UKA Teacher U: Web Application Developer

Posted by | November 30, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: New York, NY

URL: http://www.teacheru.org

GENERAL SUMMARY
Teacher U
regards technology innovation as a fundamental platform of the organization’s
strategy.  As such, Teacher U seeks a
talented Web Application Developer who is passionate about building software
that helps develop continuously-improving, results-focused teachers.  This is a hands-on position that will require
you to wear many hats, but will also allow a great deal of creative freedom to
establish a unique technology platform serving public school teachers across
the United States.  This is an
outstanding opportunity to play an integral role in public education
reform. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
·        
Design and create new,
custom academic software;
·        
Support,
enhance, and extend an existing learning management system (developed using Moodle);
·        
Enable
a coherent user experience by building appropriate data integration between
Teacher U’s academic and operational applications;
·        
Document
anecdotal application requirements and translate documented application
requirements to the production of high quality, bug-free software; and
·        
Coordinate
with third-party application development contractors and consultants, as
necessary.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for the position must have the following qualifications:
·        
An ability to
thrive in an entrepreneurial environment;
·        
Excellent organization and project management skills;
·        
An obsessive
attention to detail;
·        
A solid
command of verbal and written English and the ability to tailor communications
for technical and non-technical audiences;
·        
A demonstrated ability to work with colleagues both at the
adjacent desk and in geographically separated cities;
·        
A high level
of professionalism, self-confidence, decisiveness, and initiative; and
·        
Three years
of relevant professional experience preferred.
 
Candidates
for the position must also have the following technical skills:
·        
Ability to
enhance an open source application (Moodle) using custom code in a PHP
framework (Symfony) and MySQL;
·        
Experience
with developing custom software from scratch;
·        
A strong grasp
of at least one object-oriented language;
·        
An ability
to demonstrate competence in common design patterns by writing code;
·        
An ability
to articulate best practices for version control, code promotion, configuring
technical environments, and writing and tuning database queries; and
·        
Familiarity
with several different development methodologies and ability to articulate an
informed preference for at least one methodology.
 
DESIRED
CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate for this position will also possess some
combination of the following professional and personal characteristics:
·        
A strong eye
for UX/UI considerations;
·        
A high level
of zest, grit, hope, gratitude, and enthusiasm;
·        
A sense of
humor; and
·        
A bachelor’s
degree, preferably in engineering or computer science.
 
COMPENSATION
Teacher U offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

To apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to jobs@teacheru.org with the name of the position for which you are applying in your subject line. If you know of someone who would be an ideal candidate for this position, w

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