Volunteer Python Quality Assurance Engineer

Interested in applying your development skills to help in this and future pandemics?

We are a non-profit organization looking for a Volunteer Python Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team and help us develop our product for the global good.  We are developing a new, flexible, sophisticated but easy-to-use object-oriented holistic framework for modeling infectious disease risk, transmission & spread, along with a web app.  We have a >30,000 line Python code base with many unit tests, but we have a backlog of QA & tests that are needed.  Going forward, you will be essential in keeping our Test-Driven Development (TDD) on track.  We have multiple areas in which QA is needed, and you may specialize in one or more of those:


You will apply your expertise in Python to improve upon our code:


Experience as a Python Developer and/or Test/QA engineer (preferably of frameworks)

Strong knowledge of Python (versions 3.8-3.10), including most language features, such as:

Know how to write a Mock

Proficient with Git

Knowledge of Torch or NumPy and numerical modeling & analysis

Data Science and/or User Interface (UI) development/testing experience preferred,

including UI testing with selenium

Pyro or other probabilistic programming language (PPL) knowledge a plus

Public health, epidemiology, medical or statistics & scientific knowledge (strongly preferred)

Database development experience preferred

Knowledge of reStructuredText and SymPy preferred

Familiarity with Docker a plus

Ability to follow a high-paced Agile, test-driven development process, working on a small team



Team spirit

Good problem-solving skills

Willingness to be involved in and commit to a volunteer assignment 


Fully remote

About Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.

We are a 501(c)(3) federally-tax-exempt charitable non-profit research organization founded by MIT alumni.

Our mission: To help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and future epidemics by developing and deploying robust risk assessment tools that predicts real-world infection, long-COVID, severe disease and mortality risk, thus empowering individuals, groups, and organizations to make better risk-informed decisions about their activities. Our larger mission is to address emergencies with analytics, and we will be branching out into other domains in the future.

Pandemonium is a COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Projection Model being developed by Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. as its first product.

The basic framework of the model will allow for an arbitrary degree of demographic and spatial refinement where data is available as well as allow various submodels to be incorporated into the overall model making this a very extensive and extensible framework that can be used by researchers and others. (For more about our model design, please refer to the draft proposal on our website.)

Some key technical attributes of our model framework so far:

We continue to develop this model to include additional features, information & detail. We plan to make our model framework open-source around the same time that we launch our risk assessment app for general use.

Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by MIT alumni, bringing together talented, motivated people from different countries and with diverse backgrounds. This has been an all-volunteer effort with volunteers from 3 continents. We want to contribute our skills for the greatest good of the world, devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help as many people as possible, including and especially the more marginalized, both in the US and around the world. This is why we wish to make the service available to everyone for free and why Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. is a non-profit organization. If you have the interest, commitment, and ability to contribute your skills while you gain experience and knowledge working on a real-world product, please apply!

How to Apply

Please, E-mail us with your resume and a brief cover letter.