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Senior Web Developer - Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Cambridge, MA)

by Chrissie Himes Contributions Published on Aug 03, 2012 02:50 PM
The Geek Cave in the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Cambridge, MA is hiring a Senior Web Developer.

The Geek Cave in the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Cambridge, MA is expanding. We are looking for a Senior Web Developer.

This role will very substantially contribute to the Berkman Center's mission to build out into cyberspace, and will afford the staffers the opportunity to develop free and open source software, to join Berkman's dynamic community in our collaborative exploration of some of the Internet's most interesting, challenging, and compelling issues.

Short description for this position can be found below; a full description can be found in the Harvard Human Resources system. Applications must be submitted through the Harvard site.

Senior Web Developer : The Berkman 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. The position will also provide project management support for some application development projects and mentor (in an advisory and support role) junior developers. Position expected to interface directly with clients, working with them to refine vision and scope of projects. The developer will need to keep current with tools and technologies of free software development and database architecture and will release much of their work under FOSS licenses. Working with great in-house talent, position is ideal for someone who learns enjoys tinkering/solving a range of dynamic technology problems and is comfortable in a fun, dynamic and fast-moving environment. Bachelor's degree required. 6+ years of web application development experience including 4+ years work experience with Ruby and PHP using MVC development frameworks (ROR, Symfony, CodeIgniter). Full life cycle development experience (technical design through implementation) required. For a full listing of the responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the Harvard Human Resources Senior Web Developer listing at;=25240&SiteId;=5341&type;=mail&JobReqLang;=1&recordstart;=1&JobSiteId;=5341&JobSiteInfo;=889677_5341&gqid;=0

About Berkman: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Founded in 1997, through a generous gift from Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman, the Center is home to an ever-growing community of faculty, fellows, staff, and affiliates working on projects that span the broad range of intersections between cyberspace, technology, and society. More information can be found at

Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman 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 actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods. The roots of this deep commitment are many and, appropriately, diverse. We are not nearly far enough along in this regard, and we may never be. It is a constant process in which there remains much to learn. We welcome your inquiries, comments and ideas on how we may continue to improve.

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