Reports to:     Deputy Director of Data Systems

Salary:              Competitive and commensurate with experience

Location:         New Haven, CT with some travel



The Connecticut RISE Network (RISE) is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure all RISE high school students graduate with a plan and the skills and confidence to achieve college and career success. Founded in 2016, RISE partners with Connecticut public high schools to lead statewide networks where school communities work together to use data to learn and improve. We partner with school communities across the state to understand complex challenges, unpack data, pilot new innovations, and scale effective practices.

Today, the RISE Network represents a collaboration between nine high schools and eight public school districts that form our core partnership network, reaching over 13,000 students; the majority of RISE students identify as Black, Latinx, and/or low-income. RISE high schools work together to ensure all students experience success as they transition to, through, and beyond high with a strong foundation in Grade 9, RISE high schools pursue school-wide improvements in Grades 9 through 12 that support college and career readiness, access, and success.


Position Summary and Essential Job Functions:


The RISE Web Developer will play an integral role in advancing the Network’s ability to empower educators with easily accessible and highly impactful insight into student progress. As a maturing network, RISE is building its own suite of applications and we are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to collaboratively design, build, and improve those software services. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, and is passionate about closing achievement gaps and developing the potential of all students regardless of life circumstance.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Web Development

  • Design and write code for web applications using Vue that scale to high-volume production quality

  •  Develop and test code to ensure strong usability, optimization, and functionality across multiple browsers and platforms

  • Support the integration of new variables into document databases and data tools

  • Champion good habits (e.g., clear and consistent documentation, security, tech debt balance, test driven development) within the team; improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

  • Debug production issues across multiple levels of the stack

  • Find and address performance issues throughout the application

  • Perform thorough code reviews and troubleshoot complex issues


Web Design

  • Develop, modify, and/or test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure an attractive, engaging, and functional experience across browsers or devices

  • Contributes to the design group's efforts to enhance the look and feel of the organization's online offerings

  • Use SASS and CSS to provide consistent and flexible styling and theming across multiple tools and clients

  • Produce UX/UI solutions both within a team setting and autonomously 

  • Design responsive websites using industry-standard design tools

  • Maintain visual style and branding guide use for the RISE data tools

 Platform Design

  • Collaboratively design software services

  • Work with engineering and product managers to understand roadmap priorities

  • Contribute to the architecture and design of a new web based platform

  • Client service mentality, adaptability and willingness to help uses of RISE data tools 

  • Integrate user training into platform design

Required Knowledge and Skills:


  • Proficient in Vue, React, or Angular and modern Javascript

  • Proficient in SASS and CSS

  • Automated unit and end-to-end testing (e.g. Jest, Cypress)

  • Firebase Auth, Google Sign-in, or other user authentication and authorization systems

  • NoSQL data modeling for document databases (e.g. Firestore, MongoDB)

  • Proficiency with Git or other version control systems

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork

  • Commitment to systems-driven solutions for scalable and sustained impact

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Strong belief that all students can learn and achieve at high levels

  • Ability to ramp up on new content and work in an independent and self-motivated manner

  • Desire to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and results-driven environment

  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and willingness to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure platforms (Google Cloud, AWS)

  • Package management leadership experience with npm and Webpack

  • Experience with Agile software development

Required Education and Experience:


  • At least 4 years of experience developing and deploying web tools to a production environment

  • At least 2 years of experience using relational or document databases

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required

  • Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience

RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.