Raising the Floor – US: Software Developer – Software Installation. 6-Month Contract.

Raising the Floor – US: Software Developer – Software Installation. 6-Month Contract.

Headquarters: Washington, DC

Type of Position:
Contractor, Full-Time, 6-month Contract

Anytime, Anywhere, Any
Computer Access. At Raising the Floor, we’re an international coalition of
individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring that the Internet, and
everything available through it, is accessible to people with accessibility
barriers due to disability, literacy, digital literacy, or aging, and
regardless of their economic resources. Our vision is to revolutionize the
landscape of assistive technology by creating an infrastructure to facilitate
the development, distribution, and support of a wide range of affordable
accessibility solutions around the world. That is, the Global Public Inclusive
Infrastructure (GPII).

You will help a team of
bright and talented developers located across continents who are passionate
about our vision, that of radically improving the access to technology. How? By
helping to develop associated system that can cause ICT to instantly change
into a form that each individual can understand and use. We are looking for a
talented software engineer to lead and develop one of the associated systems of
GPII called Installation on Demand (IoD). This system will allow GPII to
install and use Assistive Technology (AT) software on demand, whenever required
by a user.

·  Become a member of a small development team
building applications and tools around GPII.
·  Develop the server-side of the IoD
solution, consisting of a web-based admin portal, service, and software
·  Work in and contribute to an open source project
·  Be involved in all of the phases of the IoD
project, from project inception to release phase.

·  Experience in creating web sites and services
using Node.js.
·  Experience with Linux
·  Knowledge of package management concepts.
·  Experience working successfully with a remote
distributed team.
·  Able to work independently to complete tasks on
schedule without close supervision.
·  Highly motivated, self-directed, and able to
thrive in ambiguity.

Raising the Floor – US Inc, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable US federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Raising the Floor – US is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment.

To apply: 1. Send current resume or CV to jobs@raisingthefloor.org. 2. To be considered for this position, you must also include in your email a brief description of how your skills and experience match the requirements listed in this job posting (i.e., a cover letter).

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