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When you’re having a personal problem, you need advice from real people you can trust. okayso gives you access to experts you can’t reach any other way to get support and information whenever you need it.
We’re hiring our first ever technical lead. The person who steps into this position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of OkaySo as a product. This role will involve a little bit of everything from strategy to managing off-shore development teams to building and shipping to technical operations. Think small start-up, but a nonprofit. You’ll have a lot of input and control over the environment and tools that you’re using and will work closely with the Executive Director to build and manage OkaySo. We’re looking for someone who loves to learn and can work autonomously. This position has a salary range of $100,000-$120,000 for 80% time. If this sounds like you, read on!
OkaySo envisions a world where all individuals know and love their bodies, identities, and selves so that they can live freely and authentically as who they truly are. We do this by pairing young adults with trained experts through a secure and confidential free app accessible on all smartphones, and connecting teens with partner agencies who can provide deeper support where young people live. While anyone can utilize our services, our focus is on 16 to 24 year olds who identify as LGBTQ+, need access to reproductive health services, or who are otherwise disconnected from critical resources.
Founded in 2018 by queer sex educators who work with young people, we combat the shame, stigma, and misinformation that plague our society. In our first three years of operation we answered over 11,000 questions relating to dating, sexual health, identities, and self care with 95% of young people rating the experience as “helpful.” When we connect young people with adults they can trust, we help them become comfortable with the most intimate, personal, and vulnerable topics in their lives, helping young people make positive behavior changes that will last a lifetime.
Join us in building a world without shame, stigma, and fear around sex and identity.
Who we're looking for:
You believe that all young people have a right to information and support about their bodies, identities, and their sexuality and enjoy thinking and talking about sex, sexuality, and gender. If a work conversation involved the best vector icon to use for an article about anal sex, you’d be excited to solve that problem.
You’re an experienced software developer who relishes the opportunity to serve as a hands-on technical leader and shape a platform that deeply impacts the people that use it. You want to steer the ship.
You’re passionate about using your skills to make an immediate impact in the lives of young people and are passionate about social, reproductive, racial, and economic justice.
You’re ready to take ownership of new features and products and work to create a safe and engaging space for young people to get support.
You enjoy learning new things and developing new skills. You have been looking for a role where you can grow.
You have a track record of helping people in need. This could be volunteering, activism, or a full-time job. You have a well-developed knowledge of societal inequities and a burning desire to do something about it. You have been looking for the right opportunity to work on these passions full time while being fairly compensated.
You care about working with a diverse team from all walks of life.
We are looking for team members with the following traits and experiences:
You have a strong focus on social impact
You have the ability to learn fast
You ship incrementally and love to iterate
You love data, analytics, and ways to measure features you ship
You can move fluidly between frontends, backends, and devops to ensure the greatest experience is delivered and supported
3+ years experience writing production-grade code in React, ReactNative, and Node
Experience using testing frameworks such as Testing Library and Jest
Experience with AWS or other cloud infrastructure providers, ideally using infrastructure as code tools like Terraform
Experience with mobile development
Familiarity with OAuth and authentication systems
An incredibly high bar for velocity of shipping and the quality of your work
You’re pragmatic in knowing when to refactor and when to ship
If you don’t have one of the above skills, you’re excited about learning it
What you'll get out of it
The chance to build a product that helps thousands of young people every year and to grow that product to serve hundreds of thousands of young people every year
An environment for rapid experimentation and ownership of entire systems and features that deliver society-changing impactThe opportunity to help people in need by shipping code and iterating quickly without bureaucracy
A welcoming and collaborative environment with people who are dedicating their lives to supporting young people
Contributing to the foundation and culture of a young and growing organization
A four day work week and an approach to work that values you as a person-first. Note that if something breaks, we will ask you to flex your time to fix it.
Apply for the job
Do you want to join our team as our new Technical Lead? Then we'd love to hear about you!