Organise is striving to build a team that reflects the diversity of our community and is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of colour, trans and non-binary people, new parents, and disabled people.
💫 Who we are
Organise is a fast-growing startup on a mission to give everyone the tools, network and confidence to improve their life at work. Our vision is for a world in which decent, fairly paid work is available and accessible to all, and where all of us are treated with dignity and respect at work.
More than 1 million people are already using Organise. We put power in people’s hands, building a progressive force for change inside companies.
The Organise staff team pride ourselves on nimble, focused workplace campaigns. That means our team is decisive, ambitious and happy to take risks. We’re characterised by our energy and enthusiasm; we’d rather aim high and see what happens, than play it safe. We’re passionate about putting Organise members first – we believe change at work happens when more people get involved.
We're expanding our team and building out our platform to include a peer-to-peer network. We're building a space for people to build power and support each other at work pseudonymously. A space for our core members to talk to each other in a space their boss can't see. Small monthly subscriptions from members will verify their identity. The Organise network is paid for and protected by the workers. We currently operate in the UK, and are aiming to launch in the US by 2022.
"I can't believe it! It's only been a week since I started my Organise campaign to stamp out harassment in gyms. And already, the CEOs of Pure Gym and The Gym Group want to talk about how they can make their gyms safer." Organise member, April 2021
🙌 About the role and our team
We’re a team who:
Are passionate about making high quality digital products that give our users power to improve their lives at work
Can collaborate effectively, inspire other team members, and start from a position of empathy
Understand the business and social mission of Organise, and work with the broader team to prioritise ideas and features that will deliver for our users
Are comfortable working in an early-stage environment, and the uncertainty (fun!) that change can bring. We get the right balance between thoroughly-tested code, and getting things done
We’re looking to scale our engineering team to build out our network product, on an infrastructure that's fit to scale with us.
We have a great starting point: hundreds of thousands of active users that love the Organise product, a straightforward deployment process, and a big focus on great user experience. We have plans to ensure scalability while we grow as a team - pairing as much as we can, an agile approach to product development and dedicated time to evaluate and improve our processes.
We build most of our software in Ruby (mostly Rails) and React, use Postgres hosted on AWS RDS for our databases, and use Heroku to host most of our web applications.
As Lead Engineer you will:
Play a leading role shaping the culture and developer experience of the engineering team - building a team that has a deep commitment to delivering products that empower our users and improve working life for everyone
Work closely with our CTO and CEO to set priorities and direction for our product and infrastructure. You'll play a scrum master role for development of our network product - inspiring and setting clear direction for team members
Get to know (and work on) the entire product and infrastructure - you'll spend time with our campaign coaches and Organise users to see our product in action. You'll get into the detail of how our tech empowers members to improve their lives at work, and you'll feed ideas from the whole team into our tech strategy
Work directly with our backend engineers to improve our infrastructure, so that we're ready to scale globally for millions of users
Support, coach and develop engineers to thrive in their roles through regular 121s, feedback and team retrospectives
💪 You should apply if
What we're building at Organise excites you!
You have experience managing and developing software engineers and building collaborative, caring, and high performing teams
You have experience with Ruby on Rails and React
You are curious and passionate about solving problems and building products that empower millions of users
You enjoy thinking about data and architecture, and can demonstrate an understanding of good database design
You have experience leading product development in a scrum/agile environment
You have experience setting priorities at a high level - bringing together long-term infrastructure goals and product design
You have experience working with legacy codebases
You are able to communicate effectively and work well with a diverse range of non-technical colleagues
You are open-minded and willing to learn new approaches to your role and our culture
🥳 You'll benefit from:
Equity in the business
Wellbeing benefit and access to mental health support with Spill
Remote working budget
Learning & development budget + progression support
Involved in other aspects of the business, from strategy, management and training, to shaping team culture
Being part of something that's both commercially successful and socially important
💥 Some highlights from 2021
Using Organise, Amazon drivers landed national media coverage, including an exclusive BBC Newsnight investigation, exposing their working conditions & calling on Amazon CEO to lower their parcel targets back to a safe level. They’ve also met directly with MPs and got the Amazon CEO grilled in front of Parliament. 40% of drivers have had their targets lowered to a safer level now as a result - a huge win for their collective action.
Over 100,000 members pressured the government to abandon their plans to scrap the laws protecting paid holidays and rest breaks (working time directive) - including sending tens of thousands of messages sent directly to the Business Secretary in the 24 hours leading up to the U-turn. Civil servants tell us (off the record) that the department were ‘astonished’ by the level of public backlash to the plans.
Dan*, a Census worker, started a campaign when he noticed Census temporary workers were being asked to travel to attend their first-day induction without being offered to have their travel expenses covered. In response to thousands of people joining the campaign, ONS has agreed to make sure all temporary workers are reimbursed for their travel expenses. With this and the update to the Census Jobs FAQs page clarifying the expenses policy, Census workers can start their jobs without being out of pocket.
🧑💻 Location: Can be remote (within +/- 5 hours of GMT) or based in our London Kings Cross office (a dog-friendly office 🐶 with a lot of plants 🌱) and will we provide you with all the tools you need!
💰 Competitive salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is: £72,000 - £90,000 GBP in the UK // $101,000 - $127,000 in the US. We use a transparent salary formula based on experience + you'll get substantial stock options as part of our EMI scheme.
😍 Benefits: 38 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays), Flexible working hours, Childcare benefits/vouchers, forward thinking parental leave policy, menstrual and menopause policy, discounted gym membership, time off in lieu policy, team lunches and activities. Please note, these will keep evolving as we continue to grow!
If all of the above interests you, please follow the steps below! You do not need to have previous experience on all of the aspects of the job role to be shortlisted. What's more important is your willingness to learn and your commitment to Organise's principles and mission.
When you are ready to apply. You'll be asked a few questions aiming to understand your motivations in applying and why this role is the right fit for both sides
To ensure fairness, your application will be anonymised and randomised when we are shortlisting. Instead of reviewing your CV, we will make shortlisting decisions based on your answers to the application questions. These answers will tell us a bit about your skills, experience and motivation for the role. **
After shortlisting based on your answers to the application questions, we'll invite you to a 20 minute call to chat through the role and a bit more about you and our culture
If both sides decide this could potentially be the right opportunity for you, we’ll invite you to an interview over zoom, followed by a practical task. This interview and task will relate to the tasks you might do in the role, and for us to understand your current skills. We'll also give you plenty of time to ask questions, learn more about Organise and what it’s like to work as part of our team.
If both sides are keen, then we’ll invite you to a final interview that will focus on team culture and how you work best. You'll also have to ask any final questions about the role and working at Organise
You can see more about the technical interviewing process here: