We at Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) are seeking passionate, talented Software Engineers who are driven by the desire to make a positive impact in the world. Our ideal candidate thrives in a small team environment, is self-motivated and looking for a high level of code ownership.
PCF is a remote-first nonprofit working to build a more open, collaborative, and inclusive world. The PCF team is fully distributed across 7 countries and communicates through chat applications, project management software, emails, and video conferences. Our flagship initiative, Amara, is a platform for collaborative subtitling and translation of video. Amara is used by organizations like Khan Academy, California Academy of Sciences, and New York Times to quickly and easily create subtitles for their videos. The platform has enabled tens of millions of viewers to fully engage with videos that would otherwise be inaccessible.This is a full time, fully remote position.
While internet video has exploded, language is still a significant barrier to education, economic opportunity, political participation, and other areas of cultural life. Amara connects millions of people to help break down these barriers and allows hundreds of organizations to make their content more accessible through innovative technology.
Amara is a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit 501c3. We are driven by our mission to help build a more collaborative, inclusive world – whether by making more content accessible or helping people engage with one another across languages and cultures. We believe a participatory and inclusive world leads to a more understanding and caring society.
PCF develops technology and services that ensure everyone has access to all that the internet has to offer. From the abundance of free education available, to gaining insights about the many different cultures around the globe, information is critical to building a more equitable and peaceful society.
Amara and PCF are based out of Massachusetts, but the team is global and works virtually. You’ll be collaborating with a talented and passionate team striving to make a positive social impact.
The team uses chat and video apps (Slack, Google Meet, Skype) as well as email for internal communication. We use Github, Zenhub, and other tools for project management. The team has members working from many different time zones. We encourage applicants from any location, but overlap with EST working hours is preferred for this role.
We are an inclusive workplace, where all team members have a voice. We encourage participation and engagement. Our diversity in backgrounds and life experiences makes us unique and helps us innovate. On our team you’ll find incredibly talented professionals who are also musicians, avid dessert connoisseurs, beer brewers, master chess players, gardeners, and many other stripes!
*Please note, the material benefits listed above are available only to employees working from within the United States
The work of the Participatory Culture Foundation is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.
To apply for this role, please fill out this application. You will be asked to include the following materials in your application:
Please keep in mind that as a small organization, we take great care in our search for new team members. While we aim to get in contact with all applicants in a timely fashion, your patience is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing your application!