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Find out more about working for the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and contributing directly to our mission to eliminate online child sexual abuse. 

Senior Software Developer 

We're seeking a Senior Software Developer to join our growing Software Team. You will be joining an innovative and creative software team, designing, and building pioneering tools that will be used to enable and support the work undertaken by our world-renowned hotline team. If you want a job with purpose and an opportunity to work with some of the most talented software leaders in this industry, then we’d love to hear from you.

  • Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Salary: £40,238.00 - £48,552.00 (depending on experience) per annum + benefits
  • Location: Home-based, with a few days spent in our office each month in Histon, Cambridge

Important Note

This role will require the employee to produce solutions to assist with the IWF goal of eliminating child sexual abuse material on the internet, therefore there will be a requirement to view this type of illegal and distressing content on occasion. Mandatory counselling is provided.

How to apply

Initially, please email your CV to [email protected]

If you are then shortlisted, you will be asked to download and complete the following documents: 

Caring for our staff

IWF may operate in a highly advanced technological world, but it’s the expertise and experience of our analysts that sets us apart. We give all our staff the flexibility and reassurance they need to manage their home and work life.

  • All new analysts go through a specially developed induction training programme to help them mentally process and cope with exposure to disturbing images.
  • Our analysts’ working hours are restricted; they take regular timetabled breaks and are encouraged to take more breaks as and when they need.
  • All our staff work shorter days to ensure their personal lives don’t suffer, and we don’t allow analysts to work overtime.
  • Each month our analysts have individual mandatory counselling sessions and all employees who see criminal imagery have an annual full psychological assessment.
  • Everyone who works for us is offered counselling support.

We work in partnership with internet service providers, telecommunication companies, mobile operators, software providers, the police, Government, the public, other NGOs and charities to minimise the availability of child sexual abuse images and videos online. Our tech-for-good solutions make the internet safer for everyone to use and help children move on from their traumatic experiences.

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