Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #300
Global Brigades (GB) is a secular, nonprofit organization that empowers more than 6,000 annual volunteers through over 300 university Chapters to implement sustainable health and economic development solutions to more than 100,000 beneficiaries throughout the world.
Global Brigades — www.globalbrigades.org
we empower communities to reduce inequalities
Senior Web Developer
This opportunity can be remote, however preferred locations are Teguciglapa Honduras, or Panama
The Senior Web Developer is responsible for maintaining several web-based systems running in a cloud environment and integrated with several external systems. Development of new features for these systems will be the main activity for this role, while also fixing any bugs and making revisions to existing features. Eventual development of new systems is expected as well.
The ideal candidate will have a background in web development on LAMP environments with knowledge of systems administration and cloud infrastructure. Global Brigades’ systems run most of the organization's operations and process more than $20M in donations per year, so attention to detail is critical. The Web Developer will be responsible for data governance, ITGC and PCI/DSS auditing processes.
The Senior Web Developer reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer and will support in making decisions that will tangibly impact the organization’s mission and the lives of hundreds of thousands of community members in the developing world. This role is for someone who works well independently, is reliable in a virtual environment, and is passionate about making a positive impact in the world.
Global Brigades IT Systems:
Global Brigades’ systems includes, but is not limited to the following:
One main website, www.globalbrigades.org on Wordpress
Seven “minisites” on Wordpress
Wordpress websites hosted on WPEngine
Volunteer, donor, flight, trip management, MyBrigades, custom built in-house CMS/ERP (PHP,CakePHP,MySQL)
White label version of www.empowered.org systems, connected via REST API
Fundraising platform, www.empowered.org, custom built in-house (PHP,Zend,MySQL)
Payments are processed by FirstData, Ogone, BluePay, Stripe among others.
Infrastructure hosted on Google Cloud Platform
We use Trello to organize our work
Git repositories hosted on BitBucket
Data integration with CRMs (HubSpot, SendGrid) systems using Google’s PubSub and Cloud Functions written in Go.
Jenkins for Test Automation
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Monitoring of the entire infrastructure and ensure the availability of all systems.
Bug reports analysis and fixing.
Requirements analysis, feature design and implementation.
Work with other teams to get interdisciplinary work done.
Design, development and implementation of new features or systems.
Ensure the proper integration with external services.
Performance optimization on critical areas.
Maintain and test the disaster recovery strategies.
Support other areas on technical matters.
Review and assess technology products to support purchase of tools and systems.
Required Working Development Experience:
PHP (MVC frameworks)
Payment Processor Gateways (FirstData, Stripe, etc.)
Setting up LAMP environments and Linux administration (basic)
Required Basic Development Knowledge:
Cloud technologies (VMs, message queues, cloud storage, serverless/FaaS)
Zend Framework and CakePHP
Required Other Skills:
Strong communication skills; able to work in a virtual environment
Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office and Google Drive
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
Creative and flexible
Other Skills Desired:
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies, or Software Engineering
Experience working in a remote and globally distributed team
Working experience with CakePHP
Working experience with Wordpress
Working experience with Go
Working experience with cloud environments, especially Google Cloud Platform
Knowledge of disaster recovery plans, data integrity and cybersecurity
Knowledge of DevOps, CI/CD concepts
Knowledge of ITGC and PCI/DSS
Compensation and Logistics:
If candidate is based in Honduras or Panama, expected to work in local Global Brigades office
Pay of $3,000 to $4,000 USD per month depending on experience
How to Apply
To apply, please send a Cover letter and updated resume/CV to Chief Operations Officer, Vanessa Lopez at email@example.com with "WEB DEVELOPER" and your last name in the subject line.