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Web Applications Developer

🏒 Harvard Law School πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cambridge, MA, US πŸ•‘ March 29

Harvard University


Web Applications Developer

Harvard Law School


Duties & Responsibilities

The Berkman Klein Center seeks an enthusiastic web applications developer with strong people skills. The successful candidate will develop web-based applications from the database to the UI.

Position expected to interface directly with clients, working with them to refine vision and scope of projects.

Candidate should have good customer service and communication skills; be adept at working with both non-technical and technical people; able to take initiative and follow through with minimal supervision; be patient, curious, and perseverant; be flexible and be able to prioritize and to manage multiple needs; works well as part of a team and independently. Reports to the Developer Team Lead.

Basic Qualifications

BS in computer science, engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 4 or more years of web application development experience including at least 2 years working with Ruby and/or PHP using MVC development frameworks (eg, ROR, Symfony, Django). Full life cycle development experience (technical design through implementation) required.

Additional Qualifications

Experience with agile, BDD and TDD software development methods are highly desirable. Skills in Object-Oriented Design, Application Architecture and Web Technologies (HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, XML, CSS); skills in JS toolkits (jQuery, EXTJs, OpenLayers, etc.); Experience with RDBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and noSQL DBs (couchDB, mongoDB); Strong command of web standards and best practices; Experience with web services (RESTful Rails, Apache, Tomcat, Nginx) and open source applications (MediaWiki, Wordpress, Drupal, BrowserCMS, etc). Familiarity with Perl and/or shell scripting, with Linux (Debin, Ubuntu, CentOS) administration, Linux security best practices and implementation, virtualization (XEN, QEMU/KVM), source control (SVN, GIT) is a huge plus; excellent communication and technical skills; demonstrated ability to take appropriate initiative and drive the development process; demonstrated project planning and time management skills; ability to work independently, assume leadership roles and work as part of a team. Code samples will be required.

Additional Information

Organization: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. More information atwww.cyber.harvard.edu.

Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek and welcome applications from all applicants, including people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2018, subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Job Function

Information Technology, Research


Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade


Appointment End Date


Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

EEO Statement

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, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


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