Senior Software Engineer

  • Foundation Team Global
  • Employee - FT
  • Mexico
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The Foundation is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in Latin America to help scale our Payment Platform globally and support our country teams with creative, rapid-response solutions.

The Foundation empowers millions of people to use technology to build social movements and create transformational change. With staff teams in 10 countries, 95 million users, a growing base of user-generated revenue, and thousands of campaign victories every year, our model is a proven engine for social change and citizen leadership, with incredible potential to grow.
We’re growing quickly, and our users win campaigns for change once every hour. From strengthening hate crime legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; to fighting violence against women in India.

Today, we have 10 offices around the world working to enable local changes. As we grow and expand our operations, we continue to look for ways to support each country team’s specific, local needs.  For example, the exciting challenge of scaling our Payment Platform globally – that means dealing with local payment methods & payment providers.

A Senior Software Engineer at Foundation is someone who can work effectively at scale, manages their own priorities and makes appropriate progress with minimal supervision. Typically, Senior Software Engineers have 4-5 years of relevant engineering experience beyond coding such as monitoring, integration testing and production support.

This is a full time position based in Mexico.  Exceptionally, we will consider candidates in other Central or South American countries.

Key responsibilities and outcomes:

  • Support on-demand requests from Foundation country teams
  • Feature delivery - work with different technologies, languages and frameworks in all layers of the web stack, from front-end to back-end to infrastructure as code
  • Integrate our global Payment Platform with local payment gateways to address local markets
  • Build a global and seamless user experience for all countries
  • Ensure availability and reliability of our services in production
  • Work in an agile development environment (Kanban, iterative development, short release cycles)
  • Drive best engineering practices
  • Contribute to the vision and long-term strategy
  • Code, Test, Review, Deploy!


  • 4-5 years of relevant engineering experience
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal in English are a must
  • Able to collaborate productively across time zone differences
  • Experience in leading, designing and building scalable and distributed systems
  • Confident and self-sufficient with different technologies, languages and frameworks in all layers of the webstack, from frontend to backend to database including React, Node.JS, Ruby/Rails, Elixir, PHP & AWS
  • Knowledge of Payment gateways such as Stripe, Braintree & Paypal
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and fast development cycles

Nice to haves, experience with:

  • Javascript client side frameworks (React, Angular, Backbone)
  • GraphQL
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Wordpress
  • Laravel

Interested? Great! Here's what you should know:

This is a full time position based in Mexico.  Exceptionally, we will consider candidates in other Central or South American countries.  You will be working remotely as part of our global product team, with colleagues around the world.  Candidate must be a self starter, committed to our mission and excited to join an ambitious, fast-paced and collaborative work environment.  Our team is high impact, low ego, and has an amazing culture to be part of.

We are accepting applications until August 14, 2020.

We especially encourage applicants from different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. We’re actively working to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team. Careers

Outsized impact is the fastest growing social change organization in the world, empowering more than 200 million people to create change in their communities.

Amazing people

We are building a world-class team of technologists and creatives along with the most accomplished team of social movement creators in the world.

Extraordinary benefits

Plenty of vacation

Personal growth