Do you want to change the future of scientific and engineering research? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to empower researchers to openly share information? OpenWetWare is a community of thousands of researchers from around the world who freely share their ideas, results, tools, and wisdom. Our project has largely been volunteer driven to date; we are now looking to hire two full time employees.
Senior technology developer
Define and carryout lead software development and technology integration in support of OpenWetWare. Cultivate and respond to community input. Leverage internal volunteer development resources and establish productive relationship with external open source projects. Oversee outsourced server operations. Help lead development of our long term technology development strategy.
B.S./M.S. in electrical engineering, computer science, or equivalent; three to five years' post graduate experience; deep experience and proficiency with Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP; and an awareness and understanding of ongoing external Web 2.0 trends and projects. Familiarity with MediaWiki a plus. Seek highly motivated individual who is able to develop and carry out independent projects. Must be able to foster productive relationships with existing and growing OWW user community.
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Senior knowledge developer
Lead improvements to the OWW community and knowledge structure. Develop and implement knowledge management resources that improve the sharing of information via OWW. Lead conversations with OWW users and Technology Developers to ensure continuing relevance of ongoing knowledge management improvements. Help lead development of our long term community and knowledge development strategy.
Excellent communication, writing, organizational, and knowledge management skills. Awareness of ongoing external web 2.0 trends and projects. Fanatical enthusiasm for open research and communication.
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