Part-time Java developer
November 9, 2017 1:58 PM

Open Source Developer With Java Experience (Part-time)

OTS is seeking an open source developer experienced in Java for part-time contract work. The primary project involves extending and improving an open source code base written in Java. It requires someone comfortable writing web applications in Java, including working with test frameworks and managing dependencies. There will be other work beyond this primary project, so we're looking for someone who's willing to learn new skills and programming languages on the fly; we train as needed, and believe that learning on the job is normal.

The amount of work is part-time over a period of several months, with rate to be negotiated based on experience and with the number of hours per week negotiable with OTS. There is an option to renew the contract after the original duration has been completed; this depends in part on the client's continuation of the project.

OTS is based in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis. Preference will be given to candidates in those cities, but we are open to remote applicants too.

OTS is committed to building a diverse team, and we strongly encourage members of groups that are underrepresented in software development to apply. Because of client requirements, this position must be filled by a US citizen.

Open Tech Strategies is committed to open source philosophically and as a business strategy. We work in public repositories, using open source tools. If you have a visible open source profile — an account on a major open source project hosting site, a trail of participation in some open source projects, etc — please mention it in your CV or résumé.

If interested, please email jobs {_AT_} opentechstrategies.com


(brainwane speaking here) I've done some contracting with Open Tech Strategies. They really act on what they say about wanting to work with people from underrepresented groups and about their commitment to on-the-job learning. I've gotten great teaching and code review from my teammates at OTS. And the work they're doing is very civic and public-spirited -- if you want to help make big systems that touch lots of people's lives more efficient and less tedious, but you don't want to work for a government, this is a pretty good role to consider.

payscale: competitive
job type: contract
posted by brainwane to Software/QA/DBA/Etc

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