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Senior backend developer (Clojure) | Remote

Akvo is looking for a senior developer with strong knowledge and experience in backend development to contribute to the architecture and feature building of the digital platform for the Global Partnership on Marine Litter. You are eager to learn and occasionally go outside of your main area of expertise. We strive to have autonomous, self-reliant developer teams in Akvo, so be prepared to pair-program with teammates, do code reviews, deploy code to production, discuss systems architecture, and chip in whenever the team needs more hands-on deck.


Key requirements:

  • 4-6 years of experience in web backend development
  • Strong Clojure/Java skills
  • Strong debugging/troubleshooting skills
  • DevOps and Kubernetes skills
  • Self motivated and good at taking ownership of tasks
  • Experience with and set up to work remotely
  • Enjoy mentoring junior developers
  • JavaScript and React experience is a bonus


What we offer

  • A chance to work with tools that contribute to achieving higher efficiency and better results for the development aid sector.
  • Competence development consisting of bi-weekly learning sessions, conference allowance, developer book club, pair programming and daily knowledge sharing.
  • An opportunity to work with interesting technologies and challenges in a creative and entrepreneurial environment together with highly motivated colleagues.
  • Working full time on open source development. All Akvo’s products are open source and we are also strong proponents of open data.
  • You will be a part of our international Akvo community, with colleagues all over the world.
  • A competitive salary in line with the market.


How to apply

Akvo works with a diverse and international team, diverse in gender, culture, age and religion. This makes us unique and we want to promote diversity in our organisation. If you think you are the right person for this position, we highly encourage everyone to apply for this position. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Click the button below and send your motivation letter and resume in PDF to Karen Blanken by 15 January 2021. 

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