Software Developer Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund

Spain, Spain

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The Software Developer (Front end) will work with a multidisciplinary team to lead the development of these diverse range of products that will help us achieve the ambitious goal of connecting every school, and every community to the Internet.

In particular you will:
  • Work closely with the Blockchain Product Manager and the UI/UX team, to create intuitive and responsive user interfaces for Giga’s blockchain products, including NFT2, and GigaCounts, an open-source platform to manage school connectivity contracts globally.
  • Coordinate the work of vendors and other software partners that are supporting us to build new products.
  • Build new prototypes and tools that support the current Giga project, as well as scale features in existing ones.
  • Ensure visual consistency of products by using design systems like IBM carbon design system.
  • Collaborate with backend and blockchain engineers to ensure seamless integration and high performance of the applications.
  • Create and maintain frontend documentation for the developed products.
  • Contribute to product strategy from a frontend perspective and help in mentoring junior frontend developers.
  • Work closely with other parts of the team (like the mapping and data science team) to explore collaboration and integration.
  • Please access the full Term of Reference (ToRs) and read a more detailed description of the assignment in this file in order to prepare your financial proposal and know more about the role: Download File Software Developer (Front end).pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Web Development or a related technical field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in frontend software development
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and front-end frameworks, with a preference for ReactJS
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS and frontend build tools like Webpack
  • Experience collaborating with designers and implementing UI/UX mockups and design libraries like IBM carbon design system.
  • Experience in creating responsive designs for multiple devices and screen sizes.
  • Familiarity with Headless CMS
  • Experience with git, pull requests, and continuous integration through tools like Azure DevOps and Github
  • Active contribution to the open-source tech community
  • Experience in interacting with users and collecting user feedback on prototypes
  • Familiarity with Agile development environments and practices.
  • Ability to learn other coding languages as needed.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency conditions is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.