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Full Stack Developer

AVID Center
August 31, 2021
San Diego, California
Job Type


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to closing the opportunity, expectation, and achievement gaps in education by partnering with schools all over the country to prepare students for college, careers, and life.

FLSA Status:         Exempt

Report to:              Director, Student and Teacher Outcomes

Location:                Remote (Headquartered in San Diego, CA)

Supervises:            Yes

Compensation:     $110,000 - $150,000 per year, DOE

The Full Stack Developer manages the lifecycle of new development, including reviewing requirements, designing architecture, and managing daily development efforts.

Essential Duties

  • Lead the design, development, and operation of AVID’s web application environment.
  • Establish and maintain technical architecture and coding standards along with lifecycle of application(s) and their components.
  • Work closely with other cross functional teams and resources related but not limited to business systems/processes, data, UI/UX, infrastructure, reporting/analytics, research.
  • Build responsive and scalable application(s) that allow the organization to meet strategic and business objectives while maintaining SLA/uptime requirements.
  • Participate in road mapping, strategic planning, and development lifecycles.
  • Lead and manage the work of others both internal and external to the organization, assisting with selection/hiring of developers, engineers and other resources as needed.
  • Deliver a solution that meets all legal and contractual requirements around data integrity/security/sovereignty.
  • Ensure testing, QA, UAT, delivery and documentation is established and maintained.
  • Participate in build vs buy analysis with corresponding advantages and disadvantages.
  • Work with internal and external customers to understand requirements and coordinate the prioritization, feasibility and ultimate delivery or routing of work.
  • Build a culture around data driven designs/decisions, transparency, and cross functional work.
  • Provide data and reports to leadership and appropriate stakeholders as needed.
  • Travel, as needed
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

The Full Stack Developer must provide evidence of or demonstrate the following:

  • Passion for and a commitment to AVID’s mission
  • Experience in an enterprise development environment
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable, and demonstrate creative problem-solving when faced with complex challenges
  • Ability to build strong relationships with various colleagues to meet ambitious goals
  • Ability to communicate and speak effectively when interacting with others or presenting information; experience presenting to small and large groups
  • Ability to identify problems and facilitate collaborative team conversations about possible solutions
  • Ability to use organizational, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate and promote a growth mindset when working with others
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to successful completion
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Effective use of technology tools for communications, planning, management, and presentations, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and third-party management software
  • Excellent project management and time management skills; monitors and checks work information flow
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish, maintain, and grow good working relationships with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism, and discretion
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
  • Strong character traits expected of a leader that include, but are not limited to respectful treatment of colleagues and others, integrity, honesty, and a positive work ethic
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to compose correspondence and reports to communicate clear and concise information

Experience and Education*


  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in delivering dynamic and scalable web applications for enterprises.
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in both front end and back end languages like .NET, PHP, Python, JavaScript.
  • Minimum four (4) years working with and integrating API’s and 3rdparty services and building libraries for code reuse.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working databases.
  • Leadership experience as a manager or supervisor in a technical environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related field.
  • Broad experience with languages/technologies and their appropriate application/use, examples including: HTML 5, CSS 3, Blazor, MVC, Python, Angular, Node.JS, MS SQL, MongoDB, IAAS/PAAS.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure or AWS services and offerings.
  • Experience with microservice architecture, DevOps, test driven design, secure development.
  • Experience working with and integrating enterprise systems/data such as Salesforce.
  • Experience analyzing build vs buy scenarios along with the associated pros/cons of each.
  • Experience deploying/managing large scale identity solutions for authentication, authorization, and accounting.
  • Experience in an education environment.

*Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training that provides the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work, as determined by the AVID Center. Qualifying work experience, as identified by the Senior Director, Human Resources may substitute for the education requirement.

This full-time, exempt position receives a competitive salary, paid PTO and holidays, a comprehensive benefits package (which includes medical, dental, and vision options), an automatic 5% 403b company contribution (after 90 days), and the opportunity to be a part of an organization that is impacting the lives of youth and young adults in throughout the country.

AVID employs over 1,100 part- and full-time employees that rally behind our five core values—Service, Authenticity, Excellence, Ownership, and Potential—which we demonstrate in all we do.

AVID Center prides itself on the diversity of our workplace and are continuously seeking to recruit individuals who will enhance this diversity and, ultimately, the effectiveness of our organization.

Come be a part of the AVID Center legacy — join our team! And be sure to check our Job Board for the absolute latest openings in your area!

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