A current client of mine is looking to expand their development team. They're looking for Python developers who are willing to work for around 20 hours per week on a Django web-based project.
This is a 1099 position, so you will be responsible for your own benefits, taxes, etc. This is a great opportunity to work with a friendly, knowledgeable development team. This is a distributed team, so no on-site work is required, as long as you have reliable internet access and a PC. Development is primarily done on Linux and Mac OS X. The project is NSF funded, so you will also be helping to further science education. Rates will be determined by experience.
Below is the job description from the client. Please feel free to ask me any questions about the work, or contact the client directly.
Python Web Developer
New England Wild Flower Society is looking for a web developer to join our team of scientists,
educators and computer programmers as we create an interactive, web-based plant
identification and learning tool for youths and adults. We are developing this educational
application, named Go Botany, with funding from the National Science Foundation. Go
Botany is a strongly AJAX-oriented application that will be open sourced after release, and has
already attracted attention from other organizations.
The existing development team consists of three geographically distributed, talented, hard
working, but relaxed folks. We work with modern tools--Git, GitHub, Heroku--and have weekly
meetings via Skype.
the following will be a plus:
* Django or other Python web frameworks
* HTML and CSS
* An open source database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
* Working in an agile methodology (XP, Scrum, TDD) in a team environment
This is a part-time, 1099 contract position, with no benefits, and is open immediately. We
offer a flexible work location and you are not required to be onsite. To apply, please send your
resume and cover letter to:
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701
skoul (at) newenglandwild.org
About the Society
Founded in 1900, New England Wild Flower Society is the nation’s oldest native plant
conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants
to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. The Society is headquartered at Garden in
the Woods, a 45-acre public botanic garden in Framingham, MA, and owns and operates
Nasami Farm, a 75-acre native plant nursery in Whately, MA, as well as ten sanctuaries
located in New England. The Society’s vision is a future where vigorous native plant
populations live in healthy, balanced, natural ecosystems—protected, enjoyed, and beneficial
to all life. For more information, visit www.newenglandwild.org