Consumer Reports is seeking a Tool Developer as a member of our new Digital Lab team — a group of tenacious journalists, privacy experts, product testers, technologists and policy analysts dedicated to shining a light on the data privacy and security issues that consumers increasingly face, as well as examining the broader topics of fair market competition, transparency, and consumer choice in today's marketplace. By scaling our capabilities and expertise for the digital era, Consumer Reports is expanding efforts to protect, educate, and empower consumers in our connected world while holding companies to higher standards.
We're looking for someone with hands-on experience designing, writing, and contributing to dashboards, tools and open source projects, and someone who is enthusiastic about tackling big data privacy and security problems. We’re looking for the kind of people who have a healthy GitHub profile (or maybe even BitBucket or GitLab) with contributions to community projects that help the internet and its users cope with modern problems in technology; people who have Matlab and scipy under control, and have started building interactive visualizations with p5.js. We’re looking for people who can look at big data sets, suggest ways to look at them, and build tools to support collaborative team analysis. We’re looking for someone who is keen to experiment, iterate, and incorporate feedback from our team to make us a streamlined investigative unit.
The Tool Developer is responsible for designing and building software components to test and analyze data privacy and security issues in today’s marketplace. This role involves working hand-in-hand with team members and other department to build state of the art scalable and robust web applications that are consumer centric.