Job Description:
The Senior Developer is a key participant in the development, design and delivery of mission-critical websites and applications. The incumbent will help drive innovation and collaboration within the department and across the organization. This position is responsible for creating, modifying and maintaining a combination of open source and custom applications and WAMU 88.5 websites. The incumbent is responsible for daily operations and maintenance of all of WAMU’s Web systems and applications. The Senior Developer will collaborate with top-tier external development and design partners including WordPress core contributors.
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent.
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least 4 years’ experience
  • Must be fluent in software development processes and methodologies as well as internet-based development tools and conversant in modern software engineering concepts
  • 3+ years’ demonstrable experience with PHP and 4+ developing Web applications
  • Hands-on engineering knowledge of WordPress
  • Excellent programming, code development, code debugging and testing skills, troubleshooting skills
  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript as well as other Web development/production tools
  • Experience building sites/applications with JavaScript libraries, especially React.js
  • Experience with version control, such as GIT
  • Hands-on experience with Web server/systems administration
  • Understanding of XML, XSL and other data syndication technologies
  • Strong grasp of client/server networking applications involving Web servers and databases
  • Strong grasp of computer operating systems including different flavors of Linux, Apple, and Windows
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated and consistent ability to work well with others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of multi-media formats, including MP3, MP4, AAC and others
  • Familiar with mobile development concepts
  • Familiarity with and adherence to Web standards
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute on multiple deliverables against deadlines a must
Additional Information:
This is a 6-month temporary position. 

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.      

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Job Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
Job Category: 
Web Design or Development
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 
(202) 885-3563
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