Junior Developer

Mission

The mission of a Junior Developer (Jr. Dev) is to learn the codebase of the Buddy stack, knock out less critical tasks, contribute to documentation, and participate in code reviews with the team. With experience, the Jr. Developer can pursue higher priority and more challenging tasks.

Description

We are looking for an ambitious junior developer to join the Buddy team and help us expand our technical stack. You’ll have the opportunity to work on web- and server-based projects using some of the latest technologies available. Our stack is full JavaScript with React on the frontend and Node on the backend. You must care about the customer experience above all else. That doesn’t just mean page speed, although that is part of it, but security, privacy, and overall UX drive all technical decisions. You will not be siloed on a single project, but instead have opportunities to work on many aspects of the Buddy stack with different higher-level developers.

Expected Outcomes

  • Contribute to documentation in 1st month
  • Write a test in 1st month
  • Add new feature to existing platform within 1st month
  • Have 75% acceptance rate (within 5 days) of Pull Requests within 3 months

A Little About the Buddy Stack

  • ES6 (classes, async/await, .map, etc..) we use it
  • The latest stable-build of NodeJS
  • Combination of Server + Serverless architecture
  • Combination of SQL and NoSQL for DB
  • AWS
  • React 16+ on the frontend
  • Bootstrap migrating over to Tailwind

Interested?

Let us know by sending a quick note along with your resume to jobs@iambuddy.com.

About Buddy

Buddy’s mission is to build a more fearless society. Today, we do that by selling the first and only on-demand accident insurance product in the market to help people get outside and do more fun things. We have recently expanded our insurance portfolio to encompass additional parts of the world of experiences, and we need you to grow with us on our journey.

Buddy is a team of marketers, tech geeks, career-switchers, and insurance experts who all love a little adventure outside. We work hard and challenge norms through cross-skill communication, customer feedback and testing, and we love to whiteboard the edge cases. We believe in community and are active in multiple community projects, especially around the outdoors. We set high expectations of ourselves, and we support one another to make sure every team member reaches their full potential.

Take Your Shot

Although we list out the general requirements, you may have skills and talents that we haven’t even thought of!

Studies show that many under-represented groups only apply for jobs when they feel that they meet 100% of the job requirements. At Buddy, we want you to take your shot and apply, because you miss every shot that you don’t take.

Still don’t think this is the job for you, but you’re still interested in Buddy? Email us at jobs@iambuddy.com to tell us more.

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