Technologist, Open Technology Institute
New America Foundation - Washington, DC

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The New America Foundation°s Open Technology Institute seeks enthusiastic, tech savvy individuals to join our team in Washington, D.C. Our Staff Technologists should have a flexible approach to problem solving, broad technical expertise, and the ability to learn and teach new information rapidly and effectively. Our ideal candidate will also need a strong understanding of team dynamics, taking the lead or supporting other technologists as appropriate. If you want to...

Write code, Unbrick a router, Analyze application security, Optimize a wireless mesh network for local conditions, Wrap a complex program in an easy-to-use interface, Explain tech policy issues in plain language, Teach your grandparents how to troubleshoot their wireless connection, Help your little sister and her friends use GPG keys correctly, OR Transform society with just a wireless router and some parts, ...then you might be OTI°s next Technologist. Don°t see your specialty listed? Tell us about it in your cover letter. RESPONSIBILITIES Build open-source wireless mesh networking technologies.

Assist OTI°s developers in building and refining open-source software tools. Facilitate the creation of online communities around open-source projects. Continually learn new skills and share knowledge to help improve team practices. Determine project requirements and envision creative solutions.

Present and demonstrate technologies and technology-related topics to both technical and non-technical audiences. QUALIFICATIONS Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Familiarity with at least one scripting or markup language. Ability to work in UNIX-like environments, such as Linux. Working knowledge of security and privacy issues.

Working knowledge of mesh routing technologies. Thorough awareness of open source projects and policy issues. 3 years of work experience in a technical field or equivalent. Public speaking, outreach, and advocacy experience.

Experience working with independent consultants on technical projects. Experience engaging communities in on-the-ground organizing efforts. Second language. Send a cover letter, resume, and work sample (e.g., code samples, wireframes, training curricula, etc.) by December 31, 2012.

Generous salary package commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. The New America Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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