Senior Software Developer – US Based Remote Opportunity

Common App

This is a Full-time position in Denver, CO posted January 24, 2023.

About Us

Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff help to remove barriers and encourage students to forge their path to a better future. Common App is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year we support more than 1 million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, as they apply to our more than 900 diverse member colleges & universities using the Common App’s free online application.

If you are an experienced Senior Software Developer professional and want to be part of a mission-driven non-profit that uses innovative technology to advance the college admission process, Common App may be a great match for you. Common App is currently searching for a Senior Software Developer.


Our senior software developer position reports to our Associate Director of Development and is part of a team of developers designing and developing both web-based and mobile software products for Common App. Our developers work in a team environment to assist in software architecture design and to implement high-quality software products that meet the needs of Common App community.

This position plans develops, modifies, and tests software components using .NET technologies within an Amazon Web Service and Agile development environment to create new products and enhance existing software systems. Our software developers also serve as Tier 3 escalation capacity to ensure quality in support of the end-user experience and may serve as mentors or provide direct guidance to other Software Developers.



This role requires:

  • Candidates must live in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (preferred) or other relevant area.
  • 6+ years of experience in software development; or combined relevant experience.
  • Performing complex research, design, implementation, and testing tasks within our Angular 2+ and .NET Core technologies within an AWS Cloud and Agile development environment.
  • Supporting code deployments to production and QA environments using automated CI/CD.
  • Monitoring production operation on an as-needed basis to ensure the organization’s commitments are met.
  • Serving as a mentor to new team members, providing guidance in their daily activities; assists for their continued growth.
  • Providing knowledge and guidance to other Software Developers.
  • Contributing to and maintaining technical documentation.
  • Collaborating with other team members to incorporate best practices and innovations into our web-based and mobile app hybrid frameworks.
  • Leveraging team development standards, patterns, and design principles in daily activities.
  • Collaborating closely with Quality Assurance Analysts & Engineers, Product Managers, Business Analysts, DevOps Engineers, and User Experience designers during discovery, design, and development.
  • Staying current on technology trends and indentifying ways to innovate.
  • Assisting in managing production system to ensure operational availability and the end-user experience.
  • Demostrating an interest in going above and beyond the standard job responsibilities, including a desire to progress further in the current role.
  • Models and upholds company core values.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • NET or AWS certification
  • A passion for higher education.


Common App is a virtual first environment. We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off
    • Vacation Leave (starting at 10 days per year)
    • Sick Leave (15 days per year)
    • Paid Holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day)
    • Floating Holidays (9 days to be used at employee’s discretion)
  • Healthcare
    • Medical (2 plan options with Cigna including an option for 100% employee coverage)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with annual employer contribution starting at $1,500 or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), depending on plan election
    • Dental (plan with MetLife offering 100% employee coverage)
    • Vision benefits (plan with Cigna offering 100% employee coverage)
    • Short + Long Term Disability (100% employer paid)
    • Life + AD&D (100% employer paid)
    • Additional Voluntary Life + AD&D insurances available
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Added compensation
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% employer contribution + additional 5% employer match
    • Stipends (virtual office set up and monthly remote work support)
  • Future growth opportunities within the organization

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our staff, where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a diverse, collaborative, team-oriented, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

How Do i Apply

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