Creative Commons · Aug 14th 2019
Headquarters: Fully Distributed URL:
About this position
Creative Commons is building a “front door” to the growing universe of openly licensed and public domain content through CC Search and the CC Catalog API. The Data Engineer reports to the Director of Engineering and is responsible for CC Catalog, the open source catalog that powers those products. This project will unite billions of records for openly-licensed and public domain works and metadata, across multiple platforms, diverse media types, and a variety of user communities and partners.
Augment and improve the metadata associated with content indexed into the catalog using one or more of the following: machine learning, computer vision, OCR, data analysis, web crawling/scraping.
Build an open source community around the CC Catalog, including:
Collaborate with other outside communities, companies, and institutions to further Creative Commons’ mission.
Qualifications and requirements
Diversity & inclusion
We believe that diverse teams build better organizations and better services. Applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including those from under-represented communities, are very welcome. Creative Commons works openly as part of a global community, guided by collaboratively developed codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies.
Work environment and location
Creative Commons is a fully-distributed organization — we have no central office. This position is available to applicants working in the range of the Eastern to Pacific time zones, in a remote working environment. You must have reasonable mobility for travel to twice-annual all-staff meetings and the CC Global Summit (a total of 3 trips per year). We provide a subsidy towards high-speed broadband access. Laptop/desktop computer and necessary resources are supplied.
Salary and benefits
Creative Commons is a leading non-profit employer, offering competitive salaries and benefits, including health and wellness plans, annual retirement contributions, and a positive, supportive work environment. We offer competitive salary in the range for this position from $80,000 to $100,000 USD, commensurate with relevant skills, experience, and location.
How to apply
Please email your cover letter and resume as a single PDF to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject heading of “Data Engineer / [Last Name].” Phone calls and messages will not be returned.