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Full Stack Engineer

$80k – $120k • 0.05% – 0.2%
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WHO WE ARE

Countable gives people a voice and turns audiences into communities. We offer a next-generation solution that facilitates widespread action-taking, with a custom platform designed to engage audiences around shared causes and issues. Countable is responsible for 190M user registrations and 1B actions taken across our different applications. This includes:

- Countable.us, where users can learn about legislation going through Congress and share their opinions directly with lawmakers.

- Causes.com, where people support cause-based initiatives on the world’s largest online campaigning platform.

- The Countable platform (countable.com), which serves a portfolio of cross-industry clients engaging their audiences digitally, from candidate campaigns and non-profits to media outlets and corporate brands.

Our company presents a rare opportunity to help millions of Americans by giving them the tools to meaningfully take action on the issues that impact their lives. As our user base and portfolio of high-profile clients continue to expand, we are actively looking to grow our small but talented team. Countable is made up of technologists, journalists, activists, and politicos, and we think this is the best place to be if you’re interested in democracy, social impact, and cause-based marketing innovation.


POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for talented team members that are passionate about working in a mission-driven company. Being a Full Stack Engineer at Countable is living at the nexus point of civic engagement and technology. You will be be an integral part of a small team of experienced engineers who are continuously creating new features and pushing our UX/UI to handle cutting edge designs. You will be helping us evolve our "any screen" applications and websites to the next level. Our team collaborates closely and meets in a daily standup meeting to discuss progress and priorities. The ideal contributor is happy to “unblock” a teammate by helping out as needed.

We are looking for someone that can design and write code quickly and efficiently. You will be expected to build with flexibility and scale in mind, creating extensible and reusable components. Your code should follow design patterns and be easy to use, test, and maintain.

You will be contributing to all parts of the Countable platform; our back-end APIs, web clients, and mobile applications.

Technology stack
- Ruby on Rails API
- Ember.js / Vue.js / React web front-end frameworks
- Native iOS and Android mobile applications

Responsibilities
- Architect, implement and launch elegant and maintainable applications and systems to help drive engagement on Countable's civic action platform
- Work closely with the Product team to craft, scope and implement new features and products
- Adopt and promote best-practices and technology for performance, usability, and testability

Requirements
- B.Sc., B.A., or M.Sc. Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
- 2+ years of experience developing, launching and evolving scalable web applications
- Experience with Ruby on Rails (or a similar full-stack web framework)
- Deep understanding of JavaScript and modern frameworks (React, Ember, Backbone, etc.)
- An expert command of HTML and ability to write modular and responsive CSS

Preferred
- Experience with Agile and/or Scrum development methodologies
- Contribution to open source projects

To Apply
- Submit your resume, GitHub profile and LinkedIn to: countable.us/about/jobs


MORE ABOUT COUNTABLE

Countable was founded in 2014 to give people a voice in government. We started countable.us by publishing non-partisan content and offering tools for users to take instantaneous action, such as contacting their lawmakers. We are growing as both a cost-free consumer application and a licensed enterprise business. Countable offers a comprehensive platform to activate communities around the issues they care about— from influencers and celebrities, to Starbucks, Levi's, The Human Society of the United States, and others.

To date, Countable has driven over 28 million user actions on the platform, including more than 15 million messages to lawmakers. On Election Day November 2018 Countable was featured as #7 in the Apple App Store for News, with user actions across the platform more than doubling, and a 500% increase in sign ups compared to the month prior. Countable is well positioned in this exciting time when calls for civic participation and political engagement are widespread.

Countable is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We encourage people of different backgrounds and experiences to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other category that is protected under the law. We strive for a culture of collaboration and inclusion.

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