Full Stack Developer

About us

Leap is an early stage for-profit social startup that aims to accelerate world’s transition to sustainable consumption. We work at the intersection of technology, environmental psychology and data science to promote consumption of low resource products and food. We are building a web+mobile marketplace that will provide consumers clear information about the social-environmental impact of products and help them choose the better alternative.

In the last six months, we have executed multiple pilots within the Auroville community to understand needs of our users. Now, we are ready to build the beta version of the marketplace.

We are IIT-Delhi alumni with prior experience in product development, machine learning and design research. We have worked at the intersection of technology, sustainability and social impact in India and Europe. We are incubated by Social Alpha (a Tata Trusts initiative) and supported by our wonderful partners in Auroville.

Job Description

We are looking for a full stack developer to take ownership of the backend work and support the frontend team as per the need. The person will work closely with our front end developer, app developer and UX designer to create high quality experience on web + mobile platforms. He/She will take responsibility of the entire development cycle - creating architecture, translating design into code, testing, deployment, optimising the code for the performance and integrating user feedback.

Requirements

  • Strong expertise in Django + Python and knowledge of Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Solid understanding of principles of web-development, databases and RESTful APIs
  • Previous experience in developing a web product from scratch
  • Familiarity with React is a big plus
  • Willingness to take on a leadership role and mentor the product development team
  • Proactive approach to learning, good communication and openness to feedback
  • Flexible to take on varied roles in the startup as per the needs
  • Believer in the ability of a small group of individuals to tackle the biggest challenges

Why you should work with us?

You will get an opportunity to take ownership of the product and create meaningful impact with your work. This is your chance to leverage technology to create a more sustainable world. You can wear multiple hats and dabble with other aspects of running a startup as per your interest. Mainstream work culture doesn’t appeal to us. We believe in actively seeking personal growth, through work and otherwise. We are trying to create a work and living environment that can foster that. You are invited to build it with us, together.

And, this too :)

You will be financially compensated as per your skills and experience and we will top it up with stock options.

We will take good care during your stay in Auroville. You’ll live in a furnished, peaceful accommodation with a beautiful garden, get fresh organic food and an e-bike to move around. We have swimming pool, sports facilities, beautiful beaches and forests in our vicinity. You’ll get opportunity to explore vibrant life in Auroville, pursue your other interests and develop new ones.

If you are not willing to shift to Auroville, then you can also work remotely. No issues at all!

If you are willing to take the leap with us, then drop us a mail at hi@leaplabs.io . Please include the following information in the mail:

  • Links to the past projects you have worked on or your Github profile
  • LinkedIn profile or updated resume
  • What caught your interest in this position?