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FoodCycle LA

Overview: Our new website is need of back end development to monitor the status and interactions of our Google API for our interactive Food Map. We are also looking to establish and utilize Google Ads to improve our visibilty.

Mission: FoodCycle has a dual mission of ending hunger and helping fight climate change.

Impact: FoodCycle rescues excess food that would have gone to waste and directs it to over 130 different organizations feeding hungry people throughout Los Angeles. We're currently providing the equivalent of 50,000 meals a week and keeping 60,000 lbs of donated from going into landfills every week. Food thrown into landfills releases greenhouse gases and contributes to climate change.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:

The Back end developer job is to understand the goals of the website and come up with effective solutions

Storing data and also ensuring that it is displayed to that user who are supposed to have access to it

Responsible for developing Payment processing system like accepting data, securely storing that info, and making charges to that payment

Manage APIs resources which work across devices

He or she might be involved in the architecture of a system and Data science analyses.

Developers are responsible to organize the logic of the system which runs across various devices

Back end developer also needs to involved in building frameworks or the architecture to make it easier to program against.

Back End web developer should have the skills for implementing algorithms and solving system related problems.


Must be able to perform:

Web Development Languages

Database and Cache



Backend engineer should know at least one server-side or Backend programming language like Java, Python, Ruby, . Net etc.

Knowledge of various DBMS technology is one of the important Backend developer skills. MySQL, MongoDB, Oracle, SQLServer, Redis are widely used for this purpose. Knowledge of caching mechanisms like varnish, Memcached, Redis is a plus.

Exposure to handling Dreamhost

Knowledge of web services or API is also important for full stack developers. Knowledge of creations and consumption of REST and SOAP services is desirable.

Ability to write quality unit tests

Knowledge of algorithms and data structures is also an essential need for any professional full stack developer

An awareness of security concerns is important, as each layer has its vulnerabilities

Should know the differences between multiple delivery platforms like mobile vs. desktop

Basic exposure to frontend techs like HTML and CSS is desirable.

Knowledge of session management in a distributed server environment

Accessibility: This volunteer position is open to all experienced and qualified persons.

Questions? Email Vivian at

*Important information

*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:

Monday Morning

Monday Afternoon

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Afternoon

Wednesday Morning

Wednesday Afternoon

Thursday Morning

Thursday Afternoon

Friday Morning

Friday Afternoon

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About FoodCycle LA


NA, Los Angeles, CA 90068, US

Mission Statement

Feed People - Not Landfills. We connect excess food to people in need . FoodCycle is building an infrastructure to reduce waste and intelligently route surplus food-whether it’s to people’s plates or composting. Through our efforts, we’re changing individual behaviors, and ultimately, we'll change the culture around food waste.


FoodCycle is seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers to help further our mission in fighting hunger and ending food waste. We need volunteers on an ongoing basis to recover food from various restaurants, grocery stores, and food markets around Los Angeles. In addition to Food Recovery Drivers, we are looking for assistance building up our social media presence across all platforms.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing


Mon May 10, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


West Hollywood, CA 90038







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