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Software Heritage - Paris-based front-end web developer

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Sep 21, 2016 02:36 PM
Software Heritage is hiring: seeking a Paris-based full-time front-end web developer

Software Heritage is an ambitious, nonprofit, entirely Free Software (FOSS) project that aims at collecting, organizing, preserving for the very long term, and sharing all publicly available software in source code form, together with the corresponding complete development history (e.g., from a Version Control System) where available. The Software Heritage archive already contains about 3 billion unique source code files and 650 million commits, retrieved from more than 25 million software projects.

As part of our software sharing mission we are building a web front-end and a web API that will allow to browse, search, and retrieve software available from the Software Heritage archive. We are looking for someone to lead this development effort, integrating it with the ongoing back-end development to expand the Software Heritage archive.

As lead front-end web developer you'll primarily work with:

  • Python 3
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • Flask
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • PostgreSQL

A successful candidate will have strong web-development skills, a working knowledge of human-computer interaction design, as well as a solid track record of participation in existing FOSS projects and communities.

All the code will be developed openly and released under a FOSS license, usually copyleft (GPL3 or AGPL3).

Workplace and salary

The job must be worked on-site at Inria's Paris headquarters.

The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application instruction

Applications must be submitted via email to The email must contain the subject line "Front-End Web Developer". A complete application should include:

  • resume,
  • cover letter, and
  • links to any previous related work online.

All materials must be in a free format (such as plain text, PDF, or OpenDocument, and not Microsoft Word). Email submissions that do not follow these instructions will probably be overlooked.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The priority deadline is October 31, 2016, 10:00 CEST.

Software Heritage is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status. We value diversity in our workplace.

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