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Senior Frontend Engineer

Internet Society
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Information Systems
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our responsibility to improve it.


We mobilize technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.


If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.


The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions.  Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s achievements.


About the position

The Internet Society is seeking a Senior Frontend Developer to join our expert staff. The successful candidate will work on web front-end development. The successful applicant will contribute to projects that measure and analyze specific aspects of global Internet usage, protocol adoption, and routing security and will do so by developing and supporting the infrastructure of the internal and externally facing tools used by these projects.


The successful candidate will work closely with project leaders and other technical experts within the Project Expert group in the Office of Resource and Skill Management and will be assigned to work on ISOC’s Internet Projects to Grow and Strengthen the Internet worldwide and will collaborate with staff across the Internet Society organization.


This is position is for 1 year.


Location: Open (Remote)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in architecture and software development activities.
  • Translates loosely defined requirements into solutions.
  • Uses open-source technologies and tools to address project requirements.
  • Writes programs or scripts to enable custom workflows.
  • Collaborates with other project members to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem.
  • Performs incremental testing on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors.
  • Documents all work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of development experience.
  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Experience of UX design.
  • Skilled in JavaScript frontend libraries and frameworks (especially ReactJS).  
  • Knowledge of Web programming technologies (NodeJS, Python, PHP, etc.).
  • Experience with version control software (Git).
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent and collaborator and communicator who can convey information clearly.
  • Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values and objectives.
  • Experience working with a Globally distributed workforce and ability to work across time zone.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Bonus qualifications

  • Full Stack WordPress administration experience.
  • Database setup/administration experience - (e.g. SQL, SQLite, Mongo dB etc).
  • Knowledge of configuration tools such as Ansible and deploying development CI/CD technology.


If you don’t feel you match these requirements but are interested in the role, please feel free to apply and explain further those areas where you might need support or would like to further your experience in your cover letter.


Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.


The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

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