Senior Developer - Contractor

Summary

Do Nation is a tiny but well established B Corp running a high-impact climate action platform. We’ve helped over 20,000 people to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits, and have a customer base including the likes of innocent drinks, Siemens, and UCL.

As we emerge from Covid-19, demand for our services is picking up significantly and we’re looking to rapidly increase our engineering capacity.

We’re acting as the key delivery platform for a large, collaborative project, working in partnership with several industry-leading organisations who are providing inputs on design, UX, research, and content. The project is fast paced, racing towards a high profile launch in October.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running in July, helping us to deliver the technical requirements of this project, while also inputting on our longer-term recruitment divisions.

We’re a tiny and fully remote team working to UK time zones.

Responsibilities

  • Working directly with the founding Do Nation team to define features and the development roadmap
  • Implement features using the existing stack and adopting new technologies as required
  • Solve architectural challenges as they arise
  • Communicate with our project manager and partner organisations to agree integration strategies
  • Document code and processes
  • Support the team in recruiting and onboarding a senior developer

Qualities/Attributes

What we are looking for someone with:

  • 5+ years experience building and scaling production grade web applications
  • Extensive experience of working in Django
  • React, Typescript and GraphQL knowledge
  • Heroku experience
  • Comfortable operating in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience working successfully in a distributed team
  • Experience scaling a codebase
  • Excellent communication skills

It’d be big a bonus if you’re Interested in and excited by the challenges and opportunities of sustainable living - this is our lifeblood

About Do Nation:

Do Nation is all about encouraging healthy, environmentally friendly habits. We have developed an online platform where anyone can either make a pledge or run a campaign to raise pledges - pledges to do things like cycling to work, wasting less food, or using reusable coffee cups.

Since 2013 we have been running successful campaigns with organisations including innocent drinks, Pret a Manger, and Network Rail, helping them to encourage their employees to make pledges and save carbon, water, and waste.

We’re a small, nimble, and committed team - two co-founders working in Edinburgh and Chamonix, punching well beyond our weight. We strongly believe in the potential of our unique model to create a wide scale, meaningful impact on one of the most important issues of our time, and we’re hungry to deliver on that.

While we are commercially focused, social impact is the fuel that drives us - and as such, we are proud to be a certified B Corp.

Details:

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Hours: 5 days / week
  • Location: UK or EU based, working remotely
  • Remuneration: £400 - £600 / day, depending on experience. NB this is a short term contractor role.
  • To apply: Email us on joinus@wearedonation.com outlining why you’re interested in the role, and why you think your experience makes you a good fit for it. Please also specify the earliest date you’d be able to start in the role, and attach or link to a copy of your CV and any other relevant projects, Github accounts etc.