The Behavioural Insights Team

Web Developer - New Product Development

We are a small, entrepreneurial team of 7 inside a larger research/public policy organisation. We use behavioural insights to help build digital products and startups and we are looking for another web developer to join the team. You will build new products, often from scratch, with friendly, smart, and enthusiastic colleagues. We use a range of technologies, currently including PHP, Go, JavaScript, React, MySQL, Amazon Web Services, and Ubuntu. (You don't need experience with all of these).

Every product we build has a social mission, from reducing bias in recruitment (, improving student attendance/attainment (, or flagging high-risk cases in Children's Social Care (TBA).

We work closely with our colleagues in the wider organisation, The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) - informally known as the 'nudge unit' - who are world leaders in applying behavioural insights to improve public services and government policy. Our product ideas arise from the wider team's diverse range of real-world projects, building on their expertise and knowledge of behavioural insights.

About you

  • Are able to take product ideas and specs and make them into working websites and web-based products (with guidance from a senior dev)

  • Are comfortable working with frontend and backend technologies (but we will play to your strengths)

  • No visual/design skills necessary

About the job

You will be:

  • Building new products for social-purpose applications

  • Adding features to existing products (and often seeing them deployed the same day)

  • Working with in-house UX/product managers, and external designers and agencies

About us + benefits

  • Open to different technologies, depending on your interest/experience

  • Free coffee, fruit and soft drinks

  • Agile working, flexible working hours and working from home

  • Standing desks available

  • Generous 7% employer pension contribution, and annual training budget

  • Plus many more

Role posted - 2018-10-18T09:44:49Z 10:44am, 18th Oct 2018 BST