Compassion International

  • Foundation Software Developer

    Job ID
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Information Technology
  • Overview


    This career developer is responsible for the lifecycle of critical corporate-wide and customer-specific technology based products. The specialist further works with primarily third-party systems and develops necessary custom entities, ensuring components meet business requirements. At this career level, the incumbent generally works on teams that provide design, development, and services for enterprise and heavily integrated applications. He or she may coach and oversee the work of other specialists.


    A successful member of the foundation software team will participate in the design, development, and release to product of a new infrastructure to support the Global Innovation Office team. The candidate will also work with vendors, partners, and teammates to determine ways to solve problems. 


    A member of the team can expect to work on microservices, javascript, AWS and Microsoft Azure to build a compeltely greenfield platform using existing data. Strong front and back end development skills are desired. 

    Essential Job Functions


    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Provides application software development services and technical support for existing architecture or new deployments. Gathers requirements and develops specifications to integrate into applications. Adheres to approved standards and assists in developing new standards in software development.
    • Develops program logic for new applications or analyzes and modifies logic in existing applications. Considers and/or provides multiple options or solutions to satisfy organizational needs.
    • Codes, tests, including writing test plans, debugs, documents, implements and maintains software applications. Enhances appropriate levels of functionality through code customization and application configuration.
    • Develops strategies around existing technology products to ensure these products produce expected results and benefit to customers. Ensures that improvements are successfully implemented and impacts across the value stream and application are considered.
    • Provides complex technical services throughout the lifecycle of customer-specific technology based products. Primarily works with Cloud or Purchased applications.
    • Collaborates on cross-functional project teams as a key resource on data processes, data governance, and application systems.
    • May coach and provide expertise to other professionals and support staff in the applications development discipline.



    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    • Bachelor's Degree Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Disaster & Emergency Management or related discipline

    Work Experience

    • Professional experience working in applications development or similar field.
    • Must have a minimum of 2-3 years Javascript experience
    • Ideal candidate will also have some experience with node.js, writing web API's in javascript or similar
    • Experience with AWS is a plus

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Certified Applications Developer or similar credential.

    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

    Other: This position may be required to serve in an “on-call” capacity in order to provide timely response to technology failures outside of standard business hours.


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