Junior Engineer

By Rob 🖖 ☕ 😎 CEO and Founder

Edinburgh or Remote, Full-time or Part-time available

Junior developer

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At Kindaba, we are building the future of communication for families. What we build is used by thousands all over the world using many different devices, browsers and experiences to connect with each other. Responsibilities range from assisting our senior engineers with work on production code, to working on scalability features and actioning UX feedback.

We’re hiring a Junior engineer to help us make the future of social possible. This is a role that depends on a broad set of skills, especially with React, comfort in asking questions and learning, and flexibility for types of jobs required. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (Slack, Zoom) and isn’t afraid to ask for help.

The person in this role will work as part of our engineering team as well as with the design and non-product teams. We encourage cross team engagement and this person will have opportunities to participate in design sprints, and direct customer interaction.


  • Assisting the engineering and product teams in feature development, maintenance, and special projects
  • Working with the growth team on special projects


  • Experience with React and/or React Native
  • Experience with Node.JS or Django
  • Good understanding of modern engineering practices
  • You understand that stability, setting up automated tests, and refactoring are just as important to the success of any product as working on new features
  • Learning mindset


  • Experience with integrating with different apis and 3rd party services and libraries
  • Experience with mobile development languages (Swift, Objective-C or Java)
  • Experience with Logging and crash reporting tools implementation
  • Experience with integrating with different apis and 3rd party services and libraries

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Working with us

  • We believe exceptional work is about adopting a mindset of continuous learning, being comfortable with failure, openness and vulnerability. We practice radical candor and provide a supportive environment and encourage everyone to challenge assumptions. We have a no-blame culture where everyone’s ideas have merit
  • We’re remote positive. We believe you’re best placed to understand how you work best, and we have resources available to help you work when and where you want. We find that +/- 4 hours from Edinburgh (UK standard time) works best
  • We believe communication is vital for exceptional work. We have daily video standups, open calls, and 121s where you meet and build relationships with every member of the team. We have two all-company off-sites per year. These activities help us to build a strong and supportive workplace culture
  • We believe that exceptional work is supported by personal and professional development and encourage the team to take advantage of coaching, training, and event opportunities as part of Kindaba
  • We value flexibility and are willing and eager to make changes and provide adjustments to empower you to do your best work. From nontraditional work hours to working while travelling, to job-sharing, we are happy to be flexible to empower you to do your most exceptional work
  • Benefits include access to coaching, 35 days of holiday, private medical and travel insurance, working with a team who are passionate about making a global impact, ownership of your work and flexibility in ways of working
  • We use platforms like Slack and Zoom to stay in touch, work, and build relationships
  • We are applying for a Tier-2 sponsorship License to facilitate international applicants for UK-based roles

We’re Kindaba

Kindaba is the gathering space for families all over the world. By using Kindaba, everyone’s connected with a safe, fun, simple, visual, intelligent messaging experience. Quickly share family photos, discuss the big game, or celebrate a new arrival. Kindaba makes it simple to keep those who matter most close.

In research mode for the last year, Kindaba is ready to share what we’ve been building with the world. Already, it’s used by thousands of people across the globe helping hundreds of families stay connected. We’re building a social impact company that values high growth and high levels of social impact. From helping to train and find employment for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, to providing free training and workshops to help people of all ages stay safe online, social impact is central to what we do. Kindaba is based in Edinburgh, and are a remote-positive company with members of our team across multiple time-zones.

Women, LGBTQI and people of colour among others are under-represented in tech. We believe that diversity is strength and we offer a culture and opportunities to make inclusivity the norm. As a team we are inclusive and encouraging of differences, and flexible in how, when, and where we work. We value a willingness to learn and develop, vulnerability, and radical candor.

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