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Software Development

Posted

2013-10-29 08:28

Description

KoBoToolbox Project at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

KoBoToolbox, developed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is an open source suite of tools for data collection and analysis in humanitarian emergencies and other challenging environments. HHI’s mission is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide.

As a result of the strong demand by the humanitarian community for our tools and expertise, we are currently expanding our team. We are urgently seeking a Web Application Engineer to implement a significant new phase of our KoBo software suite that is implemented in coordination with the United Nations and the International Rescue Committee. As a core member of our technical staff, the individual will have a senior role to implement an exciting new software infrastructure under a tight development schedule. The Web Application Engineer is responsible for building applications that exhibit superior reliability, robustness, and performance. The individual will be part of a small, dynamic, and highly motivated team tasked with design, implementation, quality assurance, and user acceptance testing in a continuous integration process.

This is a hands-on development role, and requires the implementation of a system using Python/Django, HTML5, JavaScript, and other technologies. A successful candidate will possess a broad knowledge of web application development technology. This individual will thrive in a collaborative and team-oriented environment, and have a desire to acquire and apply new skills.

Required Skills

  • 3 + years of professional front end development
  • Very strong experience in HTML5, JavaScript, Ajax JQuery, and CSS3
  • Development work in web applications
  • Proven track record for problem solving and delivering high-quality software
  • Significant experience with iterative and test-driven development practice

Additional Skills

  • Experience as lead developer is a plus
  • Experience in Python/Django (preferred), or Ruby/Rails
  • Experience with database design and administration
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (Mongo, Couch) a strong plus
  • Experience with XSLT, JSON
  • Experience with other JS libraries, such as bootstrap
  • Experience with GIT and open source development
  • Experience developing in a continuous integration environment using source code control, automated testing, and build automation
  • Experience with agile development practices
  • Experience working independently in multi-location teams
  • Experience with Android, JavaRosa, Xforms a plus
  • Experience and/or interest in working in humanitarian action, human rights, or economic development a plus

Responsibilities

  • Draft, design, code, and test all aspects of user interface
  • Work with other team members on seamless integration with Web applications
  • Produce full documentation of front end code
  • Participate in design and code reviews for components produced by project teams
  • Demonstrate flexibility by acquiring new skills and taking on new tasks
  • Work effectively on project teams using agile development practices

Compensation

This is a long-term sub-contract, fees are commensurate with experience

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Anywhere*

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Boston, MA, NYC, or Remote

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