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3 Aug 2021

Part-Time Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

Common Good – Posted by wspademan Anywhere

Job Description

Summary: Fix bugs and code new features for the Common Good Democratic Economics System, a community solar Subscriber Management Portal, and related projects, in collaboration with other members of Common Good’s Tech Team.
Hours: Negotiable. Minimum 20 hours per week.
Compensation: $40-$60/hour, negotiable based on experience and performance
Expertise Required: Ruby on Rails, SQL, CSS, Javascript

About the Organization

Common Good®, the only nonprofit Money Services Business in the country developing financial technology for the Solidarity Economy, shifts power from big business and big government back to communities, where we know and care more, so together we can fund a regenerative society that puts people and planet first. For details, see We are a small nonprofit with a volunteer board and a dozen staff (most part-time). Common Good values diversity and we encourage you to apply, whoever you are, especially people of color, women, and non-binary people.


  • Participate in conversations with stakeholders to clarify needs.
  • Propose new features and modifications.
  • Develop user stories for assigned features, to elucidate the desired functionality for both the stakeholders and Common Good’s Tech Team.
  • Project how many hours of labor and how much elapsed time it will take to build and test an assigned feature (or fix a particular bug).
  • Write regression tests in RSpec (a dialect of Ruby) based on the user stories.
  • Design, build, and document elegant code that makes the tests work.
  • Communicate transparently with other staff about project progress.
  • Participate in Common Good staff activities as a co-creator of Common Good’s evolving culture, building a community of learning toward a more just and sane society.
  • Coordinate with other staff using ClickUp.


  • Work from home (or wherever).
  • Optional online work sessions 3-4 days a week (each Tech Team member working independently, on video conference for companionship, information-sharing, and coordination).


  • Expertise in Ruby, Rails, SQL, CSS, Javascript
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and in speech.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Passion for social change.

How to Apply

  • Tell us your experience and why you want to do this work.
  • Email letter and resume to Executive Director William Spademan <> by 8/13/2021.

Job Categories: Solar. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: banking, Community, cryptocurrency, economic democracy, electric, empowerment, justice, money, renewable energy, solar, sustainability, and transactions. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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