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We're a Tech for Good start-up that makes volunteering and receiving help simple

React Native Developer

£35k – £55k • 0.5% – 2.5%
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Fantastic opportunity to join a fast growing Tech for Good start-up.

onHand is a marketplace app that allows people to give and get help, whenever and wherever they are. We’ve enabled “on-demand volunteering” and are now partnering with local authorities to help the UK fight back against COVID-19, with ~8500 app downloads and rising. Our focus is using the app to match volunteers with older adults who need help with basic tasks like shopping, medicine drop-offs and basic phone support. In doing so, we believe onHand can help address the growing care crisis facing our ageing population and maybe just leave the world a better place too.

We're a 2018 graduate of Facebook's LDN_LABs Accelerator programme (others include Olio and Goodgym) and, whilst the service has only been live since the start of last year, demand is far outpacing our expectations. Our App is live and performing robustly, but it is v1: given the demand we seeing, now is the right moment to invest in technology to enable scale.

You’ll be the third dev to join our growing tech team and at the heart of how we use tech to engage, onboard and match members of our marketplace community. If we are successful, we expect to grow very quickly, expanding across the UK and then internationally. The scope for personal and professional growth for any team member joining us at this stage should be tremendous.

What we’re looking for
We are looking for a frontend React Native developer with proven technical and analytical capabilities. Someone who can balance designing and creating robust, scalable and well-tested code. You will be a key member of the team, responsible for designing and developing new features for our iOS and Android apps. You need to be dynamic, collaborative and curious, as you’ll work in a fast-paced environment where continuous experimentation and innovation are expected. We’re working fully remote for the foreseeable future, so we’re location agnostic, making regular communication a critical part of working with our great dev team.

NOTE: You can apply even if your experience and interests aren't an exact match with what we've laid out in this job description. We’re building something different at onHand and if you’re interested, we want to hear from you. We value great programming principles and best practice, and an analytical, problem-solving mindset that wants to grow with us.

Must haves
Solid foundation in frontend development (3+ years)
At least some React Native experience (1+ years)
Familiar with Apple and Android programming languages and IDEs
Keen eye for UX and enjoy producing wireframes
Experience working with APIs
Comfortable with build and deploy tools (Github, CLI deployment etc)
Designs and implements for reliability, availability, scalability and performance

Nice to haves
Experience writing Python/Flask apps (or similar e.g. Django)
Experience working with databases (preferably PostgreSQL)
Experience using Heroku
Experience with Docker
Experience working in a startup environment
Experience/knowledge of location-based technologies and services (GPS, mapping etc)
Confidence communicating new features and training the wider team to use tech effectively
Computer Science bachelor

Full tech stack
Flask/Python for our backend API and admin
PostgreSQL for our backend database
React Native for our iOS and Android apps
React for our internal admin tool
Heroku and Docker for serving our backend

What we offer
Great culture, we plan fun things
Top spec laptop and phone
25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays
Feeling great everyday about what we do
Location flexibility (our office is in Brighton, if we’re ever allowed back there, but we know you may work best somewhere else)
onHand is serious about being an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better we can serve our community. All applications are considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

onHand at a glance

We're a Tech for Good start-up that makes volunteering and receiving help simple

onHand focuses on Mobile, Marketplaces, Technology, and Mobile Application. Their company has offices in Brighton and London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.beonhand.co.uk/ or find them on LinkedIn and Product Hunt.

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