MakeSoil Published: September 28, 2021
Anywhere, remote position
Job Type
Full-time Part-time Freelance / Limited Contract
Skilled & Technical Labor / Climate Change / Information Technology /

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Write code. Save the planet.

MakeSoil is an online platform that matches ‘Soil Makers’ (people who compost) with nearby ‘Soil Supporters’ (people who contribute scraps). The platform also gives local citizens and municipalities all the tools they need to rapidly create their own decentralized network of citizen-run neighborhood composting hubs in their community - keeping organic waste out of the landfill, bringing down greenhouse gas emissions, saving taxpayers' money and, of course, making soil!


MakeSoil is looking for talented developers to join our team. It's a rare opportunity to write code that improves the physical and mental wellbeing of millions of people all over the world, while actually helping to repair the environment.

Location: this is a remote position, and you can work from anywhere.

There are several ways you can participate:

Volunteer - Contributing even a few hours per week of planet-saving code is very satisfying! We'll try not to give you more than you can handle or more than you'll enjoy. And as a global initiative it's great for us to have helpers in different time zones who might be able to lend a hand at different hours.

Note: this role is paid in good karma, potential friendships, satisfying feelings of purpose, and knowing that you're making a difference.

Short/Medium-term Contractor (paid) - Jump in with us for a two or three month tour. This gives us a chance to get to know each other without the pressure of a long-term commitment. This option can lead to more while still leaving room in case you're planning on taking off to sail around the world or otherwise reinvent yourself.

Long-term (paid) - Join us full-time, hopefully for a long time. Waking up each day to make technology that has this big of an impact on people and the planet is a great way to live. With over 90% of organic matter still going to landfills worldwide, and most of humanity still unaware that we can make soil instead of garbage — we're not going away anytime soon and would love to have you along for our historic journey.


Candidates for any of the above will need to be familiar with our tech stack:

  • Front-end: React (CRA - Typescript), GraphQL
  • Back-end: Express, TypeGraphQL, TypeORM
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • Hosting: Heroku
  • Integrations: Google Maps, Google APIs, AWS SNS, FileStack

And experience building mobile apps with React Native is desirable.

You will also be required to participate personally, as either a Soil Supporter or Soil Maker, at a Soil Site on the MakeSoil platform. This is a team-wide requirement, because using the platform yourself puts you in the best possible position to improve it for others.

To Apply

  • If interested, please click "Apply" below to email your CV and portfolio of previous projects.
  • And let us know how you envisage participating e.g. as a volunteer, short/medium-term contractor, or long-term team member.
  • Again, this is a remote position, and you can work from anywhere.

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