Web Developer

May 08, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
Irene Timm
Full Time
3 to 5 years professional experience developing web, mobile and other digital projects, preferably at a news organization, think-tank or non-profit organization.

1 to 2 years experience with WordPress.

Experience developing custom, scalable web applications using PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, MySQL, JSON/XML, etc. in a LAMP environment.

Experience with a data visualization product (Highcharts, D3.js, etc.)

Experience reviewing designs/wireframes and pointing out potential development concerns.

Experience developing and maintaining custom WordPress plugins and themes.

Experience importing and managing data from external sources and APIs.

Experience managing a shared codebase with other developers using Git, Subversion (SVN) or other version control system.

Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum of 3 years web development experience working in a news, research or non-profit environment.

Skill Requirements:
Expert knowledge of semantic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and ability to separate content, presentation and behavior.

Intermediate knowledge of PHP and MySQL.

Demonstrated understanding of web standards, usability and human-user interaction philosophies and their application to web and mobile development, navigation, information architecture and content hierarchy.

Experience with Responsive Design principles and coding (including media queries) a plus.

Strong customer service orientation and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with project stakeholders.

Ability to be creative and innovative, set priorities, organize time and identify resources for projects.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly explain complex technical problems to less technical users.

Ability to write and maintain user and system documentation for applications and processes.

Application Procedure
Applicants should email a complete resume, cover letter (including where you learned of the opening), code samples and salary expectation to careers@pewresearch.org.

Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.