The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Learning + Education (L+E) group, a project within the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), seeks a part-time Web Developer. This position will involve the development of a new version of the L+E site (http://education.eol.org/) and also significant integration with the main EOL site (http://www.eol.org), which is undergoing a major re-architecting and re-design. This position has a critical impact on EOL L+E, since all of our tools, services and content are delivered virtually, through the L+E website.
Implements and manages all systems administration, software and database aspects of the new site, ensuring 24/7 availability of the Education website. This position is the lead software architect for EOL Learning + Education (L+E) website, apps, and integration with EOL.org. Provides recommendations and guidance on architecture and technology choices to best meet the needs of L+E audiences. Leads development of the L+E web presence and integration with EOL.org. Works with graphic designers, staff and users to implement improved user interface designs, as necessary. Leads the selection of choices and implementation of databases for L+E website services, tools, and apps.
Note: This is a part-time and term position ending 12/31/2017.
When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
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The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL; http://eol.org/) is an international, multi-institutional, web-based project to aggregate and disseminate information about the world's biodiversity. As such, EOL is a bioinformatics project in support of scientific investigation and education, while also serving the general public. EOL brings together information for the 1.9 million named species from over 300 global content partners and is the largest known provider of creative commons biodiversity information. Harvard is a major content partner, supplying over 147,000 records from MCZBase and a large amount of content from the Botany and Ernst Mayr Libraries, as well as Harvard classes who contribute directly to EOL (http://eol.org/collections/5923) making this information more accessible to global users. The EOL Learning + Education group is based at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (or Management Information Systems) required. At least 5 years of IT experience in software development, architecture and working with design teams. Relevant coursework may count towards experience.
Candidate must have a good knowledge and understanding of technology, including mobile devices and software applications. Academic training in the area of software architecture and implementation is important for this role. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and with a team are essential. Experience working with remote teams is a plus. Looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for application stability, performance, and practicality.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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