Our friends at Octophin Digital are looking for a new developer with PHP and Python experience! The Octophin team supports exciting conservation tech work like building interfaces for anti-poaching camera traps and GPS turtle tags, maps of marine wildlife, online conservation technology communities (like us!), species databases for scientists, and more.
To apply, email [email protected] with a covering letter explaining some PHP and Python projects you’ve worked on and the code inside them that you’re most proud of. Applications close March 22nd.
Our work is some of the most fascinating and rewarding in the industry: building interfaces for anti-poaching camera traps and GPS turtle tags, maps of sharks, seals, seabirds and coral reefs, online conservation technology communities, species databases for scientists, educational games and much more.
Outside of the wildlife conservation sector we work closely with several arts organisations and charities.
The best part of the job is working with some of the most impactful and inspiring organisations and people, on projects that make a genuine positive impact.
We’re looking for an experienced developer who loves writing PHP and Python and has deep knowledge of both object oriented and functional programming concepts. We do a lot of work with complex data structures so a knowledge of databases is essential, especially PostgreSQL.
We spend a lot of time working with content management systems and often build APIs to query content from them or import it from elsewhere. You’ll need to be comfortable building and working with large data importers and REST APIs.
We’re a small, hugely collaborative team so you’ll have direct input into everything we do. You’ll also be in regular direct conversation and collaboration with scientists, conservationists, charity-workers and arts organisations. Having excellent communication skills and the ability to talk non-technical people through problems and solutions is a key requirement of working with us.
With lots of discussions and meetings with clients both on and off-site, being based with us in London would be best, but some remote work is possible and hours are flexible. Our team has been fully remote during the pandemic and will only return to the office when it is safe to do so.
We’re based in one of the best workspaces in London, Impact Hub Islington, so you’ll be surrounded by a diverse range of brilliant people making a difference to the world.
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.
We’re big ambassadors for diversity in technology, sponsoring diversity and scholarship placements at conferences and taking part and running several mentorship schemes.
If you love both computer programming and wildlife conservation there is no better place to work. The huge range of interesting projects we do also makes no one week the same and you’ll know that you’re making the world a better place.
If you want to join our team, please send us a covering letter explaining some PHP and Python projects you’ve worked on and the code inside them that you’re most proud of. Email [email protected]
Please apply before Monday, March 22nd.
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