Social Solutions Global, Inc.

Software Engineer - Mobilize NGP VAN (Python,Django,React)

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta | US-GA-Atlanta | US-Remote
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(8/3/2022 7:16 PM)
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. NGP VAN, together with ActionKit and Mobilize, delivers leading technology to Democratic and progressive campaigns as well as nonprofits.  


Our parent company, Bonterra, was formed by bringing together leading solutions from CyberGrants, EveryAction, Network for Good, Social Solutions and their respective entities to form the second-largest and fastest-growing social good software company in the world. This collaboration will help NGP VAN accelerate enhancements in our platforms and continue to drive our top three areas of focus: reinforcing the core, committing to innovation, and helping lead in the Democratic ecosystem.  


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 CWA Local 1400, 2336 or 13000.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Mobilize is the volunteer recruitment and events management platform that connects mission-driven organizations and their supporters. The Mobilize platform has helped 3,000 advocacy organizations, nonprofits, unions, and political campaigns like Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign, AARP, and the Biden/Harris Presidential campaign sign up more than 4 million supporters for over 15 million actions.


About the role:  As a Software Engineer on a small team, you’ll immediately have significant ownership over product direction and engineering architecture, working closely with our Director of Engineering on product strategy and execution.


You will:

  • Work closely with product managers and designers to design and build great products that help campaigns, advocacy groups, and non-profits mobilize volunteers
  • Develop high quality software and architecture that balances maintainability with execution speed
  • Prepare our platform for the exponential scale that is unique to the electoral space — we must be able to handle going from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of users with little notice
  • Build out our internal platform and APIs such that we can nimbly introduce more ways for our partners to work with their data
  • Drive high-quality engineering standards and architecture across the organization, and help up-level junior engineers to meet those standards
  • Think up a growth experiment or five, and plan prototypes to test them in the lightest way possible
  • Learn about the workflows and needs of our partners and find ways to help them achieve their goals

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • You care deeply about empowering ordinary people for progressive causes. We’re a mission-driven company, and everything we do is guided by impact. At the end of the day, we’re here to make a difference
  • You likely have four+ years of professional work experience, ideally in startups where you’ve seen things scale (and break). Note: this is not a requirement, it’s intended to give a rough expectation
  • You have strong technical skills, including the ability to reason through different approaches, write high quality code in a reasonable timeframe, explain tradeoffs, debug your and others’ code, and adjust to changing requirements
  • You’re flexible and able to anticipate change
  • You’re a team player. You’re not afraid to pick up whitespace work that’s needed for a project to succeed
  • You take initiative to raise and solve problems to make the team stronger going forward
  • You’re an eager and fast learner, undaunted by tackling a project in a totally new technology or part of the stack

Our Technology


We’re including this list only to be helpful and informative. We do not expect familiarity with any specific technology before starting the job. If you’re strong in programming fundamentals and excited to learn new technologies, you’re a good candidate! Our technology stack is:

  • Python
  • Django
  • React
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS (Aurora, ECS, IAM)
  • Algolia
  • Celery
  • Github
  • Docker
  • CircleCI
  • Twilio
  • Datadog
  • Cloudflare, and a bunch of others




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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