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As part of Open Knowledge you’ll meet incredible people, work on cutting edge projects and learn new things every day.

Why work for us?

Open Knowledge is a multi-award winning international not-for-profit organisation. We build tools and communities to create, use and share open knowledge — content and data that everyone can use, share and build on. We believe that by creating an open knowledge commons and developing tools and communities around this we can make a significant contribution to improving governance, research and the economy.

We’re changing the world by promoting a global shift towards more open ways of working in government, arts, sciences and much more. We don’t just talk about ideas, we deliver extraordinary software, events and publications.

Our community stretches around the world. The Open Knowledge’s operations are distributed internationally with clusters in London, Cambridge and Berlin. We have formally established chapters in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Brazil and Spain and affiliated local groups in many more countries.

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Front end UX & UI developer

The Open Knowledge Foundation is recruiting an experienced UX & UI developer, primarily to work on CKAN, our flagship open source, open data platform. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an innovative technological space for a dynamic and flexible organisation that strives to drive transparency and empower citizens. This is a remote role, ideally full time role with opportunities to get involved in a variety of work while crafting and improving our existing tools that are used all over the world!

You’d be responsible for:

Key Skills

Bonus points for any of these:

How to apply

Email jobs@okfn.org, with the subject line “Front End Developer — CKAN/Services”. Please include:

More details on the role

We generally work remotely (with strong contingents in London and Berlin), using asynchronous communication (email, IRC, GitHub) but with standups, developer meetings and demos most days (Skype, Google Hangout) and real-world gatherings more than twice a year including at the Open Knowledge Festival. We also try and ensure our developers can attend at least one open source conference a year.

At each level of our software stack we use best-in-class open source software, including Python, Nose, Travis CI and Coveralls, Sphinx and Read the Docs, Flask, Jinja2, Solr, PostgreSQL and SQLAlchemy, JavaScript and jQuery, Bootstrap, Git and Github, and Transifex.

We iterate quickly, and publish working, open-source code early and often.

All of our code is on github – it is open to public scrutiny, and we encourage contributions from third-party developers. This means that we have to write exceptionally clear, readable, well-tested code with excellent documentation.

All code contributions, whether from internal or external developers, are made with GitHub pull requests and we do code reviews in the open on GitHub.

We are engaged with a large and active community of users, developers and translators of our open source software, via our mailing lists, GitHub issues and pull requests, public developer meetings, Stack Overflow, and Transifex. We support users in getting started with our software, encourage and mentor new developers, and take on feedback and suggestions for the next releases.

To apply for this job, please email jobs@okfn.org by the submission closing time of 5 p.m. on April 27, 2014.

Senior Python Web Developer, CKAN

Working in the fast-growing area of open data, we build open source tools to drive transparency, accountability and re-use. Our flagship product CKAN runs the official national data portals from the UK to Brazil, US to Australia and many others. We also build data tools and OpenSpending browsers.

We’re looking for someone passionate about the technical challenges of building software that is used as the infrastructure for open data around the world, so come and join our growing team to shape the future of the open data ecosystem!

Key Skills

Bonus points for

How to apply

Email jobs@okfn.org, with the subject line “Python Developer — CKAN/Commercial”. Please include:

More about the Job

You will be working as part of a small, dynamic team in a modern, open-source development environment. This role is full-time and we are very happy with remote-working.

We generally work remotely (with strong contingents in London and Berlin), using asynchronous communication (email, IRC, GitHub) but with standups, developer meetings and demos most days (Skype, Google Hangout) and real-world gatherings more than twice a year including at the Open Knowledge Festival. We also try and ensure our developers can attend at least one open source conference a year.

At each level of our software stack we use best-in-class open source software, including Python, Nose, Travis CI and Coveralls, Sphinx and Read the Docs, Flask, Jinja2, Solr, PostgreSQL and SQLAlchemy, JavaScript and jQuery, Bootstrap, Git and Github, and Transifex.

We iterate quickly, and publish working, open-source code early and often.

All of our code is on github – it is open to public scrutiny, and we encourage contributions from third-party developers. This means that we have to write exceptionally clear, readable, well-tested code with excellent documentation.

All code contributions, whether from internal or external developers, are made with GitHub pull requests and we do code reviews in the open on GitHub.

We are engaged with a large and active community of users, developers and translators of our open source software, via our mailing lists, GitHub issues and pull requests, public developer meetings, Stack Overflow and Transifex. We support users in getting started with our software, encourage and mentor new developers, and take on feedback and suggestions for the next releases.

To apply for this job, please email jobs@okfn.org by the submission closing time of 5 p.m. on April 27, 2014.