The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Application Developer

Posted by | January 10, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (“the Museum”) is a private, not-for-profit institution whose collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.  The Museum’s activities include exhibitions, lectures, publications, concerts, and educational programs.  The Museum funds its operations through a variety of means, including support from its long-term investment portfolio.  The Museum’s long-term investment portfolio has a current value of approximately $2.5 billion, and is invested globally across a diverse mix of asset classes.
General Description
The Application Developer, as part of a team focused on both open source and proprietary technologies and will develop and support solutions across numerous platforms. The primary responsibilities will include PHP, JavaScript, and T-SQL development, Apache administration, planning, testing, execution of deployment, promotion to production, performance tuning, proactive daily checks. This position will require communication and coordination with technical and, at times, non-technical staff in order to deliver solutions in support of the mission of the Digital Media group at the museum.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with Digital Media staff to support open source solutions in a secure, manageable, and scalable manner
  • Implementation and administration of WAMP and LAMP solutions
  • Recommendation of best practices to establish or improvements to operational processes and procedures
  • Installation, maintenance, tuning, and backend support Apache on Windows and Linux
  • Installation, maintenance, and backend support of Drupal CMS on Windows and Linux
  • Installation, maintenance, and backend support of MediaWiki on Windows and Linux
  • Development of MediaWiki extensions
  • Development of PHP, .NET and MySQL solutions
Experience and Skills
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in development and application support, including:
  • Installation, maintenance, and support of Apache platform on Windows and Linux
  • Experience supporting Drupal CMS on Windows and Linux
  • Experience supporting of MediaWiki on Windows and Linux
  • PHP, JavaScript Development
  • T-SQL Development
  • C# .NET a plus
  • IIS Administration a plus
  • Experience with Memcached, CodeIgniter, Nginx a plus
Knowledge and Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to with the position title in the subject line.

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