Open Source Developer & DevOps vacancy at OpenCraft
General overview of the role
Development specialized on the free software project Open edX, used by and in part developed by organizations like MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and others, so you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects that are widely used and to be part of a thriving open source educational community. See edX.org, the MIT Open Learning Library or the French government online platform for public universities for examples of Open edX instances.
The Open edX platform is a large Python/Django codebase, with good code standards and architecture. You would work on different clients contracts using the platform. The clients list/references include Harvard, MIT, edX themselves, the French government, and various startups & universities currently running their own instances, or looking to create one. Tasks are very varied, from developing core platform features, custom exercises and tools for specific courses (XBlocks), customizing and deploying instances, working fullstack, operating our service infrastructure, improving our hosting platform, etc. You won't get bored here.
Most of your work is published as free software (Open edX is released under the AGPL license, which requires clients to release modifications under the same license), and you would also contribute to the free software project, pushing most of your developments upstream through pull requests, contributing features, documentation or help on mailing-lists.
We welcome applicants of all genders and ethnicities.
You would have to work with tasks from the following categories, but you would be able to pick up the skills on the job if you don't master this yet:
DevOps experience, especially on Debian/Ubuntu servers, Terraform, Vault, Packer, Prometheus, ELK, Docker. We are building a modern infrastructure and having a strong DevOps presence on top of core software engineering skills is a big plus with us.
Cloud computing, like AWS or OpenStack
Configuration management tools such as Ansible
RabbitMQ, Redis & Elasticsearch
git source control
Mobile development (iOS and/or Android)
Managing clients & projects from beginning to completion (senior developer)
Public speaking at conferences (you would present a talk every year at the Open edX Con)
3+ years working with Python
Experience with Python web frameworks, specifically Django
3+ years of HTML, Java, and CSS (experience with React is a big plus!)
Experience with unit testing
You feel comfortable working in a Linux environment, specifically Debian or Ubuntu
Experience with databases: MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
Experience with contributing to free software projects, and communicating within a free software community
How to apply?
Interview process: a 30 minutes Hangout with a (simple) coding exercise. To apply, fill this form: https://opencraft.com/jobs/open-source-developer/