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Front End Developer

Beyond Essential Systems

A bit about us...

Here at Beyond Essential Systems (BES) we make awesome technology and put it to good use in the world. Our aim is to improve decision making in low resource settings by providing meaningful data that results in well informed decisions, and better outcomes for individuals. Our services and products have impact across health, education, supply chain and disaster management, and we are proud to be able to provide innovative and collaborative solutions, while working closely with local partners in the Asia / Pacific region.

About the role

As a Developer in the BES team, you’ll be working on projects that directly impact our overall mission. Our software suite includes Tupaia and Tamanu and we also implement and support mSupply and DHIS2 systems, all of which you’ll contribute to.

Currently, our team is advancing our software to support the COVID-19 response for vulnerable populations in the Pacific, in particular vaccine registration, lab test results management with a patient portal, and mapping of medical supplies.

Day to day, you will:

  • Write beautiful, efficient code, with a focus on quality
  • Collaborate with the wider team on our projects
  • Contribute to our technical standards, architectural decision-making and tools
  • Document the systems you help build

We are a flexible bunch and are open to this role being full time, part time (across 4 days) or even a 9-day fortnight.

About you

You’ll have a real connection with our purpose and will be looking for a role where your work has a meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. You’ll be a natural collaborator with initiative and drive.

Ideally, you’ll have around 3 years development experience in JavaScript, or be looking to transition across. Experience in some (we don't expect all) of the following skills would also be an advantage:

  • Front end development: react, react-native, material-ui, styled-components
  • Some knowledge of backend: APIs, NodeJS, Postgres
  • Testing: jest, cypress

What’s in it for you?

Where do we start! As well as being part of key projects and having meaningful work, we also offer:

  • Genuine work/life balance and flexibility
  • Ongoing professional development: you decide where to take your career
  • A talented, collaborative, and friendly team to work with
  • An opportunity to work for a recently accredited B Corp company

Right now, we're working remotely until restrictions ease but the office is on Nicholson St in Brunswick East - close to Lygon Street with its Cafés, restaurants and bars - and there is a big park just behind our building. 


To submit your application click the Apply Now button.

We would especially encourage you to apply if you are from a community that’s underrepresented in the technology or aid industry.

No closing date, we’ll hire as soon as we get the right candidate, so don’t delay!

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