Lead Developer at Organise Platform HQ Ltd
Remote › 100% remote position (in European timezone) (Posted Jun 1 2021)
About the company
Organise is striving to build a team that reflects the diversity of our community and is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of colour, trans and non-binary people, new parents, and disabled people.
💫 Who we are
Organise is a fast-growing startup on a mission to give everyone the tools, network and confidence to improve their life at work. Our vision is for a world in which decent, fairly paid work is available and accessible to all, and where all of us are treated with dignity and respect at work.
More than 1 million people are already using Organise. We put power in people’s hands, building a progressive force for change inside companies.
The Organise staff team pride ourselves on nimble, focused workplace campaigns. That means our team is decisive, ambitious and happy to take risks. We’re characterised by our energy and enthusiasm; we’d rather aim high and see what happens, than play it safe. We’re passionate about putting Organise members first – we believe change at work happens when more people get involved.
We're expanding our team and building out our platform to include a peer-to-peer network. We're building a space for people to build power and support each other at work pseudonymously. A space for our core members to talk to each other in a space their boss can't see. Small monthly subscriptions from members will verify their identity. The Organise network is paid for and protected by the workers. We currently operate in the UK, and are aiming to launch in the US by 2022.
*"I can't believe it! It's only been a week since I started my Organise campaign to stamp out harassment in gyms. And already, the CEOs of Pure Gym and The Gym Group want to talk about how they can make their gyms safer."
Organise member, April 2021*
Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is: £72,000 - £90,000 GBP in the UK // $101,000 - $127,000 in the US. We use a transparent salary formula based on experience + you'll get substantial stock options as part of our EMI scheme.
Can be remote (within +/- 5 hours of GMT) or based in our London Kings Cross office
🙌 About the role and our team
We’re a team who:
Are passionate about making high quality digital products that give our users power to improve their lives at work
Can collaborate effectively, inspire other team members, and start from a position of empathy
Understand the business and social mission of Organise, and work with the broader team to prioritise ideas and features that will deliver for our users
Are comfortable working in an early-stage environment, and the uncertainty (fun!) that change can bring. We get the right balance between thoroughly-tested code, and getting things done
We’re looking to scale our engineering team to build out our network product - putting more powerful features, access to the network and data directly in our users' hands - on an infrastructure that's fit to scale with us.
We have a great starting point: hundreds of thousands of active users that love the Organise product, a straightforward deployment process, and a big focus on great user experience. We have plans to ensure scalability and developer experience while we grow as a team - pairing as much as we can, an agile approach to product development and dedicated time to evaluate and improve our processes.
We build most of our software in Ruby (mostly Rails) and React, use Postgres hosted on AWS RDS for our databases, and use Heroku to host most of our web applications.
As Lead Engineer you will:
Play a leading role shaping the culture and developer experience of the engineering team - building a team that has a deep commitment to creating and delivering products that empower our users and improve working life for everyone
Work closely with our CTO and CEO to set priorities and direction for our product and infrastructure. You'll play a scrum master role for development of our network product - inspiring and setting clear direction for features and overall product design
Get to know (and work on) the entire product and infrastructure - you'll spend time with our campaign coaches and Organise users to see our product in action. You'll get into the detail of how our tech empowers members to improve their lives at work, and you'll feed ideas from the whole team into our tech strategy
Work directly with our backend engineers to improve our infrastructure, so that we're ready to scale globally for millions of users
Support, coach and develop engineers to thrive in their roles through regular 121s, feedback and team retrospectives
💪 You should apply if
What we're building at Organise excites you!
You have experience managing and developing software engineers and building collaborative, caring, and high performing teams
You have experience with Ruby on Rails and React
You are curious and passionate about solving problems and building products that empower millions of users
You enjoy thinking about data and architecture, and can demonstrate an understanding of good database design
You have experience leading rapid product design, testing and iteration in a scrum/agile environment
You have experience setting priorities at a high level - bringing together long-term infrastructure goals and product design
You are able to communicate effectively and work well with a diverse range of non-technical colleagues
You are open-minded and willing to learn new approaches to your role and our culture
🥳 You'll benefit from:
Equity in the business
Wellbeing benefit and access to Spill
Remote working budget
Learning & development budget + progression support
Involved in other aspects of the business, from strategy, management and training, to shaping team culture
Being part of something that's both commercially successful and socially important
🧑💻 Location: Can be remote (within +/- 5 hours of GMT) or based in our London Kings Cross office (a dog-friendly office 🐶 with a lot of plants 🌱) and will we provide you with all the tools you need!
💰 Competitive salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is: £72,000 - £90,000 GBP in the UK // $101,000 - $127,000 in the US. We use a transparent salary formula based on experience + you'll get substantial stock options as part of our EMI scheme.
😍 Benefits: 38 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays), Flexible working hours, Childcare benefits/vouchers, forward thinking parental leave policy, menstrual and menopause policy, discounted gym membership, time off in lieu policy, team lunches and activities. Please note, these will keep evolving as we continue to grow!