Overview

We are looking for an experienced programmer who works well in multidisciplinary teams building web services for humans. Whether you’re a developer with a front-end bias who enjoys working with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, or if you have experience building back-ends in Python, managing web app architecture or leading operations and infrastructure, we’d like to hear from you. A successful candidate will have a good understanding of the technologies of the web, a level head for technical design, and the ability to impart their knowledge of programming techniques and practices to colleagues. You will:

Work closely with colleagues to ensure we understand the needs of our users when we build our software.
Write clear, understandable code, and help your colleagues to do the same. You will be very comfortable with the technologies of the Hypothesis web platform.
Consider and communicate both long- and short-term goals when making design decisions.
Keep up-to-date with best practice in web development, in particular with regards to issues of usability, performance, security and mobile devices, and appropriately integrate this knowledge into your work.
Focus on delivery: you possess the drive not only to create great software, but also to put it in the hands of users.
Possess and encourage a proactive, creative and inquisitive approach to solving problems.

About Hypothesis

“To enable a conversation over the world’s knowledge.”
We think simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet and in the greater world around us.

Our team is building an open platform for discussion on the web. It leverages annotation to enable sentence-level critique or note-taking on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more. Everything we build is guided by our principles. In particular that it be free, open, non-profit, neutral and lasting to name a few.

We create software, push for standards, and foster community.

We are a non-profit organization, funded through the generosity of the Knight, Mellon, Shuttleworth, Sloan, Helmsley, and Omidyar Foundations– and through the support of hundreds of individuals like yourself that want to see this idea come to fruition. You can view our tax returns here.

Our efforts are based on the Annotator project, which we are principal contributors to, and annotation standards for digital documents being developed by the W3C Web Annotation Working Group. We are partnering broadly with developers, publishers, academic institutions, researchers, and individuals to develop a platform for the next generation of read-write Web applications. You can follow our development progress on our roadmap. Many have contributed tools, plug-ins and integrations.

If you’d like to participate, download our extension and create an account. Please consider donatingto support our effort.