Posted on 
Sep 15

Backend Software Engineer (remote)

ABOUT

explorer.land is a map-based presentation and story-telling platform for sustainable forest and landscape restoration projects. Hundreds of organizations are already presenting more than 400 projects on our platform, the number steadily rising. explorer.land tells the story of these projects and shows their impact in the landscape, allowing organizations to build trust with stakeholders. Learn more at https://explorer.opendorests.com/.

YOUR WORK

We are looking for a back end developer with at least 3 years of professional experience who finds joy and inspiration in building software that has an impact. You will be working alongside a small team of front and back end developers. You should have experience and skills working in small- and middle-sized teams in a responsible and respectful manner. This requires good communication and interpersonal skills. Check out our working philosophy and conditions (https://openforests.com/careers/). The work will be carried out remotely, the job will be full-time, on a contractual basis. Living in a time zone not more than 4 hours apart from UTC+0 is of advantage. You will be actively participating in the development of APIs and back end processes, being fully responsible for the execution and completion of your tasks.

This includes:
- Building elegant, resilient and highly performant solutions that serve the needs of our diverse users
- Working as an integral member of our distributed software development team
- Contributing to the development of our backend APIs and processes
- Taking ownership of projects from initial design phase through to testing, release and deployment
- Promoting a culture of operational excellence by testing code, updating documentation and writing blameless postmortems
- Optimizing the performance, scalability and resilience of our backend infrastructure and services
- On-call availability to support the health of our services

Tech Stack
- PHP8
- Laravel 9
- PostgreSQL
- PostGIS
- Redis
- Elasticsearch

Experience
- 3+ years experience with REST APIs and additional backend development
- Proficiency with PHP8, Laravel, PostgreSQL and Redis
- Experience with Git
- Experience working in an agile team environment

Required skills
- Problem solver and team player
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
- Strong time-management skills
- Proven communication skills, with the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
- Attention to detail, but also the bigger picture
- Desire to learn
- Knowledge of written and spoken English
- Clean code mentality

Bonus skills
- Experience with Laravel framework apiato (https://apiato.io/)
- Experience with geographic information systems (GIS)
- Experience in Devops
- Experience in writing unit and functional tests with PHPUnit

Description

ABOUT

explorer.land is a map-based presentation and story-telling platform for sustainable forest and landscape restoration projects. Hundreds of organizations are already presenting more than 400 projects on our platform, the number steadily rising. explorer.land tells the story of these projects and shows their impact in the landscape, allowing organizations to build trust with stakeholders. Learn more at https://explorer.opendorests.com/.

YOUR WORK

We are looking for a back end developer with at least 3 years of professional experience who finds joy and inspiration in building software that has an impact. You will be working alongside a small team of front and back end developers. You should have experience and skills working in small- and middle-sized teams in a responsible and respectful manner. This requires good communication and interpersonal skills. Check out our working philosophy and conditions (https://openforests.com/careers/). The work will be carried out remotely, the job will be full-time, on a contractual basis. Living in a time zone not more than 4 hours apart from UTC+0 is of advantage. You will be actively participating in the development of APIs and back end processes, being fully responsible for the execution and completion of your tasks.

This includes:
- Building elegant, resilient and highly performant solutions that serve the needs of our diverse users
- Working as an integral member of our distributed software development team
- Contributing to the development of our backend APIs and processes
- Taking ownership of projects from initial design phase through to testing, release and deployment
- Promoting a culture of operational excellence by testing code, updating documentation and writing blameless postmortems
- Optimizing the performance, scalability and resilience of our backend infrastructure and services
- On-call availability to support the health of our services

Tech Stack
- PHP8
- Laravel 9
- PostgreSQL
- PostGIS
- Redis
- Elasticsearch

Experience
- 3+ years experience with REST APIs and additional backend development
- Proficiency with PHP8, Laravel, PostgreSQL and Redis
- Experience with Git
- Experience working in an agile team environment

Required skills
- Problem solver and team player
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
- Strong time-management skills
- Proven communication skills, with the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
- Attention to detail, but also the bigger picture
- Desire to learn
- Knowledge of written and spoken English
- Clean code mentality

Bonus skills
- Experience with Laravel framework apiato (https://apiato.io/)
- Experience with geographic information systems (GIS)
- Experience in Devops
- Experience in writing unit and functional tests with PHPUnit

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