Development Lead (M/W/D)

Kampala, Uganda



Who are we?

We are a team passionate about the environment, people and climate. We come from different countries and backgrounds. We decided to build TREEO to fight climate change and help smallholder farmers by planting trees. We are building technology that brings unprecedented transparency, trust and efficiency into tree planting. Our product consists of a native Android mobile app written in Kotlin, backend written in TypeScrit, NestJS running on Google Cloud, and web written in React. We use GitHub, ZenHub, Miro, LinearB, SonarCloud, Slack and Basecamp to organise our work.

We have teams based in Kampala, Germany, and Indonesia. Our core development team is based in Kampala and has seven members. We will hire more engineers over the following months.

Why do we need a development lead?

The TREEO development team is expanding, and we are looking for an experienced development lead who will focus on the team culture, performance and quality of our product. 

What will you do?

You will lead Scrum teams and help them in achieving company goals:

  • Together with your teams, you will set up rules and make sure that teams follow these rules. 

  • You will measure and review the teams' performance using various metrics and share these metrics with the entire team.

  • You will actively look for improvements in the development process and product quality. 

  • You will coach whole teams and individual team members on their professional development. 

  • You will be the go-to person for the CTO and company management. 

  • You will hire new team members. 

  • You will handle the personal issues and fight for your team. 

What skills and experience do you need to have?

You have already been a development lead or manager for several years and enjoyed it. You have a background in software development, and you are hands-on. However, we don't expect you to be the best developer or have the best technical skills. You see yourself more as a leader than a manager. You know how to improve team performance and the quality of software products. You have international working experience. You have first-hand experience with Scrum, and you've been in the role of a Scrum Master. 

What do we offer?

We offer to be part of an innovative product with a social and environmental impact. Besides that:

  • Working with a motivated and experienced international team

  • 21 days of vacation

How to apply?

  • The first round of interviews will be an online assessment using the TestGorilla platform. The online assessment takes 90 minutes, and you will receive access after providing your email address. Please read carefully the instructions provided before taking the assessment. 

  • The second round will be conducted with TREEO's CTO and the development team. 



Our vision for TREEO stems from 8 years of tree planting experience in Indonesia and Uganda, where we were able to plant more than 1 million trees together with a highly ambitious team. Working towards this achievement, we realised the difficulty of accurately monitoring CO2 sequestration to prove our impact. TREEO is our solution. TREEO collects monitoring data from every tree, creating the necessary trust and transparency for smallholder farmers to commercialise carbon removals. This empowers local communities to regenerate the Earth while generating new revenue.