Senior Developer

Comic Relief

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK 2 days a week in our London Office
Salary £46,953 - £52,732 (GBP)
Team Engineering
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 28th May 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

​​​​​​This role is offered on a hybrid contract giving you the opportunity to also work from home three days a week.


The Senior Developer role at Comic Relief is integral to driving technological innovation and advancing our mission to create a just world, free from poverty. You will be at the forefront of our digital transformation journey, tasked with harnessing technologies to deliver impactful solutions that amplify our fundraising efforts and support our charitable initiatives.

In this role, you will be responsible for leveraging your expertise in Javascript and associated technologies to architect, develop, and maintain digital products and services across our engineering stack. By working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, you will translate stakeholder requirements into robust software solutions, ensuring they are secure, scalable, and efficient.

As a Senior Developer, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in people's lives, leveraging technology to drive social change and support Comic Relief's commitment to tackling global challenges. If you are passionate about leveraging your technical skills to contribute to a meaningful cause, this role offers a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

Interviews are expected to take place on the week commencing 03/06/2024


  • Develop existing and new digital products and services within our existing stack which is mainly Javascript/TypeScript on NodeJS for the backend, largely deployed as AWS Lambda functions; and the frontend which is mainly ReactJS on top of headless CMS via Contentful 

  • Design software solutions to meet product requirements for internal and external stakeholders. These need not necessarily be restricted to the existing stack. 

  • Develop and maintain Comic Relief’s engineering toolset, including the CI/CD pipeline (currently Concourse), the testing stack (Playwright), and technical administration of the PaaS (AWS) 

  • Work as part of the Agile delivery team 

  • Actively engage with open source and other technology communities with a view to informing Comic Relief’s technology practices and strategy 



  • Professional experience of developing Javascript applications 

  • Professional experience of some or all of the following technologies:  NodeJS; Typescript (desirable, not essential); React; Github; Serverless Framework; MySQL/MariaDb/PostgreSQL; AWS; CI tools such as Concourse/Travis/CodePipeline 

  • An understanding of microservices based architectures 

  • Experience of writing code to collect/process/transform/store user data and an understanding of the best practices and relevant legislation in this area 

  • Commitment to the aims of Comic Relief and its values 


  • Experience working in a nonprofit or philanthropic organization 

  • Knowledge of PowerBI, Aperture Data Studio. 

  • Salesforce certification(s) such as Salesforce Certified Developer. 

  • Experience of using Github for source control. 

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment. 

  • Knowledge of data governance and compliance standards 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Comic Relief we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Why work at Comic Relief

There are lots of good reasons to join us at Comic Relief. You can read more about our employee benefits, such as our commitment to flexible and hybrid working. We ask staff to come to the office twice a week, normally on agreed team days, so that we can do all those things that are difficult to do online. Our office is based in Whitechapel, London, There are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and experience at Comic Relief, including opportunities to become a Mental Health First Aider or to participate in our Employee Network Groups that focus on making Comic Relief a more inclusive place to work.

Disability Confident employer

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we take positive action by providing first-round interviews to candidates who have a registered disability, provided they meet the minimum criteria for the role, as demonstrated on their CV.

We ask that candidates that wish to be considered for this scheme email to discuss further. Please do not email CV's/cover letters.

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