Web Developer – The Whitney Museum of American Art (1 Year Contract)

Come be our web developer!

A full-time ( 1 year) contract position is available in the Digital Media department for a full stack web developer. The Digital Media department is responsible for creative direction, content strategy, implementation, and management for all of the Museum’s public-facing digital products, including the museum’s website, visitor app, and digital signage system. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Senior Manager of Digital Technologies to fix bugs, build new features, and carry out maintenance of Ruby on Rails website and API, and additional internal websites on a variety of platforms
  • Work with graphic designers to ensure accurate, pixel-perfect translation of design to code.

Requirements:

  • BA in computer science preferred; comparable work experience will be considered
  • Strong client-facing communication and project management skills; strong ability to manage personal time, tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and teach yourself new technologies

Required skills (3+ years experience):

  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML5, CSS, SASS
  • JavaScript, ECMAScript 2016, Angular
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Docker
  • REST API’s
  • Linux server administration
  • Version control, Git preferred

Desired experience, but not required:

  • CMS’s such as Drupal and WordPress
  • Django/Python
  • js
  • Responsive websites and BEM methodology
  • Accessible website design, including familiarity with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508
  • Knowledge and interest in 20th-century American art and contemporary art

Applications Due: Sept 6, 2016. To apply for a position: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@whitney.org

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About Sofie Andersen

As Director of Digital Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art, I lead interdisciplinary teams for web, app, and multimedia development. I'm a strategist and a storyteller who designs meaningful encounters at the intersection of art, place and experience. Previously, I've worked as Senior Digital Strategist and Executive Producer with stakeholders of the world‘s most important arts and cultural heritage organizations, as well as leading brands including; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Tate Modern, The Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Statue of Liberty, and Hugo Boss. I holds BA Hons in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, UK, and a certificate in Arts Administration from NYU. I have run storytelling and content strategy workshops, speak regularly at industry conferences, conduct research on user-experiences and emerging digital technology.