classy Remote, US Full-time 2024-03-21

Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Classy's platform provides powerful and intuitive fundraising tools to convert and retain donors. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $5 billion. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around te globe. For more information, visit

About the role:

Classy's Product Technology team is hiring a Staff Software Engineer to join Classy’s Enterprise Events team. This role is ideal for someone passionate about building world-class APIs, leading geographically distributed engineering teams, and excelling in architectural design and cross-functional collaboration. You'll spearhead initiatives that not only push the boundaries of technology but also contribute significantly to social good, working alongside a team of skilled and passionate engineers. As a Staff Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in developing high-quality, scalable, and robust APIs. You will lead a team of talented engineers spread across different geographies, driving the design, implementation, and maintenance of our software solutions. Your strong architectural expertise, leadership skills, and ability to collaborate across teams will be instrumental in delivering products that exceed expectations.

 What you’ll accomplish:

  • Design, develop, and maintain high-performance, scalable, and secure APIs that align with business objectives and technical standards.
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of software engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and continuous learning.
  • Collaborate with product managers, UX/UI designers, and other cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration and delivery of features.
  • Drive architectural decisions, advocating for best practices and improvements to our development processes.
  • Conduct code reviews, ensuring adherence to coding standards and addressing technical debt.
  • Manage work across multiple time zones, ensuring timely delivery and quality of work.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, incorporating them into our strategy to enhance product offerings.

 What you bring (Required):

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on API design and development.
  • Proven experience leading and managing a geographically distributed engineering team.
  • Expertise in software architecture, design patterns, and microservices architecture.
  • Proficient in multiple programming languages and frameworks relevant to API development.
  • Strong understanding of database design and management, including SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across different teams and cultures.
  • High-level proficiency with any high level object oriented language (PHP, Node, etc). 
  • Deep experience with code versioning tools (Git/Bitbucket). 
  • Experience working with offshore teams in different time zones that may require flexibility working outside of core company hours.

Why you’ll love it here: 

  • Market competitive pay
  • Rich healthcare benefits including employer paid premiums for medical/dental/vision (100% for employee only plans and 85% for employee + dependent plans) and employer HSA contributions. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Hybrid workplace with fully remote flexibility for many roles
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, family planning, and commuting expenses
  • A variety of mental and wellness programs to support employees   
  • Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend
  • Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday
  • Learning & development and recognition programs
  • Gives Back Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every month for a donation from the company
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • Employee resource groups
  • Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together. 
  • We live by our core values: consider everything, do the right thing, spread empathy, delight the customer, and give back.
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!
  • Our commitment to Sustainability. Classy exists to create a sustainable world for all. 

Dedication to Diversity 

Classy is working toward building a more diverse and inclusive environment that is representative of individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves in a space that enables productivity and meaningful work.

The total annual salary for this full-time position is $150,500 – $200,500 + equity + benefits.  As this is a remote position, the salary range was determined by role, level, and possible location across the US. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 

Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range based on your location during the hiring process. 

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