Wayback Machine Senior Engineer

San Francisco
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Created: February 24, 2015


The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine is the world's largest public archive of historical web sites. Have you ever wanted to work with 450 billion things at once? Would you like to serve 1,500 requests per second? How about having your service referred to regularly in news articles and blog posts across the web? You can work on a challenging and popular project and help the world at the same time.

We are looking for a smart, collaborative and resourceful engineer to help develop the next version of the Wayback Machine. The ideal candidate will possess a desire to work collaboratively with a small internal team and a large, vocal and active user community; demonstrating independence, creativity, initiative and technological savvy, in addition to being a great programmer/architect.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years work experience in Python, or similar
  • Experience working in Linux environments
  • Familiarity with Java (current deployment is written in Java)
  • Good understanding of latest web framework technologies and aspects of web technology and protocols
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • BS Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with web crawlers and/or applications designed to display archived web content (especially server-side apps)
  • Cluster computing experience
  • Open source practices experience

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@archive.org with the subject line "Wayback Machine Senior Engineer."

Internet Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Internet Archive complies with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

About the Internet Archive: Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library founded in 1996. Our motto is Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect web sites, books, audio, videos, software, and other types of media and make them available to the world for free.


Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:51 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC