Volunteer opportunity description

A Free Bird is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Our organization provides children diagnosed with cancer the opportunity to explore their artistic passions and give them the strength to fight their disease. Artistic expression has been proven to play an instrumental role in the healing process. We support children affected by cancer in their exploration of a range of self expression such as art, music, acting, poetry, writing, singing and much more!

Responsibilities

  • Produce clean, testable, and well designed code in a timely manner.
  • Work with a distributed development team to integrate data from a variety of databases and back-end services.
  • Perform coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process.
  • Create and maintain Github repositories, as well as appropriate documentation.
  • Develop software verification plans, specifications, and quality assurance procedures.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven work/academic experience in programming/web development OR working towards a degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Experience using Github to collaborate with a team.
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and/or Python.
  • Knowledge of RDBMS, OOP and interactive web application development.
  • A basic understanding of concepts such as version control (Git), MVP, MVC, TDD, and agile methodology.
  • Familiarity with software development methodology and release processes.

Desired

  • Fluent in Django and/or React
  • Specialist in front end OR backend (although full stack is welcome)
  • Github repositories exhibiting well designed, testable, and clean code.
  • Experienced in working with distributed engineering teams.
  • Experienced in documenting requirements and specification.

Additional Information

Internships require a commitment of at least 2 days a week, 4 hours each day.

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and its severity, the organization has committed to working remotely. We care about our interns/volunteers’ health and we will adapt to the new working environment accordingly.

Proper at-home working capabilities include laptop, smartphone, and connection to WiFi/internet. Must be available to have a phone/video conversation at least once per week.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven work/academic experience in programming/web development OR working towards a degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Experience using Github to collaborate with a team.
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and/or Python.
  • Knowledge of RDBMS, OOP and interactive web application development.
  • A basic understanding of concepts such as version control (Git), MVP, MVC, TDD, and agile methodology.
  • Familiarity with software development methodology and release processes.

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About the organization

A Free Bird Organization

Contact:
Human Resources
Human Resources
8772320122 ext: 803
Organization’s website:
http://www.afreebird.org/
Volunteer opportunity website:
http://afreebird.org
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