Careers at Performant

Digital Humanities Software Developer

Performant Software Solutions LLC is seeking a software developer with an interest in digital humanities and web application development to join our team. You will be working directly with scholars at major universities to create the next generation of tools for humanities inquiry. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Interest in developing software for digital humanities projects;
  • Familiarity with the following technologies: Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, GitHub;
  • Professional web application development experience or relevant internships;
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or Master’s degree in the humanities with software development experience.

We have co-working offices in Boston, MA and Charlottesville, Virginia. You can work remotely or onsite.

About Performant

We are a team of software developers who love working with scholars to explore new ways to utilize web technologies for teaching and research. We’re contributors on a number of open source humanities projects, we’re also involved in the production of a number of digital critical editions. Our work pursues questions of textual markup and annotation, relating these building blocks of scholarship to linked open data and visualizations of time and space. We’ve worked on projects funded by major government and private charitable organizations. We’ve been working in this field since 2006.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé to the link below. If you have a portfolio or a project of which you are particularly proud, please send a link to that as well. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!