RISE Web Developer

Reports to:     Product Manager

Salary:              Competitive and commensurate with experience

Location:         New Haven, CT (Hybrid)

 

Overview:


The RISE Network’s mission is to ensure all high school students graduate with a plan and the skills and confidence to achieve college and career success. Founded in 2016, RISE partners with public high schools to lead networks where communities work together to use data to learn and improve. Through its core and most comprehensive network, RISE partners with nine high schools and eight districts, serving over 13,000 students in historically marginalized communities. 


RISE high schools work together to ensure all students experience success as they transition to, through, and beyond high school by using data to pinpoint needs, form hypotheses, and pursue ideas to advance student achievement. Partner schools have improved Grade 9 promotion rates by nearly 20 percentage points, while also decreasing subgroup gaps and increasing schoolwide graduation and college access rates. In 2021, the RISE Network was honored to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s annual Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement recognition. Increasingly, RISE is pursuing opportunities to scale its impact through research publications, consulting partnerships, professional development experiences, and other avenues to drive excellent student outcomes.

 

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:

 

1. Web Development

  • Design, build and maintain responsive & intuitive front-end web applications using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Vue.

  • Optimize performance throughout the application.

  • Ensure the technical feasibility of new features.

  • Write clean, valid, and maintainable code that follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards.

  • Write unit and end-to-end tests to ensure code sustainability.

  • Perform thorough code reviews and debug production issues across multiple levels of the stack.

 

2. Collaborative design

  • Work with engineering, design, and product owner to understand product roadmap priorities.

  • Remain focused on advancing RISE’s mission by ensuring that products are designed to lead to improved student outcomes and deliver value to the educators using our products.

  • Contribute collaboratively to the architecture and design of a young web based platform.

  • Champion good habits (e.g., clear and consistent documentation, security, tech debt balance, appropriate testing…) within the team; improve coding standards, tooling, and processes.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in common JavaScript frameworks

  • Firebase, or other cloud-based data services 

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

  • Experience with Git or other version control systems

  • Familiarity with Jest and Cypress testing suites

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork

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

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

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

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

  • Ability to quickly learn new content and work in an independent and self-motivated manner

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

 

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with Agile software development

  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines

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

  • Familiarity with localization and internationalization


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


RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.