American Psychological Association: Application developer

Posted by | April 28, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Washington, DC


The American
Psychological Association (APA) is looking for a programmer to work on the
development of publishing-related applications. Ideal candidates will have a
few years experience doing comparable work. This is a permanent full-time job
with competitive pay and good benefits. Our office is near Capitol Hill and is
only one block from the Union Station (red line) Metro stop.

Applicants should have:
  • Experience
    developing applications to process and manipulate document-oriented XML using
    tools like XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and native XML databases (preferably MarkLogic)
  • Familiarity with
    XML schemas, DTDs, Schematron, and related technologies
  • Significant experience
    with modern cross-browser web application development using a dynamic language
    on the backend like Python/Ruby/PHP; strong HTML,
    JavaScript (Prototype or jQuery), and CSS skills, and the ability to combine
    these to build utilitarian user interfaces
  • Ability to deal
    with relational databases as necessary
Applicants might also have:
  • Experience with narrative markup structures in an academic publishing context
  • A general interest
    in descriptive markup and how it is applied in practice
  • Django experience
  • Ops/deployment and
    full-stack know-how: Linux, Apache, etc.
About us:
Based in
Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific
and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.
With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists

To apply: Referencing job #1249, email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

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