We’re seeking an experienced, 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:
- Building features using styled React components
- Planning and implementing automated tests
- Writing CSS from designs for a beautiful and intuitive UI
- Reviewing code, pairing, bouncing ideas and collaborating
- Administering and improving CI infrastructure and release processes
- Supporting the growth of team members, and your own
- Working in an open, agile environment and helping to improve team effectiveness
- Improving application architecture and advocating for technical quality
- Balancing standards with a pragmatic approach to delivery
- Experience building complex user interfaces using React, Redux and Hooks
- Performance optimisation of React applications and web payloads
- Comfortable building fast, automated CI pipelines from scratch
- Experience coaching other engineers and working on inclusion, team cohesion and communication
Great if you have:
- Interest in / experience of Clojure, our back-end tech
- D3, maps, or any data visualisation
- Databases including Datomic, Postgres and Elasticsearch
- Knowledge of any Geographic Information Systems
- Skills in UX, visual or interaction design, information architecture
- Statistical methods and/or machine learning
- Working with Amazon Web Services
What’s in it for you:
- Salary: £65K – 75K / year (dependent on experience) or local equivalent
- 22 days’ holiday, plus England’s public holidays, plus Christmas to New Year
- Paid maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave
- Automatic enrolment into our pension scheme
- £1000 / year training budget, for books, conferences, courses etc.
- External video or text counselling and mental health support
- Opportunities to learn, grow and thrive with support from talented and empathetic team mates
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.
This job will be primarily remote for at least the remainder of 2020 and quite probably beyond. As we are currently establishing our norms around working remotely, we would anticipate that you will need to visit London approximately once a quarter using environmentally-conscious travel, and we will help with this. Cervest’s core hours are 10:00 – 16:00 UK time, so please ensure you can cover that period each weekday.
For a confidential, informal discussion on Cervest and the role, please feel free to contact Conan Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775692424. To apply, please send your CV and a (very) brief cover letter directly to Conan at the same email address. We do not respond to outreach from recruitment agencies.
The interview process for this role will be approximately 5-7 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 Product and Product Engineering teams (1-2 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 or CTO Alex and another member of the leadership team (1-2 hours)