Senior Developer - PWA



Job Type



Charity / Voluntary, Environmental / Conservation, IT / Web Development, Other



Senior PWA Developer
Reference: NOV20220403
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £38,000 - £50,469 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time for 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

The RSPB has always been here to save nature - from our origins as a campaign to end the use of feather in women's hats right through to our present-day ground-breaking research, saving species from extinction, protecting some of wildlife's finest sites in the UK and beyond and engaging millions of people in the wonders of wildlife. We've been successful because we've always adapted.

The RSPB’s digital estate is vital to our mission to give nature a home – from rallying people together to speak up for nature, to inspiring a love of wildlife, to raising the income that pays for our conservation work in the UK and around the world.

You will be able to work without direction translating business requirements into technical solutions, conduct code reviews ensuring work is production ready, highly effective, and efficient. You will be comfortable in multi-project sprint-based environment, focussed on efficiency and removing constraints by turning obstacles into opportunities.

You must be commercially competent throughout your range of skills and be able to draw on a wealth of experience. Confident to go beyond your comfort zone and experiment with unfamiliar technologies when needed and thrive in dynamic teams exhibiting agility and capability with high frequency delivery cycles.

We use a range of technologies and platforms and are always looking to develop solutions in the most suitable for each project. You may be working with a range of these including Progressive Web Apps, JavaScript, Angular, NPM, Gradle and Azure.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • You will bring the highest level of development expertise to the team and work both individually and collectively to support the RSPB shop platform.
  • You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • You will be able to respond to business requirements with innovative solutions and present creative lateral thinking to technical roadblocks.
  • Your rich experience and broad skillset will mean you are a multi-faceted engineer, commercially competent in many languages and comfortable with the architecture they run on.
  • You won’t be bound by back/front end labels and you'll thrive in dynamic teams exhibiting agility and capability with high frequency delivery cycles.
  • Your experience in e-commerce platforms will cover more traditional online shop experiences and be forward focussed on PWA e-commerce delivery.


  • 34 days of annual leave includes bank holidays
  • Employee volunteer day with charity or organisation of choice
  • Up to 4 weeks Sabbatical opportunities after 5 years of service
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Toil and Flexible Working.

We support a healthy work life balance and full remote working to help save nature through people.

Closing Date: 23:59, Monday 5th December 2022
Due to the critical nature of this role, we will interview applicants as soon as possible and will close the post once successful applicants are appointed.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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