Software Engineer

Start date: ASAP
Status: Full-time employee, salaried
Compensation: TBD based on experience
Work Location: SF Bay Area
Application: At the bottom of this page

BERI is seeking to hire a high-level software engineer to be a flexible problem-solver for several organizations that work on reducing existential risk (x-risk). The candidate will be employed by BERI, but work directly with several x-risk-focused organizations. This is a supportive role, working on ad-hoc projects to increase senior leaders’ research productivity, including developing tools to improve workflow or tackling idiosyncratic software bugs.

The Ideal Candidate

  1. Has solid software engineering skills across multiple languages, ideally including Haskell, Python, and C.
  1. Lives in the Bay Area or is willing to relocate there, and has the flexibility to frequently visit the offices of the mainly Bay-Area organizations where their help is needed.
  1. Is happy to work on tasks that may be isolated to a single machine or may be of use to a single leader or researcher
  1. Has a quick turnaround time and solid ability to communicate well with leaders and researchers across organizations
  1. Is enthusiastic about a supportive role in existential risk reduction.

Example Tasks

  1. Creating or editing custom vim configurations
  1. Fixing a non-functional local development environment for a web app
  1. Injecting javascript and custom styling into web apps like Asana, as well as building features using their API, to improve their functionality and organization
  1. Writing a script to allow the live data in a Google Sheet to be displayed inside an HTML table on a website

Benefits Include

  • Time-off (paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave, & parental leave)

  • Generous professional development policy

  • Health insurance

  • Semi-flexible work schedule including hours, location, and unpaid vacation policies

BERI is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Our mission to improve human civilization’s long-term prospects for survival and flourishing is in service of all of humanity, and is incompatible with unfair discrimination practices that would pit factions of humanity against one another. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, sexual preference, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law or local ordinance. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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