Jr. Software Engineer


We’re looking for a thoughtful software engineer to help us build web and mobile tools for the global housing sector.

New Story is growing quickly and fine-tuning our focus to best serve the 1B+ people without access to adequate housing.

The tech tools we build are used in 5 countries and our reach is rapidly expanding around the world. We need someone with the thoughtfulness and skills to built additional tools that amplify our impact.

Our stack is Ruby on Rails, Rspec, React, React Native, Postgres, Heroku, and AWS. Ruby on Rails skills are great, but React experience is a must.

Company Values

  • Humble Pursuit of Excellence
  • Team of Founders
  • Improve through Learning & Feedback
  • Think big, break down, execute
  • Express gratitude & empathy
  • Simplify


  • Develop software solutions
  • Work with project manager or product owner to meet specification needs
  • Recommend software upgrades to optimize operational efficiency
  • Collaborate with other developers to design and refine the software
  • Document programming tasks and procedures
  • Perform routine software maintenance


  • Previous experience in software development, computer engineering, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of Javascript, specifically React and React Native
  • Familiarity with relational databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

PS. If you’ve read this far, you should know… we prioritize great people over merely skilled professionals. If you think you’re the right fit to help us achieve our mission, speak up and tell us why.

About You

You’re experienced

You have a strong level of familiarity with this kind of work and are ready to take on a new challenge.

You’re mission-driven

Whatever your current work may be, you’re excited about the idea of getting involved in New Story’s vision to end global homelessness.

You’re tenacious and humble

You have a very high standard of excellence in all that you do, and you’re obsessed with learning and growing.

You have a team of founders mindset

At New Story, we never use the word, “employee.” You’re a builder and owner with the mentality of a founder.

How to Apply

If you missed it, the Letter from Our CTO captures the essence of the work we’re trying to accomplish. Start there.

If you feel like you’d be a good fit, send our CTO an email with the following information:

  • Why does this work interest you?
  • What past experience qualifies you to step into the role?
  • When is a time you found the most satisfaction in your work?
  • Imagine the person who knows you best, what would they share as your greatest strength?
  • Imagine the person who knows you best, what would they share as your primary weakness?

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