Career: Lead Developer - cStreet Campaigns

Career: Lead Developer

We’re looking for a Lead Developer to help grow our team. cStreet is a small agency that services organizations, political candidates, higher ed institutions, and social movements in Canada and abroad. We help progressives campaign and win on the web with smart tools. Our goal is to empower our clients with great design and user experience to make lasting social change. The Lead Developer will be the head of our future dev team and this is a leadership position and we are looking for a self-driven individual who is eager to contribute their ideas.

We are committed to growing a diverse team. If you’re a passionate and engaged developer, please apply even if you don’t think you fit every requirement of this job ad.

As the Lead Developer you will:

  • Use what you know and can find out to scope projects for clients

  • Collaborate with the Digital Director and Creative Director to help and design projects

  • Understand campaign goals and strategies and use them to guide development

  • Plan projects out from start to finish

  • Execute on projects within budgets and timelines

  • Maintain our existing apps and products

  • Have vision for the future of the agency, and for your team

  • Mentor more junior team members

  • Collaborate and exchange ideas with other developers client-side

  • Connect the agency to the broader dev community

  • Use your work to learn, grow, and try new things

  • Grow your passion for social justice

Note: When we say apps, we mean web apps built in AWS on Rails.


Your first 6 months will include:

  • Building an app that syncs events from one platform to another

  • Scoping and building a reporting dashboard

  • Consulting with a client's data-analytics team on an enterprise level CRM integration


Your first year may include: 

  • Developing a better method for the agency to do website bug testing

  • Building a NationBuilder website theme using CSS grid

  • Hiring your first team member: a thoughtful and experienced web developer

cStreet works with a number of different products, but our staple is NationBuilder, a combined CMS & CRM billed as “Software for Leaders.” Our clients use NationBuilder for any combination of website, email and communications, volunteer management, field programs, fundraising. NationBuilder has a full, public documented API. 

Some languages you will be writing in include: Ruby, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and SASS. NationBuilder uses Liquid, a language developed by Shopify for designers and developers. It’s not hard to learn if you haven’t used it before, and we can provide support to help you learn.

You are

Progressive and want to change the world. You count yourself a member of the #resistance. You think legislation to control catastrophic climate change is a better idea than dangerous pipelines. You think First Nations people have a right to self-determination and nationhood. You love data-driven decision making.

We welcome and encourage individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities to apply including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQI, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities.


$60,000-70,000/year and negotiable for the right person


We provide a flat-rated benefit package powered by League that can be used on a range of services from healthcare to self care. We also provide an annual professional development budget.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2017