Java Developer - New York, NY

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Launched in 2000 and headquartered in New York City, now has 200,000 teacher-users and 600,000 donors who have helped 6 million students from low-income communities receive $100 million of books, art supplies, field trips, and other resources.

We offer our employees: a competitive salary with bonus potential, comprehensive benefits including employer paid premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage, transit benefits, 401(k), 5 weeks paid vacation plus national holidays, a professional development budget, casual workplace and opportunities for glory on our staff kickball team (t-shirt included)!

Position: is seeking an energetic, team-oriented, and self-motivated Java Developer to improve the user experience of our unique philanthropic marketplace. This position will play a central role in an agile non-profit organization that is serious about technology. The Java Developer will be joining a charity with deep private-sector management experience, and our team is smart, committed, and passionate, and the work environment is informal, fast-paced, and fun.

Reporting to the CTO, the Java Developer will:
* Estimate and deliver on rapid implementation schedules--without compromising smart development goals and principles--to build web functionality that is functional, fast, and scalable.

* Design, implement, and maintain new functionality for use by teachers, donors, and staff.

* Keep a high-volume transaction-driven web system running by troubleshooting and fixing critical bugs.

The right candidate is a top-notch contributor with a proven track record of success, who will be comfortable in's start-up atmosphere and ready to play a key technical role on a small, dedicated team.

* Experience building robust functionality for commercial web sites and applications.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Exceptional problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for tackling diverse development challenges.

* Strong sense of ownership and detail-orientation throughout the web engineering lifecycle.

* Superb self-management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision.

* Strong SQL skills, experience with O/R mapping tools like Hibernate is a plus.

* Excellent Java and extra credit for experience with Spring framework.

* Experience integrating 3rd-party web applications, services, and components.
Nice to have: HTML, CSS, JS, or AJAX.

* Passion for delivering high-quality web functionality on aggressive schedules is crucial.

When applying for this position, please be sure to include a short introductory cover letter with your resume submission for full consideration. Job Location(s) New York City, NY, US


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