Software Developer (Contract: Dangerzone), Freedom of the Press Foundation

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  • Freedom of the Press Foundation
  • Posted
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
  • Commitment
  • Part Time
  • 6+ Months
  • Additional Info
  • Remote Position
  • Languages
  • Job Posting is in English

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Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, defending and empowering public-interest journalism, is looking for a part-time software developer to improve Dangerzone (https://dangerzone.rocks/), a tool for sanitizing documents in electronic file formats.

All proposals should suggest a schedule describing fees and hours. The contractor will be paid consistent with that schedule, invoiced monthly. FPF is prepared to allocate a fixed budget of $40,000 to this initial contract. The contractor will need to cover all legally required deductions, taxes and benefits out of this amount.

The contract will commence on a mutually agreeable date no later than July 18, 2022 for an initial duration of 6 months.

Scope of Work: Make technical improvements to the Dangerzone software (https://github.com/freedomofpress/dangerzone) in coordination with its lead developer, including but not limited to: bugfixes for known issues; Improvements to test coverage and test automation; support for bulk document conversion; user experience improvements. Review code contributions by volunteers. Research opportunities and challenges for integrating with the Qubes OS-based SecureDrop Workstation. Participate in needs-finding research with journalists and other newsroom staff.

Desired qualifications: Experience working on Python-based open source projects. Experience with Docker-based container management. Familiarity with virtualization in general and Qubes OS in particular is a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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