Creating Technology for Social Change

Javascript Developer for Live Streaming Site

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MIT’s Center for Civic Media is developing a new platform to add contextual information to live streaming video and search across multiple live streaming services, allowing viewers to more deeply engage with live streams. The site is built on Meteor.js and we currently have an early beta version deployed at We are looking to contract with a Boston-area developer who wants to play an active role in continuing the development of features and refining the UI.

This position is part-time (between 15 and 25 hours a week) for 3-5 months. This period will include providing support for early users and integrating user feedback. It will also include an onboarding period for knowledge transfer from the current developer. We would like to hire by mid-February 2016. Ideally you would be open to the idea of joining the project on a longer-term basis if we are able to secure additional funding.

You will be working closely with researcher and designer of the platform. Ideally you would be Boston-based and able to work with us on-site at the Media Lab in Cambridge, but we’d make an exception for a candidate who is a great fit.


  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience developing with Meteor.js is a plus
  • Familiarity with MongoDB or other non-SQL databases is a plus
  • Detail-oriented and capable of delivering a polished product
  • Experience with production-level web-app architectures
  • Excitement for working on new technologies to support social activism
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