting priority is recognized under our first DEIB Driver: Opportunity Foster Diversity - we identify, recruit, and invest in top talent- ensure our people reflect the unique identities, experiences, and perspectives of the communities we serve and are all given the chance to grow.

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