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<h1>The Tor Project is looking for a Lead Automation Engineer!</h1>
<h1>Note: we've filled this position for now, but we hope to be looking
for another automation person in the future.</h1>

<p>The Tor Project seeks to deploy nightly builds and continuous integration for
as many of its key software components and platform combinations as possible.
Your job would be to build and deploy the initial functional versions of a wide
range of testing frameworks and continuous integration systems.</p>

<p>This is a contract position. Candidates are expected to be capable of taking the
lead in selecting, deploying, and maintaining multiple automation systems in
several different programming languages. Candidates should also be capable
of reproducing bugs and writing new reproduction test cases for one or more of
the testing frameworks. Eventually, we hope to add additional staff to assist
in this project, but to start, you will be expected to prioritize your own
work such that the most important tasks get attention first, without letting
any specific core component starve for attention.</p>

<p>All candidates must:</p>


<li>Have experience programming in multiple languages, including Java,
python/ruby, bash scripting, and Javascript. You must also have experience
working with testing/automation frameworks on multiple platforms.</li>

<li>Be comfortable and experienced with repeatedly diving into new,
unfamiliar automation framework codebases, looking for ways to alter and
augment their functionality in specific, goal-oriented ways. This includes
hacking testing/automation/build software written in languages you might not
know (yet).</li>

<li>Be experienced with writing useful tests for one or more testing
frameworks, and with using code coverage tools and bug count statistics to
determine testing effectiveness.</li>

<li>Be capable of writing new tests to trigger and reproduce arbitrary bugs
found in the wild.</li>

<li>Be comfortable and experienced justifying and documenting technical
decisions related to infrastructure choice and its use for a public,
world-wide technical audience.</li>

<li>Be comfortable and effective working remotely.</li>

<li>Be comfortable and experienced with interacting with users and other
developers online. Have thick enough skin to survive occasional trolling
from either group.</li>

<li>Be comfortable with transparency: as a non-profit, everything we do is in
public, including your name (or at least your business name) and pay


<p>An ideal candidate would also possess several of the following skills:</p>


<li>Have experience building and packaging multiple types of Open Source software,
including diagnosing and fixing build issues due to cross-compilation issues
or poor toolchain support.</li>

<li>Already be familiar with Jenkins or a similar Open Source nightly build
and continuous integration framework (such as Hudson, Tinderbox, etc).</li>

<li>Already be familiar with Selenium and/or one or more <a
Automation Frameworks</a>.</li>

<li>Be at least passingly familiar with web technologies and how the
web works, especially the same-origin model and web tracking.</li>

<li>Be experienced with fuzzing techniques and ideas; extra bonus points for
experience writing tests in one or more fuzzing frameworks.</li>

<li>Be at least passingly familiar with general Internet networking,
including TCP/IP, proxies, and traffic manipulation.</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 multiple mediums,
including email, instant messaging, and IRC.</li>

<li>Have basic familiarity with distributed version control systems.</li>

<li>Genuinely be excited about Tor and our values.</li>

<p>How to apply:</p>

	<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, specifying the
	"Lead Automation Engineer" position.</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 30 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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