Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer as a Technical Lead

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The Difference Engine | Chicago, IL
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The Difference Engine


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Start Date

May 20, 2019

Times of Day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


About TDE

The Difference Engine, a growing nonprofit tech startup organization focused on empowering nontraditional web developers located in downtown Chicago’s Merchandise Mart (1871) is looking for a skilled web developers to join TDE.

About the role:

Technical Leads serve as mentors and leaders for our volunteer developer apprentices. Typically, a group of eight apprentices will work on a client facing project with one or two technical leads providing guidance and experience. The technical leads provide technical guidance and direction to the project as a whole, making architecture decisions, and providing feedback through pair programming and code reviews.

In addition to technical leadership, technical leads will have the opportunity to work with product management as well as senior leadership on organization wide technical initiatives.

This a great opportunity for someone who wishes to give back to the community while also advancing their own skills and career.

Requirements:

There are not many hard requirements for this role. We are a welcoming organization and pride ourselves on inclusion of experience.

We do require the following:

  • A sincere passion for helping others and giving back to the community
  • At least six months of professional software development experience
  • Available on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm for on-site mentorship

The following are not required, as we can provide mentorship and training, but are useful to hit the ground running:

  • Experience with some of the following programming languages, tools, and frameworks: Ruby, Rails, Javascript, Nodejs, Reactjs, Postgres, Heroku
  • Experience performing code reviews
  • Experience working with and mentoring developers

Benefits:

  • Helping others and giving back to the community
  • Leadership training, mentoring, experience to advance your career
  • Technical growth as leading other software developers reinforces your own software development skills
  • Possible stipend after four months and priority consideration for other roles In The Difference Engine
  • Ongoing alumni connections and networking
  • Access to 1871’s network of events and individuals

Visa Sponsorship - not available

This is an onsite role - not remote

About TDE

The Difference Engine, a growing nonprofit tech startup organization focused on empowering nontraditional web developers located in downtown Chicago’s Merchandise Mart (1871) is looking for a skilled web developers to join TDE…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Resumes and cover letters (optional) may be emailed with inquiry.

Resumes and cover letters (optional) may be emailed with inquiry.

Location

1871

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654
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