Social Solutions Global, Inc.

Senior Software Engineer - ActionKit (Python/Django)

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta | US-GA-Atlanta | US-Remote | US-GA-Atlanta | US-TX-Austin | US-Washington DC
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(4/13/2022 2:07 AM)
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Product Development/Engineering
Remote Options
Fully Remote


Are you a passionate innovator looking to harness the power of technology to do more good? You’ve come to the right place. At Bonterra, our purpose is to power those who power social impact. To that end, we serve the people who make social good possible—the doers behind the scenes across nonprofits, public agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and foundations.


As the second-largest and fastest-growing social good software company in the world, Bonterra brings together leading solutions from CyberGrants, EveryAction, Network for Good, Social Solutions, and their respective entities. By bringing our intuitive technology and expertise together, Bonterra will enable unprecedented connectivity between social good organizations and their community of supporters and constituents. This will reshape philanthropic giving, empower digital transformation, and bring the social good sector the technology it needs to accelerate lasting social change.


We are currently operating as a remote workforce and have equipped our teams with the technology to stay connected to each other and our customers.


This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the Communication Workers of America.

Responsibilities & Requirements

The ActionKit team at NGP VAN needs you to help our clients win fights to make the world a better place. ActionKit ( is used by over 150 progressive groups and not-for-profits to help tens of millions of online supporters contact decision makers, donate money, and take action online and offline. Our clients--the ACLU, and others--use our tools to protect immigrant rights, fight climate change and more. Our scalable, flexible tools and APIs make us the choice of some of the most tech-savvy progressive organizations using the Internet to fight for good.


ActionKit is built and maintained by a small, tight-knit team at NGP VAN, the top provider of technology for Democrats and progressives. ActionKit has been around over a decade, and the team has always worked together remotely.


We are permanently remote (not just for the pandemic!). Hours and location are flexible as long as you get the work done. We encourage you to use your vacation time; we are not the sort of workplace that pressures anyone into 60-hour weeks. Plus you’ll get to work with an awesome team for awesome causes.


If you'd like to use your tech skills to make the world a better place, read on.


Is this the job for you?

  • We keep our eyes on the big picture. We prefer giving team members higher-level goals and flexibility rather than micro-managing. You’re responsible for the detailed design of your features, not just coding them, and developers often propose feature ideas. Vision is as important a part of the job as execution.
  • We all pitch in on a lot of things. All engineers’ work touches various parts of the product, support, and operations. Other roles span sales and project management, or database administration and hiring (hi!)
  • The work isn’t over when the code ships. We’re proud of the quality and reliability of our product, and our response when there are bugs, pain points, or production issues. Every engineer, including you, takes a shift of at least a few hours each week answering clients' support tickets.
  • We appreciate our clients and the work they do: we’re in this to make them more effective and make their day-to-day a bit easier, maybe even a little fun.

Must haves: 

  • Skills and judgment to produce high-quality work, from attention to detail in coding and testing to big-picture wisdom about risk and simplifying tricky plans.
  • Communication and collaboration skills. It's critical to be able to talk through tradeoffs, ask for the information you need to get up to speed, and make your work understandable to others.
  • Empathy with others' needs, from coworkers to clients.
  • Experience building database-backed web apps, especially using dynamic-language frameworks like Ruby on Rails or Django. Adjacent experience will be considered, too.

Additional pluses:

  • Experience with (or at) nonprofits or political groups.
  • Experience touching multiple aspects of a software business, such as development, design, cloud and database administration, and customer-facing roles.
  • Experience with one or more of the specific technologies we use. ActionKit is written in Python using the Django framework, backed by a MySQL database, and hosted in AWS.

That said, we aren't judging candidates by a checklist and want anyone up to the job to apply. We come from a variety of backgrounds and would like future hires to as well.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the Communication Workers of America

About Us

Our Culture:

Our team is made up of industry experts and advocates who are 100% committed to supporting the doers of social good. We are currently undergoing an effort to create the vision and values that embody our collective organization and embrace the individuals who make up our community.

Some of our comprehensive and competitive benefits include:

  • Generous PTO policy
  • Equity for ALL regular, full-time employees from individual contributors to management – share in our success!
  • Up to 15 paid company holidays including some commemorating social justice events and self-care
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Resources for savings and investments
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance with additional access to health and wellness programs.
  • Opportunities to learn, develop, network, and connect
  • When we can—company-sponsored events and swag!!



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