Mid-level Full Stack Developer


Edinburgh (remote working supported)
£35,000 - £40,000 FTE, depending on experience

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent


Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 8th July 2022   6 days left

Scene is recruiting 1 full-stack web software developer with a focus on back-end development with a passion for the net-zero transition. You will work alongside our existing developers, a solutions architect and engineer in a 5 person tech team in Edinburgh, on a 3, 4 or 5 day a week basis.

Scene Connect ("Scene") is a leading renewable energy consultancy in local energy and energy access, with innovation projects in the UK and the Global South. We work across the UK, and are currently part of international projects in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Nepal.

Due to the ongoing success of our innovation work, we are looking to expand our technical team with new appointments – with specific focus on developing ZUoS, designing the net-zero energy system of the future, to operate at the local scale.

We are looking for candidates who buy-in to what we stand for, both in terms of our mission and our collaborative approach to team working. Check out our projects to see what we have done since we started in Edinburgh in 2011. We are a small, but expanding business - we currently have 10 staff across our Edinburgh and London offices and support remote working.

We have a successful track record of taking our innovation projects and spinning them out into new businesses, sharing staff with the new business to ensure its success - including Inclusive Energy, with products in the energy access space, which has grown to a team of 15; and Farm-Hand, focused on increasing crop yields and tackling water scarcity, now with 12 staff. ZUoS is following this tried and tested approach.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK to take up this position, and the company is able to offer certificates of sponsorship to suitable candidates.

To apply for this position please take a good look at our website - www.scene.community to see if you like what we do - then

  • email your CV and
  • a max 1 page covering letter

outlining why you would be a good fit for the position, to [email protected] and [email protected] by 8th July 2022. We may commence interviews before the deadline date so early applications are encouraged. 

Mid-Level software developer

We are looking for a software developer with confidence in the development of web services and user interfaces and experience in software development as part of a team. Candidates with passion for web technologies and Internet of Things are invited to apply and be part of the ZUoS project team, working with our commercial and engineering project team to bring the platform to life.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with at least 1-2 years of experience in software development. Ideally you will also have a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, or a relevant subject, or additional years of work experience.

What You'll Do

  • Work as part of our ZUoS team, joining an established team of 2 developers, a solutions architect and an electrical engineer to solve problems through collaboration;
  • Develop new features as part of the ZUoS technology stack, focusing on the operational platform which is designed to provide predictive scheduling and control over flexible energy demand loads to better match variable renewable generation output;
  • Work in a friendly and constructive environment that supports your growth.

Who You Are

  • You have experience of working as a software developer, ideally on web based projects;
  • You have knowledge of Python and JS or are willing to learn.
  • You have a good understanding of data structures and how to apply them effectively to solve problems.
  • You care about writing readable, well tested code.
  • Passion for web technologies and a desire to remain up to date with the latest technologies and share your knowledge.

Technologies you'll use

We use the following technologies in our product and service development. While you may not have professional experience in these, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to learn and to problem solve:

  • Python / Django
  • TypeScript / Svelte
  • PostgreSQL
  • Google Cloud Platform

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