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Full time
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Software Development
Web Developer, Junior
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Natural History Museum | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

We are currently seeking an applicant for immediate hire as temporary help in the web development and design department at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, County La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hart Museum. This position will work directly with the lead developer creating and updating various digital properties but more specifically LAMP related development. Once hired this opportunity has the potential to be a permanent hire. Please read below to find out more about the specific responsibilities and skills necessary to be considered for the opportunity.
This position is responsible for assisting the web department in planning, producing and implementing digital projects. Primary responsibilities include: design and develop websites and website functionality, ensuring strong optimization and best practices.
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
Generate concepts/wireframes support the day-to-day production of the current digital strategy, as well as prepare for future initiatives developed and maintained as websites, social media channels or mobile platforms/apps. Assist in the management of all aspects of the websites and online initiatives for the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and the William S. Hart Museum. Work with the lead developer in overseeing work of digital consultants and facilitates and implements website project planning and design. The applicant will aide in the determination and recommendation of new web technologies such as browsers, languages, and plug-ins, to address the Museum's needs. Has ability to implement and provide relevant analytics across all digital platforms. Analyzes, designs, and websites and website functionality, ensuring strong optimization and best practices. Develops, upgrades, enhances and maintains various web projects utilizing all latest industry tools and standards in CSS and CSS3, XHTML and HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL and PHP.
Ability to interface with Linux, NGINX, Apache, including SSL and PCI compliance. Interact with servers using SSH, FTP and Telnet protocols.
Assist in the planning of overall web/digital related projects and development. Ability to monitor website technical performance, web servers, and other web systems. Works on projects including web layout enhancements, website enhancements, web-based applications, and database-backed websites using MySQL, NoSQL and MSSQL Server. Assist in the creation, editing, publishing and removal of pages and templates of all sites across our development, staging and production servers.
This position has the following requirements:
Bachelor's degree in web development, graphic design, fine art(new genres), journalism, public relations, marketing, computer science, information technology or related field is preferred. Certificates and continuing education coursework in web-related areas is highly desirable. Position requires three years experience in Internet and web-based programming and development. Demonstrated accomplishment in web management for a university or museum is preferred. Experience working with various database systems including MySQL NoSQL, and MSSQL Server. Experience administering and working with Linux NGNIX, Apache, including SSL and PCI compliance. Experience utilizing CSS and CSS3, XHTML and HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, NoSQL, Node JS, PHP, Drupal 6, 7 and 8, and Drupal 6, 7 and 8 themes. Experience in project life cycle methodologies and software development in a Web environment. Able to work from functional and technical design specifications. An understanding of the components of high quality digital graphic design. Also applicants must have intermediate to advanced level of understanding of Adobe Creative Suite. Able to collaborate to develop user flows, site maps and wireframes for websites, Content Management Systems and other database-driven web applications. An understanding of the components of high-quality social media, graphic design, motion design and applications for cutting-edge user experiences.

Additional information:
Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a temporary full time, non-exempt position.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, No Phone Calls, No Fax.

About Natural History Museum

Since its founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has advanced its global mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world through a wide-reaching program of scientific research, education, and exhibitions. The institution houses 45 permanent exhibition halls, one of the largest natural history libraries in the Western Hemisphere, and a permanent collection of more than 32 million specimens and cultural artifacts. With a scientific staff of more than 200, the Museum supports research divisions in Anthropology, Paleontology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, and the Physical Sciences. In addition, the Museum's Web site, www.amnh.org, extends its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond the Museum's walls.