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About Us: Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation pursues a mission of ensuring that all kids grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives - especially children disproportionately affected by poor health.
In just 16 years, Healthier Generation has made great strides in fighting our nation's obesity epidemic by taking the battle to where children spend the majority of their waking hours.
In addition to utilizing an evidenced-based approach to systems change in thousands of schools, businesses and communities nationwide - the organization is advancing new strategies to improve individual and family health and ensure a generation of thriving kids.
We're a small Technology team that works big - we innovate, we problem solve, and we try new things that take us beyond the confines of title and into the world of impact.
"Small team" doesn't mean we're working 24/7 - nope.
We are an organization that exists to enable holistic health and wellness outcomes for children - and we bring that same energy to the health and wellness of our employees.
Our remote, flexible work structure means employees have the space they need to attend to the priorities and passions that make them whole.

About Us: Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation pursues a mission of ensuring that all kids grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives - especially children disproportionately affected by poor health. We accomplish this by promoting healthier habits rooted in improved nutrition and greater physical activity, as well as strengthened social and emotional learning and development. In just 16 years, Healthier Generation has made great strides in fighting our nation's obesity epidemic by taking the battle to where children spend the majority of their waking hours. Children impacted by our work are equipped for long-term success through better health, more energy and engagement in the classroom, and a lifelong approach to wellness.

This is an exciting time to join Healthier Generation as its brand and programmatic work rapidly evolve to address a more comprehensive and holistic approach to children's health. In addition to utilizing an evidenced-based approach to systems change in thousands of schools, businesses and communities nationwide - the organization is advancing new strategies to improve individual and family health and ensure a generation of thriving kids.

To learn more, visit www.HealthierGeneration.org.

We’re a small Technology team that works big – we innovate, we problem solve, and we try new things that take us beyond the confines of title and into the world of impact. But, “small team” doesn’t mean we’re working 24/7 – nope. We are an organization that exists to enable holistic health and wellness outcomes for children – and we bring that same energy to the health and wellness of our employees. Our remote, flexible work structure means employees have the space they need to attend to the priorities and passions that make them whole. Come join our cause.

JOB SUMMARY

The Back-end Developer is responsible for defining, developing, and deploying custom code to deliver high quality, high impact solutions. The Back-end Developer ensures high performance, accuracy and reliability of server-side software and its responsiveness to requests from client-side applications. This position works directly with advanced SQL and the movement of data through different systems and develops queries used for reporting. Testing, documentation and good communication are all fundamental components for day-to-day work. For consideration, candidates must be located in and eligible to work in the U.S.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for back-end development of web-based digital products and associated data stores
  • Write, maintain, and update complex custom code to ensure reliability, performance, and scalability
  • Create complex custom queries to identify trends and new insights, and satisfy reporting needs of stakeholders
  • Provide exceptional, proactive test coverage of work that verifies deliverable requirements are met and potential problems are surfaced and resolved early
  • Prioritize modular architecture and encapsulating reusable code as stand-alone libraries
  • Identify and implement best practices for security and data integrity
  • Plan, document and implement new software features and enhancements
  • Troubleshoot and correct bugs; provide QA testing for new code deployments
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Adhere to and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and standards
  • Partner with Senior IT Manager in environment, systems configuration
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Technologies:
  • Experience with modern PHP frameworks like Laravel, object-oriented programming and optimizing for performance
  • Experience using advanced database techniques and functionality, ideally with PostgreSQL
  • Strong working knowledge of software architecture
  • Comfortable working in a server-less architecture and utilizing AWS or equivalent, and automating builds and deploys
  • Experience implementing user authentication and authorization systems and managing access between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Working knowledge of application lifecycle and experience creating artifacts that support it, including written requirements, diagrams, technical documentation
  • Strong analytical, QA and debugging skills
  • Self-driven learner with ability to follow through
  • Ability to travel for several meetings each year (when/as is safe to do so)
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Five years of software development required

This job description is subject to change at any time.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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