Web Developer

England, United Kingdom


Based: Cambridge or remote
Rate: £28,000 - £35,000, with benefits including our pension scheme
Basis: permanent, full-time, part-time, or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK

We are...

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. It’s a deliberately bold statement of our intent. Since launching our first product in February 2012, we have sold more than 12 million Raspberry Pi computers, and helped kickstart a global movement to get more people involved in computing and digital making. We’ve trained thousands of teachers and engaged hundreds of thousands of young people in our educational programmes, including our network of more than 10,000 Code Clubs. Our free educational resources are used by millions of people every year. We are also working hard at building our profile and expanding our reach into new audiences of potential digital makers.

Who we want...

We are looking for an experienced web developer who will be able to make an impact on the projects we deliver. Our current tech stack is JavaScript, Rails, React and Wordpress, so experience in two or more of these technologies would be useful. Familiarity with writing tests and using pull requests would be important too.

We’d be very interested to see what skills you could bring to the team. We would like you to be able to tell us about projects that you’ve been a part of, particularly focusing on how your work has been useful to users.

You’ll join a team made up of seven developers and designers who work in Cambridge, or remotely from around the country, with regular trips to Cambridge or London to catch up with each other and the rest of the Foundation. We work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams, being as agile as possible in our working styles and releases. We use remote collaboration tools like GitHub and Slack to communicate effectively, and encourage pair programming. As we are a small team, there are opportunities to be involved in all aspects of web development, from DevOps to CSS.

The team builds, maintains and supports all the web services for the Foundation, ranging from raspberrypi.org - a Wordpress site that sees millions of visitors each month, to our newest prototype learning.raspberrypi.org - a React front end application with a Rails API. These projects enable the Foundation to support millions of digital makers worldwide. We aim to put our users at the core of our thinking, and we want to provide a delightful experience for them.

We like to challenge ourselves, learn new things, do the best we can and support each other however we can. We do meaningful work that has an impact on people across the world, and we get to meet some of them at Raspberry Pi community events. We are responsible adults with diverse backgrounds and interests, who take our careers and our lives seriously. We believe that the best way to iterate towards success is by taking care of ourselves, our families, our users, and one another.

How to apply...

In the first instance, send us a copy of your CV. We value any existing code or live websites you can share at this point. We will then ask promising candidates to complete a short coding exercise.

Successful candidates will then be asked in for an interview, which will involve some time spent with members of the team, and collaborating on solving a problem.

Timetable for applications
Closing date: 31st May 2017
Face-to-face interviews: Week beginning 5th June 2017

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