Posting date: 12th June, 2024

Closing date: We will shortlist and interview weekly as applications are received, and will close the position once the vacancy is filled.

By joining the WTF team as a developer, you will build and maintain revolutionary technology that supports the activism of thousands!

Role Type: Contractor (initially)

Hours: 32 – 40 hours per week

Location: Remote

Pay: As a not for profit advocacy organization, we compensate based on need and regional cost of living.

Non-pay Benefits: We realize that pay isn’t the only important thing when deciding where to apply your talents. Here are some of the other important benefits you will gain by joining our team:

  1. Impact – play an integral role in the fastest growing animal rights non-profit in the world, and support thousands of advocates to reach more non-vegans than ever before with our crucial vegan message.
  2. Cause – WTF is a project of passion for every single member of our team – be a part of something special!
  3. Community – WTF is an awesome place to work, where you will be valued and form strong interpersonal bonds with our global team.
  4. Remote Working – with no lengthy office commute you will be able to work from home, from anywhere in the world.
  5. Remote Working Allowance – a small annual bonus to contribute towards remote working costs, such as office equipment, wifi, and electricity, ensuring you can work comfortably from anywhere.
  6. Attend an Annual Strategy Retreat – It’s an opportunity to connect, learn, and strategise as a team. We will cover essential travel and accommodation.
  7. Purpose and Wellbeing Allowance – Dedicate 10% of your working time to vegan activism, personal projects, or self-care. This allowance will intentionally support you to take time each week for passion and personal growth.
  8. WTF Team-Wide Trainings – We source and provide professional training for our team.
  9. Professional Development – Want to take a specialist training course? Apply for discretionary funding to advance your skills and career.
  10. Mentorship Program – Discuss your mentorship needs during annual reviews. We provide tailored support to help you grow and succeed in your role.
  11. Annual 3% Inflationary Uplift – We will uplift compensation rates by 3% each January to keep roughly in line with inflation.

Role Summary:

We are looking for a passionate and talented full-stack web developer for a full-time remote position with our organization. We have a number of interlinked websites which require ongoing development, optimization, and maintenance. You will also work along side our in-house graphic designer to develop new features, pages, and web applications. This is a fully remote position and can be done from anywhere in the world.

Required experience (minimum 3 years):

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SSH/bash
  • Version control (preferably git)
  • Live deployments
  • Experience with medium/large projects and databases

Required skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work on solo projects and on a team
  • Self-motivated
  • Critical thinking
  • Project management and team leadership
  • Good communication skills (especially online since this is a remote position)

An ideal candidate would also have experience with the following (not required but beneficial):

  • Laravel
  • Bootstrap
  • Composer
  • Node.js
  • SEO
  • Progressive Web App (PWA) development
  • Basic image editing


You will be working as part of the following team:

    1. You: you will be the lead developer on this project, and therefore need to have a complete skillset and competency to problem solve and deliver technical expertise.
    2. Developer: 1 x 12 hrs. / week. A talented and experienced back-end developer will be working in close partnership with you.
    3. Project Manager: you will be working closely with the Executive Director, who will be coordinating the project and making decisions when it comes to implementation considerations, MVP functionality etc.
    4. Designer: 1 x 40 hrs. / week. We already have a talented designer in-house, who will work on all of the web design, UX/UI, wireframes, concepts, flowcharts, prototypes etc.
    5. Consulting: 2 hours per week. We know that the current project is very ambitious with a small development team, and have enlisted the help of a talented senior engineer from our friends at Vegan Hacktivists to consult on the project to advise on problem solving, architectural, project planning, and more. This will take the form of weekly meetings, and is unlikely to include actual coding / development work.
    6. Testing: we have recently onboarded a volunteer who is experienced at software testing, and will work to support you in deploying updates.

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About We The Free

We The Free (WTF) are a vegan advocacy organization specializing in highly effective street outreach events, we have 125 teams in over 20 countries worldwide, educating people on the truth of animal agriculture and inspiring people to adopt a vegan lifestyle. In particular, the WTF 3 minute movie challenge is a gamechanger in the street advocacy scene.

On top of that, here are 3 of the things that make WTF a great organization to be a part of:

  1. Imagine knowing how many people watch Dominion or Seaspiracy as a result of your activism. We use data and analytics to guide our activism to be as impactful as possible; by collecting data using our MyStats dashboard we know how many people take steps towards veganism, and we adjust our strategy depending on the best research and data available to us.
  2. We prioritize building supportive & resilient communities, and all WTF teams regularly host community building activities, which might include volunteer days at vegan sanctuaries, fundraisers, beach cleanups, or social events like games nights and potlucks. By investing in our communities, we can grow our movement and invest in our sustainability while supporting worthwhile causes.
  3. We invest in our communities by sourcing professional trainings and delivering them for free to our movement, including sustainable activism, leadership skills, communication training, conflict resolution, and more!
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