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Technical Arquitect in Barcelona or Remote


45,000 - €77,000
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Job Description

Moodle with us

Perhaps you've heard of Moodle - we make the world's most popular learning platform and we are on a mission to empower educators to improve our world. As part of our mission we have an exciting project to build and develop a new open social media platform for educators, called MoodleNet… and we have a unique opportunity for a Technical Architect to work on its technical inception.

This role can either be based out of our Barcelona Europe head quarters or done remotely working from the comfort of your own home.

About your new workplace

MoodleNet will be a key building block in the Moodle ecosystem, and part of an award-winning international open-source software project. We create a powerful open-source online learning platform used by schools, higher education institutions and workplaces globally. Moodle’s learning platform is used in every country in the world, with hundreds of millions of users.

Our team is mostly based in Perth, Australia and Barcelona, Spain. But we have colleagues all over the world too - Belgium, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Canada, USA, The Czech Republic.

We are a hard working team because we believe in our mission to empower educators to improve our world. When you join us, you will hear stories how we are doing exactly that.

Finally, we really value our peers, and a caring, respectful, open and innovative workplace.

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What's in it for you?

Besides the obvious that we've mentioned - a workplace where we really value our peers, and a caring, respectful, open and innovative workplace - what about:

  • a workplace where you have the unique opportunity to build and shape a global open source software project
  • a competitive salary
  • a truly flexible work-life blend approach - we are open to working remotely from home or out of our Barcelona office with flexible hours
  • an environment where you can bring your whole self to work
  • the knowledge you are helping millions of people reach their goals

Moodle is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, medical conditions, genetic information, or disability.

Does this all sound good? If yes...

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  • Add a cover letter, resume and anything else you'd like to share.
    • Note that we particularly value living, breathing projects and demos. Please don’t just send code, though. Show or tell us why you wrote it, what it’s for, what you like about it, how it helps someone, etc.
    • Please do let us know how your experiences and perspectives (personal, professional, academic, or otherwise) could contribute to the diversity of our team.
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Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Skills & requirements

What your new job can look like…

In this 6 month contract role you will be a full-stack developer who can advise around key strategic technology decisions for the project. You will prototype solutions to be tested with the Moodle community, educators, and partners. With almost two million registered users on the forums, we envisage MoodleNet as being a platform that will quickly scale to be used globally.

You will work with the MoodleNet Lead to scope and develop a technical roadmap, work towards an integrated and robust technology ecosystem, undertake hands-on prototyping of potential solutions, as well as liaising with numerous stakeholders.

Discover more about the project here:

We're looking for someone with strong skills in:

  • Working openly, particularly in terms of open source software projects
  • Technical development of ‘big picture’ digital projects
  • Prototyping solutions, with the attitude of being happy to fail fast and learn quickly
  • Agiles project management
  • Breaking apart complex problems into tangible, understandable units - and then creating actionable solutions for each of them.
  • Working with a globally-distributed team
  • Technologies such as: JavaScript (including modern frameworks such as React, Angular, and Vue.js), HTML, CSS, Node.js, Git, and database options such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, and/or Redis
  • Dynamic scalable solutions using cloud technologies

And if you have this, even better:

  • Moodle experience
  • Knowledge and interest in Open protocols such as ActivityPub
  • Working knowledge of PHP (for integration with Moodle core)
  • Previous experience in a Technical Architect role
  • An experimental approach, keeping up to date with developments such as IPFS and digital credentialing

With this kind of approach:

  • The ability to build and maintain relationships and work confidently with people at all levels
  • An enthusiastic and approachable personality
  • A good communicator (both written and verbal) with the ability to earn trust and credibility
  • The ability to work independently and take the initiative
  • A team player with the emotional maturity to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty
  • The ability to lead by example and manage others, including delegation where appropriate to meet deadlines with competing priorities

Note: the successful applicant will work closely with Doug Belshaw, MoodleNet Lead, who is based in the UK. The successful applicant will therefore be expected to overlap at least four hours per day with his standard working hours (GMT or BST, depending on the time of year).


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