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Software Engineer Ii

Classy's Product Technology team is hiring a backend focused Software Engineer II to build and extend our fundraising products, analytics platform, campaign management, and visualization tools for the next phase of our business. The ideal candidate is well-versed in full stack development and comfortable in creating all layers of the application from database through to the user interface. We want to talk to you if you can see beyond the {brackets} and love transforming designs and mockups into highly-scalable, fault-tolerant products.

What you’ll do:

  • Build, and support tools and interfaces that help improve development workflows and release processes, with a strong focus on automation
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams to help identify their pain points, address tech debt and improve overall developer efficiency
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new solutions that support and contributes to our technical roadmap
  • Work across many technologies and tools to create holistic solutions to complex problems
  • Evangelize and drive adoption of software development best practices in test, code quality and maintainability
  • Develop software solutions that drive the user experience of the Classy platform

What you bring (Required):

  • 3+ years of professional software development experience with frontend and server-side, web-based technologies in a cloud-native environment
  • High-level proficiency with PHP and Node.js
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automated build/test deployment environments
  • A passion for tools, automation and addressing tech debt
  • Detail-oriented mindset with the ability to rapidly learn new concepts and technologies and clearly communicate complex ideas
  • Ability to understand product requirements and translate them into technical subtasks.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Proficiency in schema design in relational or NoSQL databases (MySQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience with code versioning tools (GIT/Bitbucket).
  • A sense of quality, and sharp engineering skills with strong computer science fundamentals.

What would be awesome to have (Preferred):

  • Experience with container orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, EKS)
  • Experience building and deploying SaaS applications
  • Familiarity with Laravel, GraphQL, Elasticsearch, AWS (EC2, ECS, Lambda, SNS)
  • Experience with observability and logging tools and best practices
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

Our amazing perks!

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 20 hours paid volunteer time off
  • Monthly parking pass, public transit pass, or rideshare allowance
  • Supplemental Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, available day one
  • 401(k) plan
  • Dog friendly office
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Love the active life? We have company and team outings and participate in team sports
  • Monthly employee development courses
  • New expansive office in downtown San Diego overlooking Petco Park baseball stadium and the ocean

About Classy

Classy [1] is a B Corp Certified [2] social enterprise that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their impact through a suite of world-class, online fundraising tools to accelerate social impact around the world. Based in San Diego, CA and trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, nonprofits use Classy’s platform to raise money, engage their communities, and advance their missions. Since 2011, Classy has powered tens of millions of donations from over 190 countries and raised over $2 billion for social good. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. For more information, visit www.classy.org or follow Classy on Twitter @Classy.

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.


  1. https://www.classy.org/
  2. https://www.classy.org/blog/classy-now-certified-b-corporation/

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