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BfE Intranet Development Volunteer (React / Django)

Bridges for Enterprise

Bridges for Enterprise

Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2023

This is a long-term volunteer role with estimated 4-6 hrs/week. Experience Required: Beginner.

Founded in 2015, BfE has worked with 100+ social enterprise startups to drive bottom-up social innovation and address issues covering economic empowerment, clean energy, gender inequality, access to education and more, spanning across Sub-Subharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Middle East & North Africa. As a fully volunteer-run nonprofit operating remotely to serve our startups, we are seeking to build our first intranet to automate our internal operations, improve our data capturing and analytics, and provide a digital ecosystem for our startups to get engaged with our students and professional mentors.

Responsibilities

As a student / junior developer, you will join the BfE Technology team to work on the BfE Intranet Project, which is going to be used all across BfE.

You will be working remotely with a team of students and professional developers. You are expected to be flexible and independent, think on your feet and learn on the job. Strong desire to sharpen your technical skills through the project is a must.

Upon finishing this project, depending on your performance and your personal interest, you may have the opportunity to continue with further projects in BfE Tech or BfE Technical Advisory.

You may also find out more about Technology at BfE here.

Requirements

  • You are expected to have min. 2 years’ coding experience, familiarity with Git and experience working on a shared codebase in the context of a corporate or a personal project
  • Prior experience with either React or Django is required
  • Prior experience with Docker is not required, but a demonstration of interest and exposure is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to BfE’s cause
  • Qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for using technology to build a more prosperous and sustainable future
  • Desire to bring diverse perspectives, energy, knowledge and skills to the role
  • No geographical restrictions but UTC+8 timezone or close is preferred

Perks

  • Exposure to new tech stacks and working alongside a diverse range of people
  • Ownership over developing a brand new application, while knowing its immediate tangible impact on our community and the rest of the ecosystem
  • Avoid the monotony of corporate or university life by doing something meaningful and volunteering with your precious free time
  • Join a global community of volunteers with the shared passion in making the world a better place through our professional skills
  • Opportunity to participate in training and mentorship programs to upskill yourself

Application

You may apply for this opening here. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

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