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Software Engineer Lead | Remote CET- 4 hours

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Job Description

We are an impact-driven, remote-first, ClimateTech (CDR) startup headquartered in Germany and Brazil to reverse climate change and make tropical agriculture more regenerative, low-carbon, and sustainable. We are currently working with Enhanced Rock Weathering in tropical agriculture, focusing on Brazil. We do that to create a liveable planet for future generations and, specifically, to regenerate soils and ecosystems, grow nutritious food, and increase food security and sovereignty in the tropics. Our stakeholders and clients are from all over the world.

People-first, Performance Culture: We believe that focus on people and performance can co-exist with the right cultural vision. Our philosophy is to blend these two essential components. The Rocket symbolizes our commitment to peak performance, excellence, and reaching new heights. The Heart represents our dedication to our people, fostering empathy, compassion, and genuine care for every team member's well-being.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are proud to have an internationally growing team and we are designing our people practices to serve psychological safety, belonging and authenticity.

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Watch this informative video of the role by our Head of People Matyas Tamasi made with much love:

Working closely with the product owner, you will lead the greenfield development of a web application designed to enable InPlanet to scale operations to billions of tons of carbon dioxide removal.

This pivotal role is tailored to a versatile fullstack developer with proficiency in both frontend and backend development. We are seeking an individual who not only possesses technical expertise but is also comfortable teasing out user requirements, working in a fast moving environment (ERW is a relatively new space with significant R&D investment).

You will be closely involved in building the software engineering team – as the senior developer there will be a need for you to mentor and provide guidance to the other developers in the team.

  • Lead the greenfield development of a sophisticated web platform.
  • Work closely with the product owner, senior designer, and key stakeholders in the steering group (internal and external).
  • Guide the software engineering team to write clean, efficient, and maintainable code following industry best practices and modern development methodologies.
  • Oversee the entire software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, deployment, and continuous improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest software development trends, tools, and technologies, and share knowledge with the product team.
  • Collaborate with InPlanet’s Systems and Productivity Partner to ensure seamless integration of software solutions with existing systems and tools.
  • Passion for sustainability, climate change mitigation, and technology-driven solutions for positive impact.
  • Strong track record in managing and presenting complex data within web environments, with a portfolio showcasing previous work.
  • Core proficiency in JavaScript or Typescript – familiarity with Python and R is a bonus.
  • Experience with Next.js or similar framework for server-side rendering and efficient frontend development.
  • Demonstrated experience with web mapping libraries such as LeafletJS.
  • Experience building offline capable progressive web apps (PWAs).
  • Familiarity building multilingual applications.
  • Proficiency deploying web applications to a major cloud platform (we plan to use GCP).
  • Strong understanding of different data architectures, including NoSQL and SQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Firestore, BigQuery).
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience of Agile working in a startup environment is a plus.

At InPlanet, we have a big vision of solving climate change, and we are looking for individuals who are genuinely passionate about making a positive difference in the world of Carbon Removal Solutions. As a fast-growing startup, we are also in the process of identifying and further articulating our culture and key values on which we hold each other accountable in the company. These values are also an important part of our selection process for this role:

  • Trust: You believe in being kind and transparent in the workplace, fostering an environment where trust thrives and collaboration flourishes - #thereforeachother
  • Drive: You possess an innate drive to take action with a hands-on, can-do attitude, propelled by the urgency of now - #Igotthis, #yougotthis
  • Impact: You dream big and are committed to making a meaningful difference in the world, aligning with our overarching mission to address climate change - #bigsolutionstobigchallenges
  • Salary expectations and our comp philosophy are openly discussed in the first interview with the goal of managing expectations fairly.
  • Share options to make you feel like an owner.
  • Home Office Budget
  • Fully Remote: Join us from anywhere within the CET (- 4-hour time zones).
  • Personal development budget of EUR 500
  • Language Programme Monthly Allowance
  • 34+ days annual leave
  • The opportunity to be autonomous, make a huge difference and belong to a vision.
  • Occasional off-sites in Brazil yay!
  • MacBook to fuel your productivity

At InPlanet, our philosophy revolves around ensuring fair and unbiased compensation and equitable equity pay, coupled with competitive benefits, across all regions where we operate.

The reason behind our salary range being wide or undefined at the first stages of the interview is because of our international presence and globally distributed workforce, we utilize geo ranges to account for varying pay differentials, forming a crucial part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive across diverse markets as we expand our reach.

These ranges are determined by role, level, and location, recognizing the nuanced demands of each market. The actual base pay for the selected candidate is influenced by factors such as location, skills, experience, training, business requirements, and market dynamics, with the range subject to potential adjustments in alignment with our commitment to fairness and transparency.

Roughly 6 hours across 3-6 weeks from CV-screening.

  1. Interview with Talent & People Partner or Head of People (values & motivation)
  2. Interview with the Hiring Manager (required core skills and competencies)

(optional third interview)

  1. Challenge with 3+ team members (specific task, preparation needed)
  2. Verbal reference check & psychometric profiling
  3. Offer
    • We kindly ask you to submit your CV in English, as this is the main language we use here at InPlanet (unless it is justified to be in Portuguese).

Being an equal opportunities employer is very important to us, and we are committed to ensuring that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justifiable. We design our processes to be fair and equitable, and we believe in continuous learning. logo

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