RESEARCH ENGINEER, University Research (4496)

Boston University

United States

November 8, 2021


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Job Description

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research- based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated staff. This Front End Engineer/ Research Engineer appointment is for a two- year term and the appointee will work closely with the Centers Office of Research to create a functional and attractive digital environment for users to explore. To go beyond ideas and enter the realm of implementation through front end development. This position will work across Center projects including but not limited to the product of the Racial Data Tracker and Campaign Tracker.

Required Skills

BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field. 3+ years of JavaScript experience, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6 3+ years of HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility 3+ years experience with browser APIs and optimizing front end performance Demonstrated experience driving change within an organization and leading complex technical projects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

 BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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