ELP Engineer

Edmond, OK /
Engineering Leadership Program – Engineering Leadership Program /
Full-Time
/ On-site
The ELP Engineer is primarily responsible for creating and reviewing code for defined projects.

At Life.Church, we exist to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. It’s been our mission since 1996 and has guided us every day. Leading people isn’t just an expectation; it’s a necessity.  It’s a cornerstone of our culture. That's why we’re always seeking leaders—leaders like you—to bring your skills to life. We are one church meeting in multiple locations, and we want to help you become the person God made you to be. 

The Life.Church digital teams, who create products like the YouVersion Bible App, YouVersion for Churches, and the Church Online Platform, are continuing to grow. We’re always looking for leaders to develop spiritually, personally, and professionally. The Life.Church Engineering Leadership Program is where you will get to grow and develop under leaders and engineers in the industry and create technology that will make a global impact on one of our digital teams. 

ELP Engineers work closely with both peer Engineers and Central teams to manage and support projects and communicate on deliverables while completing the required curriculum for the Engineering Leadership Program.  

What You'll Do

    • Create and review code.
    • Actively participate in design and development meetings.
    • Estimate and communicate the complexity of tasks to complete.
    • Collaborate with and communicate with key stakeholders to provide accurate reporting on deliverables.
    • Present projects to stakeholders on an ongoing basis and upon project completion. 
    • Complete required curriculum work to increase engineering skill level.
    • Identify skill gaps and define a plan for improvement with the help of the leadership.
    • Collaborate with other participants to expand knowledge network and identify skill gaps.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Basic knowledge of a programing language.
    • Genuine interest in software programming to solve challenging problems.
    • Strong collaborative skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Desire to learn and work with various technologies (Python, Swift, Kotlin, and Go).
    • Desire to learn and apply various agile software development principles and associated practices, including test-driven development, pair programming, design patterns, and refactoring.
    • Maintain a systematic and organized approach to completing assignments accurately, thoroughly, and timely.
    • Ability to self-motivate, take initiative, make independent decisions, and solve problems.
    • Demonstrate creative, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science preferred.
    • 0-2 years of related work experience.

Benefits We Offer

    • Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
    • Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
    • Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
    • Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
    • Short-Term and Long-Term disability covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
    • Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
    • Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
    • $160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
    • Casual dress and work environment.
    • Flexible work schedule.
    • And much more!
Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

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