We are hiring!
- You share our enthusiasm for open-source development
Depending on what part of Tropy you’ll be working on, these skills and interests might help you hit the ground running:
- A good design sense and familiarity with CSS
- You value a good database schema, constraints and triggers
- You’ve hacked on or customized desktop apps before
- You’ve toyed with pixel shaders (or like computer graphics in general)
- You’re well-versed in the Babylonian confusion of AWS
- You love-to-hate linked data, RDF, or JSON-LD
- An interest in digital humanities, digital archives and preservation
- You speak more than one language
The Tropy team is currently based in Vienna, Luxembourg, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC; the project itself is hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, the lab at George Mason University which also created Zotero and Omeka, and the Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History. We are a small, progressive team and we like to get stuff done without any bureaucratic overhead; everyone around here adds their own unique voice and you might learn unexpected things about the slurve, labyrinths, 90s TV trivia, or 1.d4. The team highly anticipates meeting occasionally in person once again, tracking art nouveau remains of Vienna or discussing the Washington music scene over a slice of pizza, but you’ll primarily be working remotely, communicating regularly with the rest of us and Tropy users via online chat, forums, and on GitHub. We have a highly collaborative yet asynchronous workflow, and you’ll be in control of your own schedule.