The CUNY Academic Commons is hiring!
We are looking for a part-time developer to join our growing development team (part-time = starting around 5hrs/wk, with the potential for growth). Developing for the Commons means fixing bugs, responding to feature requests, and building things from scratch. To get a sense of the sort of work we do, have a look at our public bug tracker and our page on the wordpress.org plugin repository.
Here’s a little bit about the kind of developer we are looking for.
You must have:
- Extensive experience developing for WordPress (where ‘developing’ means coding from scratch)
- Good communication and collaboration skills (the job involves working with end-users as well as fellow developers)
- Experience using and developing for BuddyPress
The ideal candidate will also have:
- A proven track record of participation in open-source communities, in the form of: patches submitted; plugins or themes available for public use; activity on blogs and forums related to open source projects (ideally in the WordPress world)
- Knowledge of Git
- Experience administering and developing for MediaWiki
- Some knowledge of system administration – MySOL, Apache, Red Hat Linux
We’re a close-knit development team. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are local to the New York City area.
If you’re interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a statement about why you’d be a good fit for the job, as well as links to one or more of the following:
- Websites you have built or helped to build, with an explanation of the role you played in the construction of the site
- Publicly available code (your Github account, your plugins page in the wordpress.org repo, your contributions to the source of a large project)
- Your blog or website
We’re hoping to move quickly, so please don’t delay in sending your applications. We’d like to do a first round of interviews (probably via Skype for non-locals) around the beginning of April.
ABOUT THE CUNY ACADEMIC COMMONS
The CUNY Academic Commons http://commons.gc.cuny.edu is a website whose mission is to provide a platform for connection and collaboration between faculty members, administration, graduate students, and staff across the 23 campuses of the City University of New York. The Commons has been a leader in the development of open-source tools for social networking and academic work, contributing significant add-ons for software like BuddyPress and WordPress.