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Pocket Explorers is hiring

Back-end web developer & Server Administrator

You will be working for Pocket Explorers as Back-end web developer & Server Administrator

Who are we?

Pocket Explorers is an activities app that puts nature at the heart of family fun.

“Get your kids outside high fiving and going wild. Our app encourages bug hunting, trail mapping and tree climbing. It's bursting with adventures. Join in!”

Responsibilities


We are looking for someone to manage and maintain an existing back-end code base. You will be responsible for developing new features and maintaining existing functionality, review, and fix bugs. Fully hands-on coding and a passion for systems, architecture and product build as well as managing our server infrastructure and third-party access to the system.


  • Rapid prototyping of features and deployment of new releases.

  • Bug-fixing, feature improvements and cosmetic changes

  • Working alongside a front-end developer to co-ordinate feature rollouts and improvements.

Skills required

Meteor.js

NodeJS

jQuery

HTML5

CSS

Handlebars

Bootstrap 3

Linux server administration

Favourable skills

Kiwi, Laika, Travis-CI

Location

Wayra UK, London

Salary

Contractor rate initially to possible permanent + options for the right candidate

Hours

Flexible / Contractual

Company description

We are solving a big problem.

Kids are spending less time outdoors than at any other time in history, they are losing touch with the natural world and as a result their health and fitness are suffering.

In a study by UNICEF, UK children ranked at the bottom for childhood wellbeing out of all 21 nations surveyed. Around three in ten children in England aged between 2 and 15 are either overweight or obese. Children spend 89% of their life indoors, yet studies show that outdoor play and contact with nature has a beneficial impact on mental and social well-being.

We have identified an opportunity to reach our target audience through technology they are familiar with. Pocket Explorers is a project connecting children and their parents with the natural world, inspiring wild and unstructured play. With an app, website, and offline content providing activities, events and trails, Pocket Explorers will be all you need to create your own wild adventure!

Why work with us?

We are looking for someone who believes, like we do, that they can change the world, for the sake of children’s future, the great outdoors and the environment. We are supported by and work with Barclays, DEFRA, O2, UnLtd, Virgin, vInspired, National Trust, RSPB and National Geographic.

Over 3000 companies applied to join Wayra’s accelerator program and only 7 were chosen. The benefits are huge, aside from our own pod, we get access to coaches and mentors, investors and masterclasses. If we work well together, this could become a salaried, full-time position with your own team and potential equity. This is a great chance not only to grow as a company, but to meet others in the industry and gain valuable feedback.


Please email hannah@pocketexplorers.com with your experience

The Job

Team/Dept: Programming, Development, Web

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required:

Salary/package: To be Discussed. Freelance/ Contractor/ Fulltime

Location

This job is located in London, United Kingdom

Sorry, no agencies please

 

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It is an opportunity to work with a budding startup business in the heart of London, on a project which could truly change and influence a future generation of families.