The Berkman Klein Center seeks an enthusiastic web applications developer with strong people skills. The successful candidate will develop web-based applications from the database to the UI. The position will also provide project management support for some application development projects and mentor (in an advisory and support role) junior developers.
Position expected to interface directly with clients, working with them to refine vision and scope of projects. The developer will need to keep current with tools and technologies of open source software development and database architecture and will release much of their work under FOSS licenses. Working with great in-house talent, position is ideal for someone who learns enjoys tinkering/solving a range of dynamic technology problems and is comfortable in a fun, dynamic and fast-moving environment.
Candidate should have good customer service and communication skills; be adept at working with both non-technical and technical people; able to take initiative and follow through with minimal supervision; be patient, curious, and perseverant; be flexible and be able to prioritize and to manage multiple needs; works well as part of a team and independently. Reports to the Developer Team Lead. As with all Berkman Klein Center positions, this is a term appointment funded through June 30, 2018; with strong potential for continuation based on funding and institutional need.
Organization: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping a focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information atwww.cyber.harvard.edu.
Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek and welcome applications from all applicants, including people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2018, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BS in computer science, engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 4+ years of web application development experience including 2+ years work experience with Ruby and/or PHP and/or Python using MVC development frameworks (eg, ROR, Symfony, Django). Full life cycle development experience (technical design through implementation) required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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