Senior Back End Developer

Good On You is a world leader in sustainability ratings for consumer brands. Our data and tech empowers consumers to know the impact of brands and buy better.

Our commitment to diversity is a core value. We encourage applicants from different backgrounds to apply if this job is right for you, even if you feel like you don’t meet all the requirements. We also welcome requests or suggestions to adapt the recruitment process and working conditions to meet your needs.

The role

Reports to: Head of Tech

Hours: Flexible up to Full time

Location: Remote

We’re looking for a Senior back end developer to build products that make a difference in a fast paced startup with a social impact mission.

Working closely with the Head of Tech in a collaborative team of engineers and product designers, you will contribute to all technical aspects of Good On You’s strategy, product development and system operation.

You’ll play a major part in developing:

  • efficient and robust systems that aggregate and process data from multiple sources to create our world leading sustainability brand ratings
  • polished user-facing tools to empower shoppers to make better choices, and brands to become more sustainable.

What you’ll bring

Personal qualities and skills

You will be a great fit for Good On You if you:

  • have a passion for sustainability and commitment to our vision.
  • think pragmatically and favour trusted technology that does the job
  • communicate effectively in writing and verbally–you’re not afraid to ask questions!
  • have a real appetite to discover and learn new technologies and skills
  • thrive in a remote work environment where you can manage your own time and work independently, while still actively collaborating with a distributed team.

Technical requirements

  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience, with a significant portion in senior engineering positions, delivering production-ready code using different tech stacks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Laravel and SQL (specifically with PostGREs and MySQL), showcasing the ability to develop robust and scalable code and systems while adhering to SOLID principles.
  • Exposure to MongoDB, complementing a well-rounded skill set in database technologies.
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a solid understanding of DevOps processes, emphasising the ability to effectively leverage cloud services and implement efficient development and deployment practices.

Other qualities we value

  • Wide BE experience
    • PostGREs, MySQL or similar RDBMS
    • Understanding of RESTful APIs design and implementation
    • While the core focus for this role is Laravel, Node.js is a big plus
    • Experience writing Python commands for automation
    • Exposure to the Parse framework
  • Proficiency in developing and enhancing code for high-traffic applications, demonstrating a track record of impactful contributions.
  • FE experience
    • FE development experience using React

Remote work

You can ‘work from anywhere’ provided you have access to what you need to do the job. You will also need to be available for a certain amount of meetings with your team. Most team members are located in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne) and Europe including the UK.

About Good On You

Good On You is fashion’s go-to source for sustainability ratings, trusted by leading e-commerce platforms to promote conscious products to consumers all around the world.

Good On You’s vision is to use the power of consumer choices to create a more sustainable future. We make that possible through retail technology that’s changing the way people shop and our innovative platform Good Measures, the sustainability hub that helps brands improve their impacts.

Today, millions of consumers use our mobile app and web tools to check more than 5,000 brand ratings. Major companies, including Microsoft, FARFETCH, and Shaftesbury, use our turnkey solution and rich ratings data—considering 1,000 data points across 100 key issues for each brand—to power a range of shopping experiences and sustainability initiatives. Good On You is endorsed by leading industry bodies and sustainability advocates, including Emma Watson.

Why work for us?

  • Be a part of a passionate and collaborative global team making a real impact on important problems
  • Make meaningful contributions to the codebase of our large scale applications
  • Work in a diverse environment where you will be encouraged to share your ideas and suggest improvements
  • Focus on achieving goals rather than hours spent on a task
  • Join a truly remote company with an established ‘work from anywhere’ policy; We believe flexibility is key to productivity and job satisfaction
  • Access benefits including
    • annual allowance to set up your work space
    • annual allowance for personal and professional development
    • generous leave provisions

How to apply

Please use this short form to express your interest in joining Good On You.