UK-based with choice of office-based/remote/hybrid working
Overton is a socially conscious startup focused on making government policy more transparent: we help researchers, journalists and the public to see the evidence and influences behind real world guidelines, laws and regulations.
Want to see the research behind national climate change plans, or the influences pushing different COVID policies? Overton is where you go.
Our customers range from UN & EU agencies to think tanks, big charities and dozens of universities. Our primary product is a large, searchable database of government policy that we text mine to pull out topics, links to academic papers, people and more.
The founding team is experienced, friendly and genuinely cares about the space – we’d love you to join us.
We’re looking to hire an enthusiastic and talented developer to help us further develop our data processing pipeline and web platform. You’ll be working closely with Euan, our founder, and Angel, our data scientist, as part of the tech team and your strengths, interests and feedback will help to shape the rest of the development team as we hire over the course of the year.
We deploy daily and you’ll be making changes customers can see from day one. Some key projects on our roadmap this year include:
You’ll be joining us at an exciting stage of development and there’ll be lots of opportunity to try out new ideas, for professional development and to learn about developing a new product inside a start-up environment.
Ideally you’d also have one or two from (most important to least):
We’re very open to different ways of working and the team at the moment is a mix of remote and hybrid practices. We have nice office space in London very close to Euston for people who want to use it, and we get the whole team together in London a few times a year for face to face meetings.
Apply using the form below with your CV and a non-generic cover letter that explains why you are right for this role and why it interests you. We’ll get back to you within two working days.
We’ll follow up by email with any questions we might have about your application, usually around logistics or your expectations about the role.
We’ll schedule a 30-minute call for an initial discussion to discuss the role and your experience, to see if they look like a good fit.
We’ll schedule a more in-depth interview, which is typically two hours long. The first hour is discussion, and the second hour is based on a short, practical take home assignment (no memory testing whiteboard questions!) or exercise during the interview if you’d prefer.
We’ll make an offer. We’ll be interviewing a number of candidates so there may be a short delay, but we will try to keep you informed throughout the process.
Hybrid and flexible working
A supportive, friendly work environment within a company that cares about its staff and its impact on the world (we are accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and the FSB Good Business Charter and we’re aiming to become net zero this year!)
The chance to have a real, customer facing impact on the product and team from your first week here
Competitive salary, dependent on experience and location
We’ll provide a new Mac, PC or Linux laptop along with a stipend for other equipment
Enhanced employer pension contribution of 6%
Generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per year excluding bank holidays
Enhanced family leave and pay policies (subject to full conditions, available on request) including:
After 6 months’ service, we’ll pay 90% of normal basic pay for the first 3 months of maternity leave and shared parental leave (less any taken as maternity/paternity leave)
After 6 months’ service, we’ll pay 90% of normal basic pay for 6 weeks of paternity leave
With no minimum length of service, you can take up to 6 weeks’ paternity leave, including 2 weeks paid at 90% of normal basic pay
If this sounds like your kind of thing, we’d love to hear from you!
Apply using the form below with your CV and a cover note that explains why you are right for this role and why it interests you. If you have any questions about the role, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis so please get in touch as soon as possible if you’re interested. Interviews can be in person or virtual as preferred, at a time that suits you.
We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or parental status. If you need any adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, please just let us know.
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