Position Description

Senior Developer
Team Web Developers
Location Victoria, BC
FT/PT/Seasonal Full time
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Benevity is the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and community investment software, and we are seeking a talented Senior Web Developer to join our growing technology team. On this team you will design and build innovative applications that enable our clients to give back to thousands of great causes around the world.

Many of the world’s most iconic brands rely on Spark, Benevity’s award-winning cloud solution, to power corporate “Goodness Programs” that attract, retain and engage today’s diverse workforce by connecting people to the social causes that matter to them.

Go to Work and Change the World

Looking for meaningful work where you can have an impact? Benevity is the place for you.

We’re a fast-paced (and fast growing!) software company in the business of doing good. Our market-leading cloud solution powers Goodness programs that help some of the world’s most iconic brands engage their people, customers and communities by connecting them with causes they care about.

As a B Corp, we’re thrilled to be part of the next wave of companies that are committed to higher social and sustainability standards—a commitment you’ll see reflected in our mission-driven culture.  

If you want to feel good about going to work every day, Benevity delivers. We’re an agile, high-performing team and we need new team members—people like you—to help us continue to innovate game-changing technology, and help our raving fans (er, clients!) successfully run world-class Goodness programs that create a culture of purpose and passion while making a positive difference in the world.  

Imagine using your skills to catalyze a network of 10 million+ people from hundreds of the most recognizable global brands to connect with millions of charities around the world. At Benevity, you can! 

When you Work at Benevity

  • You’ll have the once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of a movement—helping some of the world’s most iconic brands drive social change and create a better employee experience that can attract, retain and engage today’s diverse workforce.
  • You’ll make more than just a paycheck. You’ll have the opportunity to combine your passion with purpose every day while achieving tangible results. Just last year our team delivered nearly 1,000 feature enhancements; not to mention we’ve continued to build game-changing products while processing over $2 billion in donations and 10 million volunteer hours to 150,000 charities worldwide.
  • You’ll join a high-performing, purpose-driven team that will help you advance your skills and adopt the growth mindset that’s essential to success at our company (and in everyday life). Our inclusive environment will allow you to come to work each day and be your best, most authentic self.
  • You won’t find a lot of office policies and politics around here, but you will find dogs. You’ll also find a lot of passionate people who are all owners in the company. That doesn’t just mean potential equity in the company (though it means that, too!), but also a sense of responsibility and pride that we’re in this thing together.

What you bring

  • Demonstrable understanding of front-end and/or back-end architectures.
  • A practical understanding of Web Service APIs.
  • Solid grasp of OO principles and design patterns.
  • Competency in designing systems and mentoring fellow developers.
  • Experience building multi component systems from scratch using techniques such as BDD, TDD, and JIT.
  • Ability to work with legacy codebases and familiarity with refactoring methods.
  • An understanding of the underlying systems on which web applications are developed.
  • An eye for design, and ability to craft accessible user experiences.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD processes and workflow.

Your Tech Stack Expertise:

  • A solid PHP foundation with an understanding of current frameworks, such as Laravel or Drupal.
  • Javascript framework expertise including front-end workflow toolchain knowledge (Babel, CSS preprocessors, bundlers & build tools, automated testing).
  • SASS (SCSS), CSS3, HTML5.
  • Java.
  • Git/Gitflow.

Bonus Skills

  • 4+ years professional software development experience. 
  • Development with AWS.
  • Familiarity with agile development.
  • Experience working in the SaaS environment (Software as a Service).
  • Appreciation for the complexity of delivering large scale solutions to enterprise level clients.
  • Experience working with non-profits and causes.
  • Ability to work with remote team members.
  • Familiarity with shell scripting. MySQL/Apache.

Our Commitment to a Diverse Culture

We believe in the power of diversity and we’re dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at Benevity. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants and encourage people of all visible minorities, including Indigenous applicants, and those of any religion, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to apply.

A Place for all Genders in Tech

Gender diversity and equality benefits everyone. We’re committed to supporting all gender identities and expressions in tech by sharing stories and advocating for equality. We’re also proud to partner with forward-thinking organizations like Chic Geek and Next Gen Men, who continue to build a more vibrant, inclusive and diverse technology landscape.

While we sincerely appreciate every application received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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