Join the ChangeX team! We’re looking for a Software Developer Intern

Role: Software Developer Intern

Location: Remote

Role Status: Full Time (for 3 months)

Remuneration: €1,000 per month

Deadline: July 28th 2020

About ChangeX:

ChangeX is a marketplace connecting proven ideas for strengthening communities with teams who start them locally and those with the resources to support – ideas like Grow it Yourself, Men’s Sheds, Repair Café, parkrun and Playworks, adopted and started by teachers, healthcare professionals, community workers and other proactive citizens.

There are thousands of social innovations across the world that have been proven to work, but too few at global scale, leading to wasteful reinvention or worse, no solution at all.  Technology can address this. We’re on a mission to help build thriving communities everywhere – in our first five years, over 15,000 projects have started on ChangeX, benefitting over 375,000 people. We are behind #thecommunitycall, a campaign to mobilise communities around emergency response and health and wellbeing ideas during the current COVID-19 health crisis and it’s resulting restrictions.

Our business model is called Impact as a Service – we make it easy for funders to find and invest in the ideas they want to spread in regions they care most about – customers include Microsoft, Target, Niantic, and Web Summit among others.  Our philanthropic backers come from some of the best recognised venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and Insight Ventures as well as founders like Mike Lee (MyFitnessPal), Colm Lyon (Fire) and Jerry Greenfield (Ben & Jerry’s).  Our team is usually based at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin with team members in the U.S. and Europe, but currently, team members are working from home.

Our Team:

We’re looking for a software developer intern to join a small talented remote product team. This team is working to simplify and accelerate the way people fund, start and grow projects in their communities. We’re looking for an intern who shares our belief in the power of great technology to transform the lives of real offline communities. If you are interested in developing your engineering skills while having a positive impact in the world, we’d love to talk to you.

Job Description:

  • Contribute to the development and testing of new features;
  • Participate in the enhancement of the existing platform;
  • Work with the development team to solve problems and improve the user experience.


  • A degree in a relevant subject (eg. Computer Science/Software Engineering/Engineering) OR 1+ year’s experience in a software development role (Note: If you are still in college, and have completed at least 2 years of your degree, we will consider your application, based on your repository standard, and exposure to relevant frameworks)
  • Exposure to Ruby on Rails or similar framework preferred;
  • Exposure to web development, HTML, CSS preferred;
  • Demonstrated interest in social innovation and commitment to social change;
  • Desire to learn.

Technologies we Use:

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

Perks & Benefits:

  • Remote working options;
  • Flexible hours and vacation time;
  • Master new skills from those around you with online talks and networking at Dogpatch Labs;

How we Work:

Our development team currently works remotely as a team with members in Dublin, Barcelona and Galway. Our wider organisation has people based in the United States and the Netherlands. Dublin is our headquarters and main office space – with core Operations, Sales, Support and Impact teams. Remote working has become part of our company DNA. We believe that it offers a lot of advantages to both ChangeX and employees. 

If you are interested in learning more about what it’s like to work as a developer at ChangeX, take a look at this post by our Lead Developer Sofia Tzima.

Recruitment Process:

We are initially looking for resumes and portfolio examples of your work e.g. GitHub repositories of your projects, etc. If you do not have anything suitable we can provide a problem piece to work together on. From there we filter down and do remote interviews. 

To apply, please send your CV or equivalent with a note outlining why you think you’d be the right person, as well as links to any relevant repositories, to [email protected] by July 28th 2020.


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