Web Developer (node.js)

ABOUT ACT

ACT’s Core Infrastructure team is seeking a web devloper to help build the zero carbon footprint future version of our planet. Sounds interesting? Read on.

We believe that the core problem of global warming is lack of global collaboration. Our goal is to support and enhance global collaboration facilitated by an ecosystem of carefully crafted software systems. Just like Wikipedia is a computer facilitated collaboration platform around building the world’s biggest encyclopedia – so will ACT enable collaboration around green shopping and help humans ACT together for a sustainable planet so that we can do our part to end global warming and also support fair trade.

  • ACT is software technology with smart gamification to connect consumers around sustainable shopping and collaboration.
  • The immediate goal of ACT is to reduce climate gasses and possibly be the “solution” to global climate change.
  • ACT is a role model of a democratic organization: Max. factor of 8 between highest and lowest paid, all employee members have 1 vote. ACT is an independent trusted commerce partner - no one person or organization can control ACT.
  • All software is expected to be open source and free, so that all can take action.

We have just finished a major design phase and now wish to start serious development of the software platform. We are looking to tell the world about our extraordinary solution for ACTion, that we believe will change the way we manage global climate change almost overnight.

We need to strengthen our team, our advisory board and council with experienced resources within multiple fields: Management, Communication/journalism/marketing, Financial management, Fundraising, Life cycle analysis & research, Graphical design, Web development, Mobile development, Backend development, Networking.

WHY ACT?

Have you ever thought that it is impossible to solve global climate change and that your effort would mean so little?

What if you had the chance to work with one of the most ambitious climate change projects? We believe that ACT is one of the most hands-on solutions to mitigating climate change. These might sound like just 'great words,' but do the math yourself: E.g. If only 17,000 people decided to use ACT to find the least fossil fuel consuming goods, service alternatives and register their purchases it would deliver a combined purchasing power of 63 million USD/year after tax*, which is the same amount Norway uses to conserve the Amazonas rainforest! And those 17,000 people could decide to ACT tomorrow!

* Assuming an average shopping of 300 USD/month. 

JOB DESCRIPTION, WEB DEVELOPER

We need 1 clever and highly motivated web developer to join our Core Infrastructure teamin this exciting phase that will have a serious impact on sustainability of our planet. 

The Core Infrastructure team is building the very foundation upon which the rest of the ACT organization will be standing so it has to be built as solid as a rocket.
These systems will be formed by a highly cohesive, loosely coupled service-oriented architecture so it is a plus with deep experience from developing web apps for such a system.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a small, talented, self-organized, responsible, high-performance team that implements solutions for the most hands-on solution to mitigate global climate change.


We are looking for folks who:

  • can demonstrate teamwork and good establish effective working relations with other people of diverse background
  • can demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity in problem solving
  • have 3+ years of experience building scalable web (and mobile) products (preferably for platforms with users in the millions)
  • can demonstrate fluent command of written and spoken English
  • have expertise in the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), from Concept and Design to Testing
  • have an understand of what aps can do and what can happen if they become life-integrated tools
  • are used to transforming business requirements into flexible, robust software architecture
  • have a keen interest in creating high-quality code and the ability to optimize it at run-time
  • have 3+ years of experience with building loosely coupled systems using web technology (strong Node.js background is a plus) at best with a massive amount of users (counted in the millions of concurrent users)
  • can demonstrate fluent command of written and spoken English
  • have experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • have strong knowledge of web development on different screen sizes
  • have strong knowledge of web development UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • has experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • have the ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “touch”
  • have knowledge of the open-source web development ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks
  • ·have familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • ·have a knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • ·have experience using version control repositories preferably Git


In addition it would be helpful if you:

  • have hands-on experience from Agile/Scrum development process and code reviews
  • have experience from developing browser extensions


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with mobile developers around unified design of web & mobile app
  • Translate designs and wireframes into high quality code
  • Design, build, and maintain high performance, reusable, and reliable javascript (and similar) code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the application
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed with server side logic
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation

The web developer will work as co-founder directly and closely with the original founders and be a part of our small team of entrepreneurs with a flat organizational structure. Since the company is in an early phase you will be able to shape your role in the company exactly how you like it best.

WORK PLACE

This job should at best be carried out as much as possible in co-location with ACT, but we are open to remote work too.

APPLICATION

Please send your CV and some words introducing yourself, why you want to work with ACT, highlight relevant previous experience and your current situation.

 

For more information about this job and ACT please contact:

Thomas Jepsen
President, Founder & CTO
ACT Cooperative Corporation AS
jobs (at) aacctt.org


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