Type of Job
Software Engineering / Development
£55,000 - £65,000
16 September 2021, 23:00:00
About the job
Did you know that over a third of all food produced and purchased globally ends up getting chucked in the bin?
In the UK, we end up spending about 800 quid a year, avg. per household, on food that we won’t bother eating - globally it’s something along the lines of £765,925,000,000 worth of waste.
If you weighed it all, that’s about 1.3 billion tonnes.
I reckon you could feed quite a few people with that, don’t you?
The more you look into it, the more you realise that food waste – both globally and in the UK – is a massive problem.
It’s not all doom and gloom though...
Over 81% of us would be quite happy to accept food from a neighbour, and there’s a start-up that are using that figure to get more and more people involved in sharing food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
They've grown organically (obviously) over the last 7 years, and now have over 4.5 million users. That’s 4.5 million people all doing their bit to remove food waste from the equation, and they can do it all with a few clicks on their phone!
They’ve got big plans, and new features in the works that’ll make it even easier for their users to make a difference, but at the moment it’s a small team of 10-15, and they’ve realised they need to grow to continue scaling.
That’s what they need you. A senior Ruby on Rails dev who wants to make a difference and would quite fancy being part of something awesome.
They’re a friendly bunch, and as you can imagine everyone in the team is passionate about making the world a better place to be, so if you’re someone that really cares about this stuff you’ll be right at home, literally – they’re a remote first company.
If you’ve got a great grasp of Ruby on Rails, understand what DevOps is and know the value it can add, and have a knack for solving tricky problems that often present themselves in weird and unexpected ways, then you’re just what they need.
Fancy building something that could get rid of food waste for good?
There’s plenty more to talk about, so send over your CV.
Let’s have a chat!