Senior Full Stack (Web) Engineer
Location: Flexible (it'd be great if you can come into the office in Old Street, London 1-2 days a week where possible)
Job Type: Full-time
Experience: 3+ years
Tech Stack: React, Typescript, Storyblok, GoLang, AWS (ECS/Cognito/RDS)
Don’t worry too much about having experience with the specific tech stack - we are generally looking for people with strong core engineering skills and principles. The team are polyglots who believe specific technologies are just tools for tackling problems.
BeZero Carbon is a London-based climate intelligence business that helps organisations make smarter Net Zero decisions. You will work primarily on the public-facing aspects of our SaaS product - the BeZero Carbon Markets Platform - a data and analytics platform for the Voluntary Carbon Market.
Founded in April 2020, we are rapidly growing with significant investor backing - we have raised series A and series B funding in 2022! Our 120-strong team combines expertise across climatic and earth sciences, sell-side research, data and technology and public policy, working from six continents.
We are on an exciting path to becoming the leading company on carbon intelligence, helping organisations throughout the climate value chain and creating prosperity through climate action.
We launched our core product BCM - the BeZero Carbon Markets platform - and it has gone from success to success. We are now looking to improve upon our offering by integrating our external marketing site with the platform - sharing content between both, and facilitating a seamless transition between them.
Our product engineering team of nine full-stack engineers are technology generalists and we’re looking for some additional developers with a front-end lean to add expertise to the team.
You’ll be very comfortable working across the front-end (React, TypeScript, CSS), with our CMS (currently Storyblok but not set in stone) and working closely with our designers to make everything look as good as possible. There would also be scope for getting more involved with the rest of the stack - our server code is written in GoLang and we use AWS extensively.
The first line of code of the platform was written in September 2021 so it’s a relatively young codebase written entirely by current members of the team. We are constantly iterating our product plan in order to incorporate user feedback.
This is a very hands-on, delivery-focussed role in a scale-up environment. Because of this, there are always times when we need to come up with a short-term tactical solution to deliver something a little quicker than we would like. You will have a strong focus on code quality but also on flexibility and pragmatically paying off tech debt.
We believe passionately in thorough automated testing so, whilst we don’t necessarily care about strict TDD practice (i.e tests DRIVING the development - written first), every PR must have the appropriate E2E and unit tests. We own and have responsibility for the entire platform - its deployment and its reliability - so we also completely control our own CI and CD processes. We’ve found that the better those are, the fewer 2nd/3rd line support requests we receive (hardly any!).
The team is an autonomous and empowered multi-disciplinary one. Our team is broken down into three sub-teams and currently consists of engineers, product managers and designers.
We have a culture of respecting people’s time and we know you’ll have loads of other options, therefore we have a quick turnaround time and will let you know as soon as we can after each stage.
Ask ANYTHING. The whole process is as much about making sure we’re a fit for you as much as the other way around.
- Initial screening call with Talent Manager (15 mins)
- Call with the VP of Engineering/CTO to answer any questions (30 mins)
- Pair with and get to know a couple of our engineering team (~2 hours)
- Good communication skills - we are constantly communicating in very technical language to each other one minute; semi-technical language to (for e.g) the product manager the next; and in layman’s terms to non-technical people the next.
- Strong core engineering skills - we are generally looking for strong engineers with experience building beautiful websites, not necessarily people with a lot of (or any!) experience in our specific tech stack.
- Kindness - we, as a team and as a company, believe in being kind over being nice. We are constantly giving and receiving constructive feedback and we are always trying to be empathetic. We’re all growing together.
BeZero Carbon is an Equal Employment Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, let us know!