IT Developper - Madrid

Relief Applications is looking for an enthusiastic developer with project management skills to join our growing development team. We are looking for engineers passionate about shaping the next generation of humanitarian developers and innovators.

If you have excellent programming skills and a passion for following a project throughout all its cycle, then we are looking for you!

You will have a high degree of responsibility and ownership over the development of existing projects and new features to improve and enhance mission-critical software applications.

We are a young European-based organization serving the international humanitarian and development sectors. Founded in 2014, by an IT expert and an experienced humanitarian during the Red Cross response to the Haiyan (Yolanda) typhoon in the Philippines, we provide a variety of innovative services bridging humanitarian work and cutting-edge technology to disseminate new IT tools and significantly improve the efficiency of humanitarian organizations. Our clients include several United Nations organizations, Red Cross societies and NGOs such as Save the Children, Oxfam and many others.

In this role, you must self-motivated, able to work both independently and closely with your team, coordinate and assign tasks in conjunction with the tech lead. Our ideal candidate is a passionate advocate for front and back-end best practices, scalable architecture and quality user experiences.


  • Master’s Degree in engineering Studies (with an IT focus) or equivalent


  • 2-3 years


  • Good English, written and spoken
  • Have a passion for coding
  • Project management
  • Team management
  • Database creation, integration, and management—e.g., MySQL, SQLite
  • Objected Oriented Programming fundamentals and server-side programming languages
  • Good knowledge of PHP, Python and JavaScript
  • Able to learn new technologies quickly

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of Symfony and/or Angular
  • Cross platform mobile design
  • Ability to design and prototype UI for mobile platforms (iOS or Android)
  • Eye for design and UX consistency across platforms
  • Understanding of AI concept with a focus on machine learning


  • Ensure the technical management of 1 to 3 Relief Applications projects (depending on the size) and the leadership of the CEO
  • Developing new features while incorporating feedback from team members and clients
  • Manage workflow and maintain deadlines of simultaneous projects
  • Build functionality according client/user needs, integrating open source and/or pre-built code into existing code base
  • Maintaining and upgrading legacy components to modern development standards
  • Write and/or integrate with third party APIs coordinating team members during design reviews to refine user experience
  • Enhance and promote knowledge exchange and support among internal teams
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use


  • Spanish indeterminate contract - €24-36k depending on experience

Due to the nature of this position, only candidates legally eligible to work in the EU/EEA may apply.

The post may imply occasional travelling to developing countries following the needs of current projects.

Relief Applications is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Please send your resume and your cover letter to


Location: Madrid

Job Type: fulltime