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Software Development


2013-05-17 16:05


Senior Software Engineer for Award-Winning Web Platform

Amara (universalsubtitles.org is an award-winning and rapidly growing platform for collaboratively subtitling and translating video on the web. Our free and open-source toolset is used by the New York Times, Khan Academy, Al Jazeera, PBS, and many more companies, organizations, and individuals.

We’re looking for an exceptional and experienced web developer with serious Django and JavaScript chops to join our team. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated and technically sound, cares about the quality of her/his code, and is passionate about usability and accessibility. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Compensation is very competitive and we offer excellent benefits. Most of all, you have an opportunity to join a simply outstanding team of talented, committed individuals.

Together, we are building a platform that goes far beyond any other subtitling toolset and that is growing into one of the largest collaborative communities on the web. We care deeply about building world-class software that changes peoples lives and changes the world. We’ve won three awards in the past 5 months for innovating in accessibilty, equality, and intercultural communication.

Skills & Requirements

In addition to Django experience, you should have a strong command of Python and a track record for delivering clean, maintainable code. Experience with any of the following is an added bonus:

  • Solr
  • Vagrant
  • Puppet
  • Git
  • Django Apps (South, Fabric, Celery, i18n, Haystack)
  • Unix
  • High-availability systems (0% downtime)

We work almost entirely remotely, so you should communicate well and be comfortable and efficient working on your own. We do have employees in New York City, Providence, and Rochester NY if you would like to work alongside other staff.

About Amara

Amara is a product of the Participatory Culture Foundation, a not-for-profit software company. We are funded by Mozilla (a very similar organization), the MacArthur Foundation, the Knight Foundation, private donors, and earned revenue.

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