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We're looking for people to join us

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.

We value

  • Moving thoughtfully and maintaining things
  • Diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Learning, teaching, and collaborating with each other
 

A bright, airy office with three desks (Cassie, Libby, and Matt's) visible. Books from Verso and a whiteboard line the walls.

 

We're not currently hiring, but...

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.



Previous roles

The role

Are you a web developer excited about our mission?

We'd love for you to join our team onsite at our office in Brooklyn.

You'll be working mainly on our largest and most successful project, Folio. This Ruby on Rails application has enabled Verso Books to sell books directly to customers over the past five years, and now it’s helping Haymarket Books and Seven Stories Press as well. These clients have many exciting ideas to make Folio better and you can be a part of making those ideas possible.

What are typical days at Position like?

  • Using test-driven development, you'll build new features for the Folio application.
  • We'll review your code, and you'll review our code and give helpful advice.
  • You'll pair program with other developers about half the time.
  • You'll improve the Folio codebase through refactoring.
  • You'll write unit and integration tests.
  • You'll use git for version control.
  • You'll debug problems found by clients and their customers.

Direct sales through Folio provide a crucial revenue stream for independent publishers. By improving Folio, you'll have daily real-world impact helping them grow and reach new readers.

Benefits

  • 30-35 hour work week
  • Flextime: core hours are 10:30am - 3pm
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation and 10 paid holidays per year
  • New computer for work
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid family leave
  • Health insurance with significant premium subsidy
  • 32.5 hours per quarter of discretionary time for independent projects, education, and professional development

Salary

$85K-115K based on experience


Our hiring process

We collect demographic information to better understand our applicant outreach. This information is:

  • optional
  • anonymous, and
  • not attached to your application in any way.

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.