Make a difference on corporate social responsibility and security issues around the globe. Join our globally distributed team.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
AKTEK offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform which enables public and private sector clients to capture risk and operation-related information from internal and external sources and produce accessible and visually informative situational dashboards for timely decision-making support. This is increasingly essential in volatile, high risk business environments.
AKTEK was founded in 2016 and has clients in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Among other things its technology helps:
International aid projects in North Africa to better understand the political economy of their operating environments via dynamic stakeholder mapping;
Security agencies in the Horn of Africa to combat piracy via bespoke information management and communication systems;
Governments in Europe and Africa monitor progress on counter-terrorism strategies’
Energy companies in Latin America navigate their changing operational contexts with big data fusion, both in environmental and socio-political terms.
ABOUT THE POSITION: FULL-STACK SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
The ideal candidate is a self-driven problem solver with a desire to contribute to building user-friendly software in an exciting, fast-growing startup environment.
You will be working closely with the CTO and the rest of the development team following agile methodologies. This will involve directly developing FUSION, AKTEK's flagship software product, built on MERN stack using MongoDB, Docker and other technologies.
We are humble but self-confident in our ability to learn and overcome obstacles.
We are builders, pragmatic and resourceful.
We are rigorous and critical, continuously improving based on evidence of what works.
We take pride in our work, delivering quality that shows empathy to our client realities.
We respect data privacy and ensure ethical behaviour in the way we work.
Position: Full-Stack Software Developer
Time commitment: Full-time
Target start date: Flexible
Location: Anywhere in EU timezones (with potential for relocation to Barcelona in 2021)
What you will do:
Assist with the Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Documentation of the flagship FUSION engine.
Development of new software tools as required by AKTEK.
Assist in the estimation of tasks, identify possible obstacles and propose appropriate solutions.
Perform software training on-site or remotely as required.
Provide remote or on-site support to client queries as required.
Periodic short-term travel to deploy and install software on client premises and provide training and other support services on location.
Support clients in processing client data for ingestion in FUSION.
Contribute to product maps, client feedback gathering and quality assurance.
Academic background in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.
More than 2 years of experience as Full stack developer on the MERN Stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, NodeJS).
Experience of administrating Linux (Ubuntu) servers.
Solid understand of basic Git principles.
Solid understanding of SQL and No-SQL Databases (MongoDB).
Comfortable working with back-end API and data integration such as GIS (ArcGIS), Salesforce, Google API, etc.
Basic knowledge of Python and Ruby on Rails.
Strong command of English language, ability to work with remote teams.
Autonomous and interested in self-growth.
Willingness to travel periodically for short-term assignments on client sites around the world.
Important Note: This position is structured as a full-time, indefinite consultancy contract with AKTEK Limited in London, UK. It includes competitive salary (with performance incentives) and benefits such as generous paid holiday allowance (37 days inclusive of local public holidays) and sick days. That said, the successful hire will need to invoice monthly to the UK firm and be responsible for his or her income tax and other government deductions.