Full-Stack Javascript Developer (Junior and Senior available)

Recruiter
World Wide Generation
Location
Broadgate
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

ABOUT WWG

World Wide Generation (WWG) is a new disruptive and innovative startup that is using the latest technologies to solve trust and transparency gaps between governments, business and civil society within the funding ecosystem of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They have already established the support of local government, key high-profile partnerships and secured a huge client that are enabling the platform. The business is headed by a strong, young and ambitious leadership team and has a wide network of support for growth.
BACKGROUND
The WWG platform POC was built through an outsourced team, on top of a custom distributed ledger technology, mainly using React, Angular 4 (TypeScript) and Node.js. With the successful launch of the pilot platform, they have now hired a hands-on CTO to begin the transition to bring the development in-house and build out the platform MVP to make it production-ready. The next phase of development will involve a big rethink in terms of UX/responsiveness and also in data/model/API architecture. There are big challenges and opportunities to learn about ledger technologies, utility tokens, smart contracts, mapreduce/big-data concepts, speed layers, document-oriented NoSQL, etc.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the CTO in developing the next version of the WWG platform and support the growth of the new development team
Be a key developer on the full-stack of the platform from the API to to the front end (Ledger development is not in scope).
Advocate for proper development practices including Agile, TDD, CI/CD, Coding Standards
Support the CTO and product team in the planning and definition of features and stories within an environment of in-flux development backlog and imprecise story specifications
Maintain an always-learning approach to technology, introducing new knowledge into the team, with an aim to build an innovative platform

REQUIREMENTS
Node.js (6+)
TypeScript/AngularJS (4+) and/or React
TDD/BDD
Excellent knowledge of good UX & UI
Experience in Responsive design
Agile
Excellent communication skills and team player
Enjoys working in a small startup and contributing ideas to the team


BENEFICIAL
Knowledge of Blockchains and/or DLTs
Knowledge about TGE and/or Utility Tokens
Knowledge of MapReduce
Knowledge of CouchDB and/or PouchDB
Knowledge of Message Queues (such as SQS)
Knowledge of Cloud services such as Google Cloud or AWS
Understanding of DevOps, CI/CD
Understanding of good technology architectures
Interest in Sustainable Development Goals

WE OFFER
Opportunity to be one of the first developers to join a startup in early stages and high growth potential
Work in a modern technology stack in a company that embraces technology, innovation and ideas
Flat hierarchy and opportunity to be part of the decision making process and shape the future of the platform
Regular performance feedback and salary reviews
Work within the sustainable development space
Ability to get paid as a contractor but with holidays and guaranteed monthly invoice amount

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