Do you want to help shape local democracies for the digital age? Are you looking for an international and fast-paced yet collaborative environment to thrive in?
You have come to the right place.
CitizenLab is a Brussels-based social impact scale-up that aims to improve democracy for the digital era. The SaaS platform is already being used by 125 cities and municipalities in 8 different countries, facilitating two-way communication between local governments and its citizens. Since it was founded in 2015, CitizenLab gave 250.000 citizens a direct voice in local politics and got recognized as 'Best Social Impact Startup in Europe'. After recently having raised a significant funding round, CitizenLab is looking for mission-driven talent to join on its mission to have 2,5 million citizens actively participate via its e-democracy platforms in cities all over the world.
As a Full-Stack Engineer in our Engagement squad, you focus on the core product which allows local governments to engage their citizens through a wide range of digital participation methods. You’ll work both on our back-end APIs, which are mostly written in Ruby, and our front-ends, which are mostly written in React and TypeScript. Ideally, you know both stacks, but you are at least proficient in React and are experienced with a similar framework like Ruby on Rails for the other.
As someone with the overview, you’ll help front-end developers understand the back-end challenges and vice versa. You’re always helping to smooth out the unknowns between both worlds.
At CitizenLab, we work in small teams where members collectively take ownership of the outcome of the features they build. Engineers don’t merely implement specifications, but are empowered to come up with solutions, in close collaboration with their peers and with direct exposure to the end user. We work in very small iterations and release continuously. We’re strong believers in automated testing and code reviews. We automate as much as we can.