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Clowdr CIC is hiring!

Current openings

Software developer (front end)

Our ideal candidate for this position is an experienced developer with a particular interest in front-end design and implementation. You should have an eye for what looks good and an instinct for good user experience.

Essential skills:

  • Front-end web application development
  • User experience design (UX)
  • TypeScript
  • React

Nice to have:

  • Chakra UI
  • Heroku
  • GraphQL
  • AWS
  • Hasura

Software developer (devops / backend)

The ideal candidate for this position would be a strong software developer with an interest in infrastructure and DevOps. You would be comfortable implementing backend APIs and services, working on our build and deployment systems; designing and securing our AWS infrastructure; deploying monitoring, alerting and load testing. Ideally, you would have several years of experience working on cloud-hosted applications -- even better if that's at significant scale. You should share our appreciation for applications that are well-documented, easy to build and deploy, and whose configuration and infrastructure are defined as code.

Essential skills:

  • Web application development
  • Typescript
  • Cloud infrastructure, particularly AWS

Nice to have:

  • Postgres
  • Heroku
  • Hasura
  • GraphQL
  • Technical writing

What we're looking for

You should be friendly and easy to work with, and comfortable working remotely with an internationally distributed team. We encourage flexible working and asynchronous collaboration, but the international nature of our business means meetings can be at a wide range of hours. Our existing engineering team work from European timezones.

Clowdr is incorporated in the UK, but there is no need to be resident or have the right to work in the UK for this role.

Ideal candidates for these positions will have a broad skillset related to web application development, with at least 3-5 years of experience designing and developing web-based systems. Talent is more important than specific skills, so it's still worth contacting us if you don't precisely match the specific job descriptions above.

The idea candidate for any position will be comfortable pitching in at all levels of our stack when necessary. We develop all of our software in the open.

What we offer

A critical role in a public-interest, community-focused company that is developing cutting-edge, open-source technology for a super-hot market sector, driven by a passion to combat climate change while increasing inclusivity at conferences.

A friendly, flexible remote working environment.

Competitive remuneration.

The company

Clowdr is a young and quickly growing conference platform that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of academic conferences by offering a more attractive virtual alternative.

Clowdr CIC has 5 founders, all contributing to every aspect of the business. Ed and Ross are full time CEO and CTO. Both are software developers by background, though Ed also has entrepreneurship training. Benjamin, Jonathan, and Crista remain full-time in their academic positions and contribute as much as possible to Clowdr. Ed and Ross currently do the bulk of technical development, and the whole team contributes to business development and operations. We have recently been joined by a new business development manager to focus on scaling up the latter activities.

Starting date

As soon as convenient.

To apply

Please send your CV, together with a cover letter telling us why Clowdr might be a good fit for you and vice versa, to jobs@clowdr.org. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

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© Clowdr CIC 2021

Clowdr is a social enterprise dedicated to creating sustainable, inclusive and engaging conferences.

Clowdr is a UK Community Interest Company, number 12984216.

Clowdr was initially made possible thanks to support by the US National Science Foundation under awards CCF-2035003, CCF-2035101 and CCF-203500 and support from Twilio.org.