The Public Library of Science: Java Web Developer

Posted by | October 6, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA


Java Developer
Do want to join a revolution? Do you believe in Open
Source and the Open Access movement? Do you want to blow open the doors to
scientific communication? If you have Java and Web 2.0 development skills under
your belt, then we want YOU!
What will I do?
We are seeking a Java Developer to implement front end
functionality for our new collaborative research application based on a portal
platform. You will participate in daily scrums as part of our agile development
approach and work directly with our architect to implement the new application.
This is a great opportunity to work with senior developers and learn how to
build a product from the ground up. You will get your hands into design,
implementation and technical support. All of this in support of the revolution
of scientific communication.
What skills are required?
* 3 – 5 years of professional Java programming
* 1 Year java Portlets development.
* Proficiency in XHTML, Javascript, CSS.
* Strong OO design skills and an understanding of Design
* Web development using at least one framework for
presentation and persistence.
* SQL skills.
* Must be open to learning unfamiliar technologies.
* Excellent communication (written and verbal) and
organizational skills.
* Works well both in a team and individually.
What other skills would help?
* Understanding of Struts, Spring, AJAX, Hibernate.
* Experience with developing portal and portlet
applications using Liferay.
* Experience with Agile development methodology.
* Active in an Open Source software project.
* BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
About the Public Library of Science
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit
advocacy and publishing organization located in San Francisco, California.
We publish a growing collection of “open access” scientific and
medical journals whose complete contents are freely available online. Our
long-term goals are to create an online “public library of science”
containing every scientific and medical paper ever published, and to develop
the information technologies needed to maximize the value of this resource. For
more information about PLoS, visit

To apply: Please send a resume, a cover letter and a phone number where you can be contacted to and use the job title as the subject of your email. No phone calls or visits, please.

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