CaseCommons seeks Outstanding Agile Developer in NYC

February 2, 2011 Josh Knowles

At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide our clients is helping them interview and hire. Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, rapid iterations, and frequent refactoring.

Improve the child welfare system with innovative technology that can help the most vulnerable families and children – that’s our mission at Case Commons.

You can play a big part in transforming public sector human services by helping us take our Casebook case management system from pilot to platform, enabling case workers to use modern social networking technologies to track cases better, see the connections among the various people and agencies involved cases, be more effective and efficient, and improve the quality of life for families and children.

Your contribution will play out on a huge stage. Casebook is being used by a growing number of private and public child welfare agencies and many policymakers believe that Casebook can become the integration portal for additional government services, including health, education and human services.

… If you are looking for somewhere to do agile development that’s good for the soul,

… If you want to be a founding member of an internal development team,

… If you want to work on a project that is going to improve the lives of children and families,

… If you want to be on the leading edge of applying web 2.0 and social media technology to solving human service problems,

… If you want to partner and pair with one of the best (the best?) rails development companies around,

… If you are serious about Rails development,

… If you never worked with Ruby but believe there is no other way to code but TDD, pairing and aggressive refactoring?

…….. We want to talk to you.

Job Description

  • Developing Ruby on Rails applications
  • Test Driven Development
  • Pair Programming
  • Aggressive Refactoring
  • Work in partnership with Pivotal Labs
  • Work in partnership with IDEO
  • Located in downtown NYC

About Us

Case Commons’ mission is to transform public sector human services through technology. Case Commons enables workers serving the most vulnerable families and children to be more effective and efficient via new software tools. Casebook, Case Commons’ marquee technology, is a collaborative, family-centered case management system that leverages the capabilities inherent in social networking technology for the public sector child welfare segment. A growing number of policymakers believe that Casebook can be a citizen portal for government services, including health, education and human services. Case Commons is funded by the $2.5 billion Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has spent 20 years pursuing human services system reform; since 2007 AECF has been building Casebook in partnership with Tipping Point Partners and Pivotal Labs.


Please no recruiters. Please send cover letter and resume to: in our downtown Manhattan office.

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