6 months ago

Junior .Net Web Developer at Happy Porch

70% 40 hours / week Europe (Remote) £20k - £22k / year
Flexible working hours
Employee training program
Unlimited paid holidays

Location: Remote Working £20,000 - £22,000 per annum Full-time or Part-time, 6-month initial contract ( with potential for permanent) Immediate start Closing date: 3 February 2020, 12 noon

Passionate about web development? Looking for a flexible, remote role where you are working on an enthusiastic and committed team? This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your technical skills within a forward-thinking and supportive team.

About the Company

“HappyPorch is a completely distributed company. We have no office. We are a small, distributed team of specialist web developers who value, support and mentor each other. One of our founding principles is that the company exists for us, not the other way around. While we do work hard, we also acknowledge that a healthy, balanced life is a requirement, not an optional extra.

Part-time or Job Share options We are very open to part-time (min 50%) or job share applications for this role. Please make your interest clear in your application.

What’s in it for you?

Impact You will bring your experience, ideas and energy to the role. As part of a small, fun team you will be much more than just another cog in the wheel. There is a huge opportunity to further develop your technical & other skills.

Purpose A key part of our purpose is to contribute in a positive way to the world around us. Thus we dedicate a portion of their “on the job” time working on ‘pro-bono’ projects that have societal value. This might include open source development, charity projects or training and assisting other organisations. A great example is our ongoing work with Collegium Telemedicus.

Transparency We run on self-management principles. This does not mean a completely flat hierarchy, any group of humans will have leaders. It does mean that we all input into how the company is run and everyone is invited to get involved and take on the level of responsibility that suits each of us. It also means that leadership is much more fluid than in a traditional company hierarchy.

We provide a lot of support and coaching to help you thrive in this environment and thus to do great work. Although it can be challenging, it is incredibly rewarding to be part of.

Unlimited holidays We really mean this, it’s not just a throw-away phrase nor does it mean taking less holidays. The minimum is 28 days annually and, so long as the work gets done, we encourage as much other time away as possible. You must take at least one continuous 2-week break per year.

Location & Hours This role is remote, much of the time you can work from anywhere – well almost – anywhere within 2 hours of the UK timezone. We are more interested in results than micromanaging which means we are very happy to talk about flexibility in your working hours. Some of our team enjoy a very structured day, others flex their work around family commitments.

Twice each year we meet-up for about a week to work together. Recent locations have included Morocco, Madeira, Bulgaria and Scotland. As well as being really useful it is a lot of fun, so we do all we can to help everyone join where it is possible.

Here is an honest insight into some of the advantages (and challenges) with working in a remote team.”

Learn more about HappyPorch here. And check out this video some of the team made to help you understand HappyPorch a little better.

The Role

You will be helping to care for a number of Umbraco websites, including maintenance & support, bug fixing and adding new features. You will also be involved, with the rest of the development team, in the planning and development of new Umbraco sites, redesigns and overhauls of existing sites.

You will be working remotely as part of a small team of 10 spread across Scotland, England, several other countries across Europe and beyond. Working on a distributed team takes a high level of motivation and the ability to self- manage. You will also be communicating with clients directly. This requires excellent written and verbal English communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally with both technical and non-technical people.



  • Enjoy solving problems and are constantly looking to learn and improve
  • Are outstanding at communicating both verbally and in written English (and more than tech-speak!)
  • Are detail-oriented and meticulous about quality
  • Understand how important good, disciplined process is; in software development as well as communication and project management


  • HappyPorch is more interested in your interest in web development & your ability to learn, solve problems and your professional approach to coding
  • A good working knowledge of C#, ASP.NET MVC, HTML/CSS and Javascript
  • Experience of Umbraco (or other CMS) is an advantage, although is not required.

The ideal person will bring the correct mindset, ability to learn and adapt along with as wide a range of technical experience as possible, HappyPorch encourages applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

The mix of remote working and the challenge of improving your technical skills while communicating directly with the client means that this role requires strong communication skills and a good level of self-confidence. Thus HappyPorch encourage applications from candidates with a range of experiences, including career changers and those returning to work.

Find more information on how HappyPorch is working to become a more diverse team here.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact team@adoptanintern.org.uk. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is 3 February 2020, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and Cover Letter through the AAI EmployAbility online application form on our website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found here.

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.