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Yonkers, New York
Are you concerned that tech companies have too much power to shape people’s lives? That the most powerful business models today are based on extracting people's data without their understanding, consent or control? And that companies are not keeping pace with the emerging harms posed by their products and services? If you think we all deserve better and want to put your skills to work for the good guys, then we want you to help build our new Digital Lab.
Learn more about digital lab here:http://lab.cr.org.
You will develop and implement tests of data privacy and internet security for a wide range of Internet-connected consumer products such as TVs, refrigerators, and robotic vacuums. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to original investigative research with Consumer Reports journalists and advocates.
This is a great career opportunity for an engineer or computer scientist interested in making a measurable impact on consumer privacy, cybersecurity, and the lived quality of IoT. You will solve a steady stream of interesting challenges, be exposed to the latest hardware and software products from hundreds of manufacturers, and have the opportunity to examine them, probe them, and increase public knowledge in a way that benefits millions of people.
Consumer Reports is seeking to hire a talented and passionate Cloud Systems Engineer to join our cutting edge IT organization in Yonkers, New York. As a CR Systems Engineer you will install, administer, and optimize enterprise systems and related components to achieve high performance all supported enterprise systems, environments, and applications. This includes ensuring the availability of client/server applications, coordinating all new implementations, and supporting processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server and client environment. In this role, you will be leading efforts to integrate and implement increasingly more cloud based systems.
If you already have some cloud experience and want the opportunity to build on that knowledge, this may be your dream job!
We’re looking for a lab testing manager who lives and breathes privacy, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things products. Our experts put thousands of products to the test each year in our 63 labs. These result in product ratings and also recommendations to manufacturers to make their products better, safer, and more secure for consumers.
With significant investment in our Digital Lab, we will incorporate privacy and data security scores for all of the connected product categories we test. We will also screen for problems with privacy policies and data security, which often results in discovering and disclosing vulnerabilities.
You will manage a consumer product testing team who will implement time-bound projects to incorporate privacy and security tests for products ranging from TVs, to laptops, to fridges, to robotic vacuums. You will oversee all aspects of a wide range of product testing projects related to privacy and information security of network and Internet-connected consumer products (both hardware and software). You will own planning, development, deployment, support and successful delivery of all phases of assigned product testing work as part of an overarching marketplace change strategy. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to original investigative research with Consumer Reports journalists and advocates.
This is a great career opportunity for a researcher or technologist interested in making a measurable impact on consumer privacy, cybersecurity, and the lived quality of IoT. You will solve a steady stream of interesting challenges, be exposed to the latest hardware and software from hundreds of manufacturers, and have the opportunity to take them apart, probe them, and increase public knowledge in a way that benefits millions of people.
CR uses rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. Play a critical role in our advocacy work by making sure that companies prioritize safety, fairness, and honesty; by working to establish strong pro-consumer policies and protections; and by listening to people and empowering them to raise their voices to create change.
This is a grant funded 1-year assignment with possibility of renewal.
Consumer Reports (CR) is an iconic institution in the middle of an ambitious transformation to deliver its historic mission in exciting new ways, including helping employees play a critical role in creating the CR of the future.
To do so, the organization is seeking a communications expert to develop and deliver communications programs that increase employee engagement and commitment to CR, help employees tell the CR brand story, drive employee use of and value from internal communications platforms to support a collaborative culture, and drive the acceleration and adoption of various organizational initiatives.
The role requires superior writing skills, in depth knowledge and experience with social media channels as an employee engagement tool, and someone who has keen interest in the evolving communications landscape and how to utilize the latest communications tools, tactics, and messaging.
The Senior Database Analyst is a key member of the Customer Data Hub team reporting to the Associate Director, Customer Data Platform. Responsible for the ongoing maintenance, auditing and troubleshooting of the Customer Data Hub. Other responsibilities include performing UAT on system changes, writing/updating documentation and writing technical requirements for Customer Data Hub enhancements in support of new business processes and marketing programs. Develop and program new summarized derived data based on existing detail level data to support the on-going needs of the analytics, campaign selection, and other teams.
Consumer Reports is looking for a new Test Project Leader! Our Project Leaders oversee testing projects, ensure that testing protocols and procedures are followed, and develop methodologies to meet testing objectives.
Consumer Reports is seeking an Automotive Engineer to join us at our auto testing site in Colchester, CT! You'll need to bring your passion for cars, with knowledge and insights into the automotive industry and emerging technology. You'll take part in the evaluation of approximately 50 cars every year and work with other Auto Testers and Content, Video, and Communications departments to make the most of the findings.
Consumer Reports seeks a Test Project Leader - Automation. The Project Leader oversees testing projects and automation efforts in the test labs. The Project Leader ensures that testing protocols and procedures are followed, and develops methodologies to meet testing objectives.
For over 80 years, people have trusted Consumer Reports to work for a safe, fair and transparent marketplace that serves their interests and help them make informed decisions. This commitment to putting consumers first is reflected in our work bringing people together to advocate for consumer rights -- whether in the halls of government or the headquarters of corporations. We believe that consumer power is an extraordinary force. Working alongside our members, we don't hesitate to launch actions against powerful corporate actors. And we win. We've led campaigns that have pushed fast food companies to adopt sustainable practices, passed reforms that protect a free and open internet, and forced safety improvements in cars and other products.
Our track record shows: it's by harnessing the collective power of consumers that we can hold even the largest corporations accountable and promote policies that protect people in the marketplace. As Associate Director, you'll help us envisage the next era of consumer engagement. Your role is to design and implement strategies and systems that scale our engaged community, build strong partnerships across diverse organizations and networks, and most importantly, empower consumers to be leaders in advocating for change. You'll be instrumental in mapping out the investments and technologies needed to build partnerships with diverse networks and groups. And you'll help us reach new, younger, diverse audiences. We're looking for someone to build consumer power in an age when consumers need a powerful partner to stand up for their rights. Inspired? Then we want to meet you.