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Technology Developer/Chief Technology Architect – EIA

Technology Developer/Chief Technology Architect – EIA

Join the dynamic team that makes up the most influential environmental NGO leveraging intelligence and investigations to safeguard the world’s natural resources. This new position will have the opportunity to invent, launch and implement entirely new approaches to solving earth’s most difficult environmental challenges. It includes a fully funded effort to build and implement new software/hardware tools and systems to revolutionize the way forests are governed; e.g., an app to allow indigenous communities to battle illegal logging and deforestation. The position will lead EIA’s work applying technologically innovative approaches to our central mission of protecting the environment with intelligence. EIA has a 30 year record of successfully changing the rules of the global trading system by combining our unique investigations with hard-hitting campaigns to enact historic new policies and legislation. This position will merge this leverage with technological innovation to successfully implement solutions in the real world.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • Take the lead within a team of highly experienced environmental campaigners to design and implement software and other technical solutions to solve the biggest global environmental problems, including climate change, deforestation, protecting environmental defenders, and combating poaching of endangered species;
  • Lead the creation, design, development, and implementation of revolutionary technological solutions to bring transparency and traceability to global supply chains for deforestation-causing commodities, including wood products, soy, beef, and palm oil;
  • Engage with the global technological community to explore the most relevant systems, examples, initiatives and available funding sources;
  • Apply lessons learned to create and implement one or multiple projects with governments, communities and/or companies around the world;
  • Engage with global decision-makers to create momentum and support for these new systems;
  • Restructure the use of technology within EIA to expand the organization’s impact and ability to connect with the public and influence policy-making.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to quickly study, assess and absorb the state of the art in relevant technological systems applicable to the efficient and effective management of global supply chains;
  • Flexible, innovative thinking to find new applications for currently-existing technologies, and to envision new systems where none currently exist;
  • An intense passion to use your software development skills to change the world for the better;
  • At least five years software development experience;
  • Full stack experience and iOS/Android development experience preferred;
  • User-friendly, people-focused UX design experience preferred;
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies to influence policy-making and/or corporate cultures;
  • Experience creating and implementing innovative technical solutions for global problems;
  • Familiarity with Blockchain;
  • Familiarity with designing and/or implementing database architecture.


Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.


Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae with subject line: Technology Developer/Chief Technology Architect

to: hr@eia-global.org. or Fax; 202 986 8626.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

This is an immediate position and applicants must be currently legally authorized to work full time at EIA, a U.S. non-profit and be able to provide proof of same (US Citizenship, Green Card, etc.)

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