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Contract duration: 6 weeks

Closes: October 21, 2019 at 11:59pm

Projected start date: October 28, 2019

Reports to: Technical Project Manager

Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies a huge network of volunteers to create, online in OpenStreetMap, the maps that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT is hiring a full-time developer to work closely with our Technical Project Manager in support of mission-critical open source web mapping tools and services. This position will be a remote based position. Working schedule for full-time is approximately 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Working schedule for half-time is approximately 4 hours per day, 5 days per week.

What you will do:

  • Maintain and develop new features for MapCampaigner

  • Identify and patch existing bugs or performance issues

  • Implement new application front end based on wireframe designs

What you will own:

  • Generate weekly backlogs and work closely with HOT staff and community members to determine weekly priorities.

  • Implement weekly backlogs and communicate progress via Github and Slack.

  • Provide support to help debug and determine how to resolve issues for HOT applications through pull requests of patches and Github issue communication.

  • Provide technical guidance to existing and new HOT software development projects.

Qualifications we’re looking for:

  • Significant experience in cloud-computing architecture and administration (AWS EC2, S3, lambda, etc); experience with Linux administration and security including shell scripting, Docker, and Git

  • Experience developing modern web applications. Node.js and Python experience preferred.

  • An excellent communicator. Ability to show empathy through online communication.

  • Fluent in English

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Advantages:

    • Experience with Node.js, Python, SQL and NoSQL databases.

    • Front-end web development HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

    • Participation in OpenStreetMap related projects

    • Experience working within a nonprofit or NGO environment

    • Experience working with geospatial software and data.

Application Instructions

Complete online form on or before 21st October 2019. Follow instructions. Fill in the application form here.