Remote
£29,614 - £54,943 per year
Permanent, Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description
 
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IDEMS International is looking for software developers to work on a variety of exciting projects with high social impact and global reach. Our immediate priority is to recruit an experienced JavaScript developer for a specific project. We are also interested in applications from other developers as part of our general expansion.

IDEMS (Innovations in Development, Education and the Mathematical Sciences) International Community Interest Company has an expanding range of software development projects, focused on social impact, across diverse technology stacks. We are looking for software developers to join our team under flexible full-time and part-time positions.

IDEMS is a young, growing, social enterprise, registered as a not-for-profit community interest company. We have academic roots and aspirations of global impact. Our work is extremely varied, including software development, consultancy in the mathematical sciences to support development projects and education projects, particularly in Africa. Our areas of impact include parenting, climate change, agriculture, social development, school and university education. We are transitioning to move beyond consultancy and towards service-oriented business models.

General Recruitment

We are expanding and expect to recruit multiple candidates through the course of 2022. We are looking for candidates with:

  • Experience working in a software development team, including mentoring others, and the ability to work simultaneously on diverse projects in different development environments and programming languages.
  • An interest in developing open source solutions to high standards and the ability to support such efforts remotely using standard tools (such as GitHub).
  • A desire to work in international development and the ability to support our partner teams in low resource environments.
  • A willingness to prioritise wellbeing over wealth and the ability to accept terms benchmarked on university rather than commercial rates.

IDEMS offers permanent staff fully flexible working terms but expects all staff to act responsibly with respect to their workload and company finances. We also have mechanisms to work with people on a part-time, contract and volunteer basis.

We are looking for staff members, who would start on a standard probationary period. Appointments would be expected to contribute to some of our existing projects, which use a range of technologies including:

  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Angular
  • Django/Wagtail
  • Python
  • R
  • VB NET
  • Web components
  • Progressive Web Apps including with JavaScript independence

Staff members would also be able to manage their own projects, either by bringing existing work commitments with them or creating new ones. This would simply require the projects to align with IDEMS principles and not have negative financial implications for IDEMS. IDEMS aims to give all staff members a say in how surpluses are used for reinvestment and to support of our community.

Informal enquiries are welcome at: enquiries ( at ) idems (dot) international

Main Priority Recruitment
Specifically, we are looking to recruit experienced developers for a project which is set to expand substantially in early 2022.

The project has the potential to impact millions of parents and their children across the world and is part of the Parenting for Lifelong Health project, led by researchers at the University of Oxford.

We are looking for people who could quickly integrate into our team and can work on tight timelines for demanding clients. We expect to recruit a lead developer who would also take responsibility for an existing open codebase and oversee the expanded team working on it. We are also aiming to recruit other developers who have the required experience to contribute to this project.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • 5+ years JavaScript development experience
  • the ability to quickly slot into an existing team and immediately contribute to the project
  • the ability to contribute to high level conceptualisation and software architecture decisions

The lead developer should also have:

  • the ability to take over oversight of an open source repository
  • the ability to manage and support the work of other developers

Candidates can expect a salary equivalent to the salaries within Grade 6 to Grade 8 range on the University of Oxford pay scales (£29,614 – £54,943).

Candidates for the lead developer role would be expected to have more experience and could expect to be above the middle of grade 7 (from £38,587).

IDEMS offers a generous, university-style pension scheme which matches 8% employee contributions with 18% employer contributions.

Please include a CV and covering letter in your application.

Second Priority Recruitment
We are looking to recruit an experienced developer to support our work on IoGT, The Internet of Good Things, who could quickly integrate into our team and can work on tight timelines for demanding clients. The project is used by multiple UNICEF country offices and has the potential to impact millions of low resource internet users across the world.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • 5+ years software development experience
  • 2+ years developing solutions using the Django web framework
  • experience developing custom solutions for Wagtail CMS
  • the ability to quickly slot into an existing team and immediately contribute to the project
  • the ability to contribute to high level conceptualisation and software architecture decisions
  • the ability to combine rapid implementation with forward and backward compatibility considerations 

Candidates can expect a salary equivalent to the salaries within Grade 6 to Grade 8 range on the University of Oxford pay scales (£29,614 – £54,943).

IDEMS offers a generous, university-style pension scheme which matches 8% employee contributions with 18% employer contributions.

More about IDEMS International

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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closed date: 30 January 2022 at 23:59
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