This is a 50% fte, Summer Quarter 2010 position that will play a key role in the web software development efforts of the Finance and Business Operations unit at the Center for Commercialization (C4C). It is an excellent opportunity to participate in the one of the top university-based information and technology commercialization operations in North America.
One function of C4C is the management and licensing of intellectual property created at the University of Washington. C4C works with new technology and innovations, and identifies effective distribution channels for university technology, such as our Express Licenses application. The Express Licenses application assists technology managers in distributing electronic assets developed within the University community to a wide academic audience over the Web. This position is intended to facilitate the further development of C4C’s internal software responsible for the management and distribute of these technologies.
The Web Developer must have the ability to work with a wide variety of people, be organized and attentive to detail, and have a high degree of skill with web application technologies. An aptitude for following directions carefully and working both independently and with general supervision is also important.
- Act as lead developer for the design and development of e-commerce functionality in our Express Licenses application
- Enhance reliability of internal applications and processes through documentation, unit testing, and deployment scripts
- Provide training and maintenance support for the Express Licenses application
- Support the on-going maintenance of the C4C website
- Contribute to other program activities as assigned
- Experience (2+ years) with PHP5
- Previous experience with MVC-style Web frameworks (with CodeIgniter or similar frameworks such as Zend, Symphony, Django, or Ruby on Rails)
- Solid competency with MySQL and SQL syntax
- Working knowledge of Object Relational Mapping libraries (ideally Doctrine)
- Fluency with the LAMP stack and browser technologies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work well with a broad team and provide creative solutions
- Strong time-management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to assess and anticipate needs and to take initiative in addressing those areas
- Expertise with CSS and HTML
- Experience with the centrally managed UW web development environments
- Online examples of previous development efforts on web projects
- Demonstrated ability to explain technology to non-technical staff who have varying technical skills
- Understanding of source control management practices and tools (ideally Mercurial)
- A sense of fun and playfulness
$23-$25/hour. 20 hours a week.
To apply, send resume, cover letter, and link to your personal website to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Web Developer (Student position)” in the subject line. You must be an active UW Graduate or Undergraduate student. Attention to detail is critical.
Candidates for this position will be chosen on the basis of applicants’ academic achievement and potential; the degree of excellence in applicants’ teaching, research, and related work experience, and likelihood of benefit from working in the areas of information technology, technology transfer and intellectual property rights management.