Requisition ID R11410

Back-End Developer
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We are seeking full time and volunteer professional Back-End Developers. We have product teams that work in various frameworks and platforms, including:

  • ASP.NET Core
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Go
  • Kubernetes
  • NodeJS
  • PHP

A Back-End Developer is responsible for building and maintaining the server-side operations and functionality of the cloud based solutions. Their duties include developing and maintaining our database layer, APIs, hosted solutions, cloud services, and other web services

Job Description


Major Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and deploy server-side system, including database creation, APIs, and hosted solutions
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Maintain, expand, and scale our websites
  • Collaborate with front-end developers and web designers to match visual design intent
  • Work with team leader to collaborate, review, and deliver high quality software applications
  • Participate as an integral and enthusiastic part of the team, exhibiting ownership, follow-through, initiative, awareness, and effective communication with peers and management.
  • Work with the team around a cohesive product roadmap

Minor Responsibilities:

  • Analyze systems requirements by consulting with the user community and development team
  • Support user community and development team with developer-level support
  • Monitor and report system performance and analytics
  • Write technical reference documentation for the new software
  • Participate in regular project status, planning, partnership, and strategic meetings
  • Be available to travel to meet with the larger development team at least once per year
  • Be available to travel biannually to the Language Technology Conference
  • Participate in professional conferences and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A servant heart attitude
  • Demonstrated experience with hosted and cloud based solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with the design and implementation of APIs
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple websites
  • Demonstrated skills in software development and algorithms
  • Demonstrated passion for programming and solving complex problems
  • Good interpersonal skills of communication
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to quickly analyze and learn a large existing codebase
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • The ability to generate multiple solutions to the problem
  • The ability to quickly pick up technical concepts
  • The ability to work both with a team and independently, and to multitask effectively

Education and Experience:

Back-End Developers should have experience in software engineering and a good understanding of agile development practices. Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience is preferred, but we care more for a heart and mind that are always learning.

Training and Orientation:

Will complete the initial IT Software Department training program and relevant portions of IT Orientation.

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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.