Web Developer, Walker Art Center

The Back-End Web Developer works to develop, and support the Walker’s front-facing technologies including websites, mobile properties, and in-gallery interactive technologies. This is a hands-on, multifaceted role. You must be a web developer and programmer first of all – with a passion for new media and developing innovative solutions.

Responsibilities will include application development and support as well as oversight of site architecture and coding standards. This individual will seek out innovative solutions to support a growing, constantly improving, website.

Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or significant professional experience is necessary (minimum 5 years)
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Python/Django and/or Ruby on Rails
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Solr
  • Knowledge of current web trends for HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Demonstrated skills working with Internet standards and protocols, including caching, security, APIs and RESTful web services
  • GIT experience and integrating into workflow (or similar source control)
  • Working knowledge of Linux, especially Ubuntu

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of preprocessors including SASS, CoffeeScript, HAML
  • Experience with the following technologies: JQUERY, XML, JSON, bower
  • GIThub and/or Stack Exchange Profile (include with your application)
  • Experience in a museum setting highly desired

For consideration, please email letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements as MS Word or PDF attachments to jobs@walkerart.org. No agency applications will be considered.

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About Robin Dowden

Robin is the Director of New Media Initiatives at the Walker Art Center. Together with her department, she is responsible for developing the Walker’s use of interactive and emerging technologies including the Walker’s websites, multimedia computer applications, mobile interpretive resources, and projects to create digital resources. The Walker’s new media team is heralded as a leader in the museum sector. Their work has received multiple awards, most recently the American Association of Museums’ Gold Muse Award for Online Presence, and Museums & the Web's Best of the Web awards in the Innovative/Experimental category as well as Best Overall site for the 2011 redesign of the Walker’s website.