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Full-time Technical Projects CoordinatorPublished at 17.04.2017 - Viewed: 1020 times - eQualit.ie in Montreal, Canada
- Job Location: Montreal-Quebec-Canada (flexible)
- Job Type: Full-Time
- Salary Range: 72, 000 USD
- Posting Date: 7th April, 2017
- Deadline for Applications: 28th April, 2017
eQualit.ie is seeking an enthusiastic person as project manager at our small but growing organization. This is a relatively fast-paced environment with a strong sense of individual contribution and close-knit project teams. We expect you to grow into the role but also to make it your own. We are open to different approaches and perspectives.
We are seeking a replacement for our outgoing Technical Projects Coordinator. We’re looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm for defending and promoting human rights, with an interest in developing solutions that protect people from indiscriminate Internet surveillance and various forms of online censorship. Your primary role will be to coordinate technical development and service provision on the Deflect and CENO projects.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Help us maximize the value our users derive from our technical projects
- Prioritize work and resolve impediments for individual contributors
- Improve our working practices; help us make more effective use of technology internally
- Coordinate with our external project-partners and help keep our funders appraised on project progress
- Communicate about our projects to external audiences, including speaking at conferences
- Contribute to company strategy and funding applications
- Lead the recruitment of technical staff and share responsibility for their line management
This role may change as the needs of the business evolve therefore employees may be required to perform tasks or assume responsibilities other than those listed in this job description.
Your knowledge, experience and skills should include (in descending order of importance):
- A solid track-record of coordinating or managing technical projects – with a few examples of projects delivered
- First-rate written and oral communications skills (in English)
- Sound professional judgement and a strong sense of empathy
- In-depth experience in a technical subject, or broad technical knowledge spanning multiple domains
- A shared spirit of working in a not-for-profit team that is driven by defending and promoting human rights in the digital domain
- Experience collaborating remotely with colleagues distributed worldwide
- The ability to undertake occasional business travel
- Familiarity with Free and Open Source software
We’d like you to have
- Experience with open source projects – the beauty and the pain of collaboration
- A background in a technical subject or in-depth experience in a variety of software projects
- Exposure to working in a non-profit environment and partnering with NGOs and civil society
- A keen interest in developing solutions that protect people from indiscriminate Internet surveillance and censorship
- Some background in digital opsec or crypto or networking
- Surprise skills that would be useful in this multi-faceted role
eQualit.ie is a small company run on not-for-profit principles. Our goal and motivation is to promote and protect human rights in the digital age. We solve complex technical problems for improving digital defences, introducing privacy to online activity, enabling freedom of expression and association.
Our staff receive contributions to private health care, contributions to renting co-working spaces and follow a 35-hour week. eQualitie invests in continual education and supports our staff efforts in promoting civil activism through the use of digital technology.
How to apply
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining how your experience and motivation match our requirements.
eQualit.ie welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We are a remote-first company and offer flexible working arrangements. We are keen to hear from people who consider themselves under-represented in the software, technology or FLOSS communities – even if they feel they meet only some of our needs. You can read more about our principles here: https://equalit.ie/equalit-ie-manifesto