Full Stack Developer

ChangeX • Posted November 26th

Location
REMOTE ONLY
Position
Category
Software Development
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Our Team:

We’re looking for a full stack developer to join a small talented product team. This team is working to simplify and accelerate the way people fund, start and grow projects in their communities. We’re looking for an engineer who shares our belief in the power of great technology to transform the lives of real offline communities. If you want to ensure your engineering skills have a positive impact in the world, we'd love to talk to you.
 
Examples of Technical Challenges:
  • Development of new impact quantification, tracking & reporting system for the world’s first social impact trading marketplace
  • Build new features that bring 100% financial transparency to how projects use funding
  • Deploy models focused on optimized resource allocation, fraud detection and impact content curation
  • Build new features that bring the impact of funded projects to life including BI dashboards, impact feeds and open impact APIs.
Requirements:
  • 2+ years experience developing web applications
  • Previous experience with programming Ruby/Rails
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Experience working across the entire stack desirable (Ruby on Rails, Javascript, PostgreSQL).
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities;
  • Solid experience with AWS, Heroku or other cloud providers;
  • Strong programming skills with a focus on clean design, well-refactored code and automated testing
  • Confident playing a major role in the vision & development direction of the product
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change
  • An entrepreneurial track record ideally, with strong empathy and ethical fibre
Technologies we Use:
  • Ruby on Rails is our primary server framework;
  • Deployed using Heroku for managing infrastructure;
  • PostgreSQL Database;
  • GitHub for source code management and process support;
  • Travis for continuous integration.
Perks & Benefits:
  • Remote working options
  • Flexible hours and vacation time;
  • Enjoy annual performance related bonuses;
  • Exercise your mind and body with onsite/online yoga sessions;
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite/online talks and networking at dogpatch labs;
  • If working from our Dublin office is your preference, work in a great location with excellent facilities in Dublin city.  2 min walk from Dart and Luas.

How we Work:

Our development team currently works remotely as a team with members in Dublin, Barcelona and Mayo. Our wider organisation also has people based in the United States. Dublin is our headquarters and main office space – with core Operations, Sales, Support and Impact teams. Remote working has become part of our company DNA. We believe that it offers a lot of advantages to both ChangeX and employees. 

We run a lightweight process that focuses on feature-based delivery on a weekly basis. Our coordination and communication are mostly through daily ‘catch-up meetings’ and use of appropriate tools such as Trello for backlog management, Slack for communication and Git(GitHub) for source control and feature deployment through PRs and Milestones.

From a coding perspective, we place a strong emphasis on clean, minimal, well-refactored code backed up by a robust suite of automated tests. We make use of peer review for all design and development work. In general, we strive for an approach that empowers and trusts individuals to ‘do the right thing’, and as a team, we try and keep each other true to this.

Recruitment Process:

We are initially looking for resumes and portfolio examples of your work e.g. GitHub repositories, blog articles, etc. If you do not have anything suitable we can provide a problem piece to work together on. From there we filter down and do a series of interviews (remote if required). These are often ‘work’ focused i.e. looking at code together, pair programming for example. Our preference is for candidates to talk to as much of the team as possible so that we, team and candidate, can make the best decision possible.  

To apply, please send CV or equivalent with a note outlining why you think you’d be the right person to [email protected]