Creative Commons · May 8th 2020
Headquarters: United States URL: http://www.creativecommons.org
About the position
Creative Commons is building CC Search, a search engine of openly licensed content, to allow large bodies of open works to be discovered and reused with confidence by digital creators and educators alike. We have a small, talented team, tackling this large challenge. CC Search came out of beta one year ago, and we average 250,000 monthly active users, browsing the 400M+ images currently indexed.
CC Search is an open source software project and the Creative Commons team is 100% remote. This position reports to the Director of Engineering.
As the sole front end engineer on the project, you own building, testing, and release of new features on the front end, working closely across the tech and product teams, to keep implementing great experiences and interfaces for CC Search’s global user base. You will also be the primary maintainer of the open source code and help build an active community of contributors around it.
Primary Responsibilities Architect, build, and maintain CC Search, including:
Collaborate with the rest of the CC Search team, including:
Integrate with and improve Vocabulary, CC’s design system. Build an open source community around CC Search actively, 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 in a remote working environment and you can be anywhere in the world as long as you’re available for meetings between 2 PM to 8 PM UTC. You must have reasonable mobility for necessary travel, and high-speed broadband access. Laptop/desktop computer and necessary resources are supplied. Some travel is required for, among other things, face-to-face meetings and the annual CC Summit, though there will be no CC travel in 2020.
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. The salary range for this position is $80K - 90K USD (or equivalent).
How to Apply
Please email your resume and cover letter as a PDF to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject heading of “Front End Engineer / [Last Name].” Your cover letter should address why you are interested in this job and why you’re a good fit based on the requirements and responsibilities.
No phone calls, please. No recruiters.