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Hope Media Group Software Engineer

Job Summary:

Hope Media Group the home of KSBJ, WayFM, Vida Unida and NGEN radio. This position resides in either Houston, TX or Nashville, TN. The Software Engineer serves as a member of the Innovation Department and reports directly to the Chief of Innovation. This position plays a key role in contributing to the development and growth of our software product. The Software Engineer must have strong expertise in modern web and mobile application development, including Postgres, AWS Infrastructure, Next.js, and other relevant technologies, as well as a deep commitment to creating high-quality, spiritually enriching products that inspire and engage our user base to love Jesus, serve others and share Hope.

 

About Hope Media Group Digital Innovation:

Our vision is to be the leading Digital Hope Product Company dedicated to combating distractions and fostering love for Jesus, serving others, and sharing Hope in a world of media virality and technology disruption. We aim to empower hearts globally, providing a sanctuary amidst the digital noise as well as making tools that arm Kingdom Builders to take Hope to the edge of the Internet.

 

Essential Functions:

Software Development and Implementation

  • Collaborate with the Product Manager, UI/UX Designer, and other stakeholders to understand product requirements and user needs
  • Develop, implement, and maintain high-quality, scalable, and efficient code for the God Listens Prayer App using technologies such as Postgres, AWS Infrastructure, Next.js, and other relevant tools
  • Ensure seamless integration of front-end and back-end components, and adhere to best practices in software development

Technical Problem Solving and Optimization

  • Identify and resolve technical issues, bugs, and performance bottlenecks within the application
  • Optimize the application for maximum speed, scalability, and reliability, ensuring a seamless user experience across devices and platforms

Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Develop and implement thorough testing procedures to ensure the stability, security, and performance of our product
  • Collaborate with the Product Manager and UI/UX Designer to conduct user testing and gather feedback, and incorporate necessary changes into the application

Continuous Improvement and Learning

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in software development, and proactively identify opportunities for improvement and growth within the God Listens Prayer App
  • Share knowledge and expertise with team members, and contribute to a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the Innovation Business Unit

Collaboration and Communication

  • Work closely with the Product Manager, UI/UX Designer, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment on product goals, progress, and outcomes
  • Effectively communicate technical concepts, challenges, and solutions to diverse audiences

Demonstrated Faith

  • Pray for coworkers in team meetings or with donors/listeners as needed
  • Participate On-Air fundraising
  • Participate in ministry wide Christian bible studies
  • Attend weekly Hope Huddle and team meetings for prayer and devotions
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. Maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of the organization

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Any other duties assigned

 

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on web and mobile applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong expertise in Postgres, AWS Infrastructure, Next.js, and other relevant technologies
  • Proficiency in modern web development frameworks, languages, and tools, such as React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Node.js
  • Demonstrated experience building, deploying, and maintaining high-quality, scalable, and secure applications
  • Excellent problem-solving, debugging, and optimization skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Passion for creating meaningful, spiritually enriching products that make a positive impact on users’ lives
  • Strong moral character
  • Budget management
  • Heart for Christian ministry
  • Strong moral character
  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritually grounded and working knowledge of scripture
  • Must be an active member of a Bible believing local church

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Working Conditions and Environment

Travel:

  • Occasionally

Nights/Weekends/Holidays:

  • Occasionally

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Activity may include Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

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