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Web Developer / Software Engineer

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Location: Cambridge, MA

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. Solve issues four Challenges each year across its pillars—Economic Prosperity, Health, Learning, and Sustainability—to find the most promising Solver teams who will drive transformational change. Solve then deploys its global community of private, public, and nonprofit leaders to form partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact. Joining the Solve team offers the chance to play a leading role in defining this cutting-edge and diverse community.

The Solve Software Engineer will be responsible for running the Solve website and Challenge platform. This person will manage day-to-day maintenance and updates on the site. This person will lead on an agile development process for iterating on the Solve website and platform. This person will support Solve staff and platform users. And, this person will sit within the Solve Communications Team as their web development staff.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update the Solve website and Challenge platform
  • Lead an agile development process for iterating on the Solve website and Challenge platform
  • Build the Solve Challenge Platform into a SaaS platform available to partners
  • Help provide user support for the Solve Website and Platform
  • Ensure that the Solve Website and Challenge Platform are accessible for all users
  • Provide support to Solve staff as it relates to third-party sites and integrations like Mailchimp and Salesforce
  • Collaborate with Communications staff to translate best-in-class messaging, visuals, and video onto the Solve Website
  • Perform other duties in site engineering and technology as needed

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in computer science or engineering
  • For CSS, experience with Sass, Less, or similar preprocessor preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in web development required
  • Portfolio of web development and software engineering work
  • Strong working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, CSS, Javascript, HTML, and Git required
  • For development, experience with Laravel or another PHP framework like Symfony or Zend preferred
  • For infrastructure, experience with Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, and Heroku preferred
  • For design, experience working through UX and translating visual designs onto a website preferred
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and handle projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work in an efficient manner to meet deadlines
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently, take initiative, and anticipate needs

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

To apply: Please visit 15801. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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