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We are a female-led, tech for good startup that has successfully tested and proved our game-changing clothes-sharing concept and grown our community over the past few years. This January we publicly launched our iOS and Android app. We are now growing our membership base and building out our platform to globally scale our revolutionary concept.
Our mission is to empower people to reduce the environmental impact of fashion by giving new life to the beautiful clothes that already exist in our communities. We are using the transformative power of tech to make sustainable solutions accessible to all.
We need an engineer to lead the back-end development of our platform. We are building an app where speed, scalability and intuitive usability are paramount. We are in this for the long haul and are more interested in building something simple and beautiful that works extremely well than something complicated and burdensome with endless features.
We’re looking for a product-driven, back-end / full-stack engineer who wants to become part of a core team of an early-stage startup. Significant personal and professional growth will be required as we deal with the trials and tribulations of creating a new sustainable model to access and consume fashion, where failing fast and learning is a common occurrence but where perseverance and ability wins out.
Who you are
You have at least moderate experience engineering back-end systems. You can understand complex concepts and problems and design solutions for them. You have experience with fundamental back-end technologies and establishing technical stacks. Researching and adopting new technologies best suited for the job is a welcome challenge. You care about what you are creating and putting out into the world, which will result in people across the globe reducing their fashion carbon footprint and connecting with their communities.
A formal education and the ability to solve text-book problems is nice, but not prioritised at Nuw. We want to see, first and foremost, that you have the ability, tenacity and work ethic to take on challenges, expand your knowledge and skills where necessary and do it fast.
Learning and growing personally and professionally is exciting for you. You will be taking real ownership and responsibility in the cultural and technical direction of our company, we value and appreciate that, and hope you do too. Attention to detail is important. We believe that the smallest improvements can have a big impact on a user’s experience.
Working in a large consulting or corporate company is off-putting to you. You thrive under autonomy. Encountering a problem is an exciting opportunity to overcome while expanding your knowledge and skills.
Given we are an early-stage startup, you are comfortable wearing different hats. While your primary focus will be the back-end engineering of our product, you are enthusiastic about all aspects of software development and are happy to throw in where needed.
What we’re building
We are building a full-stack solution for like-minded people to share their clothes with members of their community. Uploading and browsing pieces, connecting with community members, arranging collections and delivery, calculating our environmental impact and carbon offset, sharing stories and more. A member can log into our shared wardrobe and seamlessly access endless fashion in a sustainable and affordable way. Many key features have been built but there is a long and exciting roadmap of improvements and new features ahead.
Agile development is at the core of building Nuw. A beautiful, fast and simple set of processes to facilitate clothes-sharing among our members. Built for our unique context. Built to be loved by our community. No more difficulty and barriers to access fashion in a more sustainable way and extend the life-cycle of our clothes.
We are integrating deeply with the tools and services we love to use. For example, implementing 0 impact delivery partnerships. For every single decision and process, we strive to implement the most sustainable solution possible.
Our community is built on reciprocity and friendship. We are building a community to empower our members to share what they have and borrow what they need, not to create a business transaction between members to recirculate fashion as this can make sustainable solutions inaccessible for many.
Our team values
Transparency and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. We founded Nuw with a determination to create solutions centred around sustainability, accessibility and community.
Shared solutions are what we strive for. We share problems and find answers as a team. Much like our platform, we rely on everyone working together to achieve things that we could never do alone.
No time for ‘busy work’. As an early stage start-up we only have time for pursuing real progress. We avoid, outsource, eliminate and automate things that don’t drive us forward.
Ego Free Zone. We check our egos at the door. At Nuw we value kindness, consideration and support for others.
We believe in doing good – for ourselves, for each other and for the planet. But for us, none of this would be possible if we didn’t enjoy ourselves. We love what we do and we have fun doing it.
Our physical office is based in London Bridge, with team members across the UK and Ireland and systems and protocols in place to make sure this works for everyone.
While we don’t have fixed working hours per se, it is expected that you make yourself available for obligations like team, partner and investor meetings, and community events. You can expect the office to be busiest between 10am and 5pm, early birds and night owls notwithstanding.
Predictable and upfront communication is essential e.g. timeliness of messaging, updates on what you’re doing etc. Transparent communication ensures we remain on the same page and all team members feel supported in their roles.
We understand that how we get ‘real work’ done is personal to each of us so we try to batch meetings and make communication protocol clear so everyone is in the loop and can get on with things.
We are an early-stage company and not in a position to hire a full-time senior dev immediately, however, we are looking for someone who is interested in joining Nuw long-term and is understanding of our situation for the next few months. We would like to work with you on a contract basis until we close our seed-stage funding round at the end of 2020.
Although technically a contractor / freelancer initially, we are looking for someone who understands they are core and valued team member and can develop a strong sense of ownership, commitment and team camaraderie from the outset. We are looking for someone for the long-haul.
Project scope, rates and timelines can be discussed. There are quite a few new features we are looking to build in the coming months.
If you believe in what we are building here at Nuw and share our values we would love to connect with you.