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Software Engineer - 2u/EdX or FlatIron

We Vote

We Vote

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024
This job post is specific to FlatIron and 2U edX Students - If you are interested in this type of role but are not a FlatIron Student, please review the other volunteer opportunities on our volunteer page: https://wevote.applytojob.com/

Join the WeVote Movement

WeVote has an open Volunteer Software Engineering position for an individual who wants to develop new skills with CSS/HTML and ReactJS or expand on your existing application development skills to help strengthen American Democracy. This volunteer role currently requires 10-20 hours per week and will be available until about early November 2024. WeVote is a great opportunity to get involved with supporting American Democracy and we are a partner to both FlatIron and 2U edX.

About Us

WeVote is a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote nonprofit startup and a celebrated Fast Forward nonprofit technology grantee. WeVote is building a movement of excellent, passionate, part-time volunteers (starting with the founders) who build mobile technologies that will touch and mobilize millions of voters on Election Day. We believe that many voters are busy, distracted, and impatient. We have a goal of providing a positive voting experience that helps people decide how to vote. More information at www.wevote.us or on Twitter @WeVote.

What You'll Do

  • Install our software on your development machine. We need full-stack engineers who can work in both React and Python, but if you prefer to focus on one or the other, we can work with you as well
  • Contribute to any/all of the following areas of development:
    • https://github.com/wevote/WebApp - React-based Mobile Website, or
    • https://github.com/wevote/WeVoteServer - Django/Python API Server (Mac/Unix only)
  • Work with our current volunteer engineering team in Google Hangouts
  • Tackle specific issues as well as larger projects:
    • https://github.com/wevote/WebApp/issues or
    • https://github.com/wevote/WeVoteServer/issues
Who you are: Must haves

  • Some prior SW Development experience. Ideally, you have been on an internal application development OR product development team in the past. International experience is included in this requirement
  • You have an active GitHub repository or can direct us to your portfolio
  • You want to work with an established and successful team. You have a passion for the latest technology and are committed to strengthening American Democracy
  • You have enough experience or aptitude that you can see 5-20 hour-long projects through to completion. We can support you and answer questions (with occasional pair programming), but the projects we have available could be called Intermediate to Advanced

You are striving for personal excellence.

  • At least 10+ hours per week during our core team hours M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. We understand not everyone is in the position to put in this many hours, but less time doesn’t work for our team. Apologies in advance. (We have other engineering volunteers working 8-40 hours per week.)
  • A willingness to work with other volunteers
  • Must be currently located in the US (We are a 100% remote/volunteer from home) project
  • Not required, but nice to have
  • An academic degree

What You’ll Gain

You will have the opportunity to touch the lives of millions of Americans and be part of a movement and product that will receive national attention. You’ll gain an opportunity to grow within the WeVote movement and meet other volunteers who are like-minded and interested in building a valuable application to empower voters across the United States. You’ll also gain valuable technical skills and expand your personal and professional network.

How to apply:

You will be asked to submit your resume and a cover letter that must include why you are interested in WeVote and our mission. The MORE information you provide the better.

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