We’re looking for Full Stack Developers to join our development team and help deliver all aspects of the Podium app.

About Us

Podium is a user-moderated social network, solving the problems of abuse, misinformation, and toxicity online. To learn more about how we’re achieving this, visit our Design Blogs.

We’re a small startup based in Oxford, UK and – having just closed our first round of fundraising – we are seeking a diverse group of passionate, creative, socially conscious individuals to join our team.

We aim to launch a beta version of the platform mid-2021, with full launch in early 2022.

Our Current Stack

  • Front End – JS (React Native, Expo)

  • Back End – JS (Node), Rust

  • Support – Python (Modelling, Balancing)


As Podium grows, we need a dedicated, talented team of coders building our core technology and developing our prototype into a releasable MVP. You’ll be:

  • …implementing cutting edge technology, with the opportunity to shape its design & application

  • …contributing to all areas of the project

  • …an important voice in the company’s mission and operation

  • …helping us make a meaningful, positive difference in the world

We need…

  • 4+ Years working in a Technical Team

We need people with a proven track record. We’re eager to mentor coders who lack (or have been denied) experience, but first we need the people who can become those mentors.

  • 2+ Years working in App Development

From conception to launch to live ops; on iOS, Android, and web. Each has different priorities and challenges – we need people with a good spectrum of experience.

  • Experience building both back-end services and user interfaces

We’re a small team and there’s a variety of work to go around. We need someone who can work on every aspect of the project.

  • Someone deeply committed to diversity, equality, and social justice

If you don’t think Black Lives Matter, don’t believe #MeToo, or don’t know that Trans Rights are Human Rights – this isn’t the job for you.

We’d like…

  • A specialist in Dev Ops, User Experience, or any dedicated area of app development

We value depth of ability, as well as breadth. We’re looking for developers who can take ownership of one aspect of the project, while still assisting elsewhere as circumstance demands.

  • An avid user of social media, despite its flaws

Understanding the problems is the first step to solving them. We’re looking for someone with the familiarity to see what needs fixing and what needs preserving.

  • An activist mindset

We’re not just a team, but the inaugural government for a democratic platform. We’re looking for passion that extends beyond the software to the positive change it can make in the world.

  • Experience working in start-ups

A small, dedicated team is very different to a big studio. We’ll happily accommodate those who need to adjust, but – ideally – we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running.

  • A pragmatic approach

There are times that call for rapid, disposable code and those that call for efficient, long-term code. We’re looking for someone comfortable with both and who knows when each is needed.

We offer…

  • Annual Salary £40k+ (negotiable)

  • Share Options

Joining any early-stage startup is a risk - one we will recognise with a share in Podium’s future success.

  • Milestone Bonuses

We value you more than the salary we can afford at this early stage. We’re committed to making up the difference as our success allows.

  • Relocation Assistance

We don’t expect anyone to relocate in the midst of a pandemic but, long term (or sooner, if you choose) we can provide some modest financial support to help you move to the Oxford area.

  • A Supportive Environment

We want our employees to thrive both as individuals and as a team. Your wider life and wellbeing are no less important to us than the project.


We’re not looking for great CV writers or great interviewees - we’re looking for the best candidates. If there’s a process you feel would better allow you to demonstrate your candidacy for this role, just let us know.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach us via our website or social channels (also listed on the website).

Salary range £40,000 — 40,000

Flat salary structure while in start-up phase