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Tech Matters

Software Engineer

WorldwideFull-Time$70K - $120K
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Tech Matters is seeking a mid-level or senior software engineer to help build the Terraso platform, an open source project delivering critical software tools to empower communities around the world to adopt sustainable practices addressing the climate change crisis and improving human welfare. We support community leaders to organize, fund, and execute activities to sustain and regenerate human welfare and ecosystem health.


We are building and curating tools to help people with:

• Data: collecting, sharing, analyzing, and visualizing data

• Mapping: monitoring vegetation, water, and soil quality

• Learning: sharing sustainable practices with fellow practitioners 


This role is for you if you:

  • are curious, thoughtful and critical
  • enjoy being part of building something new
  • excel at collaborating with people with a wide range of talents
  • have informed opinions on your craft and a willingness to both take feedback and advocate for the integrity of your work
  • are comfortable taking on ownership and responsibility
  • believe in the mission of Tech Matters 


In this role, you will:

  • facilitate team discussions about which features to build
  • contribute to the open source projects we depend on
  • deliver performant, supportable, high quality code and features
  • collaboratively define, scope, prioritize, and estimate work
  • review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback during code reviews
  • inspire the best in those you work with
  • prioritize inclusion of diverse perspectives, making sure they are built into our development process, feature selection, open source code and documentation


You could be a great candidate for this role if you have:

  • five years of professional software development experience
  • a strong understanding of Django and PostgreSQL
  • built, operated and maintained resilient, scalable services
  • experience consuming third-party APIs
  • fluency with the command line and git
  • knowledge of testing, profiling, and debugging practices
  • a commitment to building an inclusive and thoughtful workplace
  • attention to detail and a willingness to take time to think things through and do them the right way
  • excellent communication, organization, and prioritization skills


We’d be particularly delighted to hire someone who:

  • has worked with geospatial data
  • has shipped software using React or React Native
  • is interested in or experienced with conservation and sustainability
  • developed and maintained open source software
  • designed and deployed APIs
  • speaks, reads, and writes two or more human languages


We don’t require:

  • any particular credentials, whether educational, experiential, or title-related
  • prior nonprofit experience
  • prior remote work experience


Our Stack

  • we use React for our frontend and Django to power a GraphQL API
  • we use React Native for our mobile apps
  • we use PostgreSQL, Docker containers, and AWS S3
  • we use GitHub Actions for CI/CD workflows


$70,000 - $120,000 a year

For our U.S. employees we provide medical, dental, vision and life insurance, a 401(k) with match, 20 days of vacation, 10 holidays and an education subsidy. Outside of the U.S., we will adjust for local circumstances (generally by building 30 days of paid time off into your daily rate).


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