16 JAN 2023

Django developer & cloud systems administrator

Seeking a passionate Django lover who can help with maintenance & operations on an open-source, social justice project.

Position is fully-remote. Commitment 10-15 hrs per month

Job Summary

  • Seeking a developer and cloud systems administrator for an open-source project tracking police misconduct.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for 1) regular security patching of software 2) minor bugfixes and change orders 3) deploying updates and making hosting configuration changes to client Azure App-Service environments.
  • As needed, the Contractor may be asked to set up instances of the application for new clients.

 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor availability of security patches and dependency updates; as well as vulnerability disclosures
  • Deploy software updates to client’s on-premise servers
  • Server administration for Azure PAAS environments (Azure App-Service)
  • Explain technical concepts of setup and maintenance to non-technical stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned.

As needed:

  • Manage initial site installation, including working with site’s information technology department to set up cloud hosting, webapp, and directory services connections.
  • Oversee and advise on development done by a development firm

 

Education, Experience and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated professional experience working in Python programming language, the Django web framework, Azure App Services, PostgreSQL
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to translate complex technical ideas and discuss the impact of technical decisions with precision to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Commitment to transparent, reproducible and clean code and documentation
  • Willingness and patience to work with government agencies with layered internal IT staff
  • Strong commitment to social justice and the mission of the project
  • Ideal candidate will have experience across full-spectrum of software development lifecycle - user research, design, functional and technical requirements, architecture, coding, debugging, testing, and release and operational support.

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