Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab is a group of critical thinkers and makers researching social inequality across multiple fields, including social science, to develop artworks in sound, video, multimedia, sculpture and installation. We’ve been developing a series of participatory projects in which we collect phone-recorded voice samples from the public and remix them into public sound and video works, including A Counting (http://a-counting.us).
We’re looking for a self-directed and creatively-inclined Full-Stack Developer to help develop our web and phone based participation and community development systems, and to scale our existing web application for collecting multilingual voice recordings, editing and transcribing the recordings, and analyzing the transcripts. This role is a remote freelance position. However, preferably you’d be located in the NYC or Boston area.
Minimum of 3 years of web development/architecture experience
Minimum of 2 years of experience with Python using Flask, Django, or similar framework
Minimum of 1 year of experience with web application design and development using React or Angular
Minimum of 1 year of experience with voice application design and development using Twilio or Vonage
Minimum of 1 year of experience with modern DevOps tools, such as Git and GitHub
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
Experience with installation, configuration, and development including work within a production environment
Experience with DevOps and Agile engineering practices
Experience deploying systems into a production Cloud Native Environment with major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform
Experience with Responsive Design frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap
Experience with NLP libraries such as Spacy, Hugging Face, and NLTK
Professional Skill Requirements:
Ability to work creatively and analytically
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both technical and non-technical language
Ability to collaborate and pair-program effectively
Ability to work independently