Node Web Developer

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Node Web Developer

Based: Cambridge or remote
Rate: £450 to £550/day

Basis: full-time, part-time, or flexible
Initial 3 month period with possibility of extension.
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK

Background and History

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product – the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer – the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn computing and digital making.

In October 2015, we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making.

We are a young and fast-growing organisation, and we’re learning a lot about how we can make a difference. We have just published our new 2018-2020 strategy, which sets out our mission, our values, and our goals.

The role

This role is suitable for an experienced web developer. You might be someone who is driven by working on projects with a positive social impact to large audiences. You’ll be working primarily using node.js, react and express, any experience with Go would be welcome, but not essential. Familiarity with writing tests and using pull requests would also be advantageous.

You’ll join a team made up of eight developers and designers who work in Cambridge, or remotely from around the country. 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.

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.

Main responsibilities

Experience and personal attributes
You should be:

You’ll ideally have experience of:

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: 5:00pm, 30th September 2018
Face to face interviews: week beginning 8th October 2018

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