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This project can help pandemic victims.

Front-End Tech Leader

As Front -End Tech Leader, you will coach advanced software developers as needed with front end UXUI designs and functionality. Help with development assignments that connect the front end to back end. Work with the POs to guide the development of functionality that is clean, consistent, state-of-the-art.

Back-End Tech Leader

Do you have advanced Angular skills? Are you proficient in AWS S3 or could you be quickly? Can you grasp a project's architecture easily?

Work with developers or independently to create the interface between database and front end? Join us as we finish a prototype within 3-4 months. You will also help less experienced developers as needed. We work in a modified Agile methodology in two week sprints, using Jira. Your attendance at most meetings is preferred. Meetings are held from 6-7 p.m. EST, Tuesday and every other Wednesday nights for one hour. Connecting database to the front end is key to an engaging, gamified, online app, that will help eliminate poverty in the United States.

For Front-End and Back-End Tech Leaders
The project goal is to finish development of a prototype of the program for beta testing and fundraising purposes in November 2020 or sooner. About 80% of the front-end is researched, designed and developed. The database has been built but the interactivity between the program and database needs to be developed.

You will be using Angular platform and AWS S3.

Although the headquarters is in Stamford, CT, the entire team works remotely. Meetings are held by teleconferencing and we use Slack and email as a primary means of communicating.


App to Succeed Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to eliminate poverty in the United States and narrow the income gap by providing the best-in-class, comprehensive information on personal finance and other relevant topics for at-risk Americans to empower them to achieve financial success.

Teens that complete this program will have all the information they need to become financially independent and successful.


You will:

  • Be a point person for the front end or back end.
  • Work with the our product owners and share the work with, and assist developers.
  • Keep the PO informed as to priorities.
  • Participate once every two weeks , in the Wednesday night meetings from 6-7 p..m. EST.
  • Build part of the functionality for database that saves all user input, tracks information and automatically provides information when appropriate.
  • You will trouble shoot as needed for developers.
  • You will be available at designated times for developers or PO questions and/or respond promptly when developers have questions.
  • You will encourage developers to try assignments that will fulfill the project objectives.
  • You will work with the other tech leader, as needed, to work out the technical detail of connecting the back end to the front end.
  • Make sure the database is set up to interface with the software program and Website in a way that can be easily understood by teams in the future.
  • Update starting information for onboarding developers.
  • On occasion, help on-board new developers.
  • Plan for the database to be completed, tested and debugged model by Fall, 2020


As a nonprofit organization, we are not yet able to pay our volunteers and interns, but we do offer other forms of compensation.

1. Those who exceed expectations and make a significant contribution to the project will receive a personal letter of reference as well as #2 and #3 below upon request.

2. For completing your volunteer commitment, your name will be acknowledged on the organization’s website and in the credits of the software program when published and #3.

3. Volunteers who meet expectations and complete their assignments well enough to use in the program, will receive a service certificate upon request.

4. Volunteers benefit from the personal finance information they learn my working on the project.

5. Flexibility:

  • Hours are flexible to accommodate your schedule.
  • Work is done remotely so you save the time and expense of commuting by communicating through Slack, JIRA, and teleconferencing.
  • Start dates and end dates are flexible. (For this assignment strong preference to stay until project is complete.)
  • The number of hours per week is flexible, (a commitment of 10-15 hours per week for this position)

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Mission Statement

App to Succeed, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that aims to eliminate poverty in the United States and narrow the income gap by empowering at-risk Americans with all of the information they need to achieve financial success regardless of their current circumstances.


To date our organization is 100% volunteers. Over 470 professionals, graduate students, and college graduates with expertise in technical and creative fields have been working virtually to design and develop a best-in-class online experience for 16-19-year-olds Americans. It is part simulation, video game, and entertainment and is highly interactive and engaging. Each teen's experience is personalized to their interests, goals, abilities and learning styles. Teens will learn more than a semester course in personal finance through this experience. For more information visit www.ApptoSucceed.org. The website is in the process of being redesigned but it will provide the information you need. Make a difference and help this upcoming generation to become financially successful regardless of their current circumstances and trends that will challenge them financially.

Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees


Wed Aug 05, 2020 - Mon Nov 02, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Software Development
  • Information Architecture
  • Product Development
  • Website Programming
  • Mobile Programming
  • Database Administration




  • Must be at least 20
  • Flexible, if requirements and goals are on schedule. Minimum 10-15 hours per wk. until completion of a high quality prototype. Prefer 15-30 hours per week.
  • Proven, effective tech leader. Preference for self-motivated leader, positive communicator with 2 yrs. Angular platform experience. Prefer Back-End Leader with proficiency with AWS S3 and interactive database development or can learn quickly.

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