Do you take pride in running a fault-tolerant, always-available server that can handle front page Reddit traffic? Do you thrive in an environment where you can build out better systems every day? Do you want to work on a site that actually makes an impact on people's lives?
GlobalGiving.org, an online marketplace for international grassroots charities, is looking for a Junior Systems Ninja to join our team.
You will be responsible for working with the Senior System Ninja to provision, install, configure, operate, and maintain servers, software, and related network infrastructure. You'll participate in the technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure that will use your talents for more than asking users if they've tried to power cycle their computer. As you feel comfortable, you can take charge of new projects and see them all the way from a few loosely defined requirements to design, implementation, launch, and maintenance.
Although we're small, we've got our fingers in a lot of cookie jars. You'll have the opportunity to work with a lot of cutting edge technologies and make your great ideas a reality. Day-to-day tasks include monitoring servers and network infrastructure for problems, assisting staff with technical problems on their desktops, being awesome, server/database/back office administration, researching new technology and tools, bug fixing and system hygiene, performance analytics, and customer service.
You'll be expected to bring your "A game" and help us improve ours. We're a team that thrives on peer learning. We hope that you'll share your creative passion with the team and spread it over the nooks and crannies that is the English muffin of GlobalGiving.
Benefits include flexible work hours, a family-friendly culture, telecommuting one day a week, a fully loaded MacBook Pro with secondary monitor, a convenient downtown DC location, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, my work helped rescue 97 girls from bonded labor in Nepal." (One of many true stories.) And don't worry - we've also got the usual benefits like health care, dental/vision, commuter benefits, 401K, and paid vacation.
This is a full time position in Washington, D.C. Salary range will depend on skill and experience. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We make it possible for local organizations to access the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective at making our world a better place.
Meet the amazing team of people that work at GlobalGiving. We love what we do and we hope you do too.
"GlobalGiving is truly an amazing organization to work at. The work environment is very open and fosters teamwork and innovation."
"GlobalGiving went above and beyond my expectations for this internship. One of my favorite parts of the experience was just the opportunity to thrive in such a wonderful office culture. This office knows how to get awesome (world-changing) work done as well as have a good time."
"Everything and everyone are so opened to talk, to help or to teach. I came as an intern, but I left as a member of a tight–knit community I will always belong to. My work was really meaningful... Best decision of my life!"
Interested? Great! Please email your resume to with your name and the phrase "Junior Systems Ninja" somewhere in the subject line.
Awesome and engaging cover letters are welcome, but are certainly not required. (Seriously.) Boring or clearly copy-and-pasted cover letters from other applications will be marked as spam. (Yes, seriously.)
The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.
We run an online charity marketplace that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $208,165,637 from 509,112 donors who have supported 13,955 projects. For more information, browse our site, find a project that you care about, and see the change that you can make possible.
Our office is located at 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC and is just a few blocks from the Farragut North (Red Line) and McPherson Square (Blue, Orange, or Silver Line) Metro stations.