Sumana writes, "SecureDrop (previously) (originally coded by Aaron Swartz) is an open source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can install to securely accept documents from anonymous sources. Its parent nonprofit, the Freedom of the Press Foundation (previously), is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to join the team and:"
"be responsible for development tasks related to the current SecureDrop server and Tails OS workstation code, as well as the next-generation SecureDrop Workstation based on Qubes OS."
Tasks include adding tools for submission metadata inspection and removal and prototyping client-side encryption for journalist and source communication.
Developers with 4+ years of experience working with Python should check this out. FotPF has offices in New York City and San Francisco, and this position is also open to remote work from anywhere.
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