Makers / Hardware Developers

JadeThe Sentinel Project is looking for experienced, skilled, passionate Hardware Developers to develop innovative technology solutions to the problem of mass atrocity, focusing particularly on challenges of data connectivity and surveillance/monitoring. To find out what the technology team is currently up to, check out our Latest Projects or read our overview of The Role of Technology at The Sentinel Project.

What you’ll need:

  • Expertise building Internet-connected data-aware hardware, particularly sensors, optics, low-bandwidth network devices and aerospace technologies

What we’d also love to see:

  • Hands-on experience with responsive design and development, particularly for older phones and limited connectivity
  • Coding experience, particularly PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, and Java for Android
  • Familiarity with usability principles and current web standards
  • Experience working with data acquired from open APIs (e.g. Twitter API, Google Maps API)
  • Experience creating process workflows and network architectures

You’ll be a strong fit for this role if you’re:

  • Autonomous and detail-oriented, with an attention to quality bordering on obsessive
  • Actively involved in the maker, web, social media or mobile communities
  • A strong communicator with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledgeable both about current technical trends and constraints and about technologies being used elsewhere in the human rights and international development communities
  • Willing to contribute a reasonable number of hours every week, and diligent about delivering to agreed upon timelines

What’s in it for you?

  • Serve an important cause by contributing to an organization approaching the problem of mass atrocities in an innovative way
  • Work within a diverse team of dedicated, interesting people with a variety of roles and backgrounds
  • Practice and develop management skills relating to both people and projects
  • Opportunity to participate in exciting field work initiatives, conferences and training
  • Develop your technical and professional skills through our unique approach of combining technology and research

To apply:

Please contact us at with:

  • An updated resume or LinkedIn URL
  • A cover letter explaining how your background and expertise will ensure that you will excel in this role
  • Links to articles, blog posts, social media posts, and other written materials you’ve authored

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