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Back End Developer

Company: Volo
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Want to do something that matters? Want to have a say in decision making and solution strategy? We are leveraging technology to bring people together and causing social collisions across the country. Our platform is a data machine and we need help maximizing its power.

Volo is the largest sport and social company in America, entertaining over 300,000 players in nine cities nationwide. Most importantly---we play with purpose. Our mission is to create sustainable free youth programs through our adult leagues and local community partners. The Volo Kids Foundation provides organized sports for kids in each of the cities that we operate. Since 2016, 17,000 kids have played at zero cost to them or their families.

We have a growing team of coders working on our proprietary, differentiating technology platform, and we're looking to add. We are tackling technical problems that no one in the industry has begun to address. Be one of the first people in our new technology team and help shape the way our platform is updated and improved nationwide. Write code today, and see it actually in use tomorrow.

Your work at Volo is more than just sitting in a codebase, refactoring and improving for the sake of clean code. Here, the code you write impacts our players and staff directly and immediately. We need forward-thinking, devoted, and hard-working people to help us build this powerful platform. The better it functions, the more kids we can serve. Code with purpose. If you're good at what you do, you should be able to choose your own path. Choose wisely. Choose Volo. Come fly with us.



Job Description

Role: Back End Developer

Job Type: Full Time

Schedule: Flexible

Location: Boston, DC, or NYC

OBJECTIVE

This developer will report to and collaborate with the Lead Engineer to build and develop code that supports the Volo Tech mission.

Developers are held to the highest standards in terms of professionalism and decorum, and are always expected to act accordingly.

SUMMARY

We are looking for an all hands on deck, not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get in the weeds with their team kind of person -- not to mention someone who is...

Entrepreneurial: Able to recognize and seize opportunities, and requires minimal supervision/direction
Driven: Self-directed, and who takes initiative and a solutions-oriented approach to problem solving; demonstrates a willingness to learn and improve whenever possible
Strategic Goal Oriented: Able to effectively manage and successfully execute strategy and tactics for multiple projects with concurrent deadlines
Relationship Focused: Comfortable with all types of clients and decision makers; able to put the customer first in order to best solve their problems and meet their needs
Execution Focused: Comfortable meeting and exceeding development deadlines and expectations without losing quality of code

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

We are looking for a highly skilled software developer who is comfortable with back end programming. Back End Developers are responsible for developing and designing back end architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications, back end queries, and more.

Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

Build and develop code that supports the Volo Tech mission
Take direction and work with Lead Engineer to build the best possible product
Work closely with customers and teammates to rapidly build, test, and deploy new capabilities
Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications
Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features
Maintain code integrity and organization
Develop back end queries
Create servers and databases for functionality
See through a project from conception to finished product
Design and develop APIs
Meet both technical and consumer needs
Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages

Qualifications

DESIRED SKILLS EXPERIENCE

Proficiency and/or desire and ability to learn the following quickly is require Javascript
React
MongoDB
Git
Jest
GraphQL
Firebase


Experience with AWS, React Native, Elixir, Heroku, CircleCI, Postgres is a plus
Ability to work efficiently under multiple deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Dynamic personality interested in working in, and contributing to, a fun and active office environment
BA or BS degree; 1-3 years of professional experience preferred



POSITION DETAILS

Immediate start date
Healthcare and 401k benefits if Full Time



Additional Information

Volo is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Volo does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Volo also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

Volo is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or company policy. We strive to create a healthy and safe workplace and we prohibit harassment of any kind.

Volo partners with TeamWork Online, connecting people to sports jobs, careers, and internships for more than 30 years. Visit our page here to learn more.

Don't see a position that matches your background or interests? We're a growing company and always looking for top talent. Drop us your resume here and we'll contact you when there's a match!

Keywords: Volo, Somerville , Back End Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Somerville, Massachusetts

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