Software Engineer

Family Independence Initiative · Remote

Engineering Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development $100000 - $120000 Posted 3 weeks ago Claim this company
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The Organization

The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national organization that trusts and invests in the initiatives of low-income communities. We are building the first ever capital exchange platform where government and philanthropic institutions can make direct cash investments in people living with low-incomes, and communities can connect with and support each other, creating their own pathways out of poverty.

The Position

FII is seeking a full-time full stack developer to support the development of our technology platform, UpTogether. We are looking to turn UpTogether into the operating system of a new social safety net that invests in people based on strengths rather than deficits.

The new UpTogether will be a capital exchange network where social investors (philanthropic and government) make financial capital investments in low-income members on the platform, and members invest in each other, giving and receiving help and support in their communities that we refer to as social capital.

While we use a number of technologies (listed below), specific knowledge of each technology is less important than a strong grasp of core engineering concepts (MVC, OO, REST, etc) and an eagerness to always be learning new languages, frameworks, and techniques!

This is a 100% remote position (must be based in the United States), so the successful candidate will have a solid internet connection and functional work environment. Employees are responsible for furnishing their own workspace, but a small technology stipend is available. Minimal travel will be required.

Our infrastructure leverages:

  • AWS; including EC2, S3, Lambda
  • Linux / Ubuntu
  • Python and Flask
  • Javascript and Vue
  • PostgreSQL
  • Apache Airflow
  • Graphql
  • GIT
  • Docker

Requirements (one of these)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering + 2 years experience
  • Code camp + 4 years experience
  • Don't meet these requirements or are self taught? Tell us why you'd be a great fit!

Ideal Candidate

  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies as needed
  • Self-starter who wants to spend the majority of their time building things
  • Be involved in all phases of a project (design, build, test, deploy, and maintain)
  • Personal connection to FII’s mission. Understand what we're trying to do, and be excited to be a part of it!
  • Be excited and energized by a dynamic work environment.

The Team

You will be working on a growing technology team composed of full-stack engineers and data scientists, and user experience researchers. We are very active on Slack and are focused not only on doing meaningful work, but also enjoying the process of working and building together.


This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), and vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience, between $100,000 and $120,000 annually.

Inclusion Statement

We strive to create a community that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we support the efforts of others to build such communities. FII is committed to an inclusive work environment and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search that represent the communities we work with.

To Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter via email, with subject line Software Engineer to Michelle Chao-Nguyen [email protected] Your cover letter should outline how your work history and personal contribution would make a difference for FII and your connection to our mission.

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