Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Lead Full-Stack Developer. The Lead Full-Stack Developer will be responsible for internal and outsourced technical product development and maintenance. A successful candidate will be proactive, attentive to detail with strong analytical skills, flexible and adaptable, calm under pressure, and able to think strategically.
Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by 4th grade. Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the requisite literacy skills to access life opportunities. The Lead Full-Stack Developer supports this goal by ensuring our program’s apps are effective, helpful, and smooth.
The Lead Full-Stack Developer will report to the Sr. Director of Product Engineering and work as part of the Engineering, Systems and Products Team team at Springboard. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.
You can read more about the requirements, competencies, goals, and responsibilities below. We'd love to have you join us!
We are an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is more than a commitment at Springboard Collaborative—it’s at the core of what we do and how we do it.
We believe that a solution can only be as good as one’s understanding of the problem. And no one understands problems better than the people who have experienced them firsthand. Proximity matters. That’s why Springboard aspires to hire a diverse team that is representative of the marginalized communities we serve.
We also know that having a diverse workforce makes for a better workplace. Springboard’s hiring process puts a premium on individuals who value diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, etc.
Finally, if you’re passionate about an open role, we encourage you to apply— even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed on the job description!
Here are your priorities in the first year:
Here are your responsibilities within and beyond the first year:
Here are competencies we expect the right candidate to have:
Here are qualifications we expect the right candidate to have:
While this description is meant to provide an overview of the responsibilities of the Lead Full-Stack Developer, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment.
Here are our compensation values: At Springboard, compensation equity is integral to the way we operate and our commitment to competitiveness, pay equity, performance-based rewards, transparent & equitable career growth, and progressive benefits.
Compensation for this role: Each role at Springboard is placed in a compensation band with 5 levels. Generally, we expect all candidates that meet the hiring criteria to be offered the midpoint of the band. This role sits within Band 6. The midpoint of this band is $138,020. The actual level of the successful candidate (and corresponding salary) will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, licensure, demonstrated competencies, and other factors. You may also be eligible for Springboard's collective bonus program.
Our process to determine compensation: Springboard does not negotiate the offered salary during the offer conversation. Throughout the interview process, we will evaluate your alignment with the compensable factors listed in the job description. From there, we will determine your starting salary on a level within the job band.
At Springboard, we feel it is important to take care of our employees, which is why we offer a competitive benefits package. Some of these benefits include:
We are committed to your development
Applications are welcome from any location within the United States. This role will be performed primarily remotely, with occasional travel to participate in team retreats. Springboard Collaborative’s headquarter office is in Philadelphia, PA.
Since our founding in 2012, we have grown Springboard's reach from 40 to nearly 20,000 students across 51 cities. Amidst rapid growth, Springboard consistently delivers best-in-class results. Students average a 3- to 4-month reading gain during each 5- or 10-week cycle, closing the gap to grade-level performance by more than half. Weekly family workshops average 80%+ attendance. Springboard’s work has recently been featured by Forbes, NPR, and the New York Times (twice).