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Java Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023
UniversalGiving® is an award-winning nonprofit allowing people to donate and volunteer with top-performing, vetted organizations all over the world. 100% goes directly to the cause. All partner organizations are vetted with our proprietary Quality Model®. UniversalGiving® has been featured on the homepage of Bloomberg,, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. UniversalGiving® also has been featured in more than 16 books, including the new edition Harvard Business Review Book, HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive, and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Giving 2.0. We have also been acknowledged six times on Great Nonprofits’ annual Top Nonprofits lists and are highlighted in Huffington Post's list of best volunteering matching websites. We continue to gain momentum, with dozens of articles in the Christian Science Monitor and monthly contributions on Forbes. To date, we have matched more than 22,000 volunteers worth $31 million dollars’ of volunteer hours.

The Role

This position is tailored to a professional who has special skills and the right degree and professional experience. The ideal candidate has extensive JAVA software design and development experience and will be responsible for building new features and improving existing server-side components for UniversalGiving®’s website. We are excited to have you join our global team and help serve the world in philanthropy.

Your Responsibilities Will Include

  • Executing: Primary responsibility is coding in Java in MySQL and implementing Sprints
  • Collaborate with front-end developers/senior management to deliver quality code
  • Develop server-side Java technologies for existing & new application components
  • Scoping, developing, and implementing new user features and new web components
  • Increase operational efficiency & system visibility by developing tracking analysis
  • Provide recommendations on coding standards and guidelines
  • Track and communicate team progress/performance with the organization’s leadership
  • Update, improve and release new architecture & features for UniversalGiving®.

Ideal Profile


  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • 4+ years of application development experience using JAVA, MySQL, React
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation & JavaScript object model
  • Experience with client-side web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS
  • Familiarity with source controls such as SVN and CVS
  • Knowledge of design patterns and object-oriented modeling (e.g. UML)
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Experience with designing/analysis/testing/implementation/maintenance/QA processes.
  • Strong debugging skills and principles: Familiarity with bug-tracking systems such as Jira
  • Experience in writing React.js unit test cases with JEST
  • Experience in writing REST API integration test cases
  • Good knowledge of Git, Gitlab/bitbucket/Github

What's on Offer?

  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Flexible working options
  • Great work environment