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Do you want to work for a mission-driven non-profit, writing software that will contribute to helping millions of coffee farmers out of poverty? Enveritas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Y Combinator-backed startup looking to hire for our Engineering Team. You can learn more about this role and our Core Engineering Team at https://www.enveritas.org/jobs/software-eng/
We are looking for a software engineer with a focus on frontend engineering and UX experience to join our Core Engineering Team on a remote, full-time basis. Our Core Engineering Team is a four-person team (soon to be five!) and is part of our Engineering & Data Group — a quirky, talented, and humble group of about sixteen with diverse backgrounds ranging from journalism to academia to international industry. While our current core engineering team is located in the United States, we’re open to candidates located almost anywhere.
About Our Team
The Core Engineering Team builds software to collect, analyze, and report data about coffee farmers’ conditions and practices. This large-scale data-collection effort requires many moving parts to work together, and we use technology to support that effort at every step of the process — from identifying coffee farms in satellite imagery, to coordinating survey edits across country teams, to detecting data anomalies in real-time that can be investigated while teams are still in the field. Our work supports our Operations Teams in authoring surveys and deploying surveyors, our Data Team in analyzing field data, and our Partnerships and Data Visualization Teams in creating clear insights for our clients.
While our tooling varies across internal products, our front-ends are chiefly developed using React and Apollo, and interface with Python/PostgreSQL back-ends over GraphQL APIs. We use git and Github for maintaining our code, CircleCI for CI/CD, and AWS for hosting our services and static resources, with containerization where appropriate for development and deployment.
What You’ll Be Doing
As a member of the core engineering team, you will contribute to major feature planning and development, both independently and in collaboration with your teammates.
-- UX research, design, and testing. You will help us improve the way our users interact with these products to make them more efficient, accessible, and enjoyable!
-- Maintenance and enhancements of existing code. Our team reserves Fridays for bug-fixing, resolving technical debt, and discovering/relieving pain points for our users.
-- Implementing a new public website. We are partnered with an external team to design a website that reflects a new phase in Enveritas’s public visibility. You’ll have an active role in realizing those designs for the first few months of your tenure at Enveritas.
Research shows that people of different backgrounds read job postings differently. If you don’t think you meet all of the qualifications but do think you’d be a great match for us, please consider applying and sharing more in your cover letter. We’d love to talk with you to see what skills you can bring to our team. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications listed below:
-- A degree in computer science or equivalent training in the principles of software engineering.
-- Strong grasp of design patterns for building interfaces that are usable, performant, and accessible.
-- Experience with at least one modern front-end framework. (React, Svelte, Vue, Angular, etc.)
-- Experience with at least one methodology for writing and structuring CSS. (BEM, CMACSS, CSS Modules, etc.)
-- Background developing applications against web APIs.
-- Familiarity with modern HTML and CSS features.
-- Excellent communication and analytical skills.
-- Professional Working Proficiency in English.
Who You Are
Our team is fully distributed, so you should be comfortable with remote work. This role is a full-time individual contributor role. While you can be located anywhere, our core hours are 10am to 2pm Eastern Time (currently UTC -4) Monday through Friday, with team members choosing either an early start or later stop as suits them.
You should be inspired by our mission to improve the lives of smallholder coffee farmers, and have an interest in sustainability. You should have a deep empathy for users of our tools and understand the importance of supporting the work of other teams. Because operational and business needs can be ambiguous and change on a short time-scale, you should have a love for environments with uncertainty, and enjoy not only solving problems, but discovering and demystifying them.
We are a small team! You should be comfortable working both independently and as a thoughtful collaborator, sensitive to the legibility and maintainability of your code when in the hands of your teammates.
What we can offer:
Enveritas has teams around the world: we are about 65 people spread over almost two dozen countries, and of all backgrounds, faiths, and identities. To learn more about working at Enveritas, see https://www.enveritas.org/jobs/
For a US-Based hire, base salary for this position will be between $130,000 and $150,000 annually (paid semi-monthly). This is a full-time exempt position. Full benefits include 401k with matching contributions, Medical/Dental/Vision, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 4 weeks vacation in addition to 12 public holidays, and personal/sick time.
For a hire outside the US, our offer will be competitive; the specific benefits and compensation details will vary as required to account for your region’s laws and requirements. Salary for this position will be paid in relevant local currency.
For all staff, we are able to offer: -- Annual education budget for conferences, books, and other professional development opportunities.
-- Annual all-company retreat (as Covid and other travel restrictions allow).
-- Field visits to our Country Ops teams in coffee-growing countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Indonesia.
Our work is complex and nuanced, so the more diversity we have in the voices working on our problems, the larger of an impact our work can have for the world. Enveritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging an inclusive and diverse workforce. We embrace and celebrate the unique experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds that each individual brings to the workplace. We are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve and strongly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
About Enveritas: Enveritas offers a new approach to sustainability assurance for companies and farmers. We are building sustainability solutions for smallholder coffee farming communities that are currently beyond the reach of existing certification and verification approaches. At Enveritas, we have developed a rigorous, scalable, and transparent verification method. This verification is the backbone of our Responsible Sourcing platform that helps companies meet their sustainability targets by investing in the areas that need it most.
Enveritas is a startup non-profit focused on helping 100 million people out of poverty by 2030. Founded in 2016 and fast-growing, Enveritas now operates in 26 countries and provides sustainability verification free of charge for smallholder farmers. Using leading-edge AI, Enveritas has developed innovative approaches to monitor deforestation and calculate carbon footprints in the supply chains of multinational firms. We are a fully distributed team of about 60 team members plus over 300 field staff in our partner organizations with an annual operating budget for 2021 at approximately $10M.
Application Process We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond what we list as qualifications. Your life experiences help builds core competencies and knowledge that may be transferable to our openings. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We will review applications on a rolling basis each week with the earliest start date of September 26th. We will start scheduling introductory interviews on August 30th. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions about the position. Questions about this opportunity or process will not reflect negatively on your application.
Interview Process We want our interviews to be comfortable, transparent, and useful — it’s really important to us that our interviews help you show us your best skills, and also for you to be able to learn as much about us and our work as possible, so that you can tell if we’re a good fit for you!
After your introductory interview, we expect your interview process to take three to four weeks, and consist of four conversations that total about five hours of time. You should plan to also spend about four hours in total preparing for interviews. See our team’s hiring page for details about each of these interviews, including links to the actual interview prompts.
-- Introductory Interview (30 minutes; audio-only Google Meet)
-- Engineering Technical Interview I (60-90 minutes; Google Meet)
-- Engineering Technical Interview II (60-90 minutes; Google Meet)
-- Manager Interview (45 minutes; Google Meet)
-- Reference Check
Enveritas enables coffee companies to make truthful, independently-verified sustainability claims about any coffee they purchase for a flat, annual fee. We do this by analyzing satellite imagery to predict where coffee is growing and then sending local teams to speak to farmers and gather ground truth data on sustainability practices. Coffee companies pay for the analysis and insights, and use them to encourage more sustainable farming practices. We are a nonprofit, but have received seed funding and already have recurring revenues from leading coffee companies. We have employees living in New York and the Bay Area, as well as 14 other countries, and are expanding to 20+ in the next year.