IMA Lab: Software Developer

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) seeks a talented Software Developer to work as part of the IMA LabThe IMA Lab is a team of creatives focused on web and native solutions using open source technologies, we strive for excellent design and rich user experience. We’re looking for a developer that is passionate about creating efficient and scalable software using the latest frontend & backend technologies. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the full software stack, have their finger on the pulse of new technologies and strive to create elegant code.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Work closely with designers and developers to create new features and services
  • Create clean, well-documented and efficient software and services
  • Create clean, semantic markup inline with current best practices
  • Develop elegant and performant client-side application code

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Informatics, or 3+ years of related field experience
  • Experience with server side languages such as Python, PHP
  • Experience with web frameworks such as Django, Laravel
  • Experience with CMS/Blog platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, etc.
  • Experience with RDBMS programming and optimization using MySQL, Postgresql, etc.
  • Experience developing and interacting with REST-ful web services
  • Strong command of web standards, CSS-based design, cross-browser compatibility
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript
  • Experience with modern client-side scripting frameworks (Backbone, Ember, Angular, etc.)
  • Experience with modern version control (git) and workflows

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Expertise in Python and/or PHP
  • Proficiency in other languages such as Objective-c, Node.js, or Java
  • Responsive design strategies and tactics
  • SEO, Semantic markup, Microformats
  • Experience with modern CSS/styling frameworks (Less, SCSS, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with implementing various GoF design patterns
  • Experience with TDD, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Interest in the arts

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered. To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to hr@imamuseum.org. No phone calls, please. The IMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About rtroyer

I have spent the last three-and-a-half years designing for the IMA Lab, a research arm dedicated to the creation and dissemination of technology for the cultural sector, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In the IMA Lab, I design web, mobile and digital experiences for the IMA and external clients like The Art Institute of Chicago and Smithsonian Institutions.