Junior Software Engineer


  • Full Time

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Apolitical is a global technology company accelerating the transformation of government. We help public servants find the policies, peers and partners they need to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Our network is used in more than 170 countries, including by mayors, ministers and former heads of state. We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer to join our mission to save democracy by enabling governments to make better decisions.

The Role

We are looking for a new member to join our team of mission-driven, collaborative inquisitive software engineers to build our digital policy and learning platforms. You will ideally be comfortable sinking your teeth into all parts of our stack from DevOps, to backend and frontend with the desire to build up your skill set to domain expertise in at least one of these areas. We don’t expect you to have all the answers but you should be keen to learn and figure it out.

As a junior engineer, we want to help you grow through challenging work, regular check ins with your manager, pairing with colleagues and learning opportunities such as our twice-monthly learning days. We’ll provide you with the support you need to find your strengths. This role would be ideal for someone who has recently graduated, completed a boot camp or similar and is curious and eager to learn.


  • University/Boot Camp graduates welcome
  • Knowledge of JavaScript or the ability to pick it up quickly
  • Familiarity with NodeJS and/or React would be a plus
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment
  • Open communication and a willingness to give and receive candid feedback


(In addition to working with smart, kind people on one of the most important challenges of our time…)

Stock options: Our employee options plan gives you a stake in our vision.

Flexibility: Everyone works differently. Whether it’s early mornings, late nights or a day at home, we support what gives you energy and makes you effective.

Holidays: We have unlimited holidays, trusting people to take what they need when they need. As a restorative reboot, we give everyone on the team the last Friday of every month off.

Office: In normal times we’re based in beautiful Public Hall, in the heart of Westminster and overlooking the River Thames though we have flexibility around remote working.

Parental leave: We offer generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Personal development: We offer regular learning days and have learning and development budgets for books, conferences and courses.

Library: We have a constantly growing library, to which every team member contributes their favourite book. There’s also a bigger library in Public Hall.

Discounts: Exclusive discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands.

Before applying, you should read Apolitical’s Leadership Principles (Link here). In particular, consider if you are excited by the autonomy and changeability that a Series A stage startup demands

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