We're a software development company that serves leftist and independent media companies. We're dedicated to building quality software to help expand the breadth of discourse, culture, and thought available to English-speaking audiences. We also look for opportunities to grow our collective skill sets for unique and creative projects.
We're equally dedicated providing a healthy working environment. We believe that developers do their best work when they have plenty of time off, and we encourage everyone to work about 30-35 hours per week. We like what we do, but we recognize that it is work, not an act of love.
Our small team is based in a beautiful open office space in Brooklyn, New York, that is also a venue for radical activity in the city.
You can learn more about our values on our Key Values profile.
If you're interested in being contacted when positions are available, feel free to leave us your e-mail! We won't contact you for any other reason.
We’re looking for a developer with at least 3 years of experience to join our team onsite in Brooklyn.
You'll be working mainly on our largest and most successful project, Folio. This Rails application has enabled Verso Books to sell books directly to customers over the past five years, and now it’s the platform that Haymarket Books and Seven Stories Press use as well.
We collaborate closely with our clients to make Folio better and you would have an important role in making that happen. Direct sales through Folio provide a crucial revenue stream for independent publishers. By working on Folio, you'll have daily real-world impact helping them grow and reach new readers.
Depending on your skills and preferences as well as client demand, you’ll work on projects from several different clients:
While we work in many different languages, our infrastructure is standardized around Docker and Amazon Web Services.
Monday through Thursday, we write code for clients:
On Fridays, we do most of the non-client work that keeps Position running, including meetings, planning, sales, hiring, and other essential functions. We also take this time to improve processes and learn new things.
$85K-115K based on experience
We collect demographic information to better understand our applicant outreach. This information is:
We’ll use aggregate data during the resume review stage to learn if we need to do more outreach, and in the future to determine if our outreach efforts are improving each year.
We do blind resume review to counter unconscious bias. This means a friend of Position will blank out your name and any social media handles or personal website URLs before we review your resume. Importantly, we don’t review your website or Github as part of the resume review step. So, if there’s something on your Github or website you’d like us to know about, please talk about it in your cover letter or resume.
We use structured interviewing. This means that we ask every applicant the same basic questions.
We value diversity and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in tech. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, gender, genetics, marital status, military status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities.
After we receive your resume, we’ll email you with more detailed information about our process. If you have any questions, drop us a line at [email protected] and we'll be happy to answer or schedule a call.