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Harvard University OpenDP Software Developer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65874BRAuto req ID:65874BRJob Code:I0757P Applications Professional III Department Office Location:USA - MA - Allston Business Title:OpenDP Software DeveloperSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Expert Python programming skills.

  • Fluency in the Rust programming language.

  • Familiarity with the R language.

  • Basic knowledge of statistics.

  • Experience with version control systems. Knowledge of GitHub continuous integration processes preferred.

  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

  • An interest in continuous learning and willingness to research and learn new technologies.

  • Proven ability to document software features in Python, Rust, and R. Experience with Sphinx and Jupyter notebooks is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Well-organized and detail oriented.

Additional Information:

  • The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.

  • Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.

  • The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines

Department:SEAS Research StaffPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work Monday through Friday.

Position Description:

Job Summary

Independently perform complex applications/web development for projects of large to very large size and complexity; typically work as part of a team to implement business solutions. Responsible for all aspects of application development cycle. Code advanced and complex software solutions. This is a one-year full-time term position with a possibility of extension.

Position Description

OpenDP is an open-source initiative for building libraries, tools, and systems to share and analyze sensitive data with the strong mathematical protections of differential privacy. It has a rapidly growing community that spans academia, industry, and government.

As a software developer, you will be a member of the OpenDP team and report to the development team manager. Your role will involve contributing to the development of software tools, with a primary focus on the OpenDP Library—a modular toolkit comprising privacy routines.

Core Duties

  • Collaborate with the team, including researchers, on the design, planning, and implementation of software libraries for private data analysis.

  • Participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle, which involves coding complex software solutions, building unit and integration tests, and writing documentation.

  • Collaborate in developing and maintaining the team's continuous integration support infrastructure.

  • Contribute ideas and evaluate potential improvements for the OpenDP software ecosystem, including development processes.

  • As needed, will provide second-tier support to internal and external clients, as a technical liaison, assisting with software usage and capability questions.

  • With the team, provide mentorship during our fellow and intern programs.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

SEAS Commitment to Diversity

SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

This position currently allows the flexibility to be based on campus, or hybrid. The department may adjust the flexibility as necessary or appropriate.

About Us: About SEAS

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit ( .