Software Engineer

We are looking for new team members who want to join a mission to make sustainability more than a word, by inspiring, challenging, understanding and empowering the clients we work with.  

We believe that sustainable business has a positive impact on our environment, society and economy - it is ambitious for all its stakeholders. Sustainable business is resilient, innovative and embraces change; and change must happen as what we do today will not be enough for tomorrow - every business must be sustainable. Our mission is to make sustainability more than a word

Avieco is a market-leading independent sustainability team based in London. We work with great organisations that value our input and expertise – they include Google, Lloyds of London, the UK government, the European Investment Bank, Seasalt, Croda, Johnson Matthey, Royal Mail and many, many others.

We are hard-working and collaborative sustainability champions from diverse backgrounds. Together we take on each client’s sustainability challenge as if it were our own.

We have recently been acquired by Accenture, a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. The acquisition will strengthen the Accenture Sustainability Value Promise to embed sustainability into everything the company does to create business value and sustainable impact for everyone it serves. Find out more here 

Sustainability can be tough – if it were easy, then our economies and societies would already be sustainable. To help our clients, each of us must dig in and get to the bottom of the challenge before working out the best way forward. Every day means tackling and solving new problems, crunching the numbers, and working with our clients to understand what’s really going on.

We are a team, an ambitious, dynamic, positive team. We succeed through deliberate, conscious, active collaboration and through a diversity of skills, expertise, opinion and background. We know that the best solutions are brave and inspiring – that they can come from anyone, and that everyone’s contribution can progress, develop and grow.

  • Purpose – your work matters, the team’s work matters. We have a mission that matters every day - we are here to make a better world. We want you to do the same. We want to be commercially successful doing that and we want you to share that success – you will know how well we are doing
  • Autonomy – you collaborate in dynamic teams to get the work done. You are mentored and guided to choose the right way to work for you. You have time to develop your thing. You know your goals and your responsibilities, and you know those of your team-mates.
  • Mastery - you work in the learning zone – not too easy, not too hard, just right. You get feedback, guidance and support. You actively collaborate to build and share skills and expertise, you work with experts, you share your knowledge and skills and follow your career journey

We are looking for new team members who want to join a mission to make sustainability more than a word, by inspiring, challenging, understanding and empowering the clients we work with.   

We want people that are prepared to grab hold of our clients’ energy, waste, reporting, supply chain, plastics, renewables, transport and social challenges, and help shape workable solutions.  

  • We are looking for people who can embody our values - we only succeed when:  
  • We take on our clients’ sustainability challenges as if they were our own  
  • Our business is sustainable  
  • We are as diverse as the communities and issues in which we work  
  • We nurture and support the development of everyone in the team  
  • We truly collaborate inside and outside the business  
  • We raise the bar – we dare, we challenge, we expect the best from each other  

There is no limit to what you can get involved with as part of our growing team. An open mind, a keen interest to learn and a drive to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our generation is essential. We expect everyone at Avieco to progress and promotion is an important part of life here. If you are self-motivated, like a challenge, want to make a difference, take pride in delivering high-quality work and thrive in a collaborative environment - you’ll fit in just fine!

At Avieco, diversity and inclusion are more than a mission to make people feel valued and included – it’s what makes us great at what we do. We take pride in encouraging people from all walks of life to come as they are, not only because it’s the right thing to do but because we fully believe that it allows us to better understand each other, better understand our clients and better solve sustainability challenges. We strongly encourage applications from all sectors of society and particularly those that are underrepresented in our team. 

This is an exciting role for a talented developer, who wants to leverage their skills for good, to join our platform team. If you want to leverage your skills to help address environmental and social issues head on then this role is for you. In taking the role you would be joining a passionate, and fast growing, team that strives to continuously improve and applies these learnings to our work.

We are ideally looking for a Java Developer or similar who would be willing to cross-train to Salesforce to help us further enhance the capabilities of our proprietary sustainability platform. While the platform infrastructure is hosted through Salesforce, we maintain a unique technology layer that allows us to serve our clients sustainability needs. The work itself is highly bespoke and well suited to those with a desire to collaboratively solve hard problems whilst making a direct impact on some of the most pressing environmental and social issues we collectively face.

You will be required to input into discussions on data models, technical constraints of solutions and work very closely with our other developers and product managers.

It’s a very exciting time to be joining us as we have a passionate team working at the forefront of technology and sustainability.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop our platform capabilities – work within the Salesforce ecosystem to enhance our existing platform solution in response to defined requirements.
  • Ensure quality in all work – adhere, and input into, development best practices and processes to ensure high quality delivery.
  • Collaborate with the team – you will be required to collaborate closely with fellow developers, our product manager and the wider team to align on solutions.
  • Execute according to priorities – we move quickly as a team and only work on requirements that have significant impact for us and our clients. We are constantly deploying improvements, and this requires dedicated focus.
  • Master and mentor – as well as furthering the mastery of your skills you will also be expected to share insights within the team so that we all raise the bar.
  • Java experience – ideally a minimum of 3+ years’ demonstrable experience of working as a Java developer working on enterprise solutions.
  • Data modelling – you must bring a strong grasp of data modelling concepts and their applications to enterprise software so a strong grounding in Computer Science or equivalent is encouraged.
  • JavaScript – ideally some experience in JavaScript to deal with some light interface work when or if required.
  • Testminded – our priority is to ensure that we build the most reliable software solutions possible. To ensure this we need you to have demonstrable experience of testing software with a preference for testing automation experience.
  • Personal organisation – you get going quickly, executes tasks through great time management and collaborative prioritisation on a day to day basis via daily stand ups.
  • Creative problem solver – we’re working at the forefront of sustainability and technology. We don’t have all of the answers and expect you to be an active part in helping to find them.

Desirable skills

  • Salesforce and SFDX (SFDX) – if you have previous experience in Salesforce or have taken some initial training please feel free to apply.
  • Up to £52,000, depending on skills/experience plus
  • A career journey and personal development plan including details of the next promotion as soon as you start
  • A mentor and regular personal development planning
  • Personal training budget
  • Pension plan
  • Employee share scheme
  • Smartphone and laptop
  • Great office in central London
  • Results based working
  • 25 holiday days
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular socials

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining what you can bring to this role, why this is a good next step in your career, and how you meet the skills and experience sought along with a CV detailing your relevant experience.  

Applications without a CV and cover letter will not be reviewed.  

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject title “Software Engineer” by midnight on Monday 31st October. Please note CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis, giving preference to early applicants.  

Suitable candidates will be invited to an initial phone interview. If successful this will be followed by a face-to-face interview for which you will need to prepare and deliver a 10-minute presentation, answer questions, undertake a basic numeracy test and meet the team. 

The positions are intended to commence as soon as possible.  

For more information about our team at Avieco and the clients we work with see: www.avieco.com  

sustain-ability.
more than a word.

We get that change is not easy. But we must be brave, challenge old ways, set new habits, embrace new thinking.