Hiring: Front end web developer
We’re looking to hire a front end web developer to join the team at the Open Knowledge Foundation. We’re a small group working on a fantastic set of open-source products and services that help people create, use and share open information and data.
You’ll be able to play a leading role in creating and shaping the functionality and user experience of one of our major projects, CKAN (Github Repo) where we build tools that make it easy to publish, share and use data. CKAN powers Data.Gov.UK, the IATI Registry, the The Data Hub and many other government and community data sites around the world.
- Helping to define new features and functionality while continuing to improve the existing ones
- Crafting an extensible front end that can be built upon and extended by others
- Required: Experience creating front end systems for rich internet applications
- Desirable: Experience with CSS preprocessors like LESS and SASS
- Desirable: Interest in open data and open knowledge
- Nice to have: UX experience in all its infinite variety
We are flexible on employee versus contractor, but we normally offer ongoing contract positions. For more information, contact: jobs [@] okfn.org
Send us an email (please mention CKAN Front End Web Developer in the subject line) to jobs [@] okfn.org.
Things we would like to see: examples of recent work plus code on github or similar and a current CV. You can also include a cover letter in your email giving insight on what you like doing, what you are good at, and why you want to work with us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Why work for us?
The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) is a multi-award winning community-based, not-for-profit organisation. The Foundation now has projects and partnerships throughout the world and is especially active in Europe. We build tools and communities to create, use and share open knowledge – content and data that everyone can use, share and build on. We believe that by creating an open knowledge commons and developing tools and communities around this we can make a significant contribution to improving governance, research and the economy.
We’re changing the world by promoting a global shift towards more open ways of working in government, arts, sciences and much more. We don’t just talk about ideas, we deliver extraordinary software, events and publications.
Our community stretches around the world. The Foundation’s operations are centered on London, Cambridge and Berlin. We have formally established chapters in Germany and Austria and affiliated local groups in many more countries. We have a board of directors, an advisory board and a great team. Everything and more is explained in our FAQ.
As part of the OKFN you’ll meet incredible people, work on cutting edge projects and learn new things every day.