GF classifieds (August and September 2014)

This is another round of Geek feminism classifieds. Sorry we missed July! If you’re looking to hire women, find some people to participate in your study, find female speakers, or just want some like-minded folk to join your open source project, this is the thread for you!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Geeky subjects only. We take a wide view of geekdom, but if your thing isn’t related to an obviously geeky topic, you’ll probably want to give a bit of background on why the readers of Geek Feminism would be interested.
  2. Explain what your project/event/thing is, or link to a webpage that provides clear, informative information about it. Ideally you’ll also explain why geek women might find it particularly awesome.
  3. Explain what you’re looking for. Even if it’s not a job ad, think of it like one: what is the activity/role in question, and what would it involve? What is the profile of people you’re looking for?
  4. GF has international readership, so please be sure to indicate the location if you’re advertising a job position, conference, or other thing where the location matters. Remember that city acronyms aren’t always known world-wide and lots of cities share names, so be as clear as possible! (That is, don’t say “SF[O]” or “NYC” or “Melb”, say “San Francisco, USA”, “New York City, USA” or “Melbourne, Australia”.) And if you can provide travel/relocation assistance, we’d love to know about it.
  5. Keep it legal. Most jurisdictions do not allow you to (eg.) advertise jobs for only people of a given gender. So don’t do that. If you are advertising for something that falls into this category, think of this as an opportunity to boost the signal to women who might be interested.
  6. If you’re asking for participants in a study, please note Mary’s helpful guide to soliciting research participation on the ‘net, especially the “bare minimum” section.
  7. Provide a way for people to contact you, such as your email address or a link to apply in the case of job advertisements. (The email addresses entered in the comment form here are not public, so readers won’t see them.)
  8. Keep an eye on comments here, in case people ask for clarification or more details. (You can subscribe to comments via email or RSS.)

If you’d like some more background/tips on how to reach out to women for your project/event/whatever, take a look at Recruiting women on the Geek Feminism Wiki.)

Good luck!

9 thoughts on “GF classifieds (August and September 2014)

  1. vlad43210

    Morningside Analytics is looking to hire a full-time Research Scientist with experience and interest in social networks, big data analysis, and social media. We are hiring in Boston, Massachusetts or New York, New York.

    Morningside Analytics is a rapidly growing startup that uses network analysis methods to identify communities of interest in a wide variety of social media spaces: in the US and around the world, on Twitter, in Facebook and in web forums just to name a few. Our scientists can identify coherent “clusters” of people united by shared interest in a band, a car, or a cause; track the influencers and conversation leaders of a cluster over time; and analyze the path of viral messages as they spread rapidly through these communities.

    Approximately half of the Research Scientist’s work will be dedicated to, and supported by, an ONR grant in computational social science. The purpose of the grant is to track mass social mobilization events, such as the recent events in the Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela, etc. through social media analysis. The other half of the Researcher’s duties will be dedicated to improving Morningside Analytics’ core technologies in clustering and big data analysis, with a focus on social networks and social media.

    Morningside’s research is conducted in cooperation with large research institutions and universities that have strict Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements. Morningside itself does not have an IRB, but it does have a policy for protecting the data of its human subjects. In brief, this policy focuses on keeping data secure; never revealing individualized data without the author’s permission; and restricting data access only to researchers working directly with it. For a detailed policy, please contact

    Research Keywords:
    Social Network, Big Data, Social Media, Social Contagions

    Research Responsibilities:
    • Conduct primary research in analyzing social mobilization events based on large-scale analysis of social media data
    • Invent technologies for fully automating Morningside Analytics’ core analytics processes (for example: graph labeling, automatic graph layout, cluster aggregation and summarization)
    • Design algorithms to scale up key Morningside Analytics metrics to the scale of millions, then billions of nodes and edges
    • Help build Morningside Analytics’ patent portfolio by inventing and documenting key technologies, algorithms and designs
    • Work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers and developers (some travel required, 3-4 times a year at least)
    • Publish and present results to both the academic community and to non-scientists.

    Skills & Qualifications:
    • Ability to work in interdisciplinary, distributed team of researchers and developers
    • Experience working with big networked data (e.g. networks with tens of millions of nodes and edges)
    • Research skills including data parsing, modeling, and visualization
    • Scientific Computing and data analysis proficiency, e.g. Python, C++, Julia, Scala, etc.
    • Preferred 2+ years’ industry experience working on data analysis, building software, converting science into applications
    • Preferred Master’s or Ph.D. in Sociology, Computer Science, Information Science, or related field

    Morningside is an equal opportunity employer and is looking for applicants with diverse backgrounds. Interested applicants may contact Vlad Barash at

  2. Alex Bond

    I work for a stealth startup in Palo Alto, CA. We’re looking for people to fill a few different roles to help us build a new security product. If you’re interested or have questions, please email me at

    UX Designer:
    – Five or more years of user experience design experience for software, Web applications which leverage emergent technologies, consumer products and/or mobile devices
    – Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
    – Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
    – Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design comps
    – Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and associated design tools
    – Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
    – Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Security Data Scientist
    – Math, Statistics or CS background with emphasis in Machine Learning – must
    – PhD degree – preferred
    – Expertise in statistical analysis tools such as R, Weka – must
    – Expertise in using Python, Scala etc. – preferred
    – Experience in Fraud Detection, or Operational Anomalies, or Security Research

    QA Architect

    We are seeking an experienced, creative, individual with experience in taking technical leadership, highly technical and have the ability to work in a fast paced startup.
    The QA Automation Architect plays a key role in a fast-paced environment to facilitate quality and efficient product development via test automation. The candidate must be experienced with the open source technology and tools for test automation.
    The QA Automation Architect will perform complex architectural analysis and programming activities, which may require extensive research. The QA Automation Architect will also be responsible for development and maintenance of Automation Framework at Caspida.
    Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent
    Minimum 10+ years experience
    MUST-HAVE Knowledge and Skills
    A minimum of 10 years experience in enterprise and large-scale internet-facing software quality, including 4 years as a technical leader
    A minimum of 8 years experience with the following:
    QA fundamentals (both white- and black-box testing, agile process)
    Experience with Open Source, using Databases, REST API’s, Client libraries using different platform (PHP, JAVA, Ruby on Rails etc)
    Coding for automation, Selenium, high-volume, highly scalable and distributed applications.
    Experience in writing test automation framework for both Enterprise and Mobile products
    A minimum of 4 years experience working with Selenium based automation frameworks
    Experience with a scripting language (Perl, Python, Bash, etc.) and Unix shell scripting
    Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
    Excellent communication skills & Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
    Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
    Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus and demonstrated ability to achieve in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
    Has performed the QA Automation Architect role in a Security company
    Experience using network security and prevention tools (e.g. wireshark, metasploit, SNORT, tcpdump, etc.)

  3. Adam Ruddermann (@adamruddermann)

    The Synack Customer Operations team is seeking a self-starting, entry-level individual with a strong interest in building a career in information security to sit at the nexus of Synack’s client delivery operations.

    Do you thrive in fast paced environments where your contributions have immediate impact? Are you interested in learning from the top security professionals in the industry? Do you have the communication skills necessary to interact with a global community of professional security researchers and at the same time with some of the largest companies in the world? If so, and you think it is worth while to help companies address security vulnerabilities that would keep them up at night and put their customers at risk, then we want to talk to you.


    – Perform validity and impact analysis, reproduction, and packaging of vulnerability findings for delivery to clients.
    – Interface with clients to provide technical insights on vulnerability findings to enable frictionless triage and vulnerability resolution.
    – Setup and maintain technical infrastructure for managing diverse client engagements.
    – Enable technical growth of the Synack Red Team (SRT) by providing regular performance feedback to the professional researcher community and through program initiatives.
    – Contribute to security research, proof-of-concept, and prototype capability development.


    – Exemplary written and verbal communications skills.
    – Demonstrated ability to use common network, host, and web application penetration testing tools.
    – Understanding of the OSI Model, TCP/IP Suite, and Defense in Depth concepts.
    – Understanding of industry measurement and modeling standards a plus (e.g.; CVSS, STRIDE, DREAD).
    – Flexible, self-starting, and open-minded personality that has a demonstrated drive for constant personal and professional growth.


    – 0-3 years of experience in penetration testing, application security, reverse engineering, malware analysis or other relevant security fields.
    – Real-world use of a scripting or programming language (Ruby preferred).
    – Past participation in industry or community security events, conferences, or projects a plus.
    – Industry or vendor security and networking certifications a plus.

    Check us out at and visit to apply!

  4. Allison Wilhelm

    I work on the recruiting team for Bit9 + Carbon Black; we’re a leading provider of endpoint threat detection and response solutions to businesses both big and small, and right now we’re assembling a team to build out our Threat Intelligence Cloud.

    We need data scientists and threat researchers, which we’d love to be local to the Boston area but could work remotely from anywhere within the US. The big role we’re looking to fill is the Technical Product Manager for this role – it’s a position with high executive visibility, where you’d play a key role on strategic initiatives working with management to build the product.

    Basically, we want someone with experience in the security space, ideally someone who’s worked with threat intelligence, and someone experienced with incident response. Client-facing experience is also great.

    Again, we’d love to have someone local in this position, but we’re willing to look at remote candidates who are willing to travel to our headquarters in Waltham, MA roughly once each quarter to touch base with the team. PLEASE NOTE that, unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa or relocation assistance, and we do need people who can work within the United States.

    If you’re interested in the Technical Product Manager role, or working with us in a Data Science or Threat Research capacity, you can apply via our careers website ( or e-mail me directly at

    **Please do not e-mail me regarding recruitment agency services. We have a dedicated internal team working on these roles and prefer not to work with agencies at this time. Thank you.**

  5. A.Y. Siu (@therealaysiu)

    A school in Silicon Valley (just south of San Francisco) is looking for someone to teach coding once a week to middle schoolers. The language of choice is flexible. Since it’s only a part-time position, we’re looking only for locals. If you’re interested, please contact

  6. Michael Marineau

    CoreOS is hiring engineers that are passionate about infrastructure and open source software.

    Distributed Systems- Help make distributed systems easy. You’ll be working on our open source projects, etcd and fleet. etcd is being widely adopted by many different projects, including Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry and Google’s Kubernetes, but it is still a very early project and we need help.

    OS- Writing a hobbiest kernel on the weekend? Contributed to Gentoo in 2005? Hacking on the core of CoreOS might right up your ally. The OS team is responsible for CoreOS itself, building, patching, and architecting the future of linux on the server. We work very closely with upstream, contributing patches to Linux itself, systemd, docker, and any other component that’ll make CoreOS more successful for our users.

    Backend Web- Outside of building a new OS and a new distributed database (etcd), we are also building backend web services. If you have an interest in systems, but expertise in backend web development, please consider CoreOS. Our architecture is a Go based json/http API app server, coupled Angular on the frontend.

    We are hiring for full-time in San Francisco or New York City. If you are interested, please email our CEO directly with your resume or LinkedIn:

  7. Ellen Spertus (@ellenspertus)

    [Note from Ellen: Techbridge is a great, successful organization bringing technology education to girls from underserved communities. It is based in Oakland, California.]

    Techbridge is seeking a passionate and entrepreneurial Director of Development and Communications to lead all aspects of development across a diverse funding base including foundations, corporations, individuals, government and events as well as marketing and communications. With primary responsibility for growing the organization’s budget by $1.5M over the next 3 years, the Director of Development and Communications will be the architect of the development function and will collaborate closely with senior leadership and board members to build fundraising strategies that support long-term sustainability. As the organization grows, the Director of Development and Communications will partner with local Executive Directors to implement regional development strategies in each Techbridge location. Specifically, the Director of Development and Communications will build a portfolio of individual donors, foundations, and corporations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications will manage a development team, leading by example through high personal standards of integrity, discretion, thoughtful judgment, and accountability, and employ internal and external resources to build and develop the communications function. The ideal candidate will be a charismatic networker who can evangelize for Techbridge programs and build our brand. This is a tremendous opportunity for a development professional to help shape national strategy as Techbridge expands and work with a supportive, deeply committed team as they bring the organization’s effective programming and standard of excellence to new audiences.

    Full job listing:

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