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Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), a San Francisco and New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and defending public interest journalism, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the SecureDrop development team.
SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system used by journalists to communicate with sources. Through its hardened architecture and the use of the Tor network, it offers whistleblowers strong security and anonymity protections. SecureDrop is used by more than 60 news organizations worldwide, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Associated Press, and The Intercept.
About this position
As Senior Software Engineer, you will be part of the SecureDrop core development team. You will be responsible for development tasks related to the current SecureDrop server and Tails OS workstation code, as well as the next-generation SecureDrop Workstation based on Qubes OS.
You will also participate in internal code review and facilitate external security audits of the application code. On occasion, you will advise and assist news organizations with the installation, setup and maintenance of SecureDrop in their newsrooms.
In addition to the possibility of working in our New York City or San Francisco offices, this position is open to remote work from anywhere in the world.
Here are examples for the kinds of tasks the person in this role could be taking on in the first 6 months:
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small team that is making it possible for newsrooms to manage their most sensitive submissions, from the next big story about abuse of government power to the exposure of corruption at the local level. Three engineers are currently working on SecureDrop full-time: Lead Developer Jennifer Helsby, Newsroom Support Engineer Kevin O’Gorman and Software Engineer Kushal Das.
If you’d like to be a part of our team, please send a short cover letter and your resume via email (see the original post for the address) by November 27, 2018. Please include links to your prior technical work where appropriate. Non-binary individuals, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Benefits of the job include a competitive nonprofit salary, health (United Healthcare Select Plus) and dental insurance, 20 days of personal time off, 13 paid holidays plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 401(k) program with employer match, and commuter benefits. We are happy to answer any questions about these benefits. We value work-life balance, and we try to foster a kind, inclusive and collaborative culture.