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Civic Technology Fellow

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)


The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Data Services Department seeks a Civic Technology Fellow. As the Civic Technology Fellow you will take a leading role in the development of public sector web applications, primarily a new suite of tools to support the City of Boston’s summer youth jobs program application process, job matching, and applicant communications. While writing code will comprise the majority of your responsibilities, you will be involved in all aspects of the product delivery cycle, including product scoping and design. MAPC is a public agency and the regional planning agency for 101 cities and towns of Metro Boston. Duties include: Lead the development of production-ready, data-driven, server-side web applications and APIs; Deploy applications to Paas or IaaS and establish monitors to ensure consistent uptime; Integrate web services with each other and with in-house applications. Qualifications: BA degree in computer science, technology, design, engineering, or related field strongly preferred. Demonstrated experience in writing clear, maintainable, sustainable, and production-ready code. A minimum, two (2) years’ experience in web or software development. Proficiency in at least one mature, modern, open source computing language and associated web framework(s), in a Unix-based environment (Linux, Mac OS). Ruby, Python, and JavaScript-based stacks are strongly preferred. Time Commitment: Expect to work 7.5 hours a day, in addition to a weekly evening meeting (2-3 hours) at Code for Boston to help build a community around our open-source products.

Compensation: Salary range is from $65,000 to $75,000 annually commensurate with experience.

To Apply: PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: at MAPC AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. This position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and /or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. In your resume, please include links to active (deployed) online projects, noting your role in producing them.

Supplemental Information: If available, please provide a link to your GitHub (or similar) account, or attach samples of your code. Code Climate links to your open-source repositories (if any) are also accepted. We do not equate an abundance of open-source software contributions with development proficiency. We are much more interested in the quality of your code than in the quantity or frequency of your participation in open-source projects.

MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Barbara

Wooten, Manager of Human Resources. Posted 11/20/15.