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Software Developer - Full Stack

Community Brands is a software company that helps organizations achieve social good. Through our technology, we help more than 100,000 associations, nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, and partners grow stronger and achieve their missions. Like our clients, our nearly 2,800 employees strive to improve the world in which they live, and we believe that technology plays an important role in that. We are techies and volunteers who dream big and are motivated by more than just a cool job (though that’s a great perk we offer too). The Community Brands culture is one where employees can pursue this passion as part of their profession, and we’re looking for great employees to join us!

We are looking for a Software Developer that wants to build the world’s best mobile fundraising platform.

GiveSmart has helped nonprofits raise over $300M in our 5 years of existence, but we’re not stopping there. Our new Software Developer will be tasked with developing the next generation of GiveSmart’s platform to improve the experience of giving and raise more for our charity partners.

Our agile development process is designed to help our Software Developers succeed in writing elegant code and creating automated tests that validate requirements and avoid regression.

Everyone at GiveSmart is focused on running awesome events. In that spirit, our Software Developers enjoy working one event per quarter to experience the software they work on firsthand, and see how their work has a positive impact on the great causes our charity partners support.

This is a unique opportunity to join a successful and growing tech company with a surprisingly small team of developers. Our new Software Developer will be expected to play a big role in contributing to the technology that is at the core of our company.

RESPONSIBILITIES (Including but not limited to)

  • Complete all development tasks on time and with high quality.
  • Test all work with automated tests written in jUnit, Selenium, Rest Assured.
  • Actively participate in daily standup, and bi-weekly project review and planning meetings.
  • Aid support by responding quickly to help solve escalated support issues.
  • Work 3 (weekend) nights per quarter as our technical point of contact for on-site staff.
  • Work 1 (weekend) event per quarter as an Event Specialist.


  • Bachelor’s degree Computer Science or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Previous experience with Java and SQL (coursework counts!)


  • Customer Focus
  • Time Management
  • Making Decisions
  • Thinking Clearly & Analytically
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Identifying and Solving Problems

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • PardotEmail


999 Oakmont Plaza, Westmont, IL 60559

An Insider's view of GiveSmart by Community Brands

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at Community Brands is a priority for productivity! While teams that work off hours (tech support and event staff) have balance time to make up for the evenings and weekends, time management and blocking off time for yourself is a must.



How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-department meeting and collaboration is SO important to us because we all come to work with a common goal. We have strategy meetings at a high level, but also have open communication through our internal chat channels where teams bounce ideas off each other. Video chat is a must with our other offices!


Director, Client Services

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful team members are those who proactively find areas where we can help our clients succeed in their goals, and those who have the willingness to adapt positively to the ever-changing world, are those that in turn reach and exceed their goals.


Senior Account Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The software team at Community Brands does not believe in being shackled to our computers. We all regularly work events to get firsthand experience of our product in action. This informs our work in every way, from tiny enhancements that improve the donor experience, to big initiatives that deliver innovative solutions to our clients.


Principal Software Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Community Brands taught me that not all 9-5 jobs have to be boring! The office vibe is overall relaxed and collaborative. Different teams constantly interact with one another to work on a variety of projects which makes the environment fun, but still professional!


Associate Software Developer

What are GiveSmart by Community Brands Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee discount program & specials events
Free snacks & drinks
Monthly happy hour celebrations
Fun, collaborative culture
Community involvement activities

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