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WeFarm

Clojure Engineer

London, United Kingdom

Salary

£55K - 85K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • clojure
  • ClojureScript
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Team lunches
  • Daily stand up
  • Stock options
  • Casual dress
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Training
  • 25 days holiday
  • Bike friendly
  • Laptop

To sum it up...

Enables farmers to share and access information using Clojure!

Role overview

We are a unique social enterprise providing a vital service for the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers who live and work without internet access. This pioneering, peer-to-peer platform enables farmers to access crowdsourced information by SMS, creating social impact on a groundbreaking scale and generating a game-changing data feed through the use of cutting edge AI techniques.

In just one year WeFarm has scaled to more than 72,000 farmers across Kenya, Uganda and Peru, has facilitated over 11.5 million interactions and featured in the FT, Forbes, Wired.co.uk, as well as winning awards from Google’s Impact Challenge, The Venture and the European Commission’s Ideas From Europe.

With an ambitious goal to reach 1 million farmers in the next 12 months, we are looking for a talented Developer to join the team and support this growth.

Would you like to change the world and create social impact on a global scale? Do you want every LOC you write to save livelihoods? Are you passionate, ambitious, and driven? Then apply to join the UK’s most exciting VC backed tech start-up today!

Role

You will be building a large Clojure based API (Liberator, core.async, Ring, etc) and using a variety AI/NLP/ML tools & techniques to help develop and deliver the service.

You will also work closely with our Data Scientist & Head of Engagement to make sure the value and insight we extract from our traffic is passed on to our partners and users.

You’ll be based at WeFarm HQ at the TechHub in London, working closely with the senior leadership team. We are looking for an ambitious, talented individual who knows a Y-combinator isn’t just a SV incubator and there’s more to currying than spices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and develop stable functional services
  • Produce clean well documented idiomatic code
  • Comfortable with Git Flow methodology
  • Support Head of Engagement to deliver a quality UX to the users of WeFarm
  • Service integrity and availability

Key Skills

  • Computer science fundamentals, Bash, Regex, Git etc
  • Clojure is the primary language of the system so an understanding of this although experience with other functional languages also qualify.
  • Imperative languages e.g. PHP, Javascript etc.
  • Databases: MySQL & NoSQL/KV store
  • An opinion on TDD, BDD, ReplDD & Hammock time
  • Know your way around the multifarious AWS services
  • Experience with CI/CD deployment pipelines

Bonus Points

Some of the technologies we are using include Docker, Travis-CI, ClojureScript,Java interop, PHP (for our legacy system which we’re moving away from), graph databases such as Neo4J, frontend technologies such as React and React Native and a grasp of OWASP principles.

Domain knowledge & additional skills

  • Passionate about the business and social impact
  • Quick learner
  • Influence without authority
  • Hacker mindset with a crafts persons pride
  • Pragmatic problem solver
  • Strategic, proactive, creative, innovative and collaborative

Location

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, situated in the South East of the island. The world's largest financial centre, London is also often referred to the culture capital of the world. The city is well-known for its heritage, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. London Underground is the oldest urban railway network in the world.

Technology workers in London earn 60pc more than the city average, with the figure even higher for foreign born workers, who earned 28pc more than their British counterparts in tech jobs. London can be considered as a center for professional relocation. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London.

The city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day and it’s often the topic of conversation across the city.

Did you know...

  • 2.5M people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born
  • 40% of Greater London is green space
  • 10-49
  • London, United Kingdom

Over 1 billion smallholder farmers produce 80% of the world's food, and four of the five most traded commodities on earth, yet the vast majority lack access to the internet and even basic information to help them solve problems or share ideas. No one has built a platform for these farmers. Until Wefarm. Wefarm is already the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, with more than 1 million farmers using our ecosystem in Kenya and Uganda alone. Our farmers share more than 40,000 questions and answers every day. Farmers connect with one another to solve problems, share ideas, and spread innovation, for free, and without needing an internet connection (Wefarm works even through SMS). Utilising the latest machine learning technology, Wefarm’s service gets bespoke, crowd- sourced information to help farmers increase yields, gain insight into pricing, tackle the effects of climate change, source the best quality seeds, fertiliser, and loans and diversify their agricultural interests. With the smallholder global agricultural market valued at over 400 billion USD, our vision is to create a digital online/ offline ecosystem for global smallholder agriculture. WeFarm has won Google’s prestigious Impact Challenge Award, the MEFFYS Award for Innovation in Technology, the Messaging and SMS World Awards’ Best SMS Solution, Business Rocks’ Global Startup Pitch Battle, Chivas Regal’s The Venture Competition’s UK prize, and 2nd place in their Global final and the European Union Commission’s Ideas from Europe Prize.

  • Technology
  • Seed
  • Africa
  • AWS
  • Code Quality
  • Code Reviews
  • Machine Learning
  • Team Lunches
  • Daily Stand Up
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Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

£55K - 85K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • clojure
  • ClojureScript
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Team lunches
  • Daily stand up
  • Stock options
  • Casual dress
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Training
  • 25 days holiday
  • Bike friendly
  • Laptop

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