Public Interest Technologist / Civic Hacker - Job Posting
BetaNYC is New York City’s civic technology, open data, and civic design community. Starting as a meetup in 2009, it has since grown to be a non-profit organization that hosts events, facilitates policy change, demystifies big ideas, and empowers a new generation of civic hackers. In a strategic partnership with the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, BetaNYC is evolving a technology and design lab to support for the City’s community boards.
Via human centered design practices, BetaNYC has worked with the Manhattan Borough President and Community Boards to outline a number of digital tools and data insights to improve community board operations. Now, we seek an energetic resident technologist and civic hacker to help maintain our digital projects, help build new tools, and help mentor our civic innovation fellows.
We are looking for a creative technologist / software developer and effective communicator who can work diligently in a small diverse team, support BetaNYC’s work and ensures coordination across technology projects.
If you think you meet many of these qualifications (not 100%), reach out anyway. We know that a savvy hacker can grow into this position. Ideally, you are a creative thinker who wants to solve civic problems at scale. We operate on open source principles: you should know how to communicate, collaborate, and think about our work as a collective effort.