Senior Software Engineer at Natcap, United Kingdom, 6 Months, £600-£700 per day

£600 - £700 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • United Kingdom
  • Jul 08, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology

Contract Description

The world is facing a nature crisis. We have lost 85% of the world’s wetlands, 35% of its forests and 65% of its living creatures. Action on nature is the next frontier for sustainability, as the world has to move beyond net zero to nature positive future. natcap is on a mission to accelerate the nature-positive transition by integrating nature intelligence into business decision-making. We support the world's leading companies to prioritise, measure and act on nature impacts, dependencies, risks and opportunities.


The company was founded in 2018 and we have recently raised funding and are poised for significant growth.


What we are looking for:

We're looking for an exceptional contract Senior Engineer to add experience and expertise to our small but mighty engineering team.


You'll work within our cross-functional Dashboard team to build a product that our customers love, find extremely valuable, and keep coming back to. You'll work closely with colleagues in Product, Design, Delivery, Science and, of course, Engineering to build a great product that is easy-to-use, performant, and secure. You'll work across our product and data platform stack, getting features built end-to-end. You'll need to quickly build expertise in our domain — the science of ecology & biodiversity, and nature regulation & reporting frameworks — and communicate effectively with colleagues in other teams.


This is an opportunity to apply your technical skills to the nature crisis in a hugely impactful role that will shape the nature platform that we’re building at natcap.


In this position, you will:

  • Prototype, build and maintain the full-stack product platform and work on the applications (built in React/TS/Python), that our customers use.
  • Focus on delivering data insights in an easy-to-understand and actionable way.
  • Ensure the product code is high quality, robust, accessible and secure.
  • Work closely with engineers responsible for our data catalogue, models and infrastructure to constantly iterate and improve.


We're looking for someone who:

  • Has multiple years of experience in engineering roles, ideally in a full-stack capacity.
  • Has recent hands-on experience with Typescript, React and Python.
  • Is experienced with DevOps practices including CI/CD (GitHub Actions).
  • Has worked with AWS or GCP
  • Has experience working in an inherently complex domain and on tools for expert users.
  • Is a great communicator, both written and verbal, and are comfortable collaborating across disciplines.
  • Can create clarity for others.
  • Is happy getting your hands dirty outside of your role or comfort zone, if needed.


This would be a 6-month contract and the day rate would be £600 - £700.

We are currently only accepting applications from candidates who are based in the UK.