Software Developer

Role: Software Developer
Date: July 2020



Possip is strengthening communities through those at the front lines. We are a growing start-up that uses technology and insights to make it easy for districts and schools to hear and learn from families and staff. The Possip team believes race, language, and socioeconomic diversity should not be a barrier to communication. 

We have an ambitious mission fueled by our genuine desire to strengthen communities through improved communication. We are striving for excellence but don’t take ourselves too seriously in the process.  


The ideal team member to join our small team thinks Ruby on Rails is good news, and is at home in a primarily Bootstrap and JavaScript-based front end.  Additionally, we are looking for people who take strong ownership of every system they touch, prioritize requests while staying flexible and positive, and have the intrinsic motivation that drives a passion for continual learning.


As a software developer at Possip, your primary responsibilities will be:

  • One-stop shop – from design to code
  • Maintain, design and implement new and existing code
  • Manipulate, mine, and study data from our platform
  • Identify opportunities to improve code, data management, and platform usability
  • Working with the lead developer to best understand all needs and coding requirements
  • Writing code across the entire technology stack with a particular emphasis on front-end
  • Working with a variety of third-party API integrated services (and the potential to add and leverage a few more)
  • Offering improvement suggestions wherever appropriate


We are looking for someone with: 

  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a web application developer
  • A genuine love and appreciation for Bootstrap, JavaScript, SASS, and all things front end, but with a solid foundation with Ruby on Rails
  • Appreciation for and experience with version control (GitHub)
  • The ability to translate feature requests into design specifications (think Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience with cloud platform providers (i.e. Heroku, AWS, GCP)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Extra credit:

  • Experience with data analysis and any data specific languages (i.e. Python, R, etc.)
  • Experience with React, React Native
  • Experience providing strong customer service, or strong empathy for the customer experience


Possip is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.