Technology Developer/Chief Technology Architect

Company: EIA
Location: Washington , Washington DC, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 11.JUN.2019


If you are looking to use your skills to change to world, this position is for you. The Environmental Investigation Agency is a different ki...


If you are looking to use your skills to change to world, this position is for you. The Environmental Investigation Agency is a different kind of environmental organization with a unique combination of methods undercover investigations of criminal activity, a wide variety of scientific, economic and social primary evidence, and campaigning expertise are combined to achieve systemic environmental breakthroughs. A thirty-year track record reveals EIA as arguably the most consistently independent, fearless, dynamic and effective NGO working on global environmental issues today. EIA pioneered the use of investigative techniques, including undercover documentary evidence, to record and expose the worldrsquos most pressing environmental problems thirty years ago. Today we leverage a global intelligence and advocacy network at the highest levels of government, civil society, and industry, combined with deep policy expertise, to spur changes in market demand, local, national and international laws, and enforcement. We have worked tirelessly to investigate environmental crimes, often in collaboration with our London partner-office, to directly instigate policy changes around the world. Since our founding, we have achieved lasting successes, such as the international ban on ivory trade in 1989, the passage of the 2008 Lacey Act amendment in the United States and the ban on rosewood trade in Nigeria in 2018. Our targeted approach in our investigations shape our strategies and provide factual evidence for policymakers and enforcement agencies. Our campaign teams leverage the information we gather on highly organized, large-scale eco-criminal operations with policymakers, the media, and the public. From remote villages in Latin America and Africa, to the negotiating platforms of the UNFCCC, CITES, and Montreal Protocol, we seek to connect with and empower civil society, facilitate dialogue amongst industry and global leaders, and promote frameworks that protect natural resources, wildlife, and the people that depend on them. This new position will have the opportunity to invent, launch and implement entirely new approaches to solving earth's most difficult environmental challenges. It includes a fully funded effort to build and implement new softwarehardware tools and systems to revolutionize the way forests are governed e.g., an app to allow indigenous communities to battle illegal logging and deforestation. The position will lead EIA s work applying technologically innovative approaches to our central mission of protecting the environment with intelligence. EIA has a 30 year record of successfully changing the rules of the global trading system by combining our unique investigations with hard-hitting campaigns to enact historic new policies and legislation. This position will merge this leverage with technological innovation to successfully implement solutions in the real world. Learn More Main Activities and Responsibilities Take the lead within a team of highly experienced environmental campaigners to design and implement software and other technical solutions to solve the biggest global environmental problems, including climate change, deforestation, protecting environmental defenders, and combating poaching of endangered species Lead the creation, design, development, and implementation of revolutionary technological solutions to bring transparency and traceability to global supply chains for deforestation-causing commodities, including wood products, soy, beef, and palm oil Engage with the global technological community to explore the most relevant systems, examples, initiatives and available funding sources Apply lessons learned to create and implement one or multiple projects with governments, communities andor companies around the world Engage with global decision-makers to create momentum and support for these new systems Restructure the use of technology within EIA to expand the organization s impact and ability to connect with the public and influence policy-making. Qualifications Ability to quickly study, assess and absorb the state of the art in relevant technological systems applicable to the efficient and effective management of global supply chains Flexible, innovative thinking to find new applications for currently-existing technologies, and to envision new systems where none currently exist An intense passion to use your software development skills to change the world for the better At least five years software development experience Full stack experience and iOSAndroid development experience preferred Open User-friendly, people-focused UX design experience preferred Experience developing and implementing strategies to influence policy-making andor corporate cultures Experience creating and implementing innovative technical solutions for global problems Familiarity with Blockchain Familiarity with designing andor implementing database architecture. Salary Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401k, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability, Vacation, Maternity Leave, Commuter Benefits + more. EIA is a casual work place with a flexible schedule and an excllent work life balance. The office is located in the hear of Washington, D.C. To Apply Send cover letter and resumecurriculum vitae with subject line Technology DeveloperChief Technology Architect to or Fax . Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. This is an immediate position and applicants must be currently legally authorized to work full time at EIA, a U.S. non-profit and be able to provide proof of same (US Citizenship, Green Card, etc.) EIA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and our organization s needs.

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