Opportunity: Frontend Web Developer

Our friends at Octophin Digital are now accepting applications for a frontend web developer to join them in building software for the wildlife conservation sector, including WILDLABS! The ideal candidate will love HTML and CSS, and have the skills to build things like interactive maps and visualisations.

To apply, email [email protected].

Please apply before Monday, August 2nd.

Date published: 2021/07/13

Frontend web developer - wildlife conservation sector

We’re looking for a frontend web developer to join us in building software for the wildlife
conservation sector.

Our work is some of the most fascinating and rewarding in the industry: building online conservation
technology communities, interfaces for anti-poaching camera traps and GPS turtle tags, maps of
sharks, seals, seabirds and coral reefs, species databases for scientists, educational games and much

The best part of the job is working with some of the world’s most inspiring organisations and people,
on projects that make a genuine positive impact!

The ideal candidate will love HTML and CSS. We build lots of interactive maps and visualisations so
JavaScript is important, but semantic, accessible HTML and CSS come first. When it comes to
JavaScript, lightweight, browser-native code is always a first step before a large framework is

An interest in user interface design is essential but we work with some great graphic and user
experience designers so you would be spending more of the job in a code editor than in graphics

We’re a hugely collaborative team of five so you’d have direct input into everything we do. You’d also
be in regular direct conversation and collaboration with scientists, conservationists and charity-

Being based with us in London would be best, but some remote work is possible and hours are

We try hard to keep our team as healthy and happy as possible so will give you as many holiday and
rest days as you need. We’ll also pay for you to go to conferences and support you to learn new skills.
We’re honest with clients about who does what on each project so your great work will be
spotlighted and credited as much as possible.

Diversity in technology is hugely important to us so we’ve sponsored diversity and scholarship
placements at conferences and run several mentorship schemes. We will be automatically
interviewing anyone who applies for this position from an under-represented group.

If you want to join our team, please send us a covering letter explaining some projects you’ve worked
on and the code inside them that you’re most proud of.

Although experience of working in the conservation sector is not a requirement we’d also love to
hear how this part of what we do is important to you.

To apply, email [email protected].

Please apply before Monday, August 2nd.

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