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Full-time DevOps/Backend EngineerPublished at 25.08.2015 - Viewed: 2041 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.
The DevOps Engineer is responsible for the backend services of the Crosscloud ecosystem, which is being developed under multiple research projects aiming for rapid global deployment. S/he is responsible for both the development of the Crosscloud server software as well as operating servers that provide Crosscloud pod service to the public. The DevOps Engineer will balance between performing independent tasks and making suitable use of available students and volunteers, ensuring overall milestones are reached on time and all services remain operational at a suitable quality level.
This is a full-time position, funded for 2 years with the possibility of extension.
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.