Civio Foundation seeks a back-end developer to join our growing team of journalists, programmers and activists at the intersection of digital technologies and data journalism. We are a non-for-profit organization with the mission of increasing government’s transparency and accountability and citizens’ participation through the use of information technologies, data journalism and targeted advocacy. Civio’s ultimate goal is to achieve significant cultural and legislative changes, fostering civic engagement and a stronger democracy.

In this position you will have the opportunity to do a lot of different things: develop in Django and Rails, work hand in hand with journalists, “storify” news, display information visually, and help public administrations to open their data to the citizen. It’s not a problem if you don’t know a certain technology, you will learn with us. The most important thing is your motivation.

Joining us –we are a small team of 7 people- you will step into a highly collaborative environment among team members with a diverse set of skills and tons of challenges to get solved together.

You are in if you…

  • Build things with Python/Ruby.
  • Have experience using web frameworks like Django or Ruby on Rails.
  • Are motivated and willing to share your ideas.
  • Manage your time effectively.
  • Are comfortable working with GitHub.
  • Like to work using agile methodologies [TDD/BDD].

We have a job for you.

Some extra skills will be also highly appreciated…

  • You communicate effectively in English and/or Spanish.
  • You have contributed to open-source initiatives.
  • You are interested in data and information visualization.
  • You can deploy a web app in Heroku or in your own server.

Our offer

We are based in Madrid, near Atocha train station. You will work directly with and report to David Cabo (Civio’s director and head of technology) and Raúl Díaz (senior web developer). David is the developer and founder of Tu Derecho a Saber, an access to information site that allowed citizens to submit information requests to any Spanish public authority, and Dónde van mis impuestos, a web for visualizing Spanish public administrations annual budget. Raúl is the one behind the web design, UX and information architecture of projects like Medicamentalia.org. Together they lead the technical and visual branches of all our developments (like Quién Manda, Onodo and others).

In this position you will play a crucial role in the development of tools to visualize public budget and spending data, open source projects for participatory budgeting and civic engagement and public procurement visualization functionalities. You will also contribute to the technical side of journalistic investigations with an intensive use of data, such us Medicamentalia.org – Vaccines.

We offer a full-time position based in Madrid. The starting salary will start at €21.000/ €24.000 euros per year, commensurate with on overall experience and abilities.

Call for applications is open until March 15th. If you are interested, please send us an email to contacto@civio.es with your CV, some examples of your previous work or code and a motivation letter. We need someone to start as soon as possible.