Position title
Tech Lead (Part-Time)
Description

About Us: At AsylumConnect, we use technology to facilitate the safe navigation of people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

About You: We’re looking for a collaborative and committed tech lead to join our remote team part-time. As AsylumConnect’s tech lead, you will be responsible for both technical project management of volunteers and coding. This is an exciting opportunity to serve as the technical lead for the AsylumConnect Catalog (the world's first tech resource platform designed for those fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity). This is an essential position and a fantastic opportunity for anyone with technical project management experience, excellent communication skills, and strong knowledge of web and mobile application development.     

Starting Compensation & Schedule: $35 per hour for 15 hours per week. *Note: We are prioritizing candidates who are based in New York or Washington D.C., and who are available to start working remotely ASAP. 

Please include a link to your GitHub in your application.

Responsibilities

Technical Project Management (50%)

  • Screen, vet, and onboard new volunteer developers. 
  • Manage and oversee the work of our volunteer developers to efficiently complete technical projects, including planning biweekly sprints (e.g. creating technical tickets and creating clear milestones) and conducting code reviews (e.g. reviewing volunteers' GitHub pull requests). 
  • Collaborate with our volunteer UX designers to develop and deploy new features, and ensure a positive user experience across products. 

Coding (50%)

  • Lead our web and mobile application development. 
  • Write code to maintain server-side logic, manage the application database, and add new features.
  • Ensure all products are mobile-friendly and cross-browser compatible.
  • Plan for future changes to our website, web application and pending mobile application. 
  • Work to quickly fix any technical bugs as they arise.  

AsylumConnect’s Tech Stack:

  • JavaScript / Node
  • React
  • React Native
  • Heroku
  • MongoDB, Express.js
Qualifications
  • You are comfortable working remotely. (Fluent in online communication tools, such as: G Suite, Slack, Zoom and Asana.)
  • Previous experience with web and/or mobile application development.
  • Previous technical product management experience strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills required. (We’re looking for a strong leader and team player!) 
  • Strong understanding of AsylumConnect's tech stack:
    • JavaScript / Node
    • React
    • React Native
    • Heroku
    • MongoDB, Express.js
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools (GitHub), Redis, User Authentication, User Security.   
  • Proficiency in AWS preferred.
  • Passion for LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. 
Job Benefits
  • Leverage your technology skills for good!
  • Gain technical project management experience.
  • Build your tech portfolio.
  • Contribute directly to the code of the world's first tech resource platform designed for those fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Employment Type
Part-Time Employee
Beginning of employment
ASAP
Job Location
Remote work from: New York, USA ; Washington, DC, USA
Base Salary
$ 35 per hour for 15 hours per week

Position: Tech Lead (Part-Time)

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