Full-Stack Javascript Engineer (4 day week)

£53k-£53k/Year

18 days ago

We're looking for a great software engineer who can help us to design and build our world-class product for modern charities.

At Beacon we're a growing technology startup building the best nonprofit-focused CRM in the world. We believe passionately in the power of technology to make a difference.

Chris and David, both software engineers, founded Beacon in 2017 to build a new kind of charity CRM using the latest technology and design principles.

Now hundreds of innovative charities around the world trust Beacon to run their core technology infrastructure. Animal welfare, human rights, disaster relief, cancer support - all powered by Beacon. You can see a quick demo of our product, here.

We have doing good at the core of our mission, but we're also profitable, entirely bootstrapped, and our goals are for long term sustainable growth - not making a quick buck for venture capitalists.

At Beacon we take building exceptional software very seriously. In a recent survey by Fundraising magazine we were rated 4.9/5 on functionality and 5/5 on ease of use - we want to keep it that way!

Our technology stack is built entirely around JavaScript running on AWS. The front-end web app is built with React and Redux, making extensive use of Material UI. Beacon's back-end infrastructure is based around microservices running on AWS Lambda, making Beacon the world's first serverless CRM. All new endoints are written using GraphQL, and we're really rather enjoying it.

Responsibilities

Your focus will be building and maintaining the entire Beacon product, from infrastructure to interface. You'll work directly with the founders and our existing engineering team to design, develop, and maintain a sophisticated and modern web application.

You will:

  • Design and implement improvements to the core of the Beacon product
  • Write clean, maintainable code to deliver on the Beacon product roadmap
  • Identify and fix bugs in the existing system
  • Take ownership of features from UI/UX design to building the backend endpoints that you need
  • Work closely with the founders and other engineers to come up with creative and innovative solutions to challenging technical problems
Requirements

You’ll have relevant experience with - and a passion for - using JavaScript to build beautiful web applications and the infrastructure that supports them. You'll love trying out new ways of doing things.

You'll need practical experience with the following technologies:

  • React.js
  • Node.js
  • SQL Databases

And there are bonus points for these:

  • Material UI
  • Redux
  • GraphQL
  • AWS Lambda
  • Postgres
  • SQS (or other queueing architecture. We love queues!)

We make extensive use of libraries to make our lives easier including Lodash, Sequelize, Mout, Moment, and loads of others. Libraries are for winners.

Benefits
  • Our customers are all charities - you'll get to build your career whilst having a genuinely positive impact on the world
  • Four day work week. We're piloting a working model in which everyone gets a 3 day weekend, every week.
  • We'll give you 6 weeks (24 days) of holiday every year, plus bank holidays
  • Taking time off is important. And we really mean it: We'll pay you a £60 bonus for every day of holiday you take
  • Banded salary system so that everyone is paid the same for doing the same job, and your growth within the organisation is clear.
  • Guaranteed pay rise to adjust for inflation every 6 months.
  • Beacon is climate positive (beyond carbon neutral), so your employment won't hurt the planet. Learn more.
  • A proper pension - we'll match 150% of your pension contributions (up to 10%)
  • Private health insurance with routine dental & optical cover
  • Modern parental leave policy (it's the same for everyone, regardless of gender or circumstances)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We'll give you a free Fitbit to track your health stats
Covid and our office

We don't think the lockdown way of working is the best way. As a team we prefer to be together in our office (113 Shoreditch High Street) and we want you to join us - so this is not a remote role. 

We passionately believe in doing our part to fix the tech sector's diversity problem

We believe that in building diversity we build strength.

We encourage everyone with the required skills to apply, we consider building a diverse and representative team to be critical to our success, and we actively pursue building a more diverse team.

We have a banded salary system to ensure that nobody is paid differently for the same role. Salaries across the organisation, including executive pay, are entirely transparent.

Our parental leave policy provides for 12 weeks of full pay, and can be taken by any parent, regardless of their new parenting circumstances.

We take tremendous pride in working directly with customers who work to create a more equal society like Equality Now, Bloody Good Period, and African Gifted Foundation.

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