Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), an independent research program at New America that evaluates ICT companies’ policies, seeks a full-time technology manager to oversee the strategic development of our technology resources to help us scale our impact.
RDR works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users' rights. We do this by ranking the world's most powerful digital platforms and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. We work with companies as well as advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers to establish and advance global standards for corporate accountability.
The technology manager will primarily be responsible for implementing and improving upon the existing RDR Corporate Accountability Index technical infrastructure from data entry, to scoring, to tools for analysis and presentation of results. RDR is also at the start of some exciting public-facing technology projects, including:
As technology manager, you will act as the primary technical liaison among RDR staff, partners, and developers. To ensure that projects are implemented effectively and on time, you will be responsible for building out timelines, tracking and reporting progress, and troubleshooting when necessary. You will also be responsible for describing and articulating our tech projects to contractors, partners, and potential funders. The technology manager reports to the operations director, supervises our data engineer, and works in close coordination with other staff.
This is a full-time position with a budgeted salary of $80-95K annually, depending on experience.
RDR operates as a distributed team, with some staff based at New America in Washington, D.C., area, New York City, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and other locations. We will consider applications from candidates based anywhere but prefer candidates who can overlap with a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. day UTC -5 (Eastern Standard Time) for at least four hours a day.
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter that explains your interest in the position and why you believe you are well-suited for the role. Also, include a link to an example of your relevant work that best represents the competencies outlined here. For instance, you could share a link to a website or tool you produced. Please include a brief description of the work, the problem it solved, challenges and lessons learned, and how it relates to this position. We will consider applications on a rolling basis; priority consideration will be given to those who submit their applications by August 30, 2021.
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