We are looking for a Frontend Developer (m/f/x) with a passion for Open Source Software
Location: Berlin Neukölln; 28–32 hours per week; starting from now
Since 2009 Liquid Democracy has worked to create the future of democracy. As an independent non-profit organization, we strive to discover new concepts and methods for digital citizen participation. Our recent projects include the central civic participation platform for the state of Berlin, the research project KOSMO about artificial intelligence and moderation and adhocracy+, our most recent platform to make digital democracy easy for everyone.
Starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a Frontend Developer to join our team.
As a Frontend Developer you work closely along with the Scrum Team, project managers and external stakeholders. You are part of the agile Scrum process, and you create and innovate Open Source software for e-participation processes.
Our current technology stack includes Django, React.js, (S)CSS, Python, Webpack and Git with Github.
The following tasks are among your responsibilities:
- Develop production-ready, reusable code for Web Apps (Django template language, semantic HTML, React) and, ideally, our mobile App (React Native)
- Create modern, interactive frontend components with a great usability in close collaboration with our UI/UX designer.
- Writing and updating existing components to adhere to German BITV 2.0 or WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
- Implementing 3rd party design system in an existing app, adapting templates, refactoring existing components and adjusting existing SCSS
- Code reviewing of other team members Pull Requests
- Taking part in Scrum meetings and project meetings with other team members and external stakeholders
- Estimating, concepting and implementing new features in our current software
- Being the technical expert for questions of other teams to estimate the technical feasibility
Who we are looking for
- You already have experience of 3 years in developing web applications using frameworks like React, Angular or Vue and strive to write well-designed, testable, efficient code
- You have experience with accessibility, ARIA, semantic HTML and screen reader technologies (e.g. Narrator, Voice Over, and TalkBack).
- You enjoy collaborating in teams
- You are motivated to work on Open Source projects and you want to contribute to making our code base better and more robust
- You like to take responsibility in a small team and are interested in shaping self-management processes with others
- You are interested in actively shaping a democratic and self-organized culture within the whole team
- You like to learn and teach new approaches and technologies and you are motivated to contribute to our codebase
- You feel comfortable to collaborate and communicate directly with our project partners and clients
- You have a work permit in Germany (required)
- You speak fluent English (B2 level or equivalent skills)
- Bonus: Interest in assisting backend development using Python and Django
- Bonus: Knowledge of German for communication with project partners
- Bonus: Experience with React Native
What we offer
- Being part of shaping the technical infrastructure of one of the most mature and renowned Open Source participation software solutions
- Option to work in our office in Neukölln and in Homeoffice
- Limited contract for 2 years with the option for unlimited position afterwards
- 28–32 working hours per week, depending on your preferences
- 6 weeks of vacation per year
- Structured onboarding process with two mentors
- Contribute your vision to our software and Liquid in a motivated and appreciative team
- Family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours and home office regulations
- Monthly non-cash benefit usable for Urban Sports Club membership, a sustainable shopping voucher, or a Deutschlandticket Job
- Salary depending on experience level and working hours between 2.800 € and 3.400 € per month (before taxes)
- Start date: As soon as possible
Why should you work with us?
We work for society
At Liquid Democracy you work at a non-profit which wants to further social change and strives to find innovative answers to pressing political questions.
Democracy at work
We value democratic innovation not only in our projects but also in our internal processes. All team members decide on questions concerning the team together in our weekly plenary. We use our participation platform adhocracy+ to discuss and brainstorm together. As a team member you shape the internal democratic structure as well as our societal mission to enhance and innovate digital democracy.
We think a good work environment needs more than modern computers and flexible working hours (we have those as well). To have healthy and productive discussions, we use and experiment with ideas such as non-violent communication and systemic consensus finding.
About your workplace
We have an open-plan office in Neukölln on the second floor. There is an elevator accessible via a ramp, an automatic door, and a non-automatic door. There are several all-gender restrooms that are not barrier-free. Meetings of the entire team take place online or hybrid. Individual groups freely decide whether to meet online, offline or hybrid. After the trial period, team members decide for themselves how much time they want to work from the office or home office, depending on their responsibilities. If it is not possible for you to work in the office, e.g. for accessibility reasons, feel free to contact us and we will find a solution.
We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, identities and perspectives. Therefore, we encourage you to apply regardless of your background, gender, sexual orientation, age group, physical or mental ability, or social background.
We share the view that organizations in the technology sector in particular need to become more diverse. We still have a long way to go as an organization, but we are actively working to identify and counteract discriminatory structures.
How to apply
We look forward to your digital application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 3rd, 2023. Please include your earliest possible start date and a link to some previous projects on GitHub or elsewhere. Please refrain from including a photo in your application. You also only need to send references or certificates on request.
You think a few aspects from the job posting don't fit you, but many others do? Then please apply anyway. Also, your motivation is more important to us than a seamless resume. We are, therefore, particularly interested in receiving your cover letter. The deadline for applications is October 3rd, 2023. Please note that we will start the interview process already during the application process.