Join our team!
We’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer (remote)
Join our global impact team to help eliminate global injustices by connecting technologies and human rights! This is a REMOTE position (outside of Switzerland).
Who we are:
Spring ACT – Action. Compassion. Technology. – is a Swiss-based global non-profit organisation empowering people through innovative technologies to take action and help eliminate global social injustices. Our team has developed “Sophia” – the world’s first chatbot assisting survivors of domestic violence to gather potential evidence and seek help around the world: springact.org
And this is where you come in!
- You believe in empowering others, practice integrity and compassion in your daily actions and have a curious mind that likes to learn.
- You enjoy working in a dedicated and multi-cultural team of volunteers across different countries.
- 7+ years of relevant experience
- You enjoy building robust web applications, covering everything from user experience design to deployment pipelines
- You are passionate about data privacy and information security to protect our users
- You have real-life, proven experience across (most of) our current tech stack:
- Backend: Node.js, Python, PostgreSQL, RESTful APIs
- DevOps: Git, Docker, GitHub Actions, Azure
- Experience in the following topics is a plus: chatbot development, messaging infrastructure, natural language processing, data analytics and visualisation, localisation and internationalisation
- Experience with dev team management, especially remote-first teams, is a plus.
Description of role:
- Working language: English
- You will create the technical foundation to bring Spring ACT’s projects to life, and add exciting new features to our existing projects, especially Sophia, our chatbot
- Lead a small, remote-first team of passionate software engineers across frontend and backend topics
- Plan and implement core technical architecture that aligns with our goals to empower people affected by global injustices
- Draft, allocate and monitor technology-related budgets and investments
- Handle technical aspects of information security and data privacy such as on-going security testing
- Ensure adequate unit test coverage and robust development practices such as code reviews
- Communicate technology strategy to partners and potential clients
About the projects
You will mainly be working on Sophia, a chatbot for survivors of domestic violence: sophia.chat, helping improve the chatbot, enhance the Digital Safe’s security and help move us to open source. In addition, you will be working on the other projects that are currently in the pipeline. One of these is “Dots.” a SDG alternative legal aid app.
Why you should join us:
- Join a highly motivated team of like-minded individuals from around the world
- Help implement impactful new technologies assisting survivors of domestic violence and people in vulnerable situations, as well as empowering people to take action more broadly
- Get the opportunity to work on a crucial part of our young and fast growing organisation
- Flexible working hours, from the location of your choice
- Join a value-based organisation striving to make a real impact
- Meaningful and impactful work
Contract and Salary
This is a remote position and the percentage (50% – 100%) can be adapted according to the needs of the successful candidate. We are offering a freelance contract. Compensation is offered in accordance to the successful candidate’s qualifications and national salary standards of where they are based, as we are recruiting outside of Switzerland.
✨ Does this spark your interest?
Please send us a short email with your CV and a cover letter about you and why you want to join to: recruitment[at]springact.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
– Spring ACT team
People with gender identities that are underrepresented in the tech industry are especially encouraged to apply. If you are questioning whether you should, please read this article.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Spring ACT values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.