The Open Knowledge Foundation is recruiting senior Python web developers,
primarily to work on CKAN, our open source, open data catalogue. There will
also be further responsibilities to develop data visualisation and other data-
CKAN is an open source web-based software project written in Python. It allows
users to submit, search for and find open data. As well as powering
datahub.io, CKAN is the catalogue behind the UK government's data.gov.uk
website. It also powers over 30 other data catalogues around the world. If you
are an outstanding Python web developer, with a keen interest in open data,
and enjoy working on open-source products, we'd love to hear from you.
You'd be involved in:
customising CKAN for different governments and organisations;
helping develop new features for CKAN;
supporting existing software deployments;
working on other Python programming projects in the OKFN.
Web app development experience in Python;
Enthusiasm about open data and open knowledge.
Bonus points for any of these (not essential though):
Knowledge of the CKAN codebase and extensions;
Project management/consultancy experience;
jQuery and CSS;
S3 and EC2;
Experience with Agile methods;
Knowledge of the geo-spatial community.
**_About the Open Knowledge Foundation_**
The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a multi-award winning community-based,
not-for-profit organisation. The Foundation now has projects and partnerships
throughout the world and is especially active in Europe. 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.
_**How to apply**_
If you'd like to apply, please email [log in to unmask] with the subject line
'Python Developer - CKAN/Services' and a copy of your CV by 30 April and we'll
take it from there. We are flexible on employee versus contractor but we
normally contract. Being based in and around London would be a plus but we are
happy to consider applications from elsewhere.
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