Web developer needed: we are hiring!

Job title: Web developer
Salary: Fixed Fee £1,000
Location: Remote

Who we are

Language Landscape is a not-for-profit organisation based in London, UK which aims to raise awareness of language diversity.

We run a website (www.languagelandscape.org) and outreach programmes to bring together language communities online, to help people to better understand the languages spoken around them and to help to raise the profile of minority and endangered languages.

The website enables everyone with an internet connection to add language recordings to a world map. By mapping recordings where they are made, we can build a better picture of the current geographical spread of languages. Other users can then access the recordings by browsing or searching the map.

Job Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a developer to update the code for the backend of the website in order to make it more secure and functional. The website is currently running on Django 1.4 (2012) and on Python 2.7 which are both no longer supported. The site also needs to be migrated to another host. The estimated time frame for updating and migrating the website is 2-4 weeks and would need to be completed by the end of October 2020.

Depending on the level of interest, there will also be more work available in the future as we seek to develop the site further and add additional features.


Key requirements (qualifications and skills)

-          Experienced in working with Python, Django and Word Press

-          Experienced in migration of databases to a new server

-          Experienced in developing digital maps and databases

-          Interest in languages (optional)



Please send a CV and a 1 page expression of interest to admin@languagelandscape.org by 17:00 on Monday 28th September, 2020.

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