The Carpentries is committed to “training and fostering an active, inclusive, diverse community of learners and instructors who promote and model the importance of software and data in research.” We seek an engaged and collaborative individual who shares this vision for a contractor position as a Web Developer and Accessibility Specialist for The Carpentries. The Web Developer and Accessibility Specialist will have the responsibility of converting designs from Figma into HTML, CSS, and JS code. Our lessons are used by learners worldwide and accessed by over 50,000 visitors monthly. We have outlined in blog posts the design principles and the process behind the development of the User Interface.
We are looking for an experienced Web Developer and Accessibility Specialist who is passionate about accessibility and is excited about providing innovative solutions to address the needs and challenges of the users of our lessons. You will work closely with the Curriculum Team to deliver open-source and open-licensed code that we will use to create our lesson websites.
The Carpentries is an open, global, community teaching the skills and perspectives to turn data into knowledge. We build capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. We believe in a world where more people have the computational skills and perspectives to work with data to address their questions in science, scholarship and society. We aim to build that world by scaling evidence-based teaching, creating inclusive environments, and building communities of practice based on open principles. In this role, you will join a diverse team of professionals working to spread data-driven research skills. Our community comprises 80,000 learners, 3,000 instructors, 120 Trainers, and 100 member organisations from research institutions around the world.
- Demonstrated experience writing clear and well-documented HTML, CSS, and JS.
- Solid understanding of WCAG 2.1 standards and demonstrated ability to put them into practise.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Ability to work remotely with a distributed team.
- IAAP Certification: Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA)
- Knowledge of Bootstrap
- Knowledge of static site generators (e.g., Jekyll)
- Experience developing websites for offline use
Our team values openness, honesty, fairness, and transparency as the keys to fostering trust. We believe that the individuals who make up our community are the most important part of our organisation and our strongest resource. We strive to make decisions that prioritize people first and empower the growth and success of all who are part of our organisation. We value a growth mindset in all that we do and strive to be always improving and evolving ourselves and our methodologies, being receptive to feedback, responsive, curious, and willing to learn.
We are a Core Team of 16 staff and independent contractors, with a nine-person Executive Council. We are a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)3 Community Initiatives. We have a large community of instructors and contributors, and a much larger community of users. We use evidence-based teaching practices to teach the core skills for effective computational and data work, and we promote reproducible research and open science/open source widely. All interactions in The Carpentries community and spaces, both virtual and in-person, are governed by our Code of Conduct.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a remote, short-term position that is initially funded for 120 hours spread over up to 6 weeks.
For US-based candidates, compensation will be USD $50-70/hour, commensurate with experience. This position comes with no benefits.
Outside the US, total compensation may need to be adjusted in accordance with legal and financial costs associated with international hiring and contracting for a US-based entity. Benefits may or not be available, depending on employment law in the candidate’s location. All qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply, and we will make every effort to be transparent about the impact of costs on potential compensation during the interview process. Community Initiatives will support the hiring or contracting of international workers, following all local laws related to employment and benefits, ensuring a competitive compensation package.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Carpentries is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. We are an equal opportunity employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by US federal, state, or local law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also clearly indicate your country of residence, and whether or not you have work authorization in that country. We encourage you to include links to a portfolio and/or a link to your GitHub/GitLab profile as part of your application.
Applications received before July 31st, 23:59 UTC will receive full consideration.