About Change X

ChangeX is a platform connecting communities to proven innovations and finance. Innovations like Grow it Yourself, Girls Who Code, Cycling Without Age, Men’s Sheds, Repair Café, Pocket Forests and parkrun are adopted and started by teachers, healthcare professionals, neighbourhood associations and other proactive citizens through the platform.

They’re on a mission to help build thriving communities everywhere by ensuring that proven innovations and finance are accessible to everyone. In our work to support thriving communities over the past 6 years, they’ve identified a number of challenges:

  • People are craving more purpose and connection but only a small percentage are currently driving change in their community.
  • There are thousands of proven solutions to social and environmental problems but these innovations are not accessible for wide replication, leading to wasteful reinvention or inaction.
  • Funders, including corporates and foundations, are putting more finance into communities, but it typically does not flow to proven solutions and is inaccessible to the majority of people.  

They believe that technology presents a huge opportunity to address these challenges and to mobilise and empower millions of local leaders across the world on the issues that matter, from addressing climate change to improving education to building community cohesion. So far, over 16,000 new projects have started through ChangeX, scaling 80 innovations, and benefitting over 600,000 people. 

The business model is called Impact as a Service – they make it easy for funders to invest in the innovations they want to spread in regions they care most about – partners include Microsoft, Target, Niantic, and Web Summit among others. Our philanthropic backers include investors from Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and Insight Ventures, as well as founders like Mike Lee (MyFitnessPal), Garry Moroney (Clavis Insight) and Jerry Greenfield (Ben & Jerry’s).

The team is remote first, with an office in Dublin and soon in New York. They have team members working from home or from other remote hubs in Europe.

Full Stack Developer

The Role

The role is an opportunity for a junior to mid-level developer to be part of the core team that scales ChangeX over the coming years. This growth in scale plus the team you join will provide an exciting environment in which to grow and learn while having the ability to make a significant impact.

Examples of Technical Challenges

  • Development of new impact quantification, tracking & reporting system for the world’s first social impact trading marketplace
  • Build new features that bring 100% financial transparency to how projects use funding
  • Deploy models focused on optimized resource allocation, fraud detection and impact content curation
  • Build new features that bring the impact of funded projects to life including BI dashboards, impact feeds and open impact APIs.

Requirements

Note that the expected required skills will take into account experience level. Specifically, for a junior starter, we are looking for talent! These requirements can be viewed as the skills you will have an opportunity to learn. Starter to 2+ years experience developing web applications.

  • Previous experience with programming Ruby/Rails
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Javascript frameworks such as React
  • Experience working across the entire stack desirable (Ruby on Rails, Javascript, PostgreSQL).
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities;
  • Solid experience with AWS, Heroku or other cloud providers;
  • Strong programming skills with a focus on clean design, well-refactored code and automated testing
  • Confident playing a significant role in the vision & development direction of the product
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change
  • An entrepreneurial track record ideally, with strong empathy and ethical fibre

Technologies we Use:

  • Ruby on Rails is our primary server framework;
  • Deployed using Heroku for managing infrastructure;
  • PostgreSQL Database;
  • GitHub for source code management and process support;
  • Travis for continuous integration.

Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible working options: remote, in office or a hybrid of the two;
  • 25 holiday days plus flexible hours;
  • Annual performance related bonuses;
  • Pension scheme after 12 months of employment;
  • Basic health insurance plan;
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite/online talks and networking at our hubs;
  • Access to a great work environment and facilities at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin, or a co-working space convenient for you. 

https://remotejobsireland.com/job/change-x-full-stack-developer-2021-12-15

Finance Manager

This role is an opportunity for a pragmatic, strategic Finance Manager who enjoys a varied working environment.

You will join our operations team and be responsible for the day-to-day management of our finances, taking ownership of regular financial reports, management accounts and budget monitoring. Reporting to our Head of Operations and CFO, you will also take a longer term view, preparing forecasts and planning for our future. 

In this role, you will:

  • Produce financial reports, such as financial statements and budget performance
  • Prepare monthly and end-of-year management accounts, including an in-depth expenditure analysis
  • Analyse financial information, summarise financial status and prepare financial projections
  • Prepare and manage annual and project budgets 
  • Prepare cash forecasts and monitor cashflow
  • Complete monthly bank reconciliations for Euro and USD accounts
  • Manage all financial activities including purchase requests, invoices, expenses, sales commissions etc
  • Manage processing of grant payments to multiple regions 
  • Work with our third party providers to review and complete payroll and PAYE/PRSI (or relevant taxes) returns in Ireland, US and UK and any new regions
  • Manage staff time-tracking for budget allocation
  • Monitor and evaluate cost of delivery, progress, and resulting profit/loss on individual contracts, and identify potential areas for improvement
  • Prepare documents for and liaise with external auditors 
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations and internal controls

We are looking for people who have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to community-driven change
  • Qualified as an accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent), with five years post qualification experience in an accounting environment
  • The ability to prepare detailed financial information 
  • The creativity and resourcefulness to solve problems that arise 
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience with cloud-based accountancy products (e.g. Xero)
  • Payroll and cost control experience
  • Strong empathy and ethical fibre.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working options: remote, in office or a hybrid of the two
  • 25 holiday days plus flexible hours
  • Annual performance related bonuses
  • Pension scheme after 12 months of employment
  • Basic health insurance plan
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite/online talks and networking at our hubs
  • Access to a great work environment and facilities at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin, our New York office or a co-working space convenient for you

https://remotejobsireland.com/job/change-x-finance-manager-2021-12-15

Product Manager

This role is an opportunity for you as a Product Manager to dive right into a growing SaaS platform and begin contributing to product and process improvements immediately. 

You will create and own the process for delivering new features and improvements. This will involve researching and understanding all our users’ needs, and aligning with our strategic vision and goals. From there, you will build a product roadmap to deliver on our priorities and drive this to deployment, using a disciplined process based on rigorous research and data.

In addition, you will be responsible for fostering collaboration and communication across our entire team, balancing the need to build consensus and drive to the right decision.

In this role, you will:

  • Help sharpen the vision and strategy for our platform
  • Become an expert in our space, understand the market and technology drivers and monitor industry trends
  • Understand our users and their needs
  • Manage the process of bringing new product features and improvements to market
  • Use a data-driven approach to aid decision making, identify our product’s strengths and weaknesses and spot opportunities.
  • Communicate the product roadmap clearly to our wider team
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to determine product priorities.

We are looking for people who have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to community-driven change
  • Relevant product management experience, including experience working on user-facing SaaS products
  • Strong process background to ensure we build the process and practices to deliver on our product needs as we grow
  • The ability to effectively use quantitative and qualitative data to inform product decisions and prioritisation
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills to work with our wider team to achieve our strategic goals
  • The ability to drive product features to a level of design fidelity that works for our engineering team, e.g. wireframes and/or Figma designs
  • Strong empathy and ethical fibre

In this role, you will need to think about how to:

  • Manage priorities across a three-sided marketplace (starters, social entrepreneurs and funders).
  • Ensure our product scales with us, and that product features also address internal support needs in a scalable fashion.
  • Address varied cultural and localisation challenges with a coherent, scalable product as we continue to expand into new regions. 

Benefits

  • Flexible working options: remote, in office or a hybrid of the two
  • 25 holiday days plus flexible hours
  • Annual performance related bonuses
  • Pension scheme after 12 months of employment
  • Basic health insurance plan
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite/online talks and networking at our hubs
  • Access to a great work environment and facilities at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin, our New York office or a co-working space convenient for you

https://remotejobsireland.com/job/change-x-product-manager-2021-12-15

Digital Marketing Manager

This role is an opportunity for a passionate Digital Marketing Manager who is equally comfortable developing a creative campaign concept and analysing campaign performance.

In this role, you will create and deliver powerful, impactful campaigns that move people to action. You will work closely with our impact team and our Communications Lead. 

You will be responsible for developing, implementing, tracking and optimising our digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels. You will work across multiple geographies and will connect with our audiences across the globe.

In this role, you will:

  • Plan and deliver effective digital marketing campaigns across multiple channels, from creative through execution 
  • Measure the performance of all digital marketing campaigns, assess against goals (e.g. KPIs, spend) and provide actionable reporting and guidance for improvement
  • Keep up to date with emerging tools, identify trends and insights, and use this research to optimise our approach to digital marketing
  • Build marketing databases that align with our target audiences and deliver effective email marketing campaigns
  • Execute brand guidelines across media types and channels 
  • Support the Communications Lead to maintain our social media presence across channels and geographies

We are looking for people who have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to community-driven change and a good understanding of social and environmental issues
  • Proven experience leading, managing and reporting on digital marketing campaigns across a range of channels
  • Expert knowledge of Facebook Ads 
  • Experience across a range of digital marketing tools e.g. Adobe
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of Google Analytics or equivalent
  • Some knowledge of Google Adwords, SEO and social listening 
  • Some design skills and/or video/audio editing skills
  • The ability to work through English and Spanish, ideally
  • Strong empathy and ethical fibre

Benefits

  • Flexible working options: remote, in office or a hybrid of the two
  • 25 holiday days plus flexible hours
  • Annual performance related bonuses
  • Pension scheme after 12 months of employment
  • Basic health insurance plan
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite/online talks and networking at our hubs
  • Access to a great work environment and facilities at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin, our New York office or a co-working space convenient for you

https://remotejobsireland.com/job/change-x-digital-marketing-manager-2021-12-15

Full Stack Software Engineer

The role is an opportunity for mid to senior level developers to be part of the core team that scales ChangeX over the coming years.

We are currently going through an exciting growth phase, evolving from a traditional RoR architecture to additionally support a modern “single page application” approach. This evolution exposes our application as a set of APIs consumed by React to provide a rich interactive experience.

As part of this project, you will work on re-building the fund-management UI in our application.

In this role, you will need to think about how to:

  • Develop a new impact quantification, tracking and reporting system for the world’s first social impact trading marketplace
  • Build new features that bring 100% financial transparency to how projects use funding
  • Deploy models focused on optimised resource allocation, fraud detection and impact content curation
  • Build new features that bring the impact of funded projects to life, including BI dashboards, impact feeds and open impact APIs

We are looking for people who have:

  • Strong experience with React or similar Javascript-based libraries
  • Experience working across the entire stack (Ruby on Rails, Javascript, PostgreSQL), ideally
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities
  • Strong programming skills with a focus on clean design, well-refactored code and automated testing
  • Confidence playing a significant role in the vision and development direction of the product
  • A demonstrated commitment to social change
  • Strong empathy and ethical fibre

Technologies we use:

  • React
  • Ruby on Rails is our primary server framework
  • Deployed using Heroku for managing infrastructure
  • PostgreSQL Database
  • GitHub for source code management and process support
  • Travis for continuous integration

Benefits:

  • Flexible working options: remote, in office or a hybrid of the two;
  • 25 holiday days plus flexible hours;
  • Annual performance related bonuses;
  • Pension scheme after 12 months of employment;
  • Basic health insurance plan;
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite/online talks and networking at our hubs;
  • Access to a great work environment and facilities at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin, our New York hub or a co-working space convenient for you.

https://remotejobsireland.com/job/change-x-full-stack-software-engineer-2021-12-15

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