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Senior Systems Architect - Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Cambridge, MA)

by Chrissie Himes Contributions Published on Aug 03, 2012 03:09 PM
The Geek Cave in the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Cambridge, MA is looking for a Senior Systems Architect

The Geek Cave in the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Cambridge, MA is expanding. We are looking for a Senior Systems Architect.

This role will very substantially contribute to the Berkman Center's mission to build out into cyberspace, and will afford the staffers the opportunity to develop free and open source software, to join Berkman's dynamic community in our collaborative exploration of some of the Internet's most interesting, challenging, and compelling issues.

Short description for this position can be found below; a full description can be found in the Harvard Human Resources system. Applications must be submitted through the Harvard site.

Senior Systems Architect: Berkman seeks leadership in the planning, design, and implementation of a novel approach that aims to increase the robustness of Internet communication and reduce the vulnerability of websites to deliberate attack. This project - Internet Robustness - is a key component of a future, new Internet and is an enabler for free and open online expression, disaster recovery, and load balancing in any online arena. is a very hands-on technical position. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in complex, multi-tiered application development and displayed experience developing large-scale applications. The Senior Systems Architect will own the roadmap for this project and must collaborate with project managers and technical team on features, requirements, and critical technical decisions. She or he will produce and review high-level, detailed technical designs for architecture enhancements and additions; review code with developers and ensure adherence to coding standards; write and execute test cases at various phases of the project. As well, she or he will be responsible for the progress of the project during research, pilot and implementation phases. A Bachelor's in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience; 6 or more years in engineering or technology-related field; experience designing and implementing complex networks; experience with full software lifecycle is required.For a full description of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Senior Systems Architect listing at;=25240&SiteId;=5341&type;=mail&JobReqLang;=1&recordstart;=1&JobSiteId;=5341&JobSiteInfo;=881344_5341&gqid;=0.

About Berkman: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Founded in 1997, through a generous gift from Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman, the Center is home to an ever-growing community of faculty, fellows, staff, and affiliates working on projects that span the broad range of intersections between cyberspace, technology, and society. More information can be found at

Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods. The roots of this deep commitment are many and, appropriately, diverse. We are not nearly far enough along in this regard, and we may never be. It is a constant process in which there remains much to learn. We welcome your inquiries, comments and ideas on how we may continue to improve.

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