Green-Tech Engineering Manager – Online Payments
Salary: £80,000 – £100,000 + stock
Location: Fully remote, must be UK based
You likely forged your career as a Ruby on Rails or front-end developer having used React more recently, but have become increasingly passionate about helping others to grow and enhance their skills.
If you love making architectural decisions, enabling growth and excellence in a dev team and defining technical roadmaps when it comes to delivering brilliant software AND ALSO want to tackle the climate crisis, this is a role to consider.
And of course, you know what’s what when it comes to open-source software and architecture.
So what problem are you going to solve?
A third of all food produced globally ends up rotting away, giving off methane as it does. How do you tackle an issue propped up by a system that encourages profit over efficiency?
Making it easier to reduce waste and raising awareness is a start, but it’s not going to be a quick journey.
In the UK, the average family spends £800 a year on food that’s not eaten – globally it’s around £800 billion worth of waste. If you weighed it all, that’s about 1.5 billion tonnes.
I reckon you could feed quite a few people with that, don’t you?
When you learn that 80% of us would be quite happy to accept food from a neighbour, suddenly the problem doesn’t seem insurmountable, and there’s a company that are using that figure, and others, to get more people sharing food that would otherwise go to waste.
They’re also tackling commercial food waste, it’s not a one-sided consumer issue, there’s room for improvement across the whole F&B supply chain.
Data can inform improvements and is playing an increasingly valuable role in solving the puzzle. It’s a growing element of their services and decision making.
They’ve grown organically over the last several years and now have over 5 million users and 60,000 volunteers. That’s 5 million people doing their bit to remove food waste from the equation, all with a few clicks on their phone!
This individual will hire and lead a whole new “online payments” team of around 10 people including a lead developer and a couple of seniors. So, experience delivering payments systems would be brilliant.
Their tech centres around Ruby on Rails and React (Native) and they use things like AWS with S3, ECR, ELB, Cloudwatch and also use Docker, Travis CI for their CICD, lots of google maps integration and Redis, among other things. So any experience with those or similar tools will enable you to settle in quickly.
You’ll work closely with stakeholders such as product managers, the data team, design and user researchers, particularly early on as you understand how best to prioritise building new systems.
Fancy building something that could get rid of food waste for good?
There’s plenty more to talk about, so send over your CV.
Let’s have a chat!