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Harvard University in Cambridge, MA 848 mi python django javascript github

Harvard University 12-Sep-2019 Web Developer Harvard Law School 50381BR Job Summary Independently perform complex applications/web development for projects of large to very large size and complexity; typically work as part of a team to implement business solutions. Responsible for all aspects of application development cycle. Code advanced and complex software solutions. Job Code I0757P Applications Professional III Job-Specific Responsibilities The Library Innovation Lab (LIL) is looking for a dynamic and thoughtful developer to join our team and to contribute deeply to our open textbook platform, H2O (https://opencasebook.org). LIL (https://lil.law.harvard.edu) is a fun and collaborative interdisciplinary lab at the Harvard Law School Library, which is led by faculty director Jonathan Zittrain. We are dedicated to the mission of enhancing the way people access and use knowledge online. We make high-impact, open source software like H2O (https://opencasebook.org), Perma (https://perma.cc) and the Caselaw Access Project (https://case.law), while constantly seeking to discover and experiment with new ways to connect libraries and the larger world. We're looking for a skilled web developer who's excited about the opportunity to help us ensure that digital textbooks are free, open, shareable and better than the alternatives, both for faculty and students. You'll be the primary technical contributor on H2O. Together with the other members of the H2O team, you'll play a pivotal role in making H2O useful, powerful and robust. To thrive in this role, you'll need passion, creativity, a love of learning, and the ability to work collaboratively on long-term and short-term projects with a great team. A good design sense and user-centricity also are important, as is familiarity with open source software and best practices. Finally, this role will require technical proficiency in Python, Django and JavaScript, so if you don't have those technical skills already, you'd need to be able to learn them very quickly. Typical Core Duties

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle

  • Implement and support technical solutions to deliver business requirements

  • Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment

  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor

  • Deep understanding and experience designing, implementing, testing, and documenting web applications

  • Advanced working knowledge of Python, Django and JavaScript, or demonstrated experience rapidly learning similar technologies

  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks (Vue, React or Angular) preferred

  • Experience with version control systems (git and GitHub) preferred

  • Experience managing data using relational databases and datastores including MySQL and Redis

Additional Information This is a term appointment until August 31, 2020 with the possibility of extension to August 2021, subject to funding and departmental need. All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Software Engineer - Frontend

OmniSci, Inc in San Francisco, CA 1857 mi reactjs javascript github

OmniSci is seeking an experienced software developer to add to its fast-growing Front End engineering team. This team works on delivering features and fixes at a rapid pace into an enterprise environment. We are seeking someone with a strong understanding of Javascript and prefer previous experience using React/Redux. Software Engineer | is a local-only role; we do accept candidates for remote work for Software Engineer II & III, but more significant experience and seniority is required.


  • Build out features for Immerse, OmniSci‚Äôs award-winning data visualization platform.

  • Conscientious development: Write unit and end-to-end tests, along with thorough documentation and code commentary.

  • Competent estimation: Allocate/estimate time required to not only complete a feature, but also build in quality, unit test, regression test, and document the feature with the cross-functional team.

  • Bolster your team: Provide peer review, write performant and reusable code, follow and help define code style.

  • Support peripheral teams: Product, QA, and Technical Writers are helping to make our product as robust as possible. When appropriate, developers should flesh out User Stories with any whiteboard images, mockups, short description docs, acceptance criteria, and other artifacts they have to help the entire team to understand the features under development.


  • Five years of professional work experience as a developer (React/Redux production experience, or a combination of either of these with Javascript or equivalent framework)

  • Working knowledge of SQL

  • Previous experience working with typical Agile development workflows and working in sprints

  • Willingness to work on existing codebase without insisting on reinventing the wheel

  • Willingness and ability to prioritize working on current code and staying focused with task on hand for the purpose of meeting deadlines and project deliverables

  • Previous experience and comfort level collaborating and communicating in realtime using asynchronous tools (Slack, Github, etc.)

  • Proven previous experience solving complex challenges of architecture, user interactions, and data flow and management in a large, data-driven enterprise application with several cross-cutting concerns

  • Proven experience communicating with diplomacy and respect. Ego and attitude should be checked at the door

  • Ability to collaborate with empathy and positive intent


  • Examples of coding projects on Github or other publicly available repositories

  • Experience with D3 or other visual analytics frameworks

  • Experience with geospatial visualizations (Mapbox, Mapboxgl, Leaflet, PostGIS, D3 geo)

  • Experience shipping and supporting enterprise code

  • Involvement in open source projects and/or passion project