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Location: Fairfax, VA


Junior PHP Developer — Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (Contact, Fulltime, Onsite)
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is looking for a junior PHP developer (contract, preferably onsite) to join our innovative and energetic team in working on Omeka, our FOSS Zend-based content management system and web publishing platform for cultural heritage materials.  You can see the code at
    Proficiency in PHP (1-2 experience years)
    Proficiency in Javascript (1-2 years experience)
    Strong Object-Oriented programming skills
    Familiarity with the MVC design pattern
    Familiarity with Zend Framework
    Excellent communication skills with others at all levels of programming skill
    Ability to balance competing needs and priorities in designing code
    Creativity in problem-solving, and openness to experimenting with unfamiliar approaches
    Experience working on open source software projects
    Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, and graphic design principles
    Experience with Amazon Web Services and other cloud services
    Experience with github
    Experience with PHPUnit testing framework
    Background or experience in the Humanities
With guidance from our Lead Developer and Omeka Dev Team Manager, and in collaboration with other developers and members of CHNM, the new team member will work primarily on various aspects of our Omeka content management system.
    Resolve issues in the core Omeka core
    Develop and maintain Omeka plugins and themes
    Build and customize new sites with Omeka
    Help to design and implement future versions of the core Omeka codebase Contribute to other ad-hoc projects within the CHNM ecosystem.
CHNM is the leading producer of open source tools for humanists and of award-winning history content on the Web (for example: Zotero, Omeka, and the Bracero History Archive). Each year CHNM’s many project Web sites receive over 16 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn and conduct research. CHNM is located at George Mason University, which is 15 miles from Washington DC, and is accessible by public transportation.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to We will begin reviewing materials immediately and will close the position on March 15.

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CA-Stanford, Come work with a great software team in the Stanford Library. We develop open source software that’s used by Stanford and by digital archives around the world. Now we’re working on an exciting digital archive chronicling the history of the automobile and its impact on society. If you’re a ruby developer, an open source aficionado, a library lover, a car enthusiast, or some combination of the above

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Location: New York, NY


The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
The Web Application Developer is integral to the development and production of all ongoing Digital AMNH work. The candidate will participate and play a key role in all aspects of the website and the scientific database development process. Create conceptual wireframes and compositions; Develop dynamic applications from the ground up, PHP Scripting for data collection and interactive components.
·        Develop web applications using PHP/MySQL
·        Work with tech lead to architect and plan projects and databases.
·        Develop web pages using HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX
·        Manage Webtrends tracking system.
·        Maintain current systems including content management systems, Subversion repository and other applications as needed.
Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Undergraduate degree preferred or significant experience with PHP, MySQL and HTML development.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.

To apply: Please forward cover letter and resume to:

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Location: San Francisco, CA


We’re looking for excellent software engineers who like technical challenges, who want to help those activists taking on immense social and economic challenges, and who enjoy working with a friendly and fiercely competent team.
We have over 25 million active users on a series of Rails applications backed by MySQL databases, memcached, Redis and others. There are plenty of scaling and product challenges in addition to the deeply rewarding human side of our work: enabling and empowering those activists and nonprofits that are changing the face of the world for the better.
An ideal candidate will have:
• 4+ year college degree in computer science (or related) OR equivalent professional experience
• Work experience developing software in a business environment, preferably with Linux/UNIX
• Database, application architecture and software systems design experience
• Experience with at least one dynamic language: Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Scheme, Lisp, etc. (Obviously Ruby/Rails are a plus, but not necessary)
• Excellent problem solving abilities, a firm grasp on algorithms and rock-solid computer science fundamentals
Of course greatness comes in all shapes, so we keep an open mind. We encourage you to apply if you like difficult technical challenges, helping society at large and having fun with great people.
Why Causes?
Nowhere else will you have the power to make such a positive impact on not just the activists (over 25 million active) and nonprofits (over 10 thousand working directly with us), but the Causes team itself (17 people total, 8 engineers). Your contributions at this stage in the company’s history will change how the company grows, how our software is used, and how the world is improved.
Causes was founded on the belief that in a healthy society, anyone can participate in change by informing and inspiring others. The most successful movements have always been born out of and held together by the bonds of real world relationships, and online social networks present never before seen opportunities for organizing. We strive to build tools for people to mobilize their friends for collective action, spread the word to friends of friends and acquaintances, and eventually launch movements that span local communities or even the globe.
You can play a huge part in those movements. Read more on our site:
Please note that this position is full-time and on-site only.
If you like puzzles and you want to catch our attention…
Solve this problem and follow the instructions exactly:
Two words are friends if they have a Levenshtein distance of 1.  That is, you can add, remove, or substitute exactly one letter in word X to create word Y.  A word’s social network consists of all of its friends, plus all of their friends, and all of their friends’ friends, and so on.  Write a program to tell us how big the social network for the word “causes” is, using this word list:
Have fun!

To apply: Send your text, PDF or HTML resume to with the subject “Software Engineer Position”. Be concise, eloquent and friendly, as we appreciate those attributes. If you worked on the puzzle, please include your answer, the number of words in

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