Full Stack Web Developer – New York, NY

About nesterly
nesterly is an early-stage civic technology startup that leverages digital tools to help solve big housing challenges. Currently, millions of spare bedrooms sit empty every night while half of all renters struggle to afford the high cost of living in places near jobs and universities. Accordingly, our online community connects older householders who have spare space with young people willing to exchange help around the house for lower rent.

Founded by MIT graduate students in late 2016, we’ve partnered with the City of Boston to run a pilot program pairing local householders with graduate student renters. Our first matches moved in at the beginning of September, and our product is now live at nesterly.io.

About the Role
We currently have a junior developer on-board, but we’re looking for a more experienced full stack engineer to help us take our product to the next level, building out features such as automatic contracting and relationship management tools. If you’re passionate about leveraging elegant code to make the world a better place, and you’re ready to make a big impact both organizationally and societally, we look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities
- Write efficient, standardized, testable code to expand nesterly’s platform features
- Ensure functional integration between all backend systems and frontend interfaces
- Participate in strategy planning for nesterly’s technology products and advise specifically on development timelines and best practices
- Ensure ongoing maintenance and scaling of site

Required Skills
- 3+ years as a Ruby on Rails developer
- 2+ years building unique web features from scratch
- Experience working on at least 2 projects with PostgreSQL database infrastructure
- Demonstrated proficiency with Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, and Bootstrap

We offer a fun and fast-paced culture with access to fantastic mentors, advisors, and networks. Our coworking space has an active community, great events, and unlimited caffeine.

If you’re interested in joining our small team that’s making a big difference, please send a resume, cover letter, and links to two Rails-based work samples to info@nesterly.net. If you want to learn more about us, you can check out our recent press coverage in The Atlantic, Forbes, and on NPR’s Marketplace.

MassChallenge Boston 2017 Accelerator
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