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Backend GIS Developer

Soil Association
Home-based with some travel expected

Posted: 14 Feb 2023

Deadline: 30 Mar 2023

Compensation: Competitive

Paid Full-time Permanent Remote working


Job description

About our organisation

The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation.

We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market, and we protect forests. We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.

Soil Association Exchange is a new service for farmers to help them farm in a way that improves the climate and protects nature. The service provides farmers with the measurement tools, the know-how and financial incentives to make the changes we need to reverse climate change.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a brilliant Backend/GIS developer to join SA Exchange and help us support more farmers to tackle climate change through how they farm. Do you have the skills to crunch complex environmental data sets, visualize them geospatially and bring digital products to life that make a real difference on the future of our planet?

About you

We're looking for someone who:

  • Previous experience developing enterprise level SAAS products within a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of web based geospatial techniques, ideally in a headless Node.js environment. Currently we use a combination of GDAL & Turf.js tools.
  • Knowledge of database systems and architectures, ideally PostGIS
  • Experience building APIs in a stateless, serverless environment, we use AWS Lambda
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills.
  • Good communication and self-organisation skills.
  • Is inspired by our mission to reverse climate change
  • Is Capable of working with pace and energy and to tight deadlines
  • Wants to harness their skills and talents for a ‘bigger purpose’s informed by the best science and data not by fashions and opinions.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

  • 27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution increasing with length of service

  • Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce

  • Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives

  • Family friendly policies and flexible working

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce


37.5 Hours Per Week



Home-Based with some travel expected

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About Soil Association

Our organisation started in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Our team of around 250 employees have been working with this vision for positive change ever since. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.