JustFix.nyc is seeking an experienced engineer to join us on our mission to build technology that serves low-income New Yorkers. We build data-driven tools for tenants and advocates fighting displacement. By combining highly scalable SMS and mobile services with advanced housing data analysis, we aim to build and galvanize a 21st century tenant movement. Our goal is safe and healthy homes for all.

Compensation is competitive and will include salary and full health/vision/dental insurance. Our dog-friendly (and people-friendly!) office is based in Lower Manhattan.

At JustFix.nyc, we have spent the past three 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 joining our growing engineering team 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:

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

Must have:

  • 3+ years of front-end / full-stack development experience. We're looking for someone who has deep experience in inventing, building, shipping, and maintaining complex codebases
  • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript/ES6, and at least one modern JavaScript framework/library (we use React/Redux)
  • Strong expertise with HTML5 and CSS3/Flexbox/Sass and CSS Frameworks (Bootstrap, Bulma, Foundation, etc)
  • Familiarity with modern web stacks and Python frameworks like Django or Flask
  • Experience with front end build systems like Webpack
  • Ability to learn new technologies independently
  • Attention to detail when it comes to user interaction and accessibility
  • Working with designers and collaborating on UX for front end (accessibility, performance, etc); QA and testing
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Experience in ReactJS
    • Interest in civic technology
    • Working with data visualization and mapping platforms (d3.js, CARTO, Leaflet, etc)
    • Experience with building in a startup environment (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial situation within a larger organization)
    • Something in your personal story that draws you to what we're building

    About JustFix.nyc

    JustFix.nyc is a New York-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds tools for tenants and advocates fighting displacement. Our technology enables tenants to take action on issues of apartment disrepair and landlord harassment as well as connect with community-based organizing and advocacy efforts.

    We’re a team of 8 full-time staff supported by the Robin Hood Foundation, Open Society Foundations, New York Community Trust, and many others. We are proud to work with a network of over 40 community-based organizations, legal service providers, and other partner organizations who collectively serve tens of thousands of tenants every year. We have been featured by ABC News, NBC Universal, Nonprofit Quarterly, Shelterforce, Gothamist, and Fast Company.

    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.