Did you know that over a third of all food produced and purchased globally ends up rotting away? Giving off methane as it does.
In the UK, the average family spends 800 quid a year on food that’s not eaten – globally it’s something along the lines of £765,925,000,000 worth of waste.
If you weighed it all, that’s about 1.3 billion tonnes.
I reckon you could feed quite a few people with that, don’t you?
The more you look into it, the more you realise that food waste – both globally and in the UK – is a massive problem.
Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom.
Over 81% of us would be quite happy to accept food from a neighbour, and there’s a company that are using that figure to get more people involved in sharing food that would otherwise go to waste.
They’re tackling commercial food waste too, working with businesses and suppliers across the food and beverage supply chain to help them operate more sustainably and divert unsold food back into the community.
They’ve grown organically over the last 8 years, and now have over 5 million users and 60,000 volunteers. That’s 5 million people all doing their bit to remove food waste from the equation, and they can do it all with a few clicks on their phone!
They’ve got big plans and new features in the works that’ll make it even easier for their users to make a difference, but at the moment it’s a small team of 15, and they’ve realised they need to grow to continue scaling.
That’s what they need you. They’re expanding a team and hiring 3 Ruby on Rails developers, all mid level. So if you’re pushing towards that and want to take a step up, this could fit.
They’re a friendly bunch, and as you can imagine everyone in the team is passionate about sustainability. If you’re someone that really cares about this stuff, you’ll be right at home, literally – they’re a remote first company.
If you’ve got a couple of years’ experience using Ruby on Rails, have used Rspec, like peer programming and testing with things like Rspec and have a knack for solving tricky problems and want to take opportunities as they present themselves, this could be perfect.
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.
Fancy building something that could get rid of food waste for good? Helping millions of people along the way. Well, you should say hello!
There’s plenty more to talk about, so send over your CV.
Let’s have a chat!