Senior Developer

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Created: July 25, 2014



Develop exclusively free, open source software to support open science.  The Center for Open Science (COS) is a funded non-profit startup looking for OSS senior developers, with 10+ years of professional software development experience, who are passionate about modern web and API practices, love science, and posses expertise across the web development stack. Open source has changed how software development works, and we want to apply the same principles to science. Everything we develop is exclusively free and open source.  See more on GitHub.

Core Technologies
  • Python
  • Micro-frameworks (e.g., Flask)
  • Git
  • Javascript
  • Javascript Frameworks (e.g., Knockout)
  • No-SQL Databases (e.g., MongoDB)
  • API development
We are much more concerned about collaboration, passion, and ability than the actual technologies you use.  A great developer will be a great developer in any language.  We focus on Python in that Python development values readability and community.  We are missioned with connecting and educating the open science and open source communities. The Python community represents what an effective community should look like and has strong ties to the sciences. As long as your values are aligned with those, we want to hear from you.


COS is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.


COS offers full time employees 401(k), health/dental/vision insurance, and 15 days of paid time off, in addition to a modern office space and other amenities.


COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.  Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position.


COS offers $1,000 hiring bounty for this position. COS has a unique work environment for extremely motivated and talented developers: [1] we develop exclusively free, open source software; [2] we are a well-resourced, mission-driven, non-profit tech startup; and, [3] we serve and support the open source and open science communities.  This is a great job for many and a perfect job for a few. The perfect candidate is the person already doing open source in their free time while wishing that they could make a living doing it all the time. We need to find these people; you can help.

If you know someone who lives and breathes open source and is passionate about collaboration, sharing, science, and making a difference, then encourage them to apply. If we hire that person as a developer, we will send you a check for $1,000.

This is not an invitation to spam others on our behalf. Reach out to people you know personally, or tweet and post our link to your social communities. We will ask applicants how they found about the position when they apply. COS strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups in technology and science to apply. 

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