Astro Job Announcement: Web Developer
Hi, all. As you may have read in this thread, our webmaster Kate Davis has left the AAVSO for greener pastures. So we are currently interviewing for a new web developer. The official job description is below. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested and repost to FB, local astronomy clubs, etc. This is a permanent position.
The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is
looking for a web developer with PHP and MySQL expertise. The web
developer will be responsible for management of the AAVSO web
presence, maintaining and developing new web-based applications
and the management of a collection of MySQL-based back end
databases. Required skills include advanced knowledge of PHP 5
and MySQL 5 along with design and information management
skills. Knowledge of Drupal 6, perl, and Java would be very
beneficial, but are not required. Experience with high
uptime/high-load database environments and tweaking LAMP systems
for better web performance would be useful. The applicant should
have a strong interest in and knowledge about astronomy.
The AAVSO is a small, non-profit organization so flexibility, a
sense of humor and the ability to self teach are big advantages.
Located in Cambridge, MA. and entering its 100th year of service,
the AAVSO provides a competitive salary, full health care,
continuing education and other benefits in a relaxed work
environment. The estimated start date for the position is Fall
2010, but is flexible. We do not pay relocation costs.
Please send a cover letter and resume/C.V. to Aaron Price via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no telephone calls or recruiters.