Work on the Biggest Social Challenges of Our Time!

Are you motivated by the power of technology as a force for good that can directly help the world’s poorest communities thrive? Do you believe ours could be a world in which the benefits of technology touch the lives of all people, not just the wealthiest and most able five percent of humanity? Are you driven to make a real difference from a leadership position in the open source community, at the heart of Silicon Valley and at the unique intersection of technology and social change?

Are you willing to work on delivering maximum good for humanity, rather than maximum profits? 

Then read on: we might just have the perfect job opportunity for you.

Benetech is seeking a Vice President of Engineering to spearhead and expand our team of technologists committed to delivering social good at scale. We’re a nonprofit technology company on a mission to address unmet social needs by providing targeted software tools and services to groups left underserved by the market, such as human rights activists and students with learning differences. We’re passionate, agile, and growing, and we need you: an accomplished, entrepreneurial technology leader motivated by creating lasting impact for the betterment of society.

You’ll be responsible for the overall development, testing, and deployment of new technology in all of our multi-issue initiatives, but you’ll need to transcend the technology requirements alone. Success in this position means you have built and delivered products that have scaled in the marketplace, understand the ins-and-outs of the technology sector, and are able to foster collaborative environments between diverse groups and organizations.

We’re looking for an innovator who can help us strengthen Benetech’s reputation, recruit the greatest talent to enhance our team, cultivate and forge new relationships with partners, funders, and technologists, and guide our growing community of open source developer volunteers.

Do you like taking on big challenges? We’ve got plenty of them for you to tackle. Here’s a taste of what’s on the plate at Benetech:
  • Promoting Internet freedom by building and deploying strongly encrypted, open source tools for human rights groups and journalists;
  • Advancing equal education by helping students with disabilities and learning differences read and succeed at school;
  • Improving access to clean water for some of the world’s poorest communities by supporting community based organizations with the right technical tools.

We also offer great salary by nonprofit standards and annual bonuses, but do understand that we aren’t able to match what Silicon Valley for-profit technology companies can provide. If you’re looking to get rich, this isn’t the right job for you. You have to be someone who’s motivated above all else by the opportunity to work on high-impact software applications with extraordinary social return on investment.

Other perks we offer include:

  • Excellent employee benefits;
  • Work-life balance;
  • The ability to directly improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world (and, with your help, millions).
If you ever wondered how you could have a job in the technology sector that truly helped the people who most need technology but are the least able to afford it;

If you ever wondered how you could personally work on the biggest social challenges of our time;

And if you ever got frustrated by having to abandon a great idea that could help entire communities just because it didn’t generate enough profit —

Then this is your moment. Check out the job description for more details and throw your hat in the ring. Join our team and help us make more impact than ever!


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