Senior Software Engineer – Backend

Senior Software Engineer – Backend  

Givelify is a fintech-for-good company where brilliant minds come to power the most loved and trusted online and mobile giving app platform. Thanks to over 1.5 million generous donors, we’ve helped more than 70,000 nonprofits and places of worship raise over $5 billion. Together, they’re changing their world with kindness and generosity.  

Inc. 5000, the Stevies® Awards, Gartner, Forbes, and many more have recognized our story, innovations, and achievements. Our award-winning team builds products and experiences that put more good into the world. We love to take on big challenges because we know our work matters. 

Make an impact at one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Be part of a talented team of big-hearted individuals, earning competitive pay with excellent benefits.   

About your role: 

We are seeking an exceptional engineer with expertise in building backend systems that will enable millions of Donors and Giving Partners to do more good. As a senior member of the team, you will play a crucial role in driving the success of our backend infrastructure. You will lead critical projects and features through all elements of the product development life cycle and help solve complex engineering problems. We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes technology. We want someone who is dedicated to using their engineering skills to help make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about technology and social impact, come join us and help good people do more good. Let’s take things to the next level together! 

Your team: 

Givelify is a technology company. Our Technology Team is at the heart of our organization. We are a cross-functional group spanning mobile, frontend, backend, test automation, data analytics, research, and infrastructure. Collectively, we build the products and launch innovative systems that form the foundation of our giving platform. As a backend API engineer, you will be an integral part of this team, focusing on creating and optimizing the services and APIs that drive our platform’s functionality and support millions of donors in doing more good. 

The Senior Software Engineer – Backend will get to:

  • Engineer highly available and scalable real-time software systems.   
  • Drive the software development life cycle from requirements gathering, development, testing to deployment. 
  • Be responsible for the timely and successful delivery of high-quality software products.  
  • Be responsible for the quality of user experience through the quality of the systems under your stewardship. 

To be successful in this role, you’ll also: 

  • Partner with members of our technology, design, product, support, marketing in an agile cross functional setting. 
  • Work with our front-end team to fine tune our REST APIs.  
  • Work with Givelify’s research team to implement machine learning and other computational algorithms to bring complex insights to life. 
  • Work with our DevOps team to ensure a scalable, secure, redundant, distributed production environment system. 
  • Mentor and grow junior engineers.  

Your experience: 

  • B.S./ M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent STEM degree 
  • Experience in building large-scale distributed web application
  • Deep understanding of graph design principles with a strong background in back-end development environment while constructing APIs 
  • Optimization of databases for big data environment, structuring of queries for fast responses  
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g., Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, etc.) 
  • Deep understanding of big O notation and algorithm complexity analysis 

Your superpowers:

  • Ability to work in collaborative cross-functional environments  
  • Ability to take a human-centric approach that meets or anticipates customer needs when developing solutions 
  • Detailed and Quality-oriented 

Our culture: 

We are a virtual team of award-winning and high-performing professionals who innovate and collaborate to fulfill our mission to instantly connect people to causes that matter most to them so they can change their world with kindness and generosity. Our four keys to success – integrity, heart, simplicity, and wow – fuel our passion to be recognized among the tech industry’s most inclusive and purpose-driven workplaces.  

We are steadfast in our conviction to overcome challenges while performing meaningful work alongside some of the most brilliant minds and biggest hearts. It propels our growth as individuals and as a team. We are committed to respecting each other in our workplace, firmly believing diversity is our strength.     

At the heart of everything we do are our giving community, our donors and our partner organizations. We lean on research and human-centered design to consistently push the envelope and innovate our products and customer experiences.  

We take great pride in providing competitive pay, full benefits to help care for you today and in the future, amazing perks (including flexible PTO), and, most importantly, the opportunity to put passion and purpose front and center.  

About Givelify:

Givelify is the most loved and trusted online and mobile giving platform. Along with its powerful donation management system, it’s the fastest-growing technology for advancing generosity in the world. We instantly connect people to their heart’s impulse to do good with award-winning products and experiences. A global community of more than 1.5 million generous people support their favorite churches, places of worship, nonprofits and causes with nearly $5 billion in donations across more than 66,000 organizations. Givelify leads all giving apps on the App Store and Google Play Store with more than 103,000 verified authentic reviews with an average 4.9 out of 5-star rating. Learn more at

Ready to revolutionize fintech and philanthropy? Apply below.  

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