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Full-time Educational Technology Software Developer
Published at 19.11.2012 - Viewed: 958 times - Concord Consortium in United States

Ready to create rich HTML5 applications for students and teachers?

The Concord Consortium, an education non-profit located in Concord, MA, is seeking talented software developers to create innovative science and math activities. As a software developer you will build the components of these activities and improve the systems for authoring, launching, and reporting on the activities.

In addition you will:

Practice TDD or BDD
Write open source code
Work on week long iterations with a project leader and other developers
Learn a project’s science or math subject matter well enough to work effectively with the project leader
Rotate between several projects, switching roughly once a month
Suggest new technology ideas to project leaders
Contribute to open source projects and create and maintain your own open source projects

To accomplish this you need:

Experience with a web scripting language such as Javascript, Ruby, or Python
The courage and confidence to work in an agile environment
Experience with automated testing
An undergraduate degree in CS, mathematics, natural sciences or equivalent experience
Experience with the Linux server command line
To have completed a software project with a team of developers
The ability to work independently when necessary
Good verbal and written communication skills

You will be even more successful if you have experience with or interest in:

JavaScript and Ruby on Rails or a similar framework
Automated testing
Git
Linux
Science, math, or related fields
Mac OS X and Windows
User interface development
Passion for deeply beautiful design
Cloud-based deployment
Working on an Agile team
jQuery, SproutCore, and Java

The Concord Consortium offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to 4 weeks vacation, medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan, life and long term disability insurance. We are conveniently located just outside historic downtown Concord, and next to the commuter rail stop.

Our work environment is casual and stimulating. Join us to be part of a creative community of geeks and science, math, and engineering fanatics. We have weekly BYOB (Bring Your Own Bagged lunch) for technical demos, sometimes including invited guests from local and distant nonprofits, tech groups, and more. Themed potluck lunches occur at least six times per year (our taco bar for Cinco de Mayo is delish!). We’re a creative, intelligent, happy bunch—check out our profiles and more at http://concord.org/about/careers.

If you are authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer, and you have the required qualifications please email your resume to software-developer-job@concord.org.

The Concord Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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