Raising the Floor - US: Software Developer - Installation

Headquarters: Washington, DC
URL: http://gpii.net/

This is a 6 month Contractor full-time position.WHO WE AREAnytime, 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).THE POSITIONYou 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 supports the “portability” of user preferences across any platform or device -- that makes it easier for anyone to be able to have the technology they encounter automatically change into a form they 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.

This is a 6 month Contractor full-time position.WHAT YOU WILL DOBecome a member of a small development team building applications and tools around GPII.Develop an Installation on Demand (IoD) system that stores and provisions Assistive Technology and other software on Windows computers.  Integrate IoD with mainstream open source software distribution systems (Chocolatey, Homebrew, PackageKit, etc.).Work in and contribute to an open source project.Be involved in all phases of the IoD project, from project inception to release phase.WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR3+ years experience in developing installation software - particularly in systems where users do not have admin privileges.3+ years of experience developing in one or more programming languages on a daily basis (e.g., JavaScript, Go, C/C++).3+ years of experience in systems programming.

Experience with software distributions and/or complex software deployment systems.Experience with cloud computing and storage platforms (AWS, etc.).Experience with large scale and globally-distributed deployments.Experience advocating for the end-user through all of the phases of the product development process.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: Please send your resume to [email protected]


Source: Clevertech