Job Advert: Developers

This vacancy is now filled.

How would you like to be a coder in an organisation that is as determined to make a difference in the world as it is to be a truly high quality, engineer-led software team?

mySociety is that organisation. We’re a project of a registered charity, currently running award-winning civic and democratic websites like and, and we’re looking to grow our already-celebrated development team by several new members over the next six months.

We’re looking for people with at least two years experience (professional or keen amateur) in at least one of Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, C++, Javascript or Adobe Flex, and who have ambitions to learn more languages in the future.

We’re looking for developers willing to commit to full or mostly-full time positions (no freelancers, sorry) and who are up for a career change that will see them stay with us for a little while. You’ll get to work with volunteers, mix commercial and charitable projects, and travel far and wide. Plus, you can work from wherever you live (in the UK), and we pay salaries from £28k to £50k depending on skills.

Most of all, we’re looking for coders who look at the services we have built so far and think “I wish I’d been on that project”. Projects you’ll likely be working on over the next few months include (but are not limited to):

  • A/B testing and conversion tracking of our charitable sites
  • Commercial spinoffs from FixMyStreet
  • Mapumental
  • Enhancements to TheyWorkForYou and WhatDoTheyKnow
  • Commercial development for clients

And if you’ve any questions, please post them in the comments below so we can share the answers.


  1. I never understand why people are so reluctant to publish salaries…

    “sensible” could mean 39p, 2 apples and a piece of chewing gum.

  2. Is ‘a little while’ measured in months or years?

    I’d appreciate salary range information too please. I know what I’m looking for, and you know what you can afford… I promise not to cry if they don’t match up! 🙂 Thanks

  3. OK – I’ve added a salary baseline to the post. The reason there isn’t a really precise number is because this is a job advert for numerous, as yet undefined development positions. We’re looking for people of varying skills and levels of experience, and so it goes without saying we might have to pay different amounts for those.

  4. Tom, Are you sending emails to confirm receipt? I’ve not received anything, so wondering whether to resend.

  5. Hire me! I would love to do this! I know alot of people who would really enjoy doing this sort of work. If you are willing to train I’ve got the time and need the income! So I guess if you were willing to maybe offer classes to train you would get more woman applicants who want to learn but never found the right starting point.

  6. If you restrict it only to UK women for telecommuting then how can you claim to care about diversity. Why cant a woman living in China code for you? That is what telecommute mean in the internet age.