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Anvil | Senior Developer (to £80k) & Developer Advocate (£38-60k) | Cambridge, UK | Full-time/part-time/flexible | https://anvil.works.jobs

We make an open-source web framework, an online code editor, a GUI builder, and a PaaS hosting platform. Together, it's a platform for building and hosting full-stack web applications, entirely in Python.

Web development is way too complicated, especially if you're not a professional full-stack dev. So we're fixing it: Instead of writing JS/HTML/CSS/Python/SQL and all the associated frameworks, Anvil enables developers to design pages with drag-and-drop, write Python that runs in the browser and on the server, set up a database, and deploy their code instantly as a hosted service.


1. Senior Developer

We’re looking for an experienced all-rounder who's comfortable with a variety of technologies to work on the core Anvil platform, with a focus on back-end and systems engineering. Our stack is mostly Clojure, Javascript, Python, Postgres, and container tools – but we're looking for someone who isn't afraid to jump into something you haven't used before.

You’ll be working with seriously good all-rounders, including the founders (PhDs in programming usability, kernel contributors, builders of backyard dancing fountains) and senior colleagues (a former maths teacher who went from “teaching Python to students” to “reverse-engineering Anvil’s designer to build better UI components” in months), as well as our other developers and developer advocates. It’s a small, smart, friendly and diverse team, and all of us care deeply about building interesting technology that makes life easier for other developers.

Building dev tools is great! We're solving problems we have ourselves, our customers are developers just like us, and platforms get the best engineering problems.


2. Developer Advocate

We’re looking for a developer with great communication skills to show people how to build awesome things with Anvil, and to make Anvil better to use.

You’ll be writing how-to guides, blog posts and tutorials, building example apps, presenting Anvil at conferences, and helping our users – from individual developers to huge companies – build their web applications. You’ll then use what you’ve learned to help us make Anvil better to use. That might mean deciding what examples to build, or it might mean deciding that we need to redesign the first-run experience for the Anvil Editor – and then doing it.

It's rewarding work – developers love being introduced to Anvil (we get mobbed at conferences!). Plus, there are all the advantages of an early-stage startup: seriously smart colleagues, small team, lots of autonomy, and huge impact. (Did I mention we're diverse, friendly and supportive?)


For full job descriptions, and to hear what it's like working here, go to https://anvil.works/jobs.

We work hybrid (in the office in Cambridge Tue-Thu, wherever you like Mon/Fri).

If you have questions, reach out to me - I'm a founder, and my email's in my profile.

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