JustFix.nyc is seeking an experienced engineer to join us on our mission to build technology that serves low-income New Yorkers. We are building a open-source platform that allows tenants to build legal cases, connect with community advocates, and target the city’s worst slumlords. 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.

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.

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 at a critical time as we scale our services and begin to integrate with official NYC technologies. You will join a larger community of technologists, data scientists, and policymakers who are creating new models of civic technology and data-driven analysis. This is a chance to build and design across a spectrum of accessibility and internet connectivity, presenting unique engineering challenges.

Read more about us:

TechCrunch | New York Magazine | Fast Company | Business Insider | ABC 7 News | Forbes 30 Under 30

Must have:

  • 3+ years of back-end development experience. We're looking for someone who has deep experience in inventing, building, shipping, and maintaining complex full-stack codebases (emphasis on back-end development in Python)
  • Experience with modern web stacks and Python frameworks like Django or Flask
  • Working with relational databases, particularly PostgreSQL (with PostGIS)
  • Interest in stepping into other roles (dev ops, data science, sysadmin) as the situation dictates
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills - we are a small team that works together closely. You should be self-starting and motivated to build things on your own.
  • Computer science degree, or strong enough fundamentals learned elsewhere that you could fool us
  • Local to NYC and driven toward our mission / desire to build something that makes an impact.

Nice to have:

  • Passion for open source! Check out our github.
  • Interest in civic technology
  • Parsing + sanitizing open datasets with Python
  • Experience with building in a startup environment (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial situation within a larger organization)
  • Developing analytics, instrumentation, and testing suites
  • Something in your personal story that draws you to what we're building

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.