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Back End Web Developer

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This is an unpaid volunteer position within LANFest, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please note that there is no compensation for work completed in associate with this listing.

LANFest is dedicated to empowering gaming communities and supporting charitable efforts by creating unique gaming experiences. Our organization is currently looking for Back End Web Developers to assist with reconstruction and maintenance of our website. This volunteer position would be a part of a national team with flexible time arrangements and a helpful team atmosphere.

This position is ideal for someone interested in learning more about back end web development or has entry level experience maintaining websites. College students to retirees are welcome to inquire.


  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by our front-end developers with server-side logic.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Implementation of security and data protection.
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions.
  • Collaborate with other team members as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of web markup, including HTML and CSS
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS.
  • Good understanding of accessibility and security compliance.
  • Good understanding of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  • Management of our hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes.
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting.
  • Setup and administration of backups.
  • Outputting data in different formats.
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support organization processes.
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • Proficient knowledge of any of the following back-end programming languages {PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, JavaScript, GO}
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git/Mercurial/SVN is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of CMS tools such as Drupal8 is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles.
  • Understanding of "session management" in a distributed server environment.
  • Ability to donate a minimum of 8 hours/month and attend a weekly status and team meeting.

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2616 12TH WAY SE, OLYMPIA, WA 98501, US

Mission Statement

LANFest is dedicated to empowering gaming communities and supporting charitable efforts by creating unique gaming experiences.


Our mission is the driving force behind everything that we do in the organization. We keep our planning, discussions, and actions true to the mission statement. We check our team’s actions to moving LANFest’s Mission forward and continuing our growth. We are open and transparent within the organization as we work toward our mission as a team. We stick to our core values which are:

  • Respect and Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Community

Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Information Architecture
  • Website Programming
  • IT Strategy
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web Design / UX
  • Python


  • Group


  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hrs/week
  • N/A

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