Senior Software Engineer for Fieldkit

Conservify is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by lowering the barrier to entry for effective conservation. Through the development of new accessible technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new ground in the democratization of conservation activities and data.

As part of their mission to build an “open conservation” community, Conservify is currently developing an innovative new product called FieldKit, due to launch in 2020. The product is an open-source software and hardware sensor platform that optimizes data collection and sharing from the field. The product will be low cost and easy to use, and will bridge the gap between hard science and storytelling by facilitating data storytelling through engaging visualizations and built-in connections to social media. The first of its kind in the conservation space, it has the potential to revolutionize conservation technology.

Conservify is seeking a hands-on Senior Software Engineer with front end and back end experience developing rich web and mobile applications, and a strong desire to build a best-in-class product that stands out in both form and function. They must have a passion for conservation technology, to learn and share knowledge with other team members, and to engage a passionate open source community. If you meet the below criteria and want to see your work impact positively on the environment and our planet’s natural treasures, then we want to speak with you.

Position to start March/April 2019.

Technical Stack

  • Javascript (NodeJs, D3, Mapbox, React, React Native)
  • Golang (Goa, sqlx)
  • PostgreSQL DB
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • C/C++ (Firmware)
  • Python (Tooling)

Responsibilities

  • Leads design and development of projects, either independently or in a team
  • Assists with recruitment, interviewing, and hiring new team members
  • Provides mentorship to junior team members and participate in design decisions

Requirements

  • Two+ years as a professional software developer
  • Strong familiarity with front and back end web development
  • Strong software development fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Experience writing automated tests for front and back end features
  • Attention to writing scalable and maintainable code and a passion for quality
  • Intimate knowledge of JS and Golang ecosystem (tooling, libraries, etc.)
  • Strong understanding and experience with HTML, CSS and dynamic frontend fundamentals
  • Passion for learning and sharing new knowledge with team members
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Familiarity with React Native iOS and Android development

Benefits

The salary for this LA-based full-time position is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, voluntary life, commuter benefits and employer-matched retirement contributions.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fieldkit.org. The subject line should include: SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER POSITION. Position will remain open until filled.  Fieldkit is a program of Multiplier.

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