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Full Stack Software Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA

MassChallenge Inc. is a global startup accelerator with existing programs in Boston, Lausanne, Jerusalem, Mexico City, Austin and Rhode Island. We are the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we provide startups with the access and resources they need to succeed - from free office space to mentoring, workshops and global network access. We are a small, growing team getting a lot done! If you are excited about working on a mission driven, web-based collaboration project that is having global impact, then this is your opportunity!

The Software Engineer will focus building the MassChallenge Accelerate Platform, a Python-based web application that makes the coordination of the thousands of organizations and people associated with MassChallenge possible. The software engineering group is a distributed team based in Boston and Jerusalem that works closely to support all locations including the local Israel-based program. We are a friendly and inclusive team, yet highly professional, with a strong commitment to quality and work process. You will be part of a small team, delivering products that scale.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with company staff in the creation of modern web applications that are delightful to use, which leverage the MassChallenge Accelerate Platform.
  • Be a source of knowledge for the team.
  • Set the bar and implement using best practices for building a modern web app using a Python backend.
  • Fully participate in a scrum-based, agile development team.
  • Work with various web-based software development tools (GitHub, JIRA, AWS, Vagrant, Docker).
  • Participate in code reviews and write tests as part of our quality assurance process.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices.
  • Share knowledge with the company’s stakeholders with regard to newly developed features.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Computer Science or equivalent software development experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a software engineer.
  • Demonstrated ability to create web applications that users love.
  • Experience writing Python/Django web applications.
  • Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular front-end framework. React/Vue.js is a plus.
  • Experience contributing to open source projects a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal English required.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Impact Now: Think big, act big, know that you can change the world.
  • Be Genuine: Give trust and earn respect.
  • Help Entrepreneurs Win: Startups first in every facet of our business.
  • Team Up: Work together, empower your teammates, laugh often.
  • Own It: Celebrate wins; embrace failures; this is how we learn together. Be at cause.

How to Apply 
In addition to completing the online application and providing your resume, please include a one-page cover letter in which you tell us about yourself by answering the following two questions:

  1. Why Startups: Tell us why you want to work with startups.

  1. Why You: Detail why you are a perfect fit for this particular job.

Employment at MassChallenge is contingent upon verification of identity and eligibility to work in the country that the position is based in, based on applicable laws.

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