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Company: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Seeking contract Web Developer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 6, 2013
Job ID: 1466719


The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is searching for an organized, creative, and committed contractor web developer to develop the backend of our new website. We have the design and the build plan; now we just need a Drupal 7-proficient developer to develop and implement our vision. The developer will be responsible for launching the website by June, while coordinating and liaising with vendors as appropriate. After the launch, the developer will be responsible for maintaining the site; developing web applications and integration tools (which include working with pod/vodcasts, audio slideshows, RSS feeds, Drupal templates, etc.); designing and launching in-house efforts for the editorial and fundraising departments; tracking and resolving front- and backend technical problems; and managing technical projects.

Requirements: We are looking for a Drupal 7 pro, who has several years developing websites for clients, particularly media. The candidate must have programming experience in Drupal 7, including site-building and theming. We need to integrate Salesforce, Google Books, and the Sage platforms in this new design, so we are looking for someone who understands technologies and is fluent in languages that power the web and who can integrate and manage data and databases among various systems. The developer must have HTML experience (including ability to handcode), XML, CSS, PHP, mySQL, Javascript, and Javascript UI libraries. The redesign will require the migration of data, so we need someone who is comfortable and efficient when it comes to this heavy task. At times, our website can attract a very large audience, so we need a developer who can scale and create a site that will support these increases. The candidate will be responsible for development or configuration, integration, testing and troubleshooting of web-based tools and functionality. We need someone with the chops to write custom modules; someone who takes pride in a good YSlow score to ensure our site performs efficiently; and someone who can create a good site experience across all platforms—that is, understanding of responsive design and mobile templates is a big plus.

The candidate will alone be responsible for this project, so experience with full lifecycle web-project management is a must. The successful candidate is an efficient, detailed, and talented developer who will work hard to hit a deadline. The developer must have several years’ experience: developing websites in Drupal; developing custom web applications; upgrading and migrating websites; developing security mechanisms. Experience with Salesforce is a major bonus, not to mention experience with the Sage and Google Books platforms.

This position is a one-year commitment, so we are looking for someone who can take ownership of this project and make it into something truly spectacular. Salary is commensurate with experience, in the range of $45-$55k. This is a full-time, telecommuting position with benefits.

What to send: If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your résumé, cover letter, three (3) published samples of websites you have developed and send them to; please type “Web Developer” in the subject line.

Your cover letter should tell us about your experience, your development abilities, and your commitment to hit deadlines.

What to know: Due to the volume of resumes, we will not respond unless we are interested in interviewing you. Please refrain from sending multiple emails, and please do not call. This is a telecommuting position; however, if you live in the Chicago area, we have an office for you. We will not pay moving costs to Chicago. 

Who we are: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which was established in 1945 by scientists, engineers, and other experts who had created the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, informs the public about threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences. Through an award-winning digital journal, our website, and the Doomsday Clock, we reach policy leaders and audiences around the world with information and analysis about efforts to address the dangers and prevent catastrophe.

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