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, Nick, our tech lead, 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:
Ideally you’d also have one or two from (most important to least):
Apply by emailing us on email@example.com 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 with any questions we might have about your application, usually around logistics or your expectations about the role.
We’ll schedule an initial 30-minute call 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.
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.