Full Stack Software Engineer

Urban Scale Interventions·Belfast, Northern Ireland


Urban Scale Interventions is a young, creative start-up studio with exciting creative projects in the fields of design, mental health, and cultural interventions. We use methods of design thinking, taking a holistic and challenge-led approach to tackling issues in the places we live, work, and play.

One of the studio’s key disciplines is Tech for Social Good which focuses on the development of digital platforms and products that look to make a social impact through our experience of identifying challenges within practise and government.

We are an energetic and passionate multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, researchers, urbanists, and strategists that are working on some of Northern Ireland's most exciting creative projects. All of our work is grounded in real insight by working closely with community groups and stakeholders through on the ground engagement and co-design techniques.

The project and role

The studio is working on an exciting tool that has the ability to improve the way the government aligns its policy, measurements and impact outcomes within their project pipeline and in relation to their departmental spends. With strong interest from public sector and third sector organisations alongside international scale potential, USI are looking for an exciting candidate to carve out a specialism in this area of work within the team that will be supported through the growth of the studio.

This is a chance for a developer to help shape a young start up and its R&D pipeline to develop commercially viable products alongside a team of Branding, Software, UX, Strategists and the Studio Partners. The role is for someone with self-confidence to come with a solution first mentality and work in a diverse team with exposure to all elements of the product's growth process.

What you’ll be doing

  • Developing upon our current pilot platform
  • Building functionality and features from start to finish
  • You’ll be responsible for designing and building core product functionality
  • Drive and shape the development principles, priorities, architecture and technology approach to the development of the project
  • Deliver the MVP, enabling us to user test, iterate and get the platform out there


  • Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Comfortable delivering product features from start-to-finish using the full-stack, developing both frontend and backend code
  • Experience taking software from early development into production, with 2+ years of experience
  • Strong skills in JavaScript and its ecosystem
  • Experience with back-end technologies Python, NodeJS or similar
  • Strong database design, development and SQL skills
  • Drive the overall platform design and development, shaping and choosing the appropriate technologies and tools for the job
  • Proficient in designing, building, testing and maintaining good code.
  • Knowledge of D3.js or other data visualisation frameworks
  • Solid HTML and CSS skills, preferably experience using frameworks like Bootstrap or Tailwind CSS

Bonus Skills

  • Version control using Git
  • Knowledge and experience of using cloud services
  • Experience with Google location and mapping API’s
  • An interest in learning about AI, machine learning and object/behaviour recognition development.
  • Familiarity with UX/UI design principles
  • Open source contributions

We are after someone with

Proactive attitude

Excellent communication skills

Ability to work autonomously

Whilst we aren't quite building from scratch, we are looking for someone that is excited to build and shape the early stage product alongside us not for us.

Salary is competitive based on experience. We are a medium sized start-up studio with a strong social ethos and that takes time out to collectively build the studios ethos and creative thinking together.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please send a CV, cover letter and include links to any personal projects, blogs, contributions, or anything you want to add to your application to the email address below.

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