Overview

About mRelief

mRelief is a tech nonprofit 501(c)3, that provides an easy-to-use platform through web and text messaging that helps people sign up for SNAP (food stamps) benefits. Our mission is to transform access to social services for the inherent dignity of all people. To date, we have connected more than 1,403,366 families to social services and unlocked an estimated $1.2 billion in food benefits.

 

Our supporters include the Families and Workers Fund (a collaboration between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and more), Y Combinator, the Walmart Foundation, and AARP Foundation, among others. Our partners include Share our Strength and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

 

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding React and Ruby on Rails developer to join our team and help transform access to social services. This is a full-time remote position.

 

As soon as you start at mRelief, you will play a critical role in building an affirming process for families to sign up for food stamps. Our product team is composed of 5 software developers and 2 designers, and we are looking for a senior software developer with a strong background in scaling Rails/React apps. This role will support the expansion of our SNAP applications.

 

Technical Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with React and Redux
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and Postgres
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Experience scaling web applications
  • 7+ years of web or software development experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Ruby and JavaScript

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Deep passion for mRelief’s work and civic technology
  • Willingness and eagerness to work on transformative technology in a startup environment
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong sense of mission and value alignment with mRelief
  • Ability to collaborate and pair-program effectively
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects

 

Characteristics

  • Deep passion for mRelief’s work and civic technology
  • Willingness and eagerness to work on transformative technology in a startup environment
  • Strong sense of mission and value alignment with mRelief
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects in a remote office environment
  • Team player
  • Prioritizes data-driven decision making
  • Comfortable with the flexibility involved in actualizing mRelief’s ambitious mission
  • Passionate about providing a best in class service to mRelief’s end users who are often marginalized by the status quo

 

mRelief Benefits

Work from anywhere: mRelief is 100% remote, you can work/live anywhere in the continental United States during the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM CT. We’ll give you an annual remote-work stipend to support your at-home office, or access to a coworking space near you using DeskPass. While working remotely mRelief also prioritizes a healthy team culture by offering paid for bi-monthly team lunches, a team wide weekly reflection meeting, and other activities to foster connection.
Health and wellness: mRelief prioritizes nourishment, so we offer healthcare coverage with HMO (Illinois-only) and PPO options, FSA accounts, vision, and dental benefits. As part of our commitment to wellness, we provide a self-care stipend as well as wellness activities.
Compensation: At mRelief, we are committed to salary transparency and opportunities for mobility. The salary range for this role is listed, and team members are evaluated annually with the opportunity for an increase in compensation and benefits. We also offer a 401K match of employee contributions.
Work-Life Balance: New employees join the team with 15 days of paid time off and 10 days of sick time. Additional paid time off is accrued each year with us. Every other Friday mRelief has a half day, ending the work day at 1:30 pm CST.
Paid Parental Leave: New parents are given 12 weeks paid time off.
Learning: We believe in a culture of learning, so mRelief offers all employees professional development opportunities to foster their growth, and covers educational costs for continuing education.
Rest: After three years at mRelief employees are offered a two week sabbatical and receive a sabbatical every other year following that.

 

Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. mRelief is an equal opportunity employer which takes great pride in the diversity of its team. All candidates will be given equal consideration without respect to protected characteristics, and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.