We are looking for a python developer to help with our polling station finder, candidate website, internal tooling and associated infrastructure.
You will maintain existing codes bases, manage data updates and work on new projects and features across all of our services.
Your work will be used by millions of voters in the UK trying to answer simple questions about their democracy. You will fit into a small team who work remotely by default. The initial focus will be on delivering services for a complex set of elections in May 2021.
Applications will be anonymised before they are reviewed. If you would like to send us examples of your work then you are welcome to, however we might not look at them until the initial application has been considered.
If you have any questions about the job or application process please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. We won't consider this part of the application or interview process, but it might help you to ask questions before applying.
Application deadline: 7 October 2020.
Our stack is mostly Python and Django and PostgreSQL, hosted on AWS with code on GitHub. Experience in any of these is useful, but if you need to work on new skills we can offer mentoring or training. We support learning on the job and rearranging tasks to suit the skills of the best applicant, so if you’re excited to work with us we’d love to hear from you even if you’re not sure you’ve got the right skills.
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About the Company
About Democracy Club Our vision is of a country with the digital foundations to support everyone’s participation in democratic life.
Our mission is to create those foundations by:
We are a small team running a non-partisan Community Interest Company. We run the UK’s polling station finder, an open wiki of candidates and a collection of other data, tools and services aimed at transparency and access to information about elections in the UK. We work with Facebook, The Electoral Commission, newspapers and many others to ensure that voters get access to the information they are looking for.
We don’t have a central office, and the team is spread across the UK. Working hours are flexible and we offer a budget for renting desk space. The paid team is part of a larger community that we affectionately call “wombles” because of their commitment to picking up scraps of democtatic information that we make more accessible to the general public.