Senior Full Stack Engineer

Location City of London
Discipline: Full Stack Engineer
Salary: £110000
Contact name: Oliver Short

Contact email: oliver@seekr.inc
Published: about 1 month ago

As a software engineer, you have a skillset geared towards problem-solving. If you are currently looking for a sizeable and highly complex problem to solve then is the advert you need to read.

Success in this role might feasibly move the needle on one of the biggest problems facing us as a species. Climate change. 

If that last line sounds hyperbolic let me explain how this could be possible. 

There is no one solution to climate change and likely it will only be solved through a combination of things. The founders of this business have decided to focus on ways to reduce or offset carbon emissions. 

They asked themselves 3 questions; 

  • What are the highest-emitting industries?

  • Which industries have easily accessible data? 

  • Which industries already have a recognised reporting framework?

The answers to these questions gave them their current focus on helping logistics and freight companies to understand, monitor, and reduce or offset their carbon emissions. Logistics accounts for roughly 7% of global emissions and so this gave them a clearly defined problem to focus on. 

There are 15 people in the company, 6 of them work in software engineering. This is where they need more help and where you can step in. 

What kind of work would you be doing? 

The platform is still at a relatively early stage and there are still a lot of interesting problems to be solved. As an example they have a calculation engine that they feel could be both faster and more accurate. It crunches some huge numbers though and improving either of those metrics will not be easy. 

What skills do you need? 

  • You will need to be super smart and have 3+ years of commercial software experience

  • You will be happy diving in across all aspects of the stack and the underlying infrastructure

  • The system is largely written in TypeScript with Node and React on AWS so experience of these is useful but polyglots are welcome 

If this sounds like the kind of work you want to be doing please get in touch