Volunteer Senior Python Developer

Interested in applying your development skills to help in this and future pandemics?

We are a non-profit organization looking for a Volunteer Senior Python Developer to join our team and help us develop our product for the global good.  We are developing a new, flexible, sophisticated but easy-to-use object-oriented holistic framework for modeling infectious disease risk, transmission & spread, along with a web app.  Advanced features of Python are already being used, but the existing code base requires substantial refactoring and it also needs to be expanded upon to support new features.  Additional modules need to be designed and implemented.

Responsibilities:

You will apply your expertise in Python to improve and expand upon our current code:

Requirements

Strong work experience as a productive Python Developer, including developing frameworks

Deep knowledge of Python (versions 3.8-3.10), able to skillfully use all language features, such as:

Knowledge of Torch or NumPy and numerical modeling & analysis

Data Science and/or User Interface (UI) development experience strongly preferred

Pyro or other probabilistic programming language (PPL) knowledge a plus

Django experience preferred

Database development experience preferred

Ability to follow a high-paced Agile, test-driven development process, working on a small team

Adaptable

Reliable

Team spirit

Good problem-solving skills

Willingness to be involved in and commit to a volunteer assignment 

Location

Fully remote

About Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.

Our mission: To help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and future epidemics by deploying a robust risk assessment tool that predicts real-world infection risk and mortality, thus empowering individuals, groups, and organizations to make better risk-informed decisions about their activities.


Pandemonium is a COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Projection Model being developed by Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. as its first product.

The basic framework of the model will allow for an arbitrary degree of demographic and spatial refinement where data is available as well as allow various submodels to be incorporated into the overall model making this a very extensive and extensible framework that can be used by researchers and others. (For more about our model design, please refer to the draft proposal on our website.)


Some key technical attributes of our model framework so far:


We continue to develop this model to include additional features, information & detail. We plan to make our model framework open-source around the same time that we launch our risk assessment app for general use.


Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by MIT alumni, bringing together talented, motivated people from different countries and with diverse backgrounds. This has been an all-volunteer effort with volunteers from 3 continents. We want to contribute our skills for the greatest good of the world, devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, We want to help as many people as possible, including and especially the more marginalized, both in the US and around the world. This is why we wish to make the service available to everyone for free and why Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. is a non-profit organization. If you have the interest, commitment, and ability to contribute your skills while you gain experience and knowledge working on a real-world product, please apply!

How to Apply

Please, E-mail us with your resume and a brief cover letter.