Lead Developer

Spark Sustainability Helsinki Full-time
Salary Competitive
We are looking for a lead developer to head the development of our app, The Donut, a carbon emission tracker that makes climate action easy.

About Spark Sustainability & our mission

70% of greenhouse gas emissions stem from consumer choices, which means we are all part of the solution to stopping climate change. At Spark Sustainability, we make climate action easy. We connect climate-conscious individuals with companies that provide sustainable solutions to accelerate the shift towards a carbon neutral society.

Our mission is to enable 1 billion climate actions by 2025. This will result in a reduction of more than 100 billion kg of CO2, or roughly twice the annual emissions of Finland.

About our product 

We are currently running an open beta testing of our app, The Donut, which lets users calculate their lifestyle emissions, gives them personalized tips on how to reduce them, and allows them to track their progress. We are preparing to launch the 1.0 version by the end of 2020. 


Here’s what you’ll do and learn as part of the Spark team

As a lead developer at Spark Sustainability, you get the chance to develop an app that helps users make climate-smart decisions and reduce emissions. Your main job is to improve and iterate on the product so that it sparks action amongst users. The development process is very agile and rapid-testing based, which gives you plenty of opportunities to implement new ideas and try out different solutions, as well as drive future tech choices. 


Here are the skills and experience you’ll need to be successful:

  • Leading agile projects and product development

  • An interest in utilising data on user behaviour to build the best possible app

  • Capacity to support future employees in the development team

  • Experience in the following technologies: A good understanding of full-stack javascript stack; React Native; Redux; Node.js; experience with CMS:es, CSS; Git

  • Experience and/or interest in UX, UI or design is a bonus


What’s in it for you:

  • You get to join a team of emission- and communication experts who are crazy enough to think they can change the world. 

  • You get to spend your days solving one of the biggest challenges of our time; climate change

  • You get to work in a fast-paced environment, constantly learning new things and technologies

  • As a Spark employee, you have the opportunity to become a part of the company’s option program


Practical information:

  • Location: Helsinki (Maria 01)

  • Type of employment: full-time


We're looking forward to hearing about you and why you're interested in joining our team!

For more information or questions please contact us at anna@sparksustainability.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Gym access
Gym access

Short, tall, skinny, chubby we like you just as you are. But if you dream about a bum like J-Lo we got you covered.

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Working at
Spark Sustainability

Spark Sustainability is a team of emission- and communication experts that thinks community and culture play a huge role in building tomorrow's society. Our carbon tracker The Donut makes climate action easy by connecting conscious consumers with climate-smart businesses. We also provide consultancy services for companies, supporting them in emission calculations and helping them market low-carbon products and services by visualising emission data. But most of all, together with the Spark community, we spread the word that sustainability is the new sexy.

Read more about Spark Sustainability

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