The Intersection of Calling & Career
World Vision is now hiring for a Sr. Software Development Engineer
00 At a Glance
Role: Full-stack web developer
Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree in programming/systems, Computer Science, or another related field (or 4 years of equivalent and relevant work experience). In addition, this role requires 5-7 years of web software development. See additional requirements below.
Salary Range: $95,560.46 – $156,577.95. Applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location. Our typical hiring range is $110,000 – $140,000. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. See “Salary Range & Benefits” section below for more details.
Benefits: Yes.Visit https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities/working-for-world-vision to learn more.
Location: United States. Federal Way, WA, or remote from nearly 40 states.
Company Size/Type: Nearly 1000. Non-profit charitable organization. Together, we empower the most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
01 The Job We are looking for a talented and motivated engineer who has a passion for quality software and will take our websites and web apps to the next level. As a Senior Software Development Engineer on our Apps team, you will develop code across the whole stack. As an ideal candidate, you have a natural willingness to collaborate and do what it takes to deliver the highest quality enterprise applications. As a developer for World Vision, you are building the tools that will lead to a better life for thousands of children in the most vulnerable places around the world. At World Vision we are going to the ends of the earth, often where no one else goes, to pull up the roots of poverty and plant the seeds of change. Help us carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies by building customer-facing websites, web apps, and other digital properties.
02 What you would do
-Take ownership of solutions and project deliverables
-Write high-quality, WordPress themes, plugins, and APIs built to standards.
-Advocate and teach less experienced developers best practices such as Loose Coupling, KISS, DRY, BDUF, YAGNI, Separation of Concerns, Single Responsibility, etc.
-Contribute to the design and architecture of our core, online experiences.
-Contribute to the DevOps process and tool building.
-Collaborate with other engineers to deep-dive solutions before any code is written
-Collaborate with the support, QA, and digital solutions teams.
-Keep Christ central individually and corporately. Attend and participate in weekly devotions, chapel services, and regular prayer.
03 Who You’ll Work With
-Other full-stack developers on the Apps team.
-DevOps and on-call staff who handles all support, maintenance, and on-call for your work.
-Technical Program Managers who will help identify and break down work.
-Product Managers and UX designers envisioning excellent user experiences.
-API developers on our backend enterprise Web Services team.
-Architects of various aspects of our system.
04 Required Experience
-Bachelor’s degree in programming/systems, Computer Science, or another related field (or 4 years of equivalent and relevant work experience).
-In addition, this role requires 5-7 years of web software development.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Expertise working with a team of developers in the same codebase.
-Experience with eCommerce.
-Prefer to have PHP and WordPress experience.
-Familiar with agile/scrum and Kanban methodologies.
-Experience launching consumer-facing software solutions.
05 Salary Range & Benefits Your compensation and benefits are important to you so they’re important to us. $95,560.46 – $156,577.95. Applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location. Typical hiring range is $110,000 – $140,000. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. World Vision employees see our “Salary Administration Guidelines” and “My Life My Benefits” pages on our organization intranet, The Vine. Please indicate the range you’re targeting when asked during the application process. In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Visit https://wvusstatic.com/2023/pdf/2023_Benefits_At_World_Vision_WEB.pdf to learn more (this position is a grade 228). Additionally, merit, auto allowance, and relocation are available to eligible employees based on existing plans. Help improve this content.
06 Where this job could take your career World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership. Globally, we have over 34,000 employees located in nearly 100 countries, spanning 6 continents. Close to 1000 of us call World Vision U.S. home. You’ll have opportunities to advance within our robust and talented group of technologists as you continue to stretch and grow your career for the future.
07 About World Vision USA When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to help meet the greatest needs in the world today. We tackle poverty at its roots, with a focus on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. Our staff around the world are committed to demonstrating God’s unconditional love for all people by serving every child we can, of any faith or none. And we’re one of the world’s most trusted charities, with more than 70 years of experience working alongside communities, donors, partners, and governments to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children … even in the toughest places. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.
08 Let your work be your faith in action In 2021 an estimated 5 million children under the age of 5 years died, mostly from preventable and treatable causes (USAID, WHO). That’s why we’re looking for someone who is ready to place their expertise behind helping the world’s most vulnerable children. Every decision that moves us closer to a tightly integrated go-to-market strategy that creates an ideal donor experience, every campaign that draws our donors closer to the heart of God and generates the funding for this critical work, and every meeting that fosters unity, value, respect and the ability for staff to contribute to their fullest potential — it all matters to our greater mission. If not you, then who?
09 To Apply Press the appropriate button on this page.
10 What happens next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing the strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to meet additional members of our staff lends itself to a 360-degree view of the role. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands on deck to move this important work forward.
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