About the Foundation for Public Code

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  1. [Job title]
    1. What the [Job title] does
    2. What we expect from all of our team members
    3. What we expect from the [Job title]
  2. More information about this position
  3. More about the application process

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[Job title]

Come help producers of open source software for public use – such as in cities and other public organizations – develop and maintain software and policy together. The Foundation for Public Code provides review of codebases that are in our stewardship to help developers build trusted and reliable software that can be widely reused and foster a strong community around it.

We test against the Standard for Public Code to make codebases understandable, reusable and community based. Our standards are high, as well as opinionated, to ensure codebases can be trusted as the infrastructure of society and improve continually, and policy makers can keep technology and architectural choices open.

Part of this effort is to [bespoke text contextualizing role in broader foundation work].

What the [Job title] does

As a [Job title] you work together with the community to [bespoke text]. This means you will: [bespoke text starting with a verb]

[Call to action - bespoke text e.g. So, if you enjoy working together with a wide array of developers to make open source codebases really shine as well as improve the role of technology in society, this job is for you.]

What we expect from all of our team members

You should:

  • share our core values: openness, quality, trust, community, helpfulness
  • understand the value of and be experienced with open source products and communities
  • want to work for the public good
  • have a collaborative work attitude and take pride in making things together
  • be able to work independently
  • be a strong communicator in English
  • have international experience
  • [for codebase steward roles: be an active participant in the codebase community you support]

What we expect from the [Job title]

We expect our new [Job title] to: [bespoke text, starting with a verb] …

More information about this position

This is a full time role (40 hours/week) in our main offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Assistance in relocation is possible.

This is a one year contract, with an option to extend. Compensation is competitive as well as in line with the public mission of the organization.

More about the application process

We enthusiastically encourage people underrepresented in the worlds of technology and government to apply. If you want to know more about the position, please email us at info@publiccode.net.

To apply for this position, please email us at hr@publiccode.net.

[We are looking to fill this position in the very near future and will review applications on a rolling basis.]