At ruumi we are building apps to give farmers actionable insights at their fingertips and manage their grassland and grazing in sustainable ways.
We are looking for a frontend or backend or fullstack person to work with us on our web applications providing actionable insights to farmers on the ground and out in the fields. In addition, we are looking for someone to work with us on our carbon registry tracking all on-farm emissions and showing progress over time.
For our existing web apps we are using modern and idiomatic Node.js and Typescript on the backend, and Typescript with React and Redux on the frontend. We use Postgres for our databases and Redis for in-memory stores. We use infrastructure-as-code best practices and deploy with the AWS CDK. We use GitHub for issue tracking and collaboration, and Git for version control.
We are a remote-first company with folks based in Berlin, Denmark, Spain, and the UK. Ideally you'd be located in a timezone +-4h allowing for somewhat overlapping working hours. We are at an early stage and do not believe we can fully support folks on the opposite side of the globe as of now.
To give you a little bit of insight into the company, here are a blog posts from our folks
and we regularly update our farmers from https://twitter.com/ruumismart/
What you'll be doing
The following gives an overview of high-level responsibilities we want you to take on.
- Define features from user insights. While we don't expect you to spend the whole time talking to farmers and cows, we do want you to be as close to our customers as possible. Farming software today was built without thinking about the user - we are different.
- Design and implement applications for the web. You work on our existing web apps and shape their direction.
Who we're looking for
The following gives an overview of high-level qualifications we think could be helpful.
- Experience with backend or frontend technologies related to what we are using
- Excellent communication skills
- Organized and self-sufficient
Because we are at such an early stage, we believe we'll need someone who can work self-sufficiently.
At ruumi we work with farmers and companies to create the conditions for a better future.
We’ve spent the last two years listening to farmers - an experience we wouldn’t swap for anything. As a result, we feel deeply optimistic about the possibility of restoring a healthy balance between mankind and nature. By putting the real-world needs of farmers first – and by being open and honest about what we can and can't do – we believe we can make a difference.
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in a purpose-led early stage startup. You'll have the opportunity to build your ideas, see the impact quickly and watch a business (and grass) grow.
Company benefits: 30 vacation vacation days per year for you to re-charge and stay on top of your mental health; the best remote working equipment and a co-working space budget to support you day-to-day; quarterly off-sites to get together as a small company.
Want to learn more? Soils are depleted in both developed and less developed countries. The nutrient and water cycle are at stake. Disruptive weather patterns are making it increasingly difficult for farmers to forecast and deliver their desired output.
When we replenish soils, increase biodiversity, and improve the nutrient and water cycle, the planet can absorb carbon into the ground and help farmers to sustain their business more effectively.
Here are a few more resources we like.