Developer 2 - Backend Developer *Contract Role*

St. Paul, MN

Who we are

We know you want a phenomenal career. We know you want a career with growth opportunities, work/life flexibility, and great benefits. We also know you want to care about what you do; you want to make a difference in people’s lives through your day-to-day work. 

At Nexstar Network, we believe that phenomenal career is possible. We’re a member-owned organization devoted to providing leadership and business coaching and training to residential service companies across the U.S., Canada, and beyond. That’s right: since 1992, we’ve been working with owners of plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical businesses to help them grow to their fullest potential. 

We’ll help you grow to your fullest potential, too. Imagine coming to work for a company that offers a flexible “two days in-office, three-days at home” schedule for most positions at headquarters, because both in-person collaboration and flexibility are important. Imagine being able to casually walk into your CEO’s office to share an idea you’d like to try. Imagine knowing your voice matters at work, and you’re supported in your role by others who love to serve.  

Are you imagining it? Good. We’re waiting to meet you at Nexstar. 

 The Big Task

We are seeking a service-oriented and self-motivated professional to join our Software Engineering team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and users. Your primary focus will be developing server-side logic that supports front-end development. The length of this contract is estimated to be between 4 and 6 months.

 Key Tasks

  • Design and build APIs
  • Implement an information architecture that is flexible, secure, and extensible  
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance
  • Participate in code reviews

Skills and Experience:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 3+ years of development experience
  • Experience building APIs that are easily maintainable and scalable
  • Node, GraphQL, PHP and Typescript experience a plus
  • Experience working in an agile work environment
  • Experience working with version control systems 

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel required for national events, training & staff development.

 Learn more about us

If you want to be part of something bigger than just a job -- then this may be the job for you!  You will work in a place where you will be appreciated and where your work has a direct effect on the success of the Nexstar Network. Visit our site at Nexstar Network  to learn more about our organization.

 Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment drug test and background check. Nexstar Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Nexstar Network complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.