Junior Software Developer
Fully Remote Work From Anywhere in the U.S.


You: An up-and-coming code ninja with intermediate-level development experience. Someone with a passion for seeing the code you’ve written launch to the people who need it. In addition, you are interested in harnessing the power of data. More importantly: You are hungry to learn and thrive when faced with challenges. 

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in, and passionate for, the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF. 

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 17 victories out of 19 cases litigated at the Court. We also have more than a hundred active cases across the nation. 

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next-generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game. 

Getting down to brass tacks, your specific job duties likely will include: 

  • Working with more experienced software engineers to develop new applications and build features in existing ones. 
  • Performing routine development tasks such as code documentation and debugging. 
  • Working with documented APIs 
  • Running back-ups and helping to manage data repositories. 
  • Mastering the ins-and-outs of our applications from the front-end and back-end. 
  • Helping to manage a cloud-based data warehouse and maintaining integrations. 

This role is ideal for someone with: 

  • The ability to write a tiny app in Python, ReactJS, PHP (or similar language) that hits an API, gets some results, displays them in a grid, and has pagination. 
  • Knowledge of SQL queries, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is also a major plus. 
  • Knowledge of REST API is required; knowledge of SOAP API is a plus. 
  • Salesforce, Tableau familiarity is a major plus—but not required. 
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving aptitude, an ability to take initiative and be innovative, a sharp attention to detail & fascination with data. 
  • Willingness to earn certifications—existing certs not required to apply for this role. 
  • An understanding of and support for the organization’s mission for individual liberty. 

This role reports directly to the Director of Business Intelligence and will work closely with the IT team. For the right candidate this is a fully remote position, however you can expect to travel approximately 5-10% year for onboarding, training, and our semi-annual company retreats. 


Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion. 

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, although approximately half of the staff work from home offices across the country. 


If you think you might be a good fit, please submit the following application materials. 

  • Your resume, including your experience in the liberty movement and relevant professional experience. 
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants. 

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.