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Software Developer II

Added: November 18, 2019
Department: Information Technology
Location: Orlando, FL
Report to: Application Development Director
Peers: Application Developers
Exemption Status: Exempt
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Who you are

You are an experienced developer who likes to learn. You know how to work within a team of developers. You appreciate the challenge of integrating what you know with new products and frameworks. You don’t accept “it can’t be done.” You want working software that is elegant, flexible, extensible, and secure. You take ownership of projects and are proud to sign your name at completion. You have a portfolio of applications to demonstrate what you’ve created.

Who we are

A group of sofware developers, infrastructure techs, and support people, working at an aggressively growing non-profit that is helping to make the Bible available to everyone, everywhere. God has blessed us with the resources to pay for high performance team-members. You can learn more about our organization at http://wycliffeassociates.org/. This is the kind of place that rewards intensity, ambition, drive, and creativity.

The job you'll do

First, you’ll be a developer. You’ll be supporting business systems and building software tools for Bible Translation. Your work will be used globally. You’ll jump into a fast moving river of existing projects, plus have the space to help create new tools and systems for Bible translators. You’ll be responsible to understand projects at a high-level, then roll up your sleeves and write amazing code. You and your teammates will create solutions so the rest of the organization can focus on raising money, raising volunteers, equipping the nations to translate the Bible, and saving the world. You’ll propel the Bible toward universal availability.

What we'll do for you

We’ll give you a place where you can build things the way you’ve always wanted to, and make a difference in the process. We’ll give you opportunities to grow, stretch, flex, and learn. Our benefits include:

  • Paid education and training
  • Paid certification attempts (whether you pass or fail)
  • Two weeks paid vacation (to start), plus a bunch of paid holidays
  • Health Insurance for you and your family
  • 1 Paid conference per year

The Details

Position Summary: The ideal candidate wants to work in a fast-paced, results oriented organization, where focus on providing solid solutions is a must. Responsible for the full software development lifecycle within a team context. Candidate will be responsible for gathering requirements from customers, analyzing customer needs, developing solutions, regular communication and demonstrations to the customer, and ongoing maintenance as needed. Position is equally responsible for internal business systems and external field translation tools and systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. In collaboration with the Director of Application Development, proactively develop software solutions to advance Bible Translation.
  2. Work with internal and external customers/users to identify, understand, and document their needs.
  3. Work with team members and vendors to design, develop, document and implement custom solutions.
  4. Computer programming, including but not limited to HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Java/Kotlin, C#, Python, REST APIs, and a variety of other environments and technologies as needed.
  5. Leverage experience and develop relationships to assist and mentor team members.
  6. Contribute creativity and energy to the task of accelerating Bible Translation.

Education, prior work experience, and/or specialized skills and knowledge:

  1. Strong brainstorming and creativity ability. Quickly understand new challenges and respond with possibilities and enthusiasm.
  2. At least 5 years’ experience developing applications.
  3. At least 2 years’ experience building mobile responsive web applications using frameworks such as jQuery , Bootstrap, React, and Angular. Strong familiarity with HTML5 and CSS required.
  4. Experience with .NET development, especially in C#, a plus but not required.
  5. Experience with Java and Android Development, a plus but not required.
  6. Experience integrating separate systems via API, for content publishing and exposure, plus bidirectional CRUD operations.
  7. Demonstrated capacity to quickly learn new systems, skills, languages, and programming environments.
  8. Experience with linguistics, Bible translation, or other relevant subject areas a plus but not required.
  9. Bachelor’s degree from accredited college strongly preferred. Priority given to applicants with computer science or other related degrees.
  10. Occasional over-night domestic and international travel required (up to 10%)

Personal Qualifications

Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Should sense a call from God to ministry and have a genuine caring for people.


Should have personal warmth that invites confidence and possess a personal integrity that never forfeits the trust that is offered.


Ability to be at ease with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.


Demonstration of the attitudes of a servant leader.


Ability to delegate work to others.


Ability to facilitate and coordinate the work of others.


Highly self-motivated and directed.


Keen attention to detail.


Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.


Ability to work effectively with a virtual team.


Has reliable transportation and can keep commitments.


Ability and desire to learn new technologies, improve skills, and adapt to change.