Software Developer - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Job ID:  1895

Biology/Project Dragonfly: Software Developers will work with a creative team at Miami University to develop and maintain cross-platform learning systems and interactives used by U.S. and worldwide partners to support university courses, environmental stewardship, and global understanding. 


Assignments include writing code to create software that runs in a web browser, desktop application, or other platforms, and writing code that allows that software/application to communicate with servers over the Internet. Support and further develop an in-house learning management system used for university coursework and cross-site collaboration among leading public learning institutions such as the San Diego Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society (New York), Brookfield Zoo (Chicago), Cincinnati Zoo, and the Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle). Work with an innovative team to create new interactives that advance ecological and social change. Travel to U.S. or global conservation sites to co-develop new learning solutions may also be possible.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/experience + 3 years of professional experience in Computer Science, MIS or related field; experience working on a software development team, strong object-oriented software development skills; experience or a strong interest and aptitude for developing in Ruby on Rails (RoR) environment or equivalent web framework; experience developing Flash ActionScript/JavaScript or equivalent scripting language; database management, good documentation skills; commitment to working in a team environment; willingness to develop new skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate coursework or Master’s degree with experience in Client Server Systems, Computer and Network Security, and Comparative Programming Languages; experience with multiple programming languages, including HTML/HTML5/CSS, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Bash Scripting, JavaScript, Flash ActionScript/Flex, and SQL; familiarity with agile software development practices; experience managing a MySQL database on web servers and experience setting up and maintaining Linux web servers; experience with learning management systems; interest in engaging audiences in science, cooperative learning, and environmental stewardship. 

Special Instructions to Applicant

Upload (as "Other" document) a word document with instructions for accessing URLs or media that demonstrate creation of complete applications and/or code samples of relevant work.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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