Deadline: 21.11.2022

Front-End Developer/

United Kingdom

About Us

We are a climate analytics not-for-profit established in 2020 with the mission to accelerate climate action using data to support planning decisions in electricity and industry. We are entirely grant-funded by the Quadrature Climate Foundation, European Climate Foundation, Generation Investment Management, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and our data is used by developers, financiers, planners and think tanks internationally.

At TransitionZero, we understand that diversity is an essential component of a successful team, whether that be diverse ways of thinking, personal or professional backgrounds and skills. We aim to be the most talented not-for-profit in our vertical, spearheading innovative data solutions through our culture of inclusivity and adaptability.

Our people are our greatest asset, and the diverse skills and perspectives individuals bring to our organisation are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness to everyone. We will therefore consider all qualified applicants in the recruitment process as we welcome all the unique qualities and experiences that make you, you.

About you

TransitionZero builds data intensive products and services to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions energy system. We are seeking a Front-End Developer to help turn our data and insights into elegant and beautiful products. TransitionZero is developing a new Future Energy Outlook which will identify the most critical interventions for reducing energy system emissions in the short, medium, and long term. You will work with TransitionZero’s product and data engineering teams to build an intuitive user interface for early users and stakeholders.


You will:

  • Build the user interface of TransitionZero’s Future Energy Outlook

  • Collaborate with TransitionZero and external colleagues, customers, and consultants on design and UI/UX decisions

  • Solicit user stories, epics, features, and requirements

  • Collaborate with TransitionZero colleagues on the design and development of the backend services and data infrastructure

Skills and Experience:



  • Degree-level qualification in software engineering or equivalent workplace experience (3+ years)

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Front-end software development

  • User-led development, including:

    • User epics/ stories solicitation

    • Agile development

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of Javascript / Typescript and HTML / CSS

  • Version control (Github)

  • Knowledge of a typical front-end framework (React, Vue, Angular)

  • Familiarity with mapping data services and libraries (e.g. Leaflet, WMTS, vector tile services)



  • Graduate-level education in a technical (software engineering / computer science / machine learning) and/or relevant industry experience (5+ years)

Experience & Knowledge:

Any of the following:

  • Experience with cloud-native development and deployment:

    • Containerisation and serverless deployment

    • Continuous integration and deployment

    • Workflows and orchestration

  • Experience with UI/UX design

  • Knowledge and/or experience in related domains

    • Energy systems and/or commodities analysis

    • Meteorology and climate science

Skills & Abilities:

Any of the following:

  • Python and full-stack frameworks (Dash, Streamlit)

  • Familiarity with core backend geospatial concepts and software libraries (PostGIS, GDAL)

  • CloudOPs, CI/CD, orchestration:

    • GCP (GCS, BQ, App Engine, Cloud-Build, Cloud-Run)

    • Github Workflows, Airflow, Prefect, Dagster

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet all of the hiring guidelines or qualifications. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. At TransitionZero, we’re looking for people who are genuinely passionate about what they do, and we welcome people from all backgrounds.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance

  • Flexible working hours with hybrid working set-up (3 days a week in our London office)

  • Enhanced gender-neutral parental leave (4 months full paid)

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Private healthcare (coming soon)

  • Free gym (London office only)

  • Annual budget and dedicated leave time for relevant training courses

  • Quarterly offsites and regular in-person and remote socials

  • 25 days leave plus time off between Christmas & New Year

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