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Front End Developer

WANTED: A developer to join our co-operative crack-team of injustice, inequality and poverty fighters; changing the world through building websites and web apps.

We’re a not-for-profit co-op filled with digital designers, developers and campaigners, wielding our skills for big names like Lumos, Amnesty International, Save the Children, The Syria Campaign, Oxfam, Macmillan Cancer Care, Help Refugees...the list goes on!

If you care about making a positive dent in the world and working with others who value collaboration and professional development, this might be just the role you’re looking for. Week to week you’ll be building Django projects alongside our friendly, experienced team. The workload can sometimes be fast-paced but the atmosphere is always cheerful and proactive. We’re really keen to carve out space for conferences and personal development, putting you and the rest of your team in a position to write and deploy the best code that you can. Focussing on your strengths, and then building them is key. We’re looking for folks who value doing what’s best for the project over what’s right for themselves.

There’s plenty of technical jargon in here, but simply put, we're looking for intelligent people who have an eagerness to learn new things, and the communication skills to be able to explain them to humans such as project managers and our clients.

As well as the technical knowledge, we need people that get it—people who are natural problem solvers and know when to yell for help. You are your best and brightest when you cut down and simplify complex problems with interfaces that function smoothly with both design and back-end code. We're looking for the right person over any specific laundry list of skills but here's our wishlist.

You should probably have some mix of these...

  • A keenness to be working closely and collaboratively with backend developers and designers
  • A love for clean, hand-coded semantically marked up HTML 5
  • A passion for CSS, including Sass
  • A solid understanding of working with git and core principles of UX and UI
  • The knack of adding just the right amount Javascript
  • Experience with coding for accessibility
  • Comfort translating designs from Sketch and Invision
  • Proven experience

We also like talking to people who enjoy...

  • Working in an agency environment
  • Semantically marked up HTML
  • Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Template engines such as Django, Jinja, or Smarty
  • Optimising a page until it’s light enough to be accessible by all

In return you'll get...

  • Competitive remuneration
  • The chance to change the world through world-class charities
  • Flexible paid leave
  • A fun and supportive working environment
  • Great hardware
  • Optional membership of the Developer Society co-op, giving you democratic input into the running of our organisation, including electing representatives and voting rights. This is something that sets us apart.

Applying

It's simple! Send us your cover email and CV and tell us why you'd love to work with us at DEV but also what we would really like to see is some code you've written. A GitHub or Bitbucket URL is ideal.

We want to find out more about you and are really interested in you being a good fit for our team. Tell us something interesting about yourself: what your favourite board game is, or your opinion on the divergence of the Game of Thrones TV show from the books, or whether you think Snape is a goodie or a baddie? Or all of the above!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and we actively encourage and welcome applications from under-represented groups.

If you think you have what it takes to join our crack team of designers, developers and campaigners, we’ll quickly arrange a meeting with you to chat about this opportunity.

Apply to studio@dev.ngo with 'Front End application' as the subject line and we'll get back to you shortly.

We will be accepting applications until the end of November and are ideally looking for someone to join our team in January with interviews pencilled in for mid-December. If this schedule doesn't work for you, please indicate this in your application.


We have no involvement with emailing or cold calling agencies, so if that’s you, please don’t get in touch. If we change our minds one day, we’ll let you know.