Software Engineer

May 11, 2015

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Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: is the world’s largest empowerment platform, used by more than 95 million people around the world to win incredible and inspiring victories on the issues they care about.

We’re an innovative business – a certified “B Corp” combining the structure of a business with a powerful sense of mission that drives our work (more about B Corps: ). Over 25 million users have signed winning petitions, including strengthening hate crimes legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; ending the ban on gay Boy Scouts in the United States, and big wins for women’s rights in India. And we’re just getting started. Here’s a small snapshot of what was changed last year:

We love serving our incredible users, and we love our staff too. We show it with very competitive salaries, five weeks of vacation, robust maternity and parental leave, an amazing culture, free language training (if you want it), and a high impact, lowego team that can’t wait to learn from you and teach you what they know.

Job Summary: 

Here's what you'll do as part of our team:

  • Be part of a small, closeknit team.
  • Work in an agile environment (TDD, pairing, short release cycles).
  • Develop in a Mac OS X environment.
  • Proactively refactor the codebase to improve its quality.
  • Contribute to our bottom line through rigorous analytics and A/B testing.
  • Use your skills to make the world better.

And here are the skills & experience we hope you have:

  • Experience working on highperformance, consumerfacing websites and / or a Github account that speaks for itself.
  • Rewritten code to help yourself sleep better at night.
  • Ability to navigate and grok an existing, large codebase.
  • Expertise in writing clean, performant, testdriven code in Ruby, JavaScript, LESS, and SQL.
  • A solid understanding of scalability best practices in modern web application product development.
  • Proficiency with Git and Unix command line.

The position is located in Victoria, BC. is an exceptionally agile and collaborative work environment. Your coworkers are highimpact, lowego, and have a deep respect for our users.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us.

How To Apply: 

Please apply online at our website, thank you.