Job Opening -- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Engineer for the CWL Project

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Engineer

Curii ( is hiring a community engineer who is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the Common Workflow Language (CWL) Project ( This includes:

  • Managing and mentoring interns from Outreachy and similar internship programs focused on underrepresented populations
  • Updating existing CWL materials and creating new materials (repos, tutorials, websites) to make the CWL Project welcoming to new users and underrepresented populations
  • Engaging and enabling CWL users through community channels (e.g. Discourse)
  • Consulting with experts to gain insight into how the CWL Project can improve diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Performing CWL Outreach efforts including organizing/speaking at/attending conferences
  • Gathering metrics on the current CWL community
  • Designing a long-term plan for the CWL Project’s diversity and inclusion efforts

We’re Looking for Someone Who:

  • Is excited about supporting underrepresented communities in science and open source
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Has some experience with Python application and library development & maintenance
  • Has experience with git or other version control systems
  • Works well in a small team of peers

Nice to Have Someone Who Has Experience :

  • Contributing to free software projects

  • Building bioinformatic pipelines

  • Using Bioinformatics tools or Data Science tools/libraries

  • Reading/writing Common Workflow Language (CWL) descriptions

  • Supporting underrepresented communities in science and/or open source

This job is funded by a Chan-Zuckerberg initiative grant (Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Scientific Open Source | by Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative | Aug, 2021 | Medium). Salary amount is 80K (USD) + generous benefits. Note: the total cost of employment is fixed based on grant funding. Position is full time consisting of 40 hours per week or less to match the legal full time in the country of residence. We will consider 75% time for exceptional candidates.


We prefer candidates who are based in the Greater Boston or Berlin area and/or can relocate permanently. All employees currently are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you at Please include your resume/CV and any other information relevant to your application. Women, members of BIPOC communities, members of LGBTQA+ communities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About CWL

The Common Workflow Language (CWL) is an open standard for describing workflows in a way that makes them portable and scalable across a variety of software and hardware environments. The CWL project acknowledges the lack of representation in our community of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), underrepresented genders, and those who are otherwise marginalized. With the work of the community engineer, we want to better support underrepresented communities and make our community and project more inclusive. Learn more about CWL and the CWL Project here:

About Curii

Curii’s mission is accelerating biomedical research and precision medicine through open standards, open data, and free and open source software. We develop Arvados (, an open platform for storing and organizing large biomedical data and running reproducible workflows. CWL is the core workflow language of Arvados. We also assist projects that focus on open biomedical standards such as Genome in a Bottle and the Personal Genome Project. We are a fun, dynamic, international company of people excited about open science and open source technology. Learn more about Curii here:

Curii is an inclusive Equal Opportunity Employer that believes in a workplace that values a sustainable lifestyle, supports diversity and equality, creates a welcoming environment, and respects the unique qualities each individual brings to the company. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal law.