Product Lead/Full-Stack Developer for Imperial Social AI Startup

London (Greater)
12 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Who are we?

Donaco is an Imperial College London startup using novel AI technics to facilitate online donations and shape content interaction. We aim to empower readers to take action and donate on content that inspires them seamlessly from an article in just a few clicks. The underlying technology shows strong potential in e-commerce, finance or bookings, bringing the paying point closer to readers and offering new immersive ways of engaging with content.

We have recently closed a round of funding, secured ties with some of the largest charities in the UK (UNICEF) and expanded the board with the former CFO of eBay and PayPal. Donaco is also supported by Imperial Innovations and won several competitions, including the Microsoft Imagine Cup UK.


We are looking for a talented developer to join us on our journey while we aregoing live. This a unique opportunity to play an important role in a fast-growing startup, while gaining exposure to cutting edge technologies working hand in hand with Imperial researchers and the founding team.You will be joining a cross-functional team of talented engineers, designers and product owners from Imperial College London

Key Responsibilities include

- Driving both product and technical improvements through rapid prototyping of new features in line with the long term company objectives
- You will plan, design and build intelligent back-end solutions (ie. payment portal and custom dashboards) and bind these solutions to our front-end infrastructure
- Explore other potential technologies - ie. blockchain for transparency and payments - while communicating your ideas and successes to the wider team
- Collaborate with the data science team to drive improvements on the ML/analytics pipeline


- Back-end: Server-side web development (NodeJS)
- Knowledge of databases (SQL, MySQL)
- Micro-services, REST APIs
- Accustomed to DevOps technologies (git, docker, CI/CD)
- Passion for technology and a strong inclination for learning about and playing with the latest technologies

Bonus for

- Front end is not a requirement but a plus (React)
- Experience with online payment stack (Stripe, Paypal)
- Python based modules and Natural Language Processing
- Past experience developing and deploying products


- Flexible Full-time position with equity package
- part-time and remote can be discussed
- Possibility to be involved in/exposed to the business aspect if interested
- A Spotify or Netflix subscription - your choice :)
- Paid-for trips to relevant conferences and other fun stuff
- Gain exposure to novel AI technics in collaboration with Imperial researchers

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