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Full-time Front-end Developer
Published at 25.08.2015 - Viewed: 2164 times - Crosscloud in Cambridge, MA, United States

Crosscloud is an exciting new project lead by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

  • True data ownership
    Users should have the freedom to choose where their data resides and who is allowed to access it by decoupling content from the application itself.
  • Modular design
    Because applications are decoupled from the data they produce, users will be able to avoid vendor lock-in by seamlessly switching the apps and personal data storage servers, without losing any data or social connections.
  • Reusing existing data
    Developers will be able to easily innovate by creating new apps or improving current apps, all while reusing existing data that was created by other apps.

As part of our Crosscloud team, you will have a chance at a firsthand experience of working at MIT, together with people who care and want to change the world. Also, thanks to our close collaboration with W3C, you will have access to some of the best Web specialists in the world.

Position overview

The Front-End Developer is responsible for leading, coordinating, and implementing Web Applications for the Crosscloud ecosystem, which is being developed as part of a set of research projects and is intended for immediate global deployment. S/he will balance coding with collaborating, making maximal use of available students and volunteers, but ensuring overall milestones are reached on time and with high quality.

This is a full-time position, funded for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Develop and maintain open source single-page HTML5/JavaScript Web applications, functional in all major browsers (including mobile), suitable for widespread public use and built on our evolving Crosscloud architecture Improve and maintain JavaScript libraries that provide an excellent developer experience for those who are building Crosscloud applications Be a community leader for our open source projects, including being responsive in discussions of issues and pull requests Manage UI/graphic design contracts Develop high quality code, embodying best practice, including thorough test suites, since software will be used as examples and code quality will reflect on the overall project

About You

You’re smart, get stuff done, have great energy, and thrive in a startup environment You’re an expert in Javascript, HTML, and CSS – able to develop elegant and maintainable single-page applications You love clean UI/UX design You have experience with the browser security model, HTTPS protocol details and cross-browser compatibility (including mobile) You’re able to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes, to identify and understand requirements, and to develop alternate solutions

It would also be great if

You’re familiar with Javascript frameworks such as AngularJS or React You know how to use graphic design tools like Illustrator and Photoshop You’re an active contributor to open source projects You’ve heard of the Semantic Web or Linked Data technologies (e.g. RDF, RDFa, Turtle, JSON-LD) You were involved in standards work (e.g. at W3C or IETF)

Note: all candidates must follow the MIT hiring proceedure. Please apply using the official careers page corresponding to this position on the MIT website. Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, H1-B visa sponsorship is not available. However, J-1 visa sponsorship is available for international applicants with a PhD interested in a post-doc position.

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