Full Stack Developer

Development & External Affairs · New York, New York
Department Development & External Affairs
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About the Center

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods (the “Center”) promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high-quality housing services. The Center’s current projects support our policy goals and help to keep homeownership affordable by responding to the ongoing effects of the foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of homeownership, predatory scams, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather.


Position summary 

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Digital Products, this full time exempt staff person is responsible for assisting in maintenance and development of current websites and web applications, including FloodHelpNY.org and CNYCN.org. The developer will be responsible for working with the Digital Products team to develop innovative web-based solutions for low- and moderate-income homeowners. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


  • Design, implement, and maintain web-based tools in collaboration with other teams 
  • Develop and coordinate a plan for long-term maintenance of the Center’s web solutions 
  • Develop and implement a plan for QA of all web solutions 
  • Serve as a technical resource for the Center 
  • Collaborate with the communications team to integrate digital marketing campaigns, track web usage through Google Analytics, and provide technical insights 
  • Contribute to the strategic visioning of the Center’s web solutions


Required Skills & Qualifications 

  • Two years of Ruby on Rails development experience
  • Experience working with React.js or another modern front-end framework 
  • Expertise in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Experience writing front-end and back-end tests
  • Experience with responsive web development 
  • Experience with agile and lean methodologies for software development
  • Experience with code review 
  • Proficiency with Git and version control
  • Experience with third party APIs, such as Salesforce and Google APIs
  • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field
  • Passion and commitment to a mission oriented organization required; affinity for homeownership and housing is preferred


Preferred Skills & Qualifications 

  • 3+ years working with Ruby on Rails 
  • 2+ years working with React.js
  • Extensive experience with PostGreSQL preferred
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines such as Codeship 
  • Experience working with testing library such as Jest or RSpec
  • Experience managing hosted environments on AWS or Heroku
  • Passion for clean, readable code


Our Values: 


  • We demonstrate Ownership by showing initiative, acting conscientious, and putting team results above individual accomplishment
  • We demonstrate a Growth Mindset through resilience (rebounding and learning from challenges, setbacks, and failures), engaging in expansive thinking (constantly exploring new ideas, strategies, and resources to solve problems), and showing curiosity (eager to get to the bottom of things and understand the "why" behind them)
  • We work Collaboratively by demonstrating the ability to work in teams, exhibiting emotional intelligence (emotionally self-regulating and empathetic in relating to others), and having positive energy (everyone's outlook and attitude improves when you are present)


The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, upgrade, train, and promote for all positions and job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status as a member of any other legally protected group or activity.


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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Development & External Affairs
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced