We want YOU!

We are continuously developing our business and looking for new talents from all over the world... We are currently looking for a Junior front-end developer and a Junior content and digital marketing rockstar. If you think you are the one, don't hesitate and apply here! We would love to meet you for a coffee :-)

Send us your motivation letter together with your resume at info@futureproofed.com.

Good luck!


Junior Front-End Developer

Job description

Job responsibilities:

  • Help design, develop, implement, test, maintain and support new features such as advanced reporting and visualisations, regionalisation, integration of solutions by other providers, peer-to-peer learning and benchmarking. 
  • Support the product team to better meet the current customer requirement and squash bugs.
  • Participate in design sprints with customers related to next-generation developments including IoT and ML capabilities.
  • Focus on code quality and performance.

Qualifications:

Must-have:

  • Deep understanding and caring for user experience and design.
  • Knowledge in front-end web development (Vue, React or Angular-type frameworks): bachelor in IT or Computer Science, or related experience.
  • Knowing your way around pre-processors and front-end build tools.
  • Knowledge of Git and agile methodologies.
  • Absolute team player and working in a team.
  • Self-motivated and eager to grow and learn; you enjoy challenges, are a creative problem-solver and able to handle responsibility and to work independently.
  • Good level of English both orally and in writing, in addition to French or Dutch.

Bonus points for:

  • A basic understanding of back-end technologies, servers, documentation, product.
  • Previous experience as a developer, open source projects or significant contributions.
  • Willing tochallenge us in technology and process.

What’s our offer?

  • A meaningful work experience.
  • A very nice team! Growth and mentoring by experienced colleagues.
  • The opportunity to grow and learn within a fast-growing startup.
  • Nice places to work, in Leuven (literally next to the station) and in Ghent.
  • A full-time and permanent contract.
  • A competitive salary package that is optimized to your individual needs.

 

About Futureproofed

Why? (50.000ft)

At Futureproofed we see climate change as one of the greatest threats to humanity  — on par with nuclear warfare, in fact — but also as an unprecedented opportunity for people, cities, and businesses to thrive. 

We believe our ability to reverse the climate crisis and build a fossil-free, circular and biodiverse society will determine our fate in the coming decades. Either we become the fools who let the climate change tragedy unfold, or we become the superhero generation who speed up and scale the transformation to attractive cities and a fossil-free future. 

Vision (40.000ft)

When it comes to climate change, cities are where the action is. Yet whenever we talk to civil servants responsible for climate in municipalities, we realise it’s the same thing all over Europe: more often than not it’s a one-(wo)man show, with very little time available for helping drive climate action. And every municipality seems to be reinventing the wheel

FutureproofedCities is a web-app to help solve that. FutureproofedCities helps cities develop, monitor and manage their climate action plan. Cities can learn from other cities and engage their citizens to better transform their climate plan into action.

Goals (30.000ft)

We launched in early 2017 and have about 30 municipalities on FutureproofedCities now, including Antwerpen, Ghent, Kortrijk, Hasselt, Oostende, Vilvoorde, Bonheiden.

We are adding more than 30 new municipalities in the coming weeks and months. By the end of the year we’ll have about 60 municipalities, or more than one municipality out of five in Flanders running on FutureproofedCities. 

But we’re just getting started: several cities and regions in Europe have expressed their interest, and we preparing to scale up in Europe

Culture

To grow FutureproofedCities we are looking for people who are the most talented, curious, fun dedicated, right across the organisation — from sales to customer support, from product development to accounts receivable. 

We don’t want to be hiring just the smartest people, it’s also about developing the most flexible people, to form the highest-performing teams. At Futureproofed we are also committed to creating an Asshole-Free-Zone . 

You have skills, knowledge, energy and time and we realize there's many offers to contemplate... So why should you devote these precious resources to FutureproofedCities?

Here’s the deal you have to offer: you will have work hard to catch up with a large and growing backlog of issues in Jira; things may be more chaotic than elsewhere; our plan might even fail. 

But the quid pro quo is that you will have more responsibility, it will be more fun, you will learn and grow more, you will do meaningful work, and if things go well, you might even participate in the upside.


Junior Content and Digital Marketing Rockstar

Job description

FutureproofedCities is expanding and is looking for a young, positive, creative and driven colleague to take on the Content and Digital Marketing and help shape the tone of voice of the company. As part of a growing team, her/his mission will be to develop, implement and oversee the (digital) marketing plan and create the content strategy of the company to strengthen its presence as an essential actor for cities in their transition towards a fossil-free future. 

Key responsibilities

  • Define a content strategy to build link with other key-stakeholders such as EU institutions, international organisations, NGOs, think tanks, regions and cities representatives, to have influencers endorsing and sharing our content; 
  • Help build and manage a rich content/editorial calendar that attracts a qualified audience on our productions (cities public page, website, blog, demo account, …), and help our customers in their efforts to move from plans to climate action; 
  • Identify and develop press relations to write and publish articles in relevant magazines and releases; 
  • Participate in the identification of key-events, both at national and international level, in line with the company’s scope to pitch and export FutureproofedCities and keeping the calendar updated; 
  • Be in charge of the digital existence of the company by developing and implementing the marketing planin collaboration with product and business colleagues; 
    • Map and identify (international) competitors and define the position of the company accordingly; 
    • Orchestrate operational and tactical marketing activities to support awareness-building, lead generation, nurturing and bottom line results; 
    • Identify and execute on opportunities that improve our search rank for key terms at the top, middle, and bottom of our marketing funnel; 
    • Oversee all the social mediainitiatives from social networks (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and more); 
    • Look at new opportunities in the digital arena to further enhance and strengthen the local marketing campaigns; 
    • Come up with innovative ideas to promote the company on digital platforms but not only (promotional videos, newsletters, webinars, events organisation, …) 
  • Track, analyse and visualise data to assess the success of marketing campaigns and to find out what is happening on our website and where/how to optimise. Ability to summarise data for reports; 
  • Progressively become responsibleof the marketing of the company. 


Requirements

  • Proven experience in (digital) marketing. Master’s degree preferably in Business Engineering or Economics with a focus on digital marketing is a plus; 
  • Maximum 2 to 3 years of work experience in relevant field with similar functions. Past experience with SaaS marketing and/or content marketing is definitely a plus; 
  • Good knowledge of climate change science and tomorrow’s sustainability solutions. You understand the stakes of the climate action and you are familiar with the EU Climate Change institutional framework, being able to identify key-stakeholders at both national and international level; 
  • Good command of social media, especially Twitter and LinkedIn; 
  • Passion for rigorous website optimisation and digital analytics; 
  • Absolute team player and working in a team; 
  • Quick self-starter, pro-active, entrepreneurial attitude, self-motivated and eager to grow and learn. You enjoy challenges, are a creative problem-solver and able to handle responsibility and to work independently; 
  • Perfect command of Dutch, French and English, both verbal and written. 

What’s our offer?

  • A meaningful work experience; 
  • A very nice team! Growth and mentoring by experienced colleagues; 
  • The opportunity to grow and learn within a fast-growing startup; 
  • Nice places to work, in Leuven (literally next to the station); 
  • A full-time and permanent contract; 
  • A competitive salary package that is optimised to your individual needs. 

 

About Futureproofed

Why? (50.000ft)

At Futureproofed we see climate change as one of the greatest threats to humanity  — on par with nuclear warfare, in fact — but also as an unprecedented opportunity for people, cities, and businesses to thrive. 

We believe our ability to reverse the climate crisis and build a fossil-free, circular and biodiverse society will determine our fate in the coming decades. Either we become the fools who let the climate change tragedy unfold, or we become the superhero generation who speed up and scale the transformation to attractive cities and a fossil-free future. 

Vision (40.000ft)

When it comes to climate change, cities are where the action is. Yet whenever we talk to civil servants responsible for climate in municipalities, we realise it’s the same thing all over Europe: more often than not it’s a one-(wo)man show, with very little time available for helping drive climate action. And every municipality seems to be reinventing the wheel

FutureproofedCities is a web-app to help solve that. FutureproofedCities helps cities develop, monitor and manage their climate action plan. Cities can learn from other cities and engage their citizens to better transform their climate plan into action.

Goals (30.000ft)

We launched in early 2017 and have about 30 municipalities on FutureproofedCities now, including Antwerpen, Ghent, Kortrijk, Hasselt, Oostende, Vilvoorde, Bonheiden.

We are adding more than 30 new municipalities in the coming weeks and months. By the end of the year we’ll have about 60 municipalities, or more than one municipality out of five in Flanders running on FutureproofedCities. 

But we’re just getting started: several cities and regions in Europe have expressed their interest, and we preparing to scale up in Europe

Culture

To grow FutureproofedCities we are looking for people who are the most talented, curious, fun dedicated, right across the organisation — from sales to customer support, from product development to accounts receivable. 

We don’t want to be hiring just the smartest people, it’s also about developing the most flexible people, to form the highest-performing teams. At Futureproofed we are also committed to creating an Asshole-Free-Zone . 

You have skills, knowledge, energy and time and we realize there's many offers to contemplate... So why should you devote these precious resources to FutureproofedCities?

Here’s the deal you have to offer: you will have work hard to catch up with a large and growing backlog of issues in Jira; things may be more chaotic than elsewhere; our plan might even fail. 

But the quid pro quo is that you will have more responsibility, it will be more fun, you will learn and grow more, you will do meaningful work, and if things go well, you might even participate in the upside.