Lead Developer

Job - 3 October, 2017
This role is for someone who is as hyped about making the world a better place as they are about building great technology.

Responsible to: Chief Technology Officer

Direct Reports: Developer x 2

Status: Full-time/Permanent

Salary: $94,671.09 per annum + superannuation

Imagine working on projects you believe in, achieving change on issues that matter, with the development and leadership opportunities you’ve been looking for. Come help us build out the tech empowering Greenpeace and its crew to win a just and healthy planet.

Overall purpose of the role

The Lead Developer will be responsible for integrating many of the systems Greenpeace Australia Pacific is adopting, along with being a champion of real time synchronisation and clean data. This role will work to write scalable code running across multiple web services, predominantly synchronising data as well as working to ensure it is of high quality and accessible to our team.

Who you are

To thrive in this role, you will need to be hyped about building resilient systems through code and design. You love staying up to date with modern and emerging tools, processes and systems, always looking to find ways to improve the status quo. You’re flexible on implementation but rigid in quality standards.

Projects and Technologies

Technology at Greenpeace is undergoing great renewal. We’re throwing out old systems, and building out new ones. Automation and integration are the main players here. This role is about getting different tools - both off the shelf and custom - to play together nicely, all the while with an eye for making our data systems top notch.

Currently we are working on several major projects. Your role will be to act as a technical lead on these projects, bringing subject matter expertise to the table.

The team

The team you’ll work with includes data analysts, developers, and digital marketers. Agile methodologies are newly adopted, so there’s opportunity to help create and drive culture change as well.

Management has a technical background, so we have your back on expectations and delivery. We believe good communication is as important as good work, and having great culture delivers great projects.

The skills and experience you’ll need

  • 5+ years’ experience working in web applications
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, SQL, and encryption
  • Experience in data synchronisation
  • Experience and desire to work in an agile environment
  • Strong knowledge of web development paradigms
  • Strong knowledge of web development languages.

What we can offer you

As a Greenpeace employee, you’ll be part of an important program of work to stop climate change, save the ancient forests and protect our world's oceans, earth and sky!

As well as a chance to match your career to a compelling cause, Greenpeace offers employees a supportive, safe working environment and a genuine work/life balance. Greenpeace is committed to personal development, with great opportunities for workplace learning and career progression.

We also offer:

  • You get to work in a team of skilled, dedicated digital trouble makers determined to disrupt the status quo
  • You get to use your skills for good; engaging and motivating everyday folk to take action for the planet
  • You will have the independence and scope to experiment, innovate and advance the aims of the team
  • We work hard and play harder
  • Greenpeace can guarantee a flexible work environment, friendly and helpful co-workers, as well as opportunities for professional development.

How to apply

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice.         

To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) detailing your suitability for the role.

Note: Not all responsibilities and competencies listed in the Job Description need to be addressed; it is left to the discretion of the applicant which to focus on.

Please direct applications or enquiries to:

Human Resources

Applications close at midnight on 25 October 2017.

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