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Lead Software Engineer

Civic, a new effort being incubated at TED, aims to help build a healthy information commons where people can reliably find factual information and participate in democratic discourse. We’ll design, prototype, and develop a range of experimental technologies, working with TED communities, media organizations, academic researchers, and users around the globe. 

 

The Lead Software Engineer will play a foundational role getting Civic off the ground, founding an engineering team that may grow significantly over time. As such, we are looking for individual who can both directly implement complex projects and can ultimately lead a team. 

 

This role is based in New York City.

 

Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience in Software Development, including both corporate and startup contexts
  • 2 years of experience in people management, including recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, coaching, and leading processes for peer review, promotion, etc
  • Experience architecting, developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining large-scale systems
  • Proven ability to leverage open-source libraries, design systems, and APIs to accelerate prototyping and deployment
  • Strong communication, curiosity, and perspective-taking skills
  • Excited to drive nimble, mission-driven work to combat misinformation

Responsibilities:

  • Execute individual projects, managing priorities, deadlines and deliverables with minimal supervision
  • Help build a world class team that balances innovation and execution
  • Participate in partnerships, convenings, brainstorms, and other collaborative exercise

Workplace Conditions / Physical, Mental and Visual Demands:

  • General: Office environment
  • Physical: Repetitive movement of wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Mental/Visual: Concentrated mental and/or visual attention; work involves performing tasks to very close accuracy and quality specifications
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, Computer Software, etc.
  • Ability to use common office equipment such as telephone, computer and copier
  • Computer programs to include MS Office, Mac programs, Google Docs, functional related databases
  • Travel: Upon request

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