Open Call for #GlobaLeaks #Developers

Are you interested in making the world a better place by putting your development skills to use in a globally used free software project? Do you feel passionate about using web technologies for developing highly usable web applications?

Then read on – this may interest you!


GlobaLeaks is the first Open Source Anonymous Whistleblowing software used for Anti-Corruption, Investigative Journalism and Human Rights Defense

The Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights is looking for talented software developers that can work in response to the ever increasing demands of the growing GlobaLeaks adopters around the world.

To apply for this job you should be familiar with web technologies and in particular with the Angular.js and Bootstrap frameworks, as a Frontend Developer or Full Stack Developer.

You can join a non-profit entity making its platform the most used whistleblowing tool.

The nature of the role is to be flexible in the way we work, with developments ranging from a number of whistleblowing projects based on GlobaLeaks for adopters all around the world up to more structured and “easy to be planned” roadmap based activities.

You will be given an ideal opportunity to fast-track your skills by working side by side our senior development team in all areas of the project lifecycle.

If you are willing to take this challenge, you will be exposed to GlobaLeaks project using AngularJS, and Bootstrap. Knowledge and attention to UX design is paramount.

You can know more of our projects at:

Skills required

It is required to already have practical experience in software development practices with Git, especially in the opensource environment with Github, with a deep focus on modern HTML5/Web technologies.

Key skills:

  • Javascript Asynchronous Programming,
  • Responsive Design,
  • UX Design

Key Technologies:

  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap
  • Github

Exposure to all the above skills is necessary.The ability to learn quickly, embrace new technologies and have a good understanding of OO principles is essential. This role will suit someone who is fresh out of university, or has a little experience, with a hunger to move into a senior role.

If you’re a full-stack developer using Python/Twisted, Linux, Debian Packaging, Sqlite and DevOps ninja skills, we’d really love you!

Linguistic skills:

  • English (Required)
  • Italian (Preferred)


We used to mostly work remotely with periodic activity bursts carried on together (“hackatons”), but we are about to move to our own office in the City Center of Rome (Largo di Torre Argentina, nearby Pantheon) or Milan (nearby Bovisa) to achieve higher operational efficiency.

We’d prefer if you live or willing to relocate for the time being in Rome or Milan, but we’d consider remote workers as long as they are operational within the European timezone day-time (CET/CEST).

About the Hermes Center

The Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights is an international NGO with Headquarter in Italy that develops, promotes and diffuses technologies for Transparency and Human Rights Defense, with a particular focus on Whistleblowing and Anonymity.

Since 2012 the Hermes Center works on GlobaLeaks and Tor2web Whistleblowing software, with support from Open Technology Fund (Washington), Hivos Foundation (Netherland) and several journalistic, anticorruption and human rights projects by international organizations (ie: Transparency International, Amnesty International, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, etc).

How you can apply?

To apply send a short notes, a resume, and a link to your Github page to

Part of the recruitment process will require you to hack on GlobaLeaks, so it will constitute a +100 points if you already fixed some github’s issues showing you coding skills with a well done pull request! :-)

This job post is available at:


The contract depends on your experience, personal needs ranging from a stage up to an employment contract, from a temporary engagement up to a consulting agreement.

Hermes is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by law.