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Job offered: MoodleNet Front End Developer

Type: Full-time
Location: Barcelona

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We're the world's most popular learning platform and we’re on a mission to empower educators to improve our world.

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Moodle is the world’s most trusted online learning solution. The engine of our ecosystem is Moodle LMS, the secure and customisable open source learning management platform used by over 250 million learners worldwide. Developed in conjunction with our community, Moodle LMS is complemented by an ecosystem of products including Moodle Workplace and a network of partners and services providing hosting, customisations and support.  We also teach and support educators to create effective online learning experiences and share open education resources.  Collectively, we empower educators to improve our world.  

We’ve built a passionate team of hard-working and driven people from all over the world, united by a shared belief in the ability of our platform to make a positive difference to our world.  We respect our colleagues and value an open and innovative workplace, filled with integrity and of course a strong focus on education (yes, these are our company values!)

Find out more about us on our website.

What your new job can look like…

MoodleNet is a new component of the Moodle learning platform that focuses on the curation and sharing of open content.  It is designed to be distributed among a number of installations that come together under a single search engine.  

MoodleNet is open source, and uses a modern microservices-based design using GraphQL, Node.js, Typescript, ArangoDB, RabbitMQ etc, with a PWA front-end. It is in preliminary stages and will continue to evolve with your input. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills in this field with the mandate for the team to create a platform on a global scale.

MoodleNet will be supporting the UNESCO Recommendations on OER as adopted unanimously by the 193 UNESCO member states at the 40th UNESCO General Conference and will also contribute towards many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including SDG 4 - Quality Education.

The front-end developer on this project will build out MoodleNet’s interface for testing with users in early 2021

We envisage this being a flexible, remote (due to Covid), contractor position. Successful applicants  based in Barcelona will have access to the MoodleHQ Barcelona office with necessary precautions to ensure safety of all employees. 

With the pace of Moodle, no two days will ever be the same!  But most days will involve a mix of:

  • Front-end development of MoodleNet functionality based on UX prototypes

  • Crafting semantic HTML markup with a strong focus on accessibility

  • Creating CSS code that controls the look and feel of the web experience, tackling colors, typography, responsive layout, animation, and any other visual aspect of the UI. 

  • Authoring JavaScript that primarily manipulates objects in the DOM

  • Testing across browsers and devices to ensure the UI is functional and good-looking on a never-ending stream of desktops, mobile phones, tablets, and all manner of other web-enabled devices (and even anticipating ones that haven’t been invented yet!) 

  • Working with designers to ensure the brand, design vision, and UX best practices are properly translated into the browser

  • Working with back-of-the-front-end developers to ensure the front-end code is compatible with back-end code, services, APIs, and other technology architecture. 

  • Creating a library of presentational UI components authored in a templating language are packaged up to be consumed by other developers. 

  • Authoring and documenting a robust, intuitive component API for each presentational component.

We'd love to meet you…

Especially if you can talk to us about your:

  • History of working openly, particularly contributing to free and open source software projects

  • Experience in the design and development of complex early-stage software projects, with the ability to prototype solutions, being happy to fail fast and learn quickly

  • Proven skills in HTML5, CSS4, JavaScript, React.js web development, responsive UIs (desktop/tablet/mobile), Modular, structured approach for component design and development, Git version tracking

  • Experience using styleguide/playground/showcase tools like Storybook|Atellier or similar for UI development

  • An understanding of web-based applications, and a passion for decentralisation and scaling vertically, as well as a deep respect for web standards, accessibility, interoperability, best practices, and free soft

  • Fluency in English, with the ability to write good documentation, and good communication skills for liaising with team members and stakeholders

  • Experience working with global remote teams, and the ability to self manage and self motivate.

What's in it for you?

We’ve already talked about the importance we place on achieving our mission to empower educators to improve our world, our passion for our values and some of the cool things we are doing as a company.

So what about this?!

  • Opportunity to work on a global, open source project 

  • Work anywhere, in a genuinely flexible work environment

  • With some really talented people, that believe in building awesome software to have a big impact on the world.

Does all this sound good? If yes…

Apply via Front-end Developer - MoodleNet project on

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Moodle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Moodle is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Moodle are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Moodle will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Moodle encourages applicants of all ages.

Entry added by Marine Paquignon - Friday, April 23, 2021, 4:10 PM
Last updated - Sunday, April 25, 2021, 1:06 PM