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Fullstack Engineer



Software Engineering
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Acumen Academy is seeking a Fullstack Engineer in Colombia with 4 or more years of software or web app development experience to help develop, deploy and maintain microservices, API endpoints, GCP services, and client-facing apps. This is a hybrid role based in in Bogotá


Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. To date, Acumen has positively impacted 309 million lives by investing $137M in 139 innovative, early-stage companies in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. We know capital alone won’t solve problems of poverty, which is why we built Acumen Academy, a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world.

About Acumen Academy

Acumen Academy is the world’s school for social change. We are creating a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the determination and grit to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. Anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world, can access the practical tools, practices, resources and supportive community they need to achieve positive social change. With 1000+ Fellows and 700,000-course takers in 197 countries, the Acumen Academy community represents a new generation of social innovators and leaders committed to doing what’s right in a world that loves easy.

Where You Come In

Acumen Academy is looking for a Fullstack Engineer with a strong grasp of industry-standard automated deployment and testing methodologies. You are equally comfortable coding a microservice as you are developing simple, clear, and repeatable processes that ensure consistent release versioning, continuous integration and deployment, and end-to-end testing.

Accountabilities Include

  • Champion our website translation to Spanish
  • Complete understanding of front and backend development cycle to assess and secure vulnerabilities
  • Build robust frontend features and components in ReactJS
  • Build and maintain Hubspot templates
  • Find and fix accessibility, performance and cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Support in building backend features, microservices, endpoints, and infrastructure

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years of software or web app development experience
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript and at least one other programming language, preferably PHP8+ or Python.
  • Modern software development platform experience including code repositories, automated build, testing and deployment (CircleCI, pipelines/actions)
  • Understanding of technical SEO, performance, accessibility and security fundamentals
  • Demonstrable experience in building UI using React, GatsbyJS and Emotion CSS
  • Proficient understanding of standards compliant web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3.
  • An understanding of microservices architecture
  • Strong QA sensibility with proficiency in unit testing and adept at managing issue tracking on Jira.
  • Reasonable understanding of containerization (Docker)
  • Interested in learning and experimenting with new technologies such as OpenAI’s API, LLM application
  • Strong working knowledge of NoSQL ( Firestore, Mongo DB)
  • Reasonable experience — or eagerness to learn — security and vulnerability testing and remediation best practices (Basic OWASP top 10)
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Bogotá, Colombia