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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Software Developer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Software Developer

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Information Technology

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MIT Press

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Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, MIT Press, to design, create, maintain, and update web sites, services, databases, and tools to support the industry-leading digital and print publishing at the MIT Press. Will create databases, code, and tools that meet system and industry standards and review deliverables to ensure project goals are accomplished; analyze performance of programs and take action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with users and approval of supervisor; and document tools, internal processes, and processes involving vendor software.

The MIT Press is one of the largest and most distinguished university presses in the world and a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least years’ relevant programming experience; advanced-level knowledge of IT standards/policies; experience with the LAMP stack and some combination of XML, XSLT, Java, and PHP development; experience with other programming languages/environments/concepts including XPath, XQuery, JavaScript, XML, CSS, SQL, web services, and REST; familiarity with development lifecycles, change management, and operational support; excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills; and ability to independently analyze and resolve complex problems, document programs and programming problems and resolutions, direct supporting technical activities (including system and database administration), and work proactively and independently within a cross-functional team. PREFERRED: three years’ experience with web programming and applications development, building publishing and/or scholarly publishing projects, and customizing and implementing XML publishing tools; familiarity with university and research environments; knowledge of information technology and computing applications as implemented in scholarly research services; and domain knowledge of scholarly journal and book publishing. Job #17966-89/10/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.