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Software Development Engineer (5912)
Federal Way, WA

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01 THE JOB Are you a standout performer in software development and passionate about changing the world? If so, World Vision is seeking a talented Software Development Engineer to serve on the front lines of our mission critical Support Team. As a Software Development Engineer for World Vision, you are building the tools that will lead to a better life for thousands of children in the most vulnerable places around the world. In this role you'll be charged with providing an excellent online experience for our donors. You'll receive opportunities to expand and grow your skills as you work in a detective-like manner to handle urgent break-fix issues, collaborate with a diverse set of other teams, instrument monitoring systems, build automation for operational tasks, and just have fun solving problems. As part of the Support Team you will also be included in an on-call rotation that gives heightened awareness to systems issues and addresses donor-facing concerns. Additionally, support team developers have the option of a more alternative work schedule including greater work-from-home opportunities.

02 WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE You demonstrate a consistent ability to excel at working collaboratively both within our 4-person team of developers as well as other teams we interface with. As a contributing member of the Support Team you are instrumental in helping us troubleshoot and come up with solutions for the toughest problems and bugs. You embrace agility by not getting bogged down when new and more pressing issues arise causing the focus of the work to shift. Above all else you have a servant's heart that is evident to the team, colleagues you work with, the unseen donor we are committed to providing an excellent experience to, and ultimately has a positive impact on the work we do on behalf of children and communities around the globe.

03 WHERE THIS JOB COULD TAKE YOUR CAREER World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International organization. Globally, World Vision International employs over 40,000 people with over 1000 of those being here at World Vision USA. You'll have opportunities to advance within the Digital team as well as other technical teams. In this role you will interact and collaborate with a wide range of professionals.

04 ABOUT WORLD VISION USA When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That's because we're a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus' love at the center. Always. We're Christian and follow Jesus' example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.

05 YOU BRING Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. In addition to education or education equivalent, requires 1-4 years of work experience in web development software or related field. Our web properties are nearly 100% built on WordPress so experience with this CMS, PHP, and MySQL are a must have.

06 ADDITIONAL SKILLS WE'RE INTERESTED IN Always nice to have experience with other commonly used programming languages as well as modern JavaScript.

07 LET YOUR WORK BE YOUR FAITH IN ACTION If this is you, we invite you to use your powers for good. If the mission you are reading about here resonates with you, we invite you to explore this unique opportunity to serve shoulder to shoulder with our like-minded team. Together we will build solutions that will drive the next wave of innovation and success at World Vision. Together we are greater than poverty.

08 SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS Your salary is important to you so it's important to us. If you need the approximate range to inform your decision on whether to apply or not contact Chad using one of the ways below. We have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.

09 TO APPLY See the Apply box in the lower left corner. Still not sure? I really want to hear from you, even if it's just to ask some questions about the job or have a chat in confidence. Contact Chad in Talent Acquisition at 253-815-2216 (text ok) or Also, feel welcome to schedule a short call on my calendar on a day and time that works for you over at Connect with me on LinkedIn here. I post jobs on Twitter too so follow me there for more updates.

10 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to meet additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time so we have all hands on deck to move this important work forward.

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