Full-Stack Developer

Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab

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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

How to Apply

Please email a resume and portfolio to: pjg-jobs@media.mit.edu

Please be sure to list both (1) hourly rate and (2) availability (preference given to those who can begin immediately)

Posted on April 9