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Software Engineer - Java, JavaScript, React & jQuery

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!


As a Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with a powerful web application using some of the latest technologies with a brilliant, talented bunch of developers. You will work with other development team members to design, develop, test, and launch new functionality for our platform. This position will be located in our St. Pete office. 


•Work with the Product Managers and Development team to understand and define requirements.

•Create design documents to ensure that software fits into the overall architecture and addresses requirements

•Prototype features when applicable

•Develop the application using best practices / design

•Communicate status and issues orally and in writing in a timely manner.


We'd love to chat if you have...

•4+ years’ experience in relevant field

•Strong Core Java Skills

•Proficient with Object Oriented Analysis and Design.

•Solid understanding of Web technologies, including Java Servlets, JSP, MVC, and AJAX

•Experience with Component Based Web Frameworks (Wicket, Tapestry, GWT)

•Experience in developing cross-browser apps using HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS.

•Experience with relational databases: especially MySQL.

•Experience with Tomcat is highly preferred.

•Experience with XML and Web Services is required.

•Experience in design, development and deployment of complex operational systems required.

•Experience with Linux is required.

•Masters degree in Computer Science or relevant Engineering degree.


Experience in the following would be a plus:

•Experience with Spring Framework or other dependency injection framework.

•Experience with Hibernate, JPA, or other ORM library.

•Experience with Spring Boot and microservices

•Experience with Web Service Integration (SOAP, Rest)

•Experience with Node.js, npm, React, GraphQL

•Familiar with cloud based services/APIs (S3, CloudFront, etc.) and hosting (EC2)

•Experience with Eclipse IDE

•Experience with Maven

•Experience in Agile work environment.


About product:

Crowd Wisdom™ enables you to provide a personalized, social and engaging learning experience which is learner centric. The Crowd Wisdom™ learning management system (LMS) suggests relevant content to each learner based on our advanced recommendation engine. It also allows learners to connect with peers to share knowledge and guidance.


 Crowd Wisdom features:

•Branded, Customized Interface

•Centralized Learning Hub

•Assessment & Testing

•Tracking & Certifications

•Video Playback Engine & Assessment

•Personalized Learning Paths

•Social Learning Community

•Content Authoring

•Multi-Device Support

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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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