[Noisebridge-jobs] EFF is hiring a Web Developer!

mark burdett mfburdett at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 23:56:21 UTC 2013


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) <https://www.eff.org/>, 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, developing mobile apps for EFF's new Action Center, building a 
new free software-based solution for delivering messages to Congress, 
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 likeEFF.org 
<https://www.eff.org/>, Trolling Effects 
<https://trollingeffects.org/> andSurveillance Self-Defense 
<https://ssd.eff.org/>; activism campaign sites likeNecessary and 
Proportionate <https://necessaryandproportionate.org/>, theOpen Wireless 
Movement <https://openwireless.org/>,Defend Innovation 
<https://defendinnovation.org/>, andJailbreaking Is Not a Crime 
<https://jailbreakingisnotacrime.org/>; our growing onlinedatabase of 
FOIA documents <https://www.eff.org/issues/transparency/foia-requests>; 
traffic-heavy petitions that fight legislation likeSOPA 
<https://www.eff.org/sopa>andCISPA <https://www.eff.org/cispa>; 
cutting-edge, creative tools for Internet users to take action for 
digital rights you'll develop for EFF's new Action Center 
<https://www.eff.org/action>; and web-centric liberty-enhancing projects 
likePanopticlick <https://panopticlick.eff.org/>,HTTPS Everywhere 
<https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere>and theSSL Observatory 
<https://www.eff.org/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
  * Experience building mobile-first responsive websites
  * 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
  * Experience developing mobile apps for Android and iOS
  * 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

EFF offers outstanding benefits, including health, dental and vision 
insurance, retirement account with employer contributions, 14 paid 
holidays a year, 20 PTO days a year, and more.  Most importantly, EFF is 
an amazing place to work.  Everyone is dedicated not only to protecting 
civil liberties online, but also to creating a supportive and fun 
culture in which to do a tremendous amount of high profile work.  If you 
think you’d like to be a part of our team, please 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.  This is a full-time position based in EFF's office in San 
Francisco, CA.  Inquiries about whether this job can be done remotely or 
part-time will not be answered.  No phone calls please!

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