IBAT Software Developer

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International Union for Conservation of Nature




We are looking for two developers who would be a keen self-motivated technology enthusiasts, who are not daunted by trying out new technologies and be able to think outside the box, with an eye for optimisation, performance, security and understanding the complexities of data management. The developers would be expected to work independently and manage the full-stack of a critical web application – and should be confident working under the guidance of the IBAT Lead Software Architect, who oversees the ongoing development of the web application.

Main responsibilities

  • Ownership mindset for maintaining and developing the IBAT platform and technical process. We are a small but dedicated team; your contribution will make a difference.
  • Scope, architect and implement new features
  • Implementation robust set of services and APIs and consume external ones
  • Implementation of secure systems and data protection
  • Integrate unit and feature testing as part of development process, specifically using test driven development (TDD)
  • Learning new technologies and take responsibility of pushing best new software best practise into IBAT.
  • Strong focus on the customers and their needs.
  • Analyse, manipulate and transform large geo spatial vector and raster datasets to support the needs of the IBAT tool
  • Work effectively in a small, cross disciplinary team to support a range of goals and objectives
  • Articulate and explain technical concepts to a range of audiences
  • Advise and collaborate with external developers regarding integration of IBAT Datasets into existing or proposed third party tools
  • Contribute ideas and new approaches to development goals, you will have a considerable influence as the team is small but growing.



  • A good first degree or higher in Computer Science / Software Engineering or similar field
  • Minimum 2 years commercial experience in a software development team
  • Strong experience with Geographic Information Systems.
  • Strong experience in Ruby on Rails development.
  • Experience in front-end development with experience in HTML, CSS/SASS and JavaScript
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks.
  • Comfortable using Git.
  • Delivering projects in an Agile environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of using relational database, and good with database design (PostgreSQL)
  • Experience using modern web frameworks
  • Experience using cloud-based services
  • Web Mapping experience (using PostGIS, CartoDB or ArcGIS, and front-end mapping technologies such as Leaflet / Mapbox/ OpenLayers and the likes)
  • Track record of driving change and taking ownership of systems
  • Fluency in English (Writing, speaking, Listening)


  • Conservation expertise, with experience working for a conservation NGO
  • Continuous integration and deployment experience.
  • Vue.js experience
  • DevOps experience.

Other languages

Other Skills

  • Experience of managing positive relationships with multiple teams / external teams
  • Ability to prioritise work, and define proper working patterns
  • Experience working with complex biodiversity databases/datasets.
  • Ability and motivation to deliver high quality work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible approach to managing high workload with multiple tasks in a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Logical, practical and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom

Source: https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=10952&lang=en




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