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Senior Software Engineer

About the role: Daycare Owl, is the feel good company you’ve been waiting for. We the people of Daycare Owl, don’t want jobs, we want to make a difference. Every day for us is an opportunity to change someone’s life with our work. Daycare Owl is a socio-economic game changer that aims to enrich the lives of millions of children, women, and parents with the power of technology. 

As a Senior Software Developer on the Daycare Owl team, you’ll be a part of developing new, innovative solutions to change the face of childcare. We are looking for a seasoned software engineer to help lead the design and evolution of our Daycare Owl platform. Our ideal candidate has embraced agile and isn’t afraid to tell us what we're doing right and what areas we can improve on. You have a balanced ego and can take ownership/action while collaborating and receiving direction. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, are passionate about creating a fantastic user experience, and want to contribute to an exciting community. Above all, you are focused on the success of the team and our commitment to change. 

Responsibilities

  • Designing distributed systems for high throughput and availability

  • Collaborating well with others

  • Leading software and system design discussions

  • Delivering high quality well-tested software

  • Supporting 24/7/365 site operations of critical components of our infrastructure. 

  • Get high-quality software quickly to the hands of users

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience with designing and developing enterprise and user facing applications

  • Designing and supporting high-traffic applications in production

  • Diagnosing and addressing critical production issues

  • Scaling and tuning systems for performance

  • Large scale distributed software design and development 

  • Designing and implementing application & API

  • Model best practices in software and system engineering

  • Capable to architect a scalable technology stack 

  • Able to communicate technical solutions 

  • Experience working with on-site and off-site development teams

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Self Awareness skills

  • Strong Interpersonal skills

  • Detail oriented 

  • Collaborative 

  • Balanced ego- able to take ownership and action while collaborating and receiving direction 

  • Excellent creative problem solver- able to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem 

  • Strong deductive reasoning- able to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense 

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment while staying organized

  • Approaches challenges proactively 

BONUS POINTS FOR

  •  Product management and App Development experience 

  •  Experience growing and managing development teams 

  •  Previous startup experience 

  •  Experience building marketplace 

  •  Front-end development experience 

  •  Eye for design

BENEFITS 

  •  Stock/equity 

  •  Competitive compensation 

  •  Unlimited vacation 

  •  Pet friendly office 

  •  Incredible growth potential 

  •  Passionate and driven staff 

  •  Fun work environment 

  •  Having a real and tangible impact on the world

ABOUT DAYCARE OWL

We are Daycare Owl, childcare made simple. Daycare Owl is a on-demand platform for licensed child care, but it does so much more than that. Daycare Owl is the great equalizer. We will do for childcare what no government can. Our vision is to create a world where:

  • Every child has access to early education.

  • Ample child care allows families to thrive not just survive.

  • Women get more opportunities to return to their careers and pursue further education.

  • Crime rates are lower, consumer buying power is higher, and diversity is celebrated.

  • Employers view childcare as a responsibility to their employees and a necessity

Interested? Please send your resume to  careers@daycareowl.com

Please Visit: www.daycareowl.com

Location: Bay Area, CA

Compensation: Equity/Salary/Part-time/Full-time




Are unemployment benefits or lack of affordable child care options keeping parents home?



As things open back up, employers are struggling to fill positions. Is this because people don’t want to come off unemployment benefits or because parents are unable to find child care that fits? 

     

Tens of thousands of child care facilities across the country have shut down due to the pandemic. Covid-19 rendered most child care facilities empty. Unlike schools, licensed child care facilities are business entities, either operating from a provider’s home or from a commercial center. Licensed child care providers are considered essential workers; however, most parents no longer needed child care services as they were either laid off or got to work from home. Most facilities were not able to offer online programs, with their younger children, and had no means of staying afloat. 


Those providers who did manage to weather the Covid storm, have spots open now, but most parents are not looking for full-time child care. Parents who are working from home or in a hybrid model, don’t need or want to pay $300-$400 a week for full-time care. Licensed child care providers have traditionally offered weekly contracted care for standard work hours to accommodate parents, Covid has changed everything. Parents only need a few days of care a week or a few hours a day. As more and more companies adopt post pandemic policies to include the hybrid work week model, the demand for part-time child care will spike. This means 1 weekly spot could be split-up between multiple children, allowing child care facilities to accommodate more children at their facilities for a higher daily or hourly rate then they would normally charge. 


Parents will flock to child care facilities that are offering part-time, daily, and hourly schedules. The Daycare Owl platform allows child care facilities to segment their time into hourly, daily, part-time, and full-time spots. Economy of scale keeps hourly rates low on the platform. In the San Francisco, CA area, (where child care rates average $25/hr) the average hourly rate at licensed daycares on Daycare Owl was below $10/hr.


Businesses are struggling to bring employees back. Unemployment benefits, coupled with the child care credit, no overhead cost of child care, and more time with their families, why would parents be in a rush to go back to work? Unemployment benefits will run out, the future of the child care credit is unknown. Take advantage of it now. $300 a week may not be enough for a full-time contracted child care, but it is enough for a few hours of care a week or a few days of care a week. 


About Daycare Owl 


The Daycare Owl platform allows licensed facilities to segment their weekly spots into recurring part-time, daily, or hourly spots. Parents use Daycare Owl search and book full-time and flexible care. Daycare Owl is free to register for licensed facilities. Daycare Owl is free for parents to register, search, favorite and contact child care facilities.


Providers set their own prices on Daycare Owl, they can accept, deny, or cancel any reservation. Parents pay providers via stripe when booking through the Daycare Owl platform. Stripe fees are paid by parents.


Providers can also sell add-on services such as date-nights, overnight care, weekend care and more. Daycare Owl’s secure payment gateway is powered by Stripe. Providers will never miss a payment or write a receipt. Providers keep 100% of what they make. 


Register your licensed facility for free: 

https://www.daycareowl.com/daycare/register/