Berkman is Hiring! Junior and Senior Web Developers, Lead Platform Manager, and Senior Systems Architect

The Berkman team is growing!

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has a number of positions for which we are now accepting applications.  These positions will provide the right candidates the chance to join Berkman's dynamic community in our collaborative exploration of some of the Internet's most interesting, challenging, and compelling issues, and the freedom and responsibility to help direct our cutting-edge initiatives.  

The following positions are open:

Berkman's committed and tight-knit community encourages serious fun and creativity, supports deep inquiry, values novel approaches to solving problems, strives for transparency, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and is supportive of individual and collective goals.  We look forward to growing our community with people who will thrive in and contribute to our unique, fulfilling environment. 

Short descriptions for these positions can be found below; full descriptions can be found in the Harvard Human Resources system.  Applications must be submitted through the Harvard site.

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Senior Web Developer: Our Geek Cave is in a phase of exciting expansion, and we are looking for an enthusiastic web applications developer with strong people skills to join it. The successful candidate will develop web-based applications from the database to the UI, and will also provide project management support for some application development projects and mentor (in an advisory and support role) junior developers.  For a full listing of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Senior Web Developer listing.

Junior Web Developer: We are also accepting applications for a junior web developer.  We welcome applications from adaptable, flexible and persistent geeks who love clean, well-designed code and who want to help us expand our Blogs@Law platform.  The successful candidate will support a growing WordPress installation, develop web-based applications and build UIs, and create technical and end-user guide documents.  In concert with others, the developer will interface with clients. The developer will need to keep current with tools and technologies of open source software. He or she will work as part of a team and support other developers on their projects.  For a full listing of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Junior Web Developer listing.

Senior Systems Architect and Lead Platform Manager: Berkman seeks leadership in the planning, design, and implementation of a novel approach that aims to increase the robustness of Internet communication and reduce the vulnerability of websites to deliberate attack.  This project - Internet Robustness - is a key component of a future, new Internet and is an enabler for free and open online expression, disaster recovery, and load balancing in any online arena.  For this project, the Berkman Center is considering two possible candidate profiles: either a very hands-on technologist to work as a Senior Systems Architect or a skilled project manager to work as a Lead Platform Manager. Both iterations of this role are listed and we ask interested candidates to please apply to the one that best suits you.

The Senior Systems Architect is a very hands-on technical position. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in complex, multi-tiered application development and displayed experience developing large-scale applications.  The Senior Systems Architect will own the roadmap for this project and must collaborate with project managers and technical team on features, requirements, and critical technical decisions. She or he will produce and review high-level, detailed technical designs for architecture enhancements and additions; review code with developers and ensure adherence to coding standards; write and execute test cases at various phases of the project. As well, she or he will be responsible for the progress of the project during research, pilot and implementation phases.  For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Senior Systems Architect listing.

The Lead Platform Manager will own the roadmap for the Internet Robustness project and must collaborate with technical leads on features, requirements, and critical technical decisions. She or he will be engaged in strategic discussions with 3rd party software projects working in the same arena, and will be responsible for the progress of the project during research, pilot and implementation phases. This position will work closely with the entire project team, including Berkman Center staff and Principal Investigator, and will oversee the contributions of junior staff and Research Assistants.  A passion for Internet freedom and history of delivering great products are instrumental for this role. A specific focus on tools for network health, network proxies, routing robustness and/or network circumvention is helpful, but any background in managing a complex development project may be considered.   For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Lead Platform Manager listing.

Last updated October 17, 2012