Java Software Engineer


UniversalGiving® (UG) is an award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to "Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.™"​ Using our website, people can donate to and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UG, we take no cut on donations made through our site - 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause! UniversalGiving® Corporate (UGC) is a customized service that helps companies manage and scale their global corporate social responsibility programs. UGC handles the strategy, operations and NGO vetting to ensure the success of international giving and volunteering programs. UG has been profiled on CBS and FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek, WomenEntrepreneur,, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times,, and See Change Magazine. CEO Pamela Hawley is an expert blogger on CSR and contributes to both Fast Company and CSRwire. She also manages her own blog, Living & Giving ( You can follow her on Twitter (@pamelahawley) and Facebook ( UG runs the PhilanthroPost blog ( and can be found on Facebook ( and Twitter (@UniversalGiving). Connect With Us Facebook: UniversalGiving Twitter: @UniversalGiving Youtube: @UniversalGivingUG Instagram: @UniversalGiving Pinterest: @UniversalGiving

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the USA ⚠️


Job Summary

Pro Bono:

This position is tailored to a professional who wants to give back special skills and has the right degree and professional experience for this position. The ideal candidate has extensive Java software design and development experience and will be responsible for building new features and improving existing server-side components for UniversalGiving®’s website. We are excited to have you join our global team and help serve the world in philanthropy.

UniversalGiving® is an award-winning nonprofit allowing people to donate and volunteer with top-performing, vetted organizations all over the world. 100% goes directly to the cause. All partner organizations are vetted with our proprietary Quality Model®. UniversalGiving® has been featured on the homepage of Bloomberg,, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

UniversalGiving® also has been featured in more than 16 books, including the new edition Harvard Business Review Book, HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive, and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Giving 2.0. We have also been acknowledged six times on Great Nonprofits’ annual Top Nonprofits lists and are highlighted in Huffington Post's list of best volunteering matching websites. We continue to gain momentum, with dozens of articles in the Christian Science Monitor and monthly contributions on Forbes. To date, we have matched more than 22,000 volunteers worth $31 million dollars’ of volunteer hours.


  • Collaborate with front-end developers/senior management to deliver quality codes
  • Develop server-side Java technologies for existing & new application components
  • Scope, develop, and implement new user features and new web components
  • Increase operational efficiency & system visibility by developing tracking analysis features
  • Provide recommendations on coding standards and guidelines
  • Serve as one of the leads for the Product Development team
  • Track and communicate team progress/performance with the organization’s leadership


  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • 4+ years of application development experience using JAVA, MySQL, React
  • Experience with client-side web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS
  • Familiarity with source controls such as SVN and CVS
  • Knowledge of design patterns and object-oriented modeling (e.g. UML)
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with designing, analysis, testing, implementation, maintenance, & QA processes
  • Strong debugging skills and principles: Familiarity with bug tracking systems such as Jira


  • Part-time, flexible remote positions
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse, global team representing over 25 cultures
  • Gain experience with a Tech for Good nonprofit
  • With proven success & a positive attitude, UniversalGiving® is likely to facilitate J1, OPT visas

Duration and Location

  • The position is available part-time (5-20 hours per week)
  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • We provide remote positions with a highly globally focused team from more than 20 countries, including Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Georgia, the Philippines, Haiti, Germany, Canada, the Kurdish population, South Korea, the U.K., Brazil, and many more.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn, and portfolio work to [email protected], with the title: JAVA Software Engineer Pro Bono Application.

UniversalGiving® is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations. Please see our policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Our Vision is to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life."®

Let’s Connect

  • Facebook: UniversalGiving
  • Twitter: @UniversalGiving
  • LinkedIn: UniversalGiving Page
  • Instagram: @UniversalGiving
  • Pinterest: @UniversalGiving

Our Founder and CEO, Pamela Hawley

  • Blog: Living and Giving (CEO blog)
  • Facebook: @Pamela Hawley
  • Twitter: @PamelaHawley
  • LinkedIn: Pamela Hawley
  • Instagram: @PamelaHawley
  • Pinterest: @PamelaHawley

Using our website, people can donate to and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world.

Our Team

We're a team of 28 across 7 departments:

  • consulting
  • engineering
  • operations
  • human resources
  • arts and design
  • sales
  • entrepreneurship

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