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    Daniel Winterstein
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    Job Spec: Junior Developer for a Better World

    Want to make a better world? We’re hiring a junior developer to work on digital advertising (a web-app in disguise) that raises money for charity and empowers internet users.
    Salary: £18,000 – £25,000 depending on experience + share options
    Location: Edinburgh
    Flexible working and part-time / job-share options are available.
    This is an exciting chance to do exciting work with an agile team.

    About Good-Loop Ltd
    Good-Loop takes money from advertisers, and gives it to charities.
    But Good-Loop is not itself a charity: we do this by making ads more effective, and we make a healthy profit on each ad. We are turning ads from a nuisance to be blocked, into a shared positive moment which funds social and environmental good. We also believe in treating internet users fairly, empowering them to be partners in the advertising and data ecosystem. Clients include Unilever, Kit-Kat, and Pepsi and we’re on track to over £1m in ad spend this year.

    About the Job
    Key tasks are:

      Developing our web-applications
      Front-end: Javascript and React, Back-end: Java
      Working with designers to deliver a good user-experience.
      Testing (and automating our tests)

    You’ll have the chance to contribute your ideas to product design, and take part in building the products and the company. You’ll be working with a world-class team: Dr Daniel Winterstein, an expert in creating online products, and Amy Williams, an international award winning entrepreneur, plus the rest of our great team. You’ll be doing frontline fast-paced software development — expect to do and learn a lot.

    Essential Skills

      Programming experience – this can be in any language, provided it shows your capability.
      Good communication and team-work skills
      …and independent enough to manage your own work
      Quick learner
      Reliable worker
      Must have example code that you can send us (see below)

    Desirable Skills
    We don’t need you to have experience in these — let us know which ones you have:

      Html + css
      Javascript
      React
      Java
      ElasticSearch
      Software testing
      Technical qualification(s)
      Good academic background
      Machine learning or data analysis
      Knowledge of advertising and marketing
      Experience working as part of an agile development team
      UX / User-centred design
      Graphic design
      Business experience

    About You
    You should be aged whatever with a passionate can-do attitude to your work. The job involves a high level of responsibility working within a small talented team. The right candidate will have the chance to shape the job, and will be at the heart of an exciting company.

    How To Apply
    To apply, please email jobs@good-loop.com:

      your CV
      a short portfolio of your best work (e.g. a github link, or a portfolio website).
      If possible, we prefer an example of a hobby project — a project you did for its own sake (which need not be polished or completed), and of a professional project.

    The shortlist will be invited for an interview which includes a short but challenging technical reasoning test.

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