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Software Engineer, Front End
Posted by: Tyler Vanderbilt
Date: January 18, 2011 01:47PM

Software Engineer - Front End
Company: Kiva -
Location: 3180 18th St #201, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Company:
Called the "hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva ( is the world's first person-to-person lending marketplace for the poor. In just 4 years, Kiva has raised $100+ million for 300,000+ entrepreneurs in 50+ countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on alleviating global poverty. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level - targeting $1 billion in loans by 2015 and expansion into new areas (e.g. student loans, climate change, etc). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva's team has 75 smart, passionate, and fun employees and 500+ volunteers.

The Team:
Kiva Engineering is a rapidly growing team of eighteen motivated engineers. We operate as a "start-up" in that everybody counts, and your contribution has the potential to make a big impact: on Kiva, and the world at large. We follow a Scrum development process, with 20% of time allocated for engineering innovation.

The Job:
* Build new interactive functionality into the frontend of
* Collaborate with business owners and other engineers to design the perfect GUI for our lenders.
* Participate in the design & prototyping of new features.

* Love GUIs, web development, and client-side programming.
* Take the following statement as law: Good CSS and HTML design is equally as important as code design.
* Value collaboration with your teammates; you share what you know with them, and appreciate that their feedback makes your code better too.

* 5+ years in frontend website development.
* Expertise in CSS / HTML / Javascript / Ajax with familiarity of PHP.
* Acted as an architect or lead software engineer/webdev for a modern website.
* Education – BSCS/BSEE preferred.
* Experience with an Agile software development process - preferably Scrum.

Your Compensation:
* Competitive base salary with bonus potential for 2011.
* Generous & comprehensive benefits package.
* Flexible work environment.
* Tons of "psychic income" for doing good in the world – priceless.

How To Apply:
* Local SF Bay Area candidates are invited to submit resumes via Captain Recruiter.
* If you have questions, please contact:
* All applications receive a response.
* To apply, click below.

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