[Noisebridge-jobs] Wanted: Web Developer / Hypertext Hacker at EFF

mark burdett mfburdett at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 18:06:20 UTC 2013


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit civil liberties
organization based in San Francisco, is seeking a full-time programmer to
help build web applications that protect and promote civil liberties in the
digital world. The Web Developer will be responsible for improving and
maintaining EFF's existing websites, creating new activism campaign sites
and web projects, writing code to integrate with our CiviCRM database, and
making sure things scale when our campaigns go viral. We'll also be
counting on your creative ideas for future web projects.

EFF's web projects include content-oriented sites like EFF.org and
Surveillance Self-Defense; activism campaign sites like the Open Wireless
Movement, Defend Innovation, and Jailbreaking Is Not a Crime; our growing
online database of FOIA documents; traffic-heavy petitions that fight
legislation like SOPA and CISPA; cutting-edge, creative tools for Internet
users to take action for digital rights you'll develop for EFF's new Action
Center; and web-centric liberty-enhancing projects like Panopticlick, HTTPS
Everywhere and the SSL Observatory. You'll have opportunities to build new
free software for the open web and contribute patches to existing software
that we rely on.


   - Passion for using web technology to fight for online free speech,
   innovation and privacy
   - Working knowledge of the complete web application stack (application,
   databases and operating systems)
   - Very fluent in JavaScript and at least one major server-side
   application language (PHP preferred but not mandatory)
   - Ability to write custom web applications on demand
   - Good knowledge of computer security, and especially web security
   - Linux command line operations and shell scripting
   - Ability to work with remote APIs and efficiently integrate them into
   web apps
   - Working knowledge of git or similar version control software
   - Appreciation of the power of good UI design and an interest in
   wielding it
   - Strong oral communication skills and enthusiasm to support and
   collaborate with multiple teams around the organization
   - Ability to prioritize and multitask in a workplace where many things
   are happening at once

Would be great:

   - Comfortable enough with contemporary front-end web development (HTML5,
   CSS3) for building attractive user interfaces
   - Knowledge of Drupal and writing Drupal modules
   - Knowledge of CiviCRM development
   - Experience working with Salsa Labs
   - Familiarity with Python
   - QA/testing tools and test-driven development
   - Experience with caching or CDNs

This is a full-time position based in EFF's office in San Francisco, CA.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience, and includes an excellent
benefits package. To apply, send a cover letter and your resume with links
to some samples of your work to techjobs at eff.org. Please send these
materials in a non-proprietary format. No phone calls please.

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