Software Engineer

Mexico City | Application Deadline: March 17th

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JOB SUMMARY

The Software Engineer will be responsible for writing clean, testable code for both our current and future software products. They will work with the software team as well as our field team to understand our users’ needs and then work with the team to develop the right solutions.

 

ABOUT NEW STORY

New Story is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people enter safe homes. By partnering with excellent local organizations and amplifying local labor, local knowledge, and local materials we build successful thriving communities and homes. But, we do things differently. From 3D home printing to participatory design, we are fully committed to researching and developing innovations to address the global housing crisis.

 

ABOUT THE TECH TEAM

Our Tech Team intentionally crafts each digital experience, from the donor to our partners, to the end beneficiary family. Our Software Engineers help us build and maintain unique products that allow our vision to come to life.

As a Software Engineer at New Story, you’ll be able to directly see the value of your code. As each of our products improves, so does our impact. You’ll also get to work with a team of people who both value our work, but also value our craft. We push ourselves to continually learn new things through lunch and learns, attending conferences, while ensuring each team member has what they need to do their best work.

 

PROBLEMS YOU’LL SOLVE…

  • Analyze user needs and develop software solutions
  • Work with product manager 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

 

YOU MUST HAVE…

  • Spanish and English Professional Fluency
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (specifically React)
  • Proficiency in development workflow (Git, Pull Requests, Deployments, Environments)
  • Experience working with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL & PostgreSQL)
  • Detail oriented with strong critical thinking skills
  • Bonus: Familiarity with React Native

     

Our Culture

Culture is #1 for us. We invest significant time, focus, and resources to building the best environment possible. Why? Over the course of the year we spend a large chunk of our time at work. So at New Story, we want our team to find fulfillment, autonomy, mastery, and joy at work. A workplace where you can bring your whole self.

At New Story, you can expect to find a culture that reflects our values:

  • Humble Pursuit of Excellence. A combination of personal humility and intense professional will.
  • Express Gratitude and Empathy. How would you like to be treated? That’s how we strive to treat others. Always go above and beyond to do for others what you’d like them to do for you.
  • Improve Through Learning and Feedback. Learn why something worked or didn’t work, then implement the learning into future actions.
  • Team of Founders. An extreme ownership mindset where you see a problem, take action, and go above and beyond to help the team.
  • Think Big, Breakdown, and Execute. Set big measurable goals, formulate a plan, then execute the plan with relentless focus.
  • Simplify. Do more with less. This applies to everything: marketing, design, team meetings, writing, operations, and beyond.
Our Benefits

You’ll find our benefits are aimed at supporting a full and healthy lifestyle in all areas of life.

  • Unlimited Vacation after the 1st Year. We believe you should have a flexible schedule that makes space for family, wellness, and fun. For the first 12 months, you’ll have 12 days PTO and paid holidays. After that year, you can enjoy an unlimited vacation policy..
  • Full Healthcare. We believe in thriving communities and that starts with our team being happy and healthy. We offer a stipend, so you can invest in your own wellness and health.
  • Trip to the Field. It’s amazing to meet the families we help and see the homes up close and personal. You’ll get to visit the work first hand in Mexico.
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave. Mothers are given up to 12 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. Fathers can choose to take up to 4 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. We strongly recommend mothers and fathers to take the full time.
  • Adoption Reimbursement. For families who are willing to adopt, thank you! New Story will reimburse eligible team members up to $10,000 for adoption related expenses.
  • Team Summits. Every 6 months we have a full team summit where we have fun, reflect, and plan for the upcoming quarter. Past trips have been in Tahoe, CA and Atlanta, GA.
  • Continuing Education. We believe in always learning and leveling up our skills. Whether or not it’s a conference or online course you’ll find we invest in each team member so they can be the best at their craft.
Welcoming Workplace For All

We know we will only succeed if we have a team who brings a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Our team grew up around the world, from Turkey to Chicago to Georgia to Panama, and we welcome all applicants, regardless of background, to apply. We work hard to create a welcoming culture of shared values and radical candor. New Story is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants to apply for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Imposter Syndrome

If you’re feeling like you aren’t perfectly qualified for this role, don’t count yourself out. We want you to still apply. We used to (and still do sometimes) feel like imposters. It’s natural, but don’t let that stop you from giving this role a shot.

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