Headquarters: Boston, MA
A-Teams Technical Co-founderFULL STACK DEVELOPER, PRODUCT-CRAFTER, TROUBLEMAKER FOR A BETTER WORLD.Fight for the Future is a small Internet freedom activism team with big victories to its credit, such as organizing the protests that defeated SOPA/PIPA, and winning net neutrality rules in 2014.Our new initiative A-Teams aims to create new, two-person teams that can achieve surprising political wins in the issue area of their choice, by combining political strategy and Internet savvy.We are seeking the founding technical leader for one such “A-Team.” As the technical leader, you will focus on a political issue, such as climate change, prison reform, health care, or voting rights.
You and your A-Team will run a campaign to pass strong policy on your issue or stop a disastrous bill from becoming law.You should be supremely comfortable making and launching novel and creative additions to people’s online life, whether for web, mobile, or walled gardens like Facebook.
You should love the rush of launching something on a whim, and seeing it blow up in places like Product Hunt, HN, or reddit.You should also have strong political attitudes about power, freedom, fairness, or caring for others.You will work alongside a similarly high-functioning and creative person with concrete experience shifting political reality, e.g.
a former Congressional staffer, political campaigner, or lobbyist.
We’ll work with you both to develop and execute plans.WHAT YOU'LL DOMake a lot of awesome responsive websites, quickly.Creatively use tech to mobilize people around specific political objectives.Make a lot of simple, novel MVPs to support these plans.Self QA and polish until they’re good enough, launch and fix issues on the fly.Make awesome moments in the history of the Internet and politics.Slowly build a new organization or movement (if it goes well!)WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORYou can write clear instructions, prompts, and documentation.You can speak with a strong, credible voice online.You can design in code, whenever you need to.Your portfolio site looks great.You can make modern forms, buttons and layouts in your sleep.You can easily grasp what makes a product valuable/awesome and work from there.You’re experienced working remotely (this position may be remote).You quickly understand and internalize what your team or company is driving for.You’ve felt compelled to right wrongs or challenge arbitrary authority.
Possibly a troublemaker in high school or a handful for your parents.You pivot easily.
Dropping / throwing away work doesn’t bother you, if the current path makes more sense.You’re pragmatic and flexible in your habits.You intuitively seek the simplest possible solutions, on the fly, and are good at simplifying scope to fit deadlines, saying “no” to features or—even better—“but what if I did it this other, much simpler way?”You can dial your engineering approach between “quick & dirty” and “careful & prudent”, depending on the context.You can match technical possibilities (such as an action tool or online stunt) to a given political objective or strategy, and pick the best tech response to a given situation.You have a desire to use your skills and smarts to make the world more kind and fairYou are a fluent English speaker and live in the US.This is a full time contract position renewed on a monthly basis.
Note: since this is a start-up, ongoing funding is not guaranteed, but it’s likely we can provide ongoing funding if your work goes well and demonstrates impact.For more information: https://www.fightforthefuture.org/jobs/#a-teams-technical-co-founder
To apply: To apply, please send a résumé, links to samples, and a cover letter which explains why you want to do mission-based work to [email protected]
Please include where you heard about the opportunity.
Source: 37Signals Job Board