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Backend Engineering Assistant Director / Server Infrastructure Engineer

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Code for America

  • 1 person is interested

About Code for San Jose:

  • Code for San Jose (CFSJ) is an all-volunteer-powered organization.
  • We are a chapter of Code for America.
  • As a chapter, we focus on civic innovation and government technology in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the country.
  • You do not have to be located in San Jose, California in order to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome everyone interested in solving community problems through technology, user experience design/research, and community partnerships.
  • Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and other community-based organizations on civic projects.
  • We have over 60 active volunteers with over 8 active projects.
  • Our leadership team consists of 9 other directors, 2 executive directors, and 18 project leaders.
  • As a group, we meet every other Thursday at 6:30 PM PST to sync up and work on projects.
  • All of our events are posted on meetup.


About this Specific Opportunity:

  • Estimated time commitment:
    • 6-10 hours per week
    • This role’s goal:
      • We are looking for an Assistant Director of Backend Engineering / Server Infrastructure Engineer to help maintain Infrastructure and code deployments for all of our projects under Code for San Jose. This person will work with the Director to lead and advise on best practices for server infrastructure, web APIs, and system architecture. They would check in on a large portfolio of projects and advise on backend engineering decisions. They would also help build an AWS infrastructure that would be used by all of CFSJ's projects.
      • Our infrastructure lives in AWS, and our CI/CD tool of choice is Github Actions. We are not looking for someone with all the skillsets, but if you have some experience with 2-3+ of the tools below and an interest in learning, please join!

  • Some of the technologies/projects you could be working on are:
    • Infrastructure as Code via Terraform/Terragrunt
    • Managing AWS resources
    • Multi-tenant resources, including PostgreSQL
    • Github repository management
    • Creating Monitor and alerting
    • CI/CD with Github Action for Code deployment
    • Containerization with Docker
    • Some Python and Bash scripting
    • Application/System monitoring
    • Logs
    • Time series metrics
  • This role’s responsibilities:
    • Management:
      • Briefly inform the CFSJ executive team of project status every 2 weeks
      • Distill important updates to stakeholders
    • Project Management:
      • Collaborate on creating roadmaps
      • Track the status of a large portfolio of technical projects
    • Backend Engineering:
      • Build AWS server infrastructure used for all of CFSJ's projects
      • Audit repositories and ensure we are using best practices


How to get started:

  1. Please join our Slack organization using this link:https://bit.ly/3f78NML
  2. After you join Slack, someone from the CFSJ leadership team will connect with you via Slack about how to get started and what your next steps are.


Find more information about CFSJ:

  • A list of our active projects can be found in this slide deck: https://bit.ly/3kwpkM5
  • Our website: https://www.codeforsanjose.org
  • Our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/code-for-san-jose

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Mission Statement

Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through our Fellowship , Accelerator , and Brigade , we're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.


Code for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.

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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


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  • Database Administration




  • 6-10 hours per week

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