Help build and grow the core services that powers change on the world's largest petition platform.
This includes building and scaling those core services and removing obstacles that prevent great things from happening by building fast and reliable services. Our current server stack is built around Nginx, Ruby on Rails, Java, Dropwizard, Redis and MySQL.
Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. A certified B corporation, Change.org is the world’s fastest growing online platform for social change, with more than 30 million Change.org users in 196 countries.
Every day people use our tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally. Whether it's a mother fighting bullying in her daughter's school, customers pressing banks to drop unfair fees, or citizens holding corrupt officials to account, thousands of campaigns have won on Change.org – and more are winning every week.
to be part of a small, close-knit team
to work for a profitable company that is making the world better
to build and scale our core services used by people all over the world
built that cool service or tool your peers used and then wonder how they ever worked without
sound understanding of Linux, process management, networking and network protocols
experience in scalable web site deployments
familiarity with MySQL, MongoDB, and/or Redis
working knowledge of Ruby on Rails, Unicorn & Nginx
knowledge of Chef or similar configuration management tools
properly size-up a situation to understand the potential risk versus gain
put in place tools to ensure the reliability, availability and serviceability of a service
identify and analyze issues across the entire stack
learn new skills quickly as the need arises
wear a pager and work to ensure it never goes off
guarantee that every instance comes up perfectly, every time
pair program with Rails developers and learn the whole stack
teach, learn, and document
JVM configuration and performance tuning
Competitive salary, health care, and benefits
Window-filled office in Potrero Hill, San Francisco's design district
Catered meals, snacks, and drinks — and we’re across the street from Whole Foods
Work-life balance (e.g. remote working, happy hours, and Settlers tournaments)
Most rad co-workers you’ll ever have
Dog-friendly workspace (meet our four-legged friends Kentucky and Carl)
Satisfaction of good and meaningful work
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us.