JustFix.nyc is seeking an experienced engineer to join us on our mission to build 21st century tools for New Yorkers struggling from the housing crisis.
At JustFix.nyc, we have spent the past two years building technology for housing justice. Our webapp for tenants with repair issues has been used by thousands of families across the city to document their situations and build strong legal cases. Our advocate dashboard, in use by over 40 community organizations and legal services, connects those in need with advocacy and community organizing services anywhere in the City. We’re currently working with Open Data to develop groundbreaking new ways to identify patterns of displacement and target some of the city’s worst slumlords. Our work is supported mainly by major philanthropic donors and nonprofit foundation grants.
We work regularly with policymakers, attorneys, organizers, and tenants directly in order to take a systems-level approach to one of the most pressing issues faced by low income New Yorkers. Our impact is measured not in stakeholder profit but in terms of wrongful evictions avoided, tenant unions created, and repairs made. This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of civic technology and to affect meaningful change through software engineering, human-centered design, and legal innovation.
You will be our first dedicated engineer (alongside Dan, a co-founder who has developed the platform to date) with a unique opportunity to take a leadership stake in our technology at a critical time as we scale our services and begin to integrate with official NYC systems. You will join a larger community of activists, data scientists, and community organizers who are creating new models of civic technology. This is a chance to build and design across a spectrum of accessibility and internet connectivity, presenting unique engineering challenges. You’ll also be able to engage directly with users on a regular basis and help to design a larger platform that has generated interest from other cities across the country.
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Compensation is competitive and will include salary and full health/vision/dental insurance. Our dog-friendly (and people-friendly!) office is based in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
JustFix.nyc is committed to equity and fostering a community that values diverse perspectives and experiences, particularly from those who we aim to serve. We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants from, or who have worked closely with, historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ people, first- or second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families.
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