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Frontend Developer (m/f/x) with a passion for Open Source Software Part-time

Published at 2021-02-12 - Viewed: 3107 times - Liquid Democracy e.V. in Germany

Since 2009 Liquid Democracy has worked to create the future of democracy. As an independent non-profit organization, we strive to discover new concepts and methods for digital citizen participation. Our recent projects include the central civic participation platform for the state of Berlin meinBerlin , the European idea challenge Civic Europe and adhocracy+ , our new platform to make digital democracy easy for everyone.

More info on our projects can be found on our website . The code of our projects can be obtained via GitHub and a cookie-cutter template to get started with our Open Source participation software, Adhocracy, is available via GitHub as well

Starting March 15th, 2021, we are looking for a Frontend Developer to join our team.

Your responsibilities

As a Frontend Developer you work closely along with the other three developers, with our Scrum Master, the project managers and our designer in our agile Scrum process to create Open Source software for e-participation processes. The following tasks are among your responsibilities:

  • Development of responsive frontend code using tools such as React.js, (S)CSS and HTML 5
  • Assisting in developing a new mobile app using React Native
  • Creating modern, interactive Frontend components with a great usability based on Bootstrap and other frameworks
  • Optimizing your code for accessibility by adhering to standards such as the German BITV 2.0 / WCAG Accessibility guidelines
  • Assisting the Backend development using Python and Django, if you are interested
  • Taking part in Scrum meetings and project meetings

Who we are looking for

  • You like to take responsibility in a small team and are interested in shaping self-management processes with others
  • You already have experience of min. 1 year in developing web applications with a focus on React.js and responsive design
  • You like to learn new approaches and technologies and you are motivated to learn new things and contribute to our codebase
  • Bonus: Some experience with mobile app development using React Native
  • Bonus: Interest in assisting Backend development using Python and Django
  • Knowledge of German is a plus as well

Position details

  • Location: Berlin (Neukölln)
  • Limited contract for 2 years with the option for unlimited position afterwards
  • 28–32 working hours per week, depending on your preferences
  • 6 weeks of vacation per year
  • Start date: March 15th; earlier or later date also possible
  • Salary depending on experience level and working hours between 2.600 € and 3.300 € per month (before taxes)
  • The position will be in remote work for the time being, we are also working on processes for enabling part-time remote work after the coronavirus pandemic

Why should you work with us?

We work for society: At Liquid Democracy you work at a non-profit which wants to further social change and strives to find innovative answers to pressing political questions.

Democracy at work: We value democratic innovation not only in our projects but also in our internal processes. All team members decide on questions concerning the team together in our weekly plenary.

Healthy communication: We think a good work environment needs more than modern computers and flexible working hours (we have those as well). To have healthy and productive discussions, we use and experiment with ideas such as non-violent communication and systemic consensus finding.

How to apply

We look forward to your digital application via email to Please include your earliest possible start date and a link to some previous projects on GitHub or elsewhere. Please note: A cover letter explaining your motivation is much more important to us than your CV and certificates. Applications and any questions can be directed to Moritz. The deadline for applications is February 26th, 2021.

We encourage you to apply no matter your ethnicity, gender, age or social background. We share the view that the tech world needs to become more diverse and we actively work towards this goal. This starts with using gender-sensitive language in all our communication and continues with educating ourselves about topics such as diversity, inclusion and anti-racism and acting on these ideas. We have a long way to go, but we are working on it.

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