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 <h1>The Tor Project is looking for another dedicated core developer!</h1>
 <h1>Note: we've filled this position for now, but we hope to be looking
 for another core developer in the future.</h1>
 Your job would be to work on all aspects of the main Tor network daemon
 and other open-source software.
 This would be a contractor position starting in 2013 (with plenty of
 work to keep you busy), with the possibility of 2014 and beyond.
 Any candidate must:
 	<li>Have extensive experience in C, and several other programming
 	languages. At least 5 years experience with C is probably
 	necessary for the level of expertise we want; most people would
 	need more.</li>
 	<li>Have a solid understanding of issues surrounding secure
 	C programming.</li>
 	<li>Be comfortable working remotely.</li>
 	<li>Be familiar and experienced with nonblocking, event-driven
 	networking programs.</li>
 	<li>Be comfortable and experienced with interacting with users online.</li>
 	<li>Be comfortable and experienced with driving the entire
 	lifecycle of a new feature in an existing piece of software,
 	from design to implementation to testing.</li>
 	<li>Be comfortable and experienced getting code and design
 	reviewed, and reviewing the code and design of others.</li>
 	<li>Be comfortable with transparency: as a non-profit, everything
 	we do is in public, including your name and pay rate.</li>
 An ideal candidate would also:
 	<li>Know enough of the basics of cryptography in order to
 	understand how to implement our protocols and discuss changes
 	to them. (Actually implementing block ciphers and stuff like
 	that isn't necessary.)</li>
 	<li>Know enough about networking in order to understand how to
 	implement our protocols and discuss changes to them.</li>
 	<li>Have experience with high-performance networking code.</li>
 	<li>Have experience with open-source software development,
 	including working with distributed teams across different
 	time-zones containing employees and volunteers of differing
 	skill levels over email and IRC.</li>
 	<li>Have basic familiarity with distributed version control
 	<li>Have contributed significant chunks of code to multiple
 	open-source projects in the past.</li>
 	<li>Genuinely be excited about Tor and our values.</li>
 Being a core Tor developer includes triaging, diagnosing, and
 fixing bugs; looking for and resolving security issues; and working
 collaboratively with coworkers and volunteers on implementing
 new features and protocol changes at every stage from design to
 maintenance. We'd also need help making our code more scalable,
 testable, and maintainable. Sometimes, we need to drop everything
 and scramble to implement last-minute anticensorship schemes, or to
 deploy urgent security updates. You'd also be reviewing other people's
 code and designs, and looking for ways to improve it. For an idea of
 the breadth and depth of the work you'd be doing, have a look at <a
 ChangeLog file from the Tor source distribution</a>.
 Other notes:
 	<li>You'll need to be comfortable in this environment! We
 	coordinate via IRC, instant messaging, email, and bug
 	<li>Academic degrees are great, but not required if you have
 	the right experience.</li>
 	<li>We only write free and open source software, and we don't
 	believe in software patents.</li>
 How to apply:
 	<li>Link to a sample of code you've written in the past that
 	you're allowed to show us.</li>
 	<li>Provide a CV explaining your background, experience, skills,
 	and other relevant qualifications.</li>
 	<li>List some people who can tell us more about you: these
 	references could be employers or coworkers, open source projects,
 	<li>Email the above to jobs at torproject.org.</li>
 About the company:<br>
  The Tor Project is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to research,
  development, and education about online anonymity and privacy. The Tor
  network's 3000 volunteer relays carry 16 Gbps for upwards of half a
  million daily users, including ordinary citizens who want protection
  from identity theft and prying corporations, corporations who want
  to look at a competitor's website in private, people around the world
  whose Internet connections are censored, and even governments and law
  enforcement. Tor has a staff of 14 paid developers, researchers, and
  advocates, plus many dozen volunteers who help out on a daily basis. Tor
  is funded in part by government research and development grants, and
  in part by individual and corporate donations.
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