Industry:EducationHeadquarters:Boston,MA,United StatesCompany Size:1000+Founded:1636
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.
Harvard comprises ten academic faculties plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Arts and Sciences, which includes Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is the largest of the ten faculties. Harvard has three main campuses: the 209-acre Cambridge campus centered on Harvard Yard; an adjoining campus immediately across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical campus in Boston's Longwood Medical Area. Harvard's endowment is valued at $41.9 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution in the world.
Harvard has more alumni, faculty, and researchers who have won Nobel Prizes (161) and Fields Medals (18) than any other university in the world and more alumni who have been members of the U.S. Congress, MacArthur Fellows (250), Rhodes Scholars (375), and Marshall Scholars (255) than any other university in the United States. Its alumni also include eight U.S. presidents and 188 living billionaires, the most of any university. Fourteen Turing Award laureates have been Harvard affiliates. Students and alumni have also won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes, and 108 Olympic medals (46 gold, 41 silver, and 21 bronze), and they have founded many notable companies.
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is an interfaculty initiative with the mission to advance the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide through research and education. Founded in 2005 and based in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, HHI serves as the humanitarian arm of Harvard University and brings an interdisciplinary approach to building the evidence base of humanitarian studies and professionalizing the field of humanitarian aid. As a core member of our web development staff, the Back End Developer will have a crucial role in implementing new software features under a tight development schedule. The Back End Developer is a member of a small, dynamic, and highly motivated team tasked with design, implementation, quality assurance, and user acceptance testing in a continuous integration process, and will be responsible for building applications that exhibit superior reliability, robustness, and performance. This is a hands-on web development role, and requires the implementation of a system using Python/Django, Docker, AWS, PostgreSQL (among other platforms) and using best practice continuous integration tools. A successful … Read more
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