Volunteer Jr Backend Developer

Volunteer Jr Backend Developer

About DigLit

Technology doesn't work for nonprofits. Technology requires access to capital that nonprofits do not have access to. In addition to this, many nonprofits have budgets that simply do not allow for technology upkeep.

DigLit is a unique solution to this problem. Our organization acts as the engineering branch of every nonprofit who seeks our help, regardless of their size. We build custom software solutions to strengthen nonprofits, but where other organizations release themselves of responsibility once the technology is built, we deploy and maintain the technology for its expected lifespan.

About the position

We’re looking for a jr backend developer who is capable of building robust applications in a team oriented environment. The ideal candidate is someone who is open to learning new technologies and best practices, and can champion new ways of building software.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Writing well designed, testable, and efficient code

  • Working in an agile environment

  • Peer reviewing code to ensure quality contributions

  • Documenting changes and contributions to ensure a smooth release cycle

This position is fully remote. Our expectation of the role is that it will require no more than 5 hours of work a week, but this will probably fluctuate a little based on the stage of the project.

Essential qualifications for this role:

  • Experience working with RESTful APIs

  • Solid understanding of git and the various deployment levels of a git repo

  • Knowledge in Object Oriented and Functional Design

  • Knowledge of web and server technology

  • Experience with Python

  • Experience using Django, or Rails, or Laravel


  • A history or strong desire to work with nonprofits

  • An academic understanding of software engineering

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Stays up to date with industry best practices

How to Apply

Please send your resume to recruit@diglit.ca with the exact subject line, “Jr Backend Developer” (no quotes).