We are looking for a full-time software developer to join our team as a prospective member. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has had previous experience developing and delivering web applications freelancing or as part of a team. We are looking to grow our capacity to take on additional software projects, and need people who can work independently and as part of a team.
We do not expect the candidate to have experience in all of the different technologies and languages mentioned here or that you might encounter while working with us, but rather to have enough experience to apply and learn concepts across different technologies as needed. In general, we expect a successful candidate to be engaged in the following kinds of activities day-to-day:
You can learn more about our basic day-to-day work practices through our basic worker expectations document on our website.
Pay at Sassafras is hourly. Our individual rates are transparent and based on a formula meant to reduce pay inequity due to bias. This role is full-time at 25-30 hours per week. Because we do not log break time, this position is about equivalent to a 40 hour/week position. We have a strong culture of discouraging overwork and encouraging sustainable workloads and time off. The rate we choose to pay ourselves is meant to keep us accessible to the clients we want to work with.
Based on this structure, you can expect to make about $70-$95k per year in this full-time position. Our paid time off (PTO) is calculated based on time worked / 6, where a worker earns 1 hour of PTO for every 6 hours worked. For example, averaging 25-hour weeks for 3 months, you will accrue ~51 hours of PTO, which can be used for 10 days off (two 25-hour weeks). PTO encompasses vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Along with this, we offer high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance. Each worker is also entitled to yearly professional development, including conference attendance and education.
Sassafras Tech Collective is a worker cooperative that builds technology in service of global justice movements. Our small but mighty team of worker-owners collaborate to design, develop, and maintain complex custom software systems for our clients. With the help of our clients and movement partners, we aim to build relationships and technology that move us away from patterns of oppression and towards humanity.
We were founded and are headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan where we maintain an office, and our team is distributed across the US. Sassafras is made up of five worker-owners and one staff member from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, including a range of formal and informal education, academic and industry experiences, and community organizing. We commit to leveraging our collective resources and expertise in the service of anti-oppressive and liberational technology design, development, maintenance, and consulting. We hold each other accountable through our practices and foundational documents, which represent our vision, values, and organizational culture. These documents are publicly accessible on our site, including our Bylaws, Code of Conduct, Cultural Values and Practices, Anti-Harassment Policy, and Conflict Resolution Policy.
Unfortunately, we currently do not have the capacity to accommodate applicants outside the United States. While we highly value perspectives and practices from other countries and regions, we are a small team that is not currently equipped to handle the complex bureaucratic and legal burdens imposed by state-sanctioned institutions and settler-colonial/capitalist logics.
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Please apply by filling out our application form. Black and Indigenous people of all genders, people of color, trans and gender nonconforming people, queer people, disabled people, people from poor and working class backgrounds, and women are encouraged to apply. Please note that Idealist requires us to put a hard start date, but we are looking for this position to start approximately end of October/early November.
If you have any questions, concerns, or other needs feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com and we’ll be in touch.
We are looking for a full-time software developer to join our team as a prospective member. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has had previous experience developing and delivering web applications freelancing or as part of a…