Web Developer/Designer - Working Examples Social Media Project

Web Developer/Designer - Working Examples Social Media Project

 

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a web developer/designer to maintain and enhance WorkingExamples.org, a joint project of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the Impact Games Center at Arizona State University that is currently funded by the MacArthur and Gates Foundations.
 
WorkingExamples.org is an innovative community-based social media and knowledge sharing website focused around ideas and the sharing of examples from design research with an initial emphasis on the process of designing digital media and learning experiences. It is devoted to the sharing of new actionable ideas in a multimedia space as a way to reinvigorate research, design, policy, and civic participation and to build new fields relevant to education, society, media, and global problems.
 
The developer/designer will be part of the core community development team (along with a business director and two post-docs) and will work closely with staff, users, and outside collaborators to map out and execute the future of WorkingExamples.org.
 
Minimum Experience 4 years professional experience in a related field BS in Computer Science or a related field
 
Preferred Experience 6 years professional experience in a related field BS in Computer Science with a concentration in web development or a related field
 
The candidate should be comfortable taking input from a variety of sources, prioritizing it, creating a development roadmap, iterating on UX design, problem-solving, bug fixing, and delivering on schedule.  We are seeking a candidate who is well-versed in a wide variety of web development and design practices so that we have the most flexibility in the future endeavors. Ideally, experience with the following is desirable: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL and MySQL, Apache 2.0, PHP, CSS, JavaScript (and jQuery ideally), Memcache, Git, SVN, or general SCM experience, General Linux system administration.
 
The candidate will be responsible for all tech-related matters; developing, testing, implementing, maintaining and improving the web-based application systems. That means there may be writing code one day, streamlining UX the next, and then tuning server performance with CMU staff later that week. Ideally the candidate will have an interest in all aspects of web development and design with a experience primarily in programming.  This is a great opportunity to work on all facets of a site that has an active community and exciting growth plans.
 
Drew Davidson, Director, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University James Paul Gee, Chief Research Scholar, Impact Games Center, Arizona State University
 
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