Job Title:   Technical Support and Junior Developer          

Location:  Tallaght, Dublin

Reporting to: Head of Engineering

Salary: Dependent upon experience and skills

Contract Period: 1 Year Contract


About FoodCloud

FoodCloud (CHY21177) is a fast-growing Dublin based social enterprise that have a vision for a world where no good food goes to waste. 30% of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted across the global food system. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, after the US and China. In Ireland, we waste one million tonnes of food annually and one in eight people do not have enough to eat.


FoodCloud uses innovative technology to connect supermarkets directly to charities in their local community and there are currently over 3,200 supermarkets donating to 8,000 charities across the UK and Ireland through the FoodCloud platform. FoodCloud Hubs connects food businesses with large volumes of surplus food to charities across Ireland through three warehouses in Dublin, Galway and Cork.  The equivalent of over 1.5 million meals are being rescued every month through both services.


About The Role:

FoodCloud is seeking to recruit an experienced Technical Support Specialist to work collaboratively with software engineering to support and operate our systems, automate and streamline our operations process, build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring, and operations, and troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test, and production environments. Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the ideal candidate will have a background in technical support or development operations, system or database administration, an interest in eliminating food waste, and proven experience with platform support.. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the support team to investigate and resolve system issues and bugs
  • System admin, database maintenance and automation of tasks
  • Proactive technical support (occasionally work as an escalated member of the support team to better understand support operations and assist clients with difficult technical queries)
  • Technical investigation of bugs and issues within our platform
  • Documentation, tracking of bug and issue resolution by the tech team
  • Develop platform improvements (coding skills preferrable)
  • Develop tools and scripts to automate the deployment, administration, and monitoring of the platform 
  • Collaborate with the tech and support teams to streamline and document processes
  • Continually improve technical support and admin processes
  • Knowledge of technical support and admin best practices
  • Additional duties per business needs.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • At least 2+ years of Technical Support experience
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages, SQL, PHP, Javascript
    • Knowledge of Java/Scala (bonus)
  • Experience with automation and configuration management
  • SQL proficiency and experience with databases (Postgres, MySQL)
  • Experience with cloud computing (AWS/Heroku)
  • Ability to evaluate system and application logs to quickly identify and solve production problems
  • Jira and Confluence experience
  • Ability to automate processes
  • Ability to create and maintain current documentation on processes

Position: Full-time. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Location: Tallaght, Dublin 24


Timeline & Process: 

Please, send in a CV and cover letter (max 1 page) to [email protected] explaining how you meet the requirements for this position. Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 8th November 2019.