Access Now is hiring a
The Organization and Role
About Access Now
Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.
About this role
The Web Developer develops and maintains Access Now’s web products and presences, continually striving to improve the performance of web applications, namely, WordPress products - ensuring Access Now’s voice is clear, cool, and easily identifiable. The Web Developer functions as the core technical resource within a vibrant team, working across a fast-paced, dynamic environment, where attention to detail and fast turnarounds are essential when transforming design concepts into working web code. This is where your proven track record of developing WordPress websites and plugins will shine. This new role requires excellent front end developer experience, and knowledge of modern web development best practices and tools.
The Web Developer operates within the Design and Creative Production Team, which in turn, acts as an internal design and development agency within the Organization. The Web Developer reports through the Head of Design and Creative Production, and works closely with the Senior Designer and Web Content Coordinator. The Web Developer collaborates solely with the newly formed Design and Creative Production Team, which sits within the organization’s Advocacy Arm within the Communications and Engagement Team.
Are you up for the challenge?
What you will do
As a top candidate, you know what to do when StackOverflow doesn’t! You’re a PHP master! Your code is like your demeanor: flexible and responsive! Your process and documentation are clear and accessible to your peers!
Skills, education, and mindset you will bring
Minimum 6+ years’ experience in a full time web-based environment plus 5+ years of experience in building fault-tolerant WordPress websites that perform and scale
Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills, with ability to work across global teams, both technical and non-technical in role
Core technical skills:
Experience with a UX and/or Design team and a design-driven paradigm, with proficiency in project management tools and web design / development collaboration platforms, such as Figma, Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) and G Suite (including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Docs)
Well versed in test-driven development and unit testing of your own stuff
Ability to work well both in a diverse team, and independently
Exceptional attention to detail, with the care, precision, and accountability in your decision-making
Strong ability to prioritize, plan, organize, execute, and bring tasks to completion
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment across competing priorities and deadlines
You have a drive to constantly improve existing abilities and skills to help yourself and the whole team to grow
This is a full-time position, with location preferences that include Africa, Asia-Pacific/Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Europe (Belgium, Germany, UK), among others. At this time most Access Now Team Members are working through hybrid office arrangements, combining remote at-home work with intermittent use of offices and/or co-working spaces. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based. We are unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.
Access Now offers competitive compensation - in line with skills, preparation, and depth of experience - and benefits packages that align with our regional and office presences. While skills, experience, and the specific region/location drive compensation, examples of anticipated, initial placement within the salary range for this role include:
Benefits for this specific role are tied to the location, and will vary. Regardless of location, all Team Members benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:
Work-life balance...including a generous paid time-off program between 36 and 40 days annually
Access to supplemental health care insurance policies
Professional development and growth opportunities
Extensive workplace flexibility
Organizational resilience and support for all team members, including paid family leave and employee assistance programs
Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)
How to Apply
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We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.