We’re seeking a customer-focused frontend engineer to join our team at an exciting time for our business. You’ll be helping to grow our success as an AI-first platform, building user interfaces and visualisations to help our users understand risks to their assets from a changing climate.


From the outset you’ll be working closely with Product to understand user needs, contributing code to our React web application, suggesting ways to display complex data and iterating on our processes to make the team effective. You’ll also be passionate about sustainability and helping the world mitigate and adapt to the effects of the climate crisis. Reporting to Conan Cook, Cervest’s Head of Product Engineering, you will play a crucial role in taking the outputs of scientific climate models and making them useful to decision-makers. 


The role offers a unique opportunity to join an early-stage, highly mission-driven team where you’ll have the ability to make a significant impact on our company and our users. 


We are a pro-diversity company and passionate about bringing together people of all backgrounds, because we know that a diverse team will help us achieve our mission sooner. 


What you’ll be doing – main responsibilities

  • Implementing features with React components using Hooks and Redux where appropriate
  • Maintaining and extending our Continuous Integration pipeline
  • Implementing CSS from designs for a beautiful and intuitive UI
  • Writing unit and user-agent tests
  • Supporting the growth of team members, and your own
  • Pairing, bouncing ideas and collaborating
  • Working in an agile environment and helping improve our processes
  • Advocating for technical quality, standards, guidance and process
  • Sharing knowledge about new technologies and approaches
  • Learning about weather, climate and geospatial data and the use cases for them



  • Experience working with React, Redux and Hooks
  • Experience configuring Continuous Integration pipelines for javascript applications
  • Comfortable writing automated unit and end-to-end tests


Great if you have:

  • Interest in / experience of Clojure, our back-end tech
  • Experience of working with D3, maps, or any data visualisation
  • Skills in UX, visual or interaction design, information architecture
  • Knowledge of any Geographic Information Systems
  • Experience of databases including Datomic, Postgres and Elasticsearch
  • Statistical methods and/or machine learning
  • Working with Amazon Web Services


What’s in it for you:


Salary – £50K – 60K / annum (dependent on experience)


Opportunities to learn, grow and thrive with support from talented and empathetic team mates


This role will be mainly remote for at least the remainder of 2020 and potentially longer-term; however you must be able to work core UK office hours, so between 8-4 or 10-6. Our working language is English.


Fuller list of benefits on our main career page – we’re an early stage startup and currently reviewing our benefits in light of becoming a remote-first company. We are committed to ensuring that we support our team in developing in line with their aspirations and talents as well as continuing to develop our culture in line with our values.


Application information:

For a confidential, informal discussion on Cervest and the role, please feel free to contact Conan Cook at conan@cervest.earth or 07775692424. Alternatively please send your CV and a brief cover letter directly to Conan at the same email address. We do not respond to cold outreach from recruitment agencies.

The interview process for this role will be approximately 7-8 hours in total (which we accommodate as much as possible around your obligations), comprising four stages: 

  • An initial call with the team lead, Conan (30-60 minutes)
  • Mostly non-technical interviews with members of the team and elsewhere in the business (2-3 hours)
  • A technical test which you can do in your own time or as a pairing exercise, followed by a discussion of the test (2 hours)
  • Final interviews with our CEO Iggy and one-two other members of the leadership team (1-2 hours)

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.


Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.