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Sr. Software EngineerEmployeeStartup | World Economic Forum USA
Committed to improving the state of the world.
- Location: New York
- Date Posted: May 22, 2012
About This Job:
The World Economic Forum USA is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a non-profit business league (approved §501(c)6 of the IRS code) and based in New York, the World Economic Forum USA is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. It is the North American affiliate of the World Economic Forum, a non-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. As a result of the successful growth of our organization, we are now searching for a: Senior Software Engineer, Engagement Technologies The World Economic Forum USA is seeking a Senior Software Engineer for its Engagement Technologies Team, to be charged with designing and implementing advanced functionality for the organization’s public and private Web properties.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Collaborating with other staff from the Forum USA and the Forum in Geneva to define, design, implement, test and launch to production new or improved functionality.
- Researching, prototyping and performing a gap analysis on pre-existing candidate technologies to fill a technology requirement.
- Measuring and analysing usage data and other data related to the work of the team, to ascertain impact and areas of improvement.
- Reviewing the work of fellow team members and assisting in advancing the overall skill set of the team.
- Participating in public Open Source software development projects to advance the interests of the organization.
- Communicating and collaborating with other contractors, vendors and development partners.
Most of the World Economic Forum’s Web properties are built using the Drupal technology stack, and other back-end infrastructure components are moving to Open Source licensed replacements. The Forum has no intention of becoming a proprietary software licensing operation, and when we need to write code to solve a problem, our inclination will be to release it or contribute it back “upstream”. It is therefore essential that you have experience working with Open Source code and projects, and at least some experience in contributing your work back to a project and collaborating publicly with peers outside your immediate organizational circle. You should also have demonstrable operational experience with high-traffic websites. You possess a broad intellectual background with a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of work experience. Strong command of English and, ideally, at least one other language is preferred. You must be passionate about applying technology to enhance communication and collaboration on the major systemic challenges that society faces. You must be able to communicate the details of your work to non-technical audiences, both inside and outside the Forum, which could include public presentations and travel. You would be expected to travel to Geneva on a regular basis, and to events or meetings when appropriate. For the first two months, you will be expected to spend the majority of your on-boarding in Geneva. Candidates who have worked for large institutions, governments, or transoceanic organisations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please apply through http://www.weforum.org/en/about/Careers/index.htm and follow the link to Careers in New York.Tweet