Berkman Center Jobs: Project Manager, Lead Platform Manager, Senior Systems Architect, and Junior Web Developer

Hi all,

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has three new job listings for which we are now accepting applications.  These technically-inclined leadership positions will provide the right candidates the chance to join Berkman's dynamic community in our collaborative exploration of some of the Internet's most interesting, challenging, and compelling issues, and the freedom and responsibility to help direct our cutting-edge initiatives.  

We are excited to launch our search for the following positions:
* Project Manager
* Senior Systems Architect
* Lead Platform Manager


In addition, we are still accepting applications for a:
* Junior Web Developer

Berkman's committed and tight-knit community encourages serious fun and creativity, supports deep inquiry, values novel approaches to solving problems, strives for transparency, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and is supportive of individual and collective goals.  We look forward to growing our community with people who will thrive in and contribute to our unique, fulfilling environment.  To learn more about the Berkman Center, please visit the Berkman site

Short descriptions for these positions can be found below; full descriptions can be found in the Harvard Human Resources system.  Applications must be submitted through the Harvard site.

As ever, we are thankful for your help in sharing these opportunities with your networks - please forward this note and/or share through other networks (we've tweeted these opportunities).  If you are, or know, a strong candidate for one of the below positions, we most welcome you to reach out!

All best,
Becca Tabasky
rtabasky@cyber.law.harvard.edu

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Project Manager: The Center is looking to hire a Project Manager to drive forward a diverse portfolio of Berkman's research projects; support critical institutional initiatives; and provide high level, strategic management to project teams, focusing on systems/efficacy of the efforts.  The project manager will have a broad skill set, including deft management abilities, project team coordination and experience with direct supervision and mentoring; extensive research and writing experience; adaptive workflow management; event planning and implementation; and outstanding writing and verbal skills.  In addition, the project manager will have outstanding interpersonal skills; a proven capacity to work independently and as a team member; sound judgment; and exceptional ethical standards.  For this role, we have a strong preference for technological interest and experience, ideally managing projects that rely on technical tools or platforms and experience with guiding technical development processes.  For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Project Manager listing.

Senior Systems Architect and Lead Platform Manager: Berkman seeks leadership in the planning, design, and implementation of a novel approach that aims to increase the robustness of Internet communication and reduce the vulnerability of websites to deliberate attack.  This project is a key component of a future, new, robust Internet and is an enabler for free and open online expression, disaster recovery, and load balancing in any online arena.  For this project, the Berkman Center is considering two possible candidate profiles: either a very hands-on technologist to work as a Senior Systems Architect or a skilled project manager to work as a Lead Platform Manager. Both iterations of this role are listed and we ask interested candidates to please apply to the one that best suits you.

The Senior Systems Architect is a very hands-on technical position. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in complex, multi-tiered application development and displayed experience developing large-scale applications.  The Senior Systems Architect will own the roadmap for this project and must collaborate with project managers and technical team on features, requirements, and critical technical decisions. She or he will produce and review high-level, detailed technical designs for architecture enhancements and additions; review code with developers and ensure adherence to coding standards; write and execute test cases at various phases of the project. As well, she or he will be responsible for the progress of the project during research, pilot and implementation phases.  For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Senior Systems Architect listing.

The Lead Platform Manager will own the roadmap for the Internet Robustness project and must collaborate with technical leads on features, requirements, and critical technical decisions. She or he will be engaged in strategic discussions with 3rd party software projects working in the same arena, and will be responsible for the progress of the project during research, pilot and implementation phases. This position will work closely with the entire project team, including Berkman Center staff and Principal Investigator, and will oversee the contributions of junior staff and Research Assistants.  A passion for Internet freedom and history of delivering great products are instrumental for this role. A specific focus on tools for network health, network proxies, routing robustness and/or network circumvention is helpful, but any background in managing a complex development project may be considered.   For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Lead Platform Manager listing.

Junior Web Developer: Our Geek Cave is in a phase of exciting expansion, and, along with the above additions that will all touch and work with the technologists on staff, we are still accepting applications for a junior web developer.  We welcome applications from adaptable, flexible and persistent geeks who love clean, well-designed code and who want to help us expand our Blogs@Law platform.  The successful candidate will support a growing WordPress installation, develop web-based applications and build UIs, and create technical and end-user guide documents.  In concert with others, the developer will interface with clients. The developer will need to keep current with tools and technologies of open source software. He or she will work as part of a team and support other developers on their projects.  For a full listing of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Junior Web Developer listing.

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