Engineer I



October 18, 2022

Job Description

About Resilia

Resilia is a fast growing, venture backed, mission-driven SaaS startup powering a digital transformation in the nonprofit sector. Our mission is to strengthen nonprofit capacity and help grantors scale impact through data-driven technology solutions. Resilia’s three SaaS-based products help nonprofits achieve tax exempt status, build capacity in pursuit of becoming high performing organizations, while enabling corporations and foundations to support nonprofits beyond grant awards. As a company, Resilia was named 2022 Best Tech Startup in New Orleans, a Rising Star on the 2020 Forbes Cloud 100 list, VentureBeat’s Companies to Watch list and Sevetri Wilson, Resilia’s Founder and CEO, has been recognized in Inc Magazine’s 100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative Companies and Pitchbook’s top Black Tech Leaders list. For more information visit

We are open to fully remote candidates who are available for an Eastern Time Zone schedule. This role may require occasional travel, including to Resilia’s New York and New Orleans offices. #LI-REMOTE

About the Role

The Software Engineer I will work directly with and learn from Resilia’s Product and Engineering leadership. You will be responsible for contributing to high impact product feature launches on our platform while leveraging our cutting-edge tech stack.

Cross-team collaboration is the backbone of our success at Resilia. The Software Engineer will work closely with the Product and Design teams to understand the core problems faced by our nonprofit users and help inform our long and short term strategy to solve these problems. You would bring a collaborative approach to problem solving, pairing actively with the rest of the Engineering team on complex technical challenges including but not limited to architecture design, vendor software evaluation and infrastructure improvements.

The ideal candidate has hands-on experience building end to end technology solutions through pragmatic means. You are comfortable navigating a codebase starting at the UX layer, understanding how it interacts with the API layer and the data model used for persistence in the DB layer. You are able to identify patterns and antipatterns in a codebase and utilize those effectively to build out new product features. You are able to identify risks and unknowns with proposed tools and technologies and elevate them to have meaningful decisions with the engineering, Product and Design teams with the goal of solving problems in the most efficient manner possible.

This role has a direct impact on our nonprofit users, enabling them to utilize the true power of Resilia’s platform in a seamless manner and at the same time, playing a key role in helping nonprofits strengthen their operations, scale their impact, and communicate their work to their supporters and communities.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, you will be an early and crucial contributor to Resilia’s growing Engineering team.

Tech Stack

We do not hire for expertise in any specific technology, but rather for an ability and curiosity to learn and for those who keep up to speed with the latest practices and patterns that bring a competitive advantage.

That said, our current application stack consists of: Typescript node GraphQL APIs, Typescript ReactJS single-page web applications, and design components based off of Material UI and optimized for accessibility. We leverage several cloud based platforms that power core features of our platform and our user experience (Stripe, Auth0, Mailgun, Contentful, etc). Our infrastructure is on Heroku and we practice continuous testing and deployment, often deploying several times a day.

  • At Least 1 year of software development experience
  • Experience in at least one frontend and backend framework/language
  • Experience with testing practices and frameworks
  • API design and implementation knowledge
  • Database design and migrations knowledge
  • Infrastructure, security, and SRE experience or exposure a plus
About You
  • Product and customer oriented approach to problem solving
  • Pragmatic and curious engineer who is a self-starter
  • Motivated and comfortable with ambiguity in a fast paced startup environment
  • Strong bias for action
  • Passion, humility, humor, integrity, positive attitude, and mission-driven
Compensation & Benefits

Why Resilia? Resilia powers the people changing the world.

Resilia is an inclusive and welcoming workplace where our team thrives on collaboration, creativity, innovation, and fun. We are proud to offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401k program, mental health support, a healthcare advocate, short-term disability, and commuter benefits, with potential for an equity stake in a fast-growing company.

Resilia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

Market Opportunity

Every nonprofit is unique and so are their capacity needs. Yet they find it difficult to access capacity-building solutions that meet them where they are. Resilia’s mission is to strengthen and uplift nonprofit organizations by elevating their stories, driving advocacy efforts, and prioritizing those that are underserved through long-term capacity building. We serve nonprofits, foundations, corporations, governments, and other grantmakers centered on trust-based philanthropy principles and meeting changemakers where they are.

Resilia’s three Software-as-a-Services products are designed with a human touch.

  • Nonprofit Formation – Empowers brand-new nonprofits to achieve tax-exempt status while enabling annual compliance.
  • Nonprofit Platform – Provides capacity-building support in fundraising, board management, program management, and the collection of data.
  • Funder Program – Sponsored by grantmakers (foundations, governments, corporations), nonprofits are able to build mission-facing and back office capacity in a manner that best suits them. Resilia’s Funder Program meets nonprofits where they are through a combination of an online platform, 1:1 nonprofit coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

With a first-to-market solution and a team of builders with extensive startup, nonprofit, and corporate experiences, Resilia is well poised to democratize technology in order to solve some of the social good sector’s biggest legacy challenges, while redefining the notion of technology for good.