New America—an innovative nonprofit policy institute in the heart of Washington, D.C.—is seeking a candidate who is comfortable being responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining software solutions for mission critical digital products, for a temporary Python Developer position. (This is a remote/telework position as our offices are temporarily closed due to the pandemic.) You will help the New America Product team design, build, and deploy data-based products. The team is a small, collaborative, agile group, where each developer has a significant impact on our products. This is a 6-9 month contract.
Your role will be to work with other developers and the Deputy Director of Product Design to propose, design, and implement solutions to the various challenges presented by the maintenance and ongoing improvement of the site and its supporting applications, as well as new features and products that scale the work of New America’s programs.
Write code using these tools:
Python, using the Django web framework
HTML and CSS
Support Systems using these components
Heroku and some AWS
Quality Assurance: every feature we release undergoes systematic testing by another member of the team not involved in code generation.
Code Review: every feature also undergoes thorough code review by another team member prior to release.
You should have most of these skills, but certainly not all are required.
A minimum of 4 years development experience in web development
Familiarity with basic version control concepts – preferably Git;
Unit testing experience and/or enthusiasm
You love to learn and use new technologies
You like working collaboratively on a team and welcome feedback on code reviews
Bonus points if:
You consider yourself a excellent at any of our major technologies: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Git, Heroku, and especially Wagtail
You’ve deployed code into production
You have frontend experience (React) beyond a typical backend developer.
Submit a cover letter, resume and links to portfolios of work and/or GitHub repos, as well as your hourly rate. Applicants without samples of work will not be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended.
New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our mission, our employees, and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.