Overview

At Technology Will Save Us we create make-it-yourself kits and apps that help kids all over the world to make, play, code and invent using technology.

In the past year we launched our making + coding platform, Make, we Kickstarted the Mover Kit and built a block-based coding environment for kids to program it. We’re currently Kickstarting our new range of products, Dough Universe, and are building a React Native app to accompany them.

Role
We’re searching for a full-stack developer who can help us to build experiences that delight, inspire and give confidence to both kids and parents alike.

This is more than just a coding role. You’ll be part of a team who decide what we build and how. This is a great opportunity to have a direct impact on the way people—both young and old—learn using technology.

We’re looking for a person interested in:

  • Building fun, engaging and easy-to-use products that delight and empower users
  • Getting involved in anything from web, mobile, front-end, back-end, hardware, infrastructure…
  • Solving complex problems using a combination of innovation and cutting-edge technology
  • Helping define the technologies, tools and processes we use
  • Learning, sharing and challenging the rest of the team

Technology
Modern JavaScript is important—a solid understanding of the language, being up to date with new features and comfortable right across the stack. For the rest, we believe it’s more important to be able to adapt and learn than to be an expert in any specific technologies. We currently use:

  • React + Redux
  • Node + Express
  • Mongoose + MongoDB
  • React Native
  • Electron
  • Docker + AWS

Team
You’ll be joining the dev team alongside a front-end developer and a team lead. We sit in the Product Team which combines engineers, designers and content creators who work together to inspire the next generation of makers.

Our process is agile. Our iterations are weekly. We use pull requests to review code, maintain quality and learn from each other. We use TDD and pair programming when it makes sense. We use continuous integration tools to automate testing and deployments. We believe in simple, maintainable, clean (and lean) code.

Benefits
The opportunity to work within a talented and friendly team fundamentally doing good work in the world—if you want to look back on your career and know that you were a vital part of building a great company, this role is for you.

On top of that:

  • Ownership—you will be part of the company’s stock option plan (EMI scheme)
  • 25 days annual leave exclusive of public holidays
  • Free delicious wellness lunches with the full team every Monday
  • A professional development fund (for conferences, courses…)
  • Flexible work hours
  • A top of the range MacBook Pro or Air
  • A bright and fun workplace in East London, next to the canal and a short walk from Victoria Park, Broadway Market and London Fields

Not sure?
We’re passionate about building a friendly, fun and diverse team. If you are unsure about applying or would like more information about anything please reach out to joseph.hayden@techwillsaveus.com for a chat.

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