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Senior Web Developer (AD963)

Informatics | Permanent, full-time, Technical/Professional Supervision

Circa £48,000 per annum

Closing date: 2017-08-11

We’re looking for a passionate, and experienced Ruby on Rails (RoR) Developer to join our team where you will have the opportunity to architect and deliver cutting edge applications that explain and explore the value of the world’s natural resources to governments, scientists and civil society.

If you not only want to work with the latest technologies, but also want to feel good and know that your code will help to make a difference to nature and the environment, this is your chance!

At the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre we make web and mobile applications to save the planet. Our products are used around the world by Governments, the UN, international foundations and wildlife conservation organisations to track the trade in endangered species, catalogue the worlds protected areas via (over 230,000 of them to date!) and help end the illegal trade in apes (

Reporting to the Head of Informatics, you will work closely with product managers, our UX designer and the development team, as well as internal scientists, geospatial experts and international organisations to develop and deliver high quality web products in an Agile environment using Ruby, JavaScript (with a range of frameworks) and geospatial database technologies. Additionally, you will help to provide coaching and mentoring to the rest of the team to ensure we continue to develop our expertise and nurture talent. This is a great opportunity to move your career on and gain truly a unique experience - taking a lead in building a wide variety of applications across a range of technologies.

If you have the confidence, interpersonal skills, drive and aptitude to function as part of an Agile team with a strong focus on learning, and not afraid to experiment with new technology to solve problems, we want to hear from you.  As well as the chance to work on some world changing applications, we also offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including flexible hours and generous pension contributions. 

To apply, please complete a WCMC application form and submit it with a CV and short covering letter using the link below by 13th July 2017. We recommend you register your interest quickly, as a decision may be taken to appoint somebody ahead of the closing date.

A relocation allowance is available with this position. For more details contact

Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC.  Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making.  Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.