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Job: Web Developer for Humanities Commons

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    Anne Donlon

    We’re looking to hire a web developer to work with us on Humanities Commons (, the open-access, open-source scholarly network and repository. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!




    Under the supervision of the head of software development, works on the development of the WordPress-based Humanities Commons, enhancing its functionality and responding to bug reports. Contributes to the development of the MLA Web site, enhancing site functionality and responding to bug reports. Assists with the maintenance of publication metadata and associated Web sites. Uses strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with supervisor, colleagues, MLA members, and external contacts. Maintains confidentiality in all matters that require it. Performs other duties as assigned by the head.​

    · At least two years of experience with PHP-based application frameworks in a production environment
    · At least two years of experience with WordPress plug-in and theme development
    · Experience with Web presentation layer development (HTML, CSS, JS) in a production environment
    · Experience with SQL statement tuning and customization
    · Experience with REST APIs for two-way data exchange
    · Experience with bash shell script development for automating routine tasks
    · Experience with basic installation and maintenance of LAMP server environments

    Additionally, your candidacy will be greatly enhanced by knowledge of any of the following:

    · BuddyPress plug-in development
    · CiviCRM development
    · Amazon Web Services
    · Symfony or CakePHP frameworks
    · Fedora digital object repository
    · Apache Solr or ElasticPress
    · A thorough understanding of the principles of good UX design

    Candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to Candidates must be able to work legally in New York State. At this time, the MLA is unable to provide relocation assistance.

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