Senior Software Developer - Remote
About Open Supply Hub
Open Supply Hub (OS Hub) is a free and open data tool mapping retail supply chain facilities worldwide and allocating a unique ID to each. The tool is used by stakeholders across many sectors to eliminate confusion and facilitate collaboration, enable interoperability across systems and tackle the long-standing problem of facility identification. We are built on the principles of open: open data, open communications patterns, openness to ideas and new ways of working. We are a mission-driven organization and respect and value our stakeholders - they make OS Hub what it is: a tool enabling collaboration across retail sectors.
OS Hub is currently at an exciting period in its growth and development and is looking for a Senior Software Developer to contribute to the technical strategy and implementation of an open data, geospatial tool within the context of a rapidly expanding global nonprofit. Our ideal candidate is mission-driven with a desire to use their development skills to democratize global supply chain data and accelerate the progress towards addressing intractable issues that exist in supply chains - issues like modern day slavery and environmental degradation. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to the future growth and vision for the tool and must be prepared to roll up their sleeves with a wide variety of tasks. We are scaling quickly and will be hiring new team members throughout 2023.
OS Hub’s Senior Software Developer will oversee and be accountable for the technical implementation of OS Hub’s web application, mapping tool, and underlying database. The Senior Software Developer will work closely with OS Hub’s leadership team and data and product teams to:
Provide leadership in developing a technical vision and strategy to scale our current platform from a database with currently over 150,000 facilities to a platform with potentially millions of facilities, with additional data cleaning, visualization, and integration features.
Balance the immediate need of scaling the platform with the strategic need to position the organization as core infrastructure within the supply chain transparency / ESG ecosystem.
The position is remote, but we ask that the employee be located between the US central time zone and European central time zone. In addition, the candidate must be residing in a country eligible via Boundless, our employer of record. You can find a comprehensive list at the bottom of the application. This is a full-time, salaried position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance and a generous parental leave and vacation policy.
OS Hub is committed to creating an inclusive and representative environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
One of the founding members of OS Hub’s technical team, responsible for defining technical vision that meets organizational goals and delivers on product vision.
Leadership and oversight over tool selection, software architecture, and feature development.
Collaborate with outside stakeholders to develop data standards that meet emerging supply chain legislation and disclosure needs.
Identify opportunities for cost savings and platform performance improvements.
Collaborate with other technical staff and product team on the development of system requirements and acceptance criteria; bring technical perspective of what is possible and tradeoffs that exist between functionality, extensibility, and budget.
Manage and mentor a small team of internal developers, as well as a 3rd party software development team.
Work with the internal and external engineering team members to operationalize code integration, testing, and deployment cycles.
The Ideal Candidate
- A mid-to-senior level software engineer with relevant experience including contributions to architecture design, development, and maintenance of new and current systems, ideally in production environments.
Note: many candidates self-select out of applying because they may not meet the experience requirements; however, we encourage all levels of applicants to apply if you have a solid foundation and are willing to learn.
You are excited about the opportunity to put your talent to work in a high growth organization and understand what it takes to build high performing data products. Bonus points if you have experience with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) / Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) / Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting data or platforms.
You bring a solid understanding of cross-disciplinary software development (e.g. DevSecOps, Front-end, architecture), including the operational trade-offs of various tools.
You have an interest in the complexity and nuances of global supply chains and are motivated to dig in and understand how open data can be leveraged to combat intractable issues that persist within them - issues like modern day slavery and environmental degradation.
You are excited about OS Hub’s mission, opportunities for growth and potential impact; you are an advocate for the power of open data.
You are open to a pro-feedback, pro-fun, mission-driven and global workplace culture.
Mastery of multi-disciplinary software roles: architecture, feature development, tool selection, back-end / front-end development, DevOps, etc
A pragmatic mindset for tool/language selection and ability to see the good vs. endlessly seeking the perfect
Production environment experience for a large and/or global user base
Ability to think creatively and critically, with a knack for accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work with large amounts of information and see the bigger picture to deliver results on aggressive timelines
Excellent written and verbal communication skill
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a self-starter attitude
Motivated, self-driven, and fast learner with the ability to keep up to date with fast-changing trends
PostgreSQL, PostGIS, or similar, relevant data store experience
Nice to have:
Experience with geocoding tools, NLP, and graph structures is a plus
Have experience with Amazon Web Services or another cloud-based architecture
Graph datastores, NoSQL datastores, Elasticsearch or Solr
Linked data experience RDF/OWL, SPARQL
Experience working with supply chain/Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)/ Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data
Have a firm understanding of services based architecture and distributed systems.
Experience in a social enterprise, B Corp or nonprofit
Benefits & Compensation
This role has enormous growth potential alongside the growth of the organization across geographies and sectors
Competitive salary, benchmarked against similar tech roles in the applicant's country
The team is open to flexible working patterns, encouraging team members to work in the most effective way that ensures work gets done efficiently
Remote based role with opportunities to travel to team convenings throughout the year
Medical and dental insurance
Professional development stipend
Generous vacation and parental leave
Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay.
To apply for this position, please submit an application via the link below. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Senior Software Developer Application.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
For more about OS Hub:
Open Supply Hub
Open Supply Hub (OS Hub) is a neutral, open data tool mapping facilities worldwide and allocating a unique ID to each. The tool is used by stakeholders across retail sectors to eliminate confusion and facilitate collaboration, enabling interoperability across systems and tackling the long-standing industry problem of facility identification. The power of OS Hub’s approach lies in transforming messy, inconsistent data into structured datasets, made freely available to all stakeholders under an open data license. As well as many other efficiency and process benefits, the way that OS Hub organizes and presents data ultimately improves the lives of some of the most vulnerable workers in global supply chains.