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Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019
 
   
 
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Civic, a new effort being incubated at TED, aims to help build a healthy information commons where people can reliably find factual information & participate in democratic discourse. Well design, prototype, & develop a range of experimental technologies, working with TED communities, media organizations, academic researchers, & users around the globe. 

 

This individual will play a foundational role getting Civic off the ground, & will take part in a wide range of activities: brainstorming & ideating, developing software, meeting with a range of partners, & helping to define our culture & rhythms. 

This role is based in New York City.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience with modern, customer-facing web applications & MVC frameworks. Experience with object-oriented languages such as Python, Java, Go, Rust, or JavaScript frameworks including Angular or Koa
  • Experience architecting, developing, testing, deploying, & maintaining large-scale systems
  • Proven ability to leverage open-source libraries, design systems, & APIs to accelerate prototyping & deployment
  • Strong communication, curiosity, & perspective-taking skills
  • Excited to drive nimble, mission-driven work to combat misinformation

Responsibilities:

  • Execute individual projects, managing priorities, deadlines & deliverables with minimal supervision
  • Help build a world class team that balances innovation & execution
  • Participate in partnerships, convenings, brainstorms, & other collaborative exercises

Workplace Conditions / Physical, Mental & Visual Demands:

  • General:
  • Physical: Repetitive movement of wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Mental/Visual: Concentrated mental and/or visual attention; work involves performing tasks to very close accuracy & quality specifications
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, Computer Software, etc.
  • Ability to use common office equipment such as telephone, computer & copier
  • Computer programs to include MS Office, Mac programs, Google Docs, functional related databases
  • Travel: Upon request

     
     
     
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