Computer Science: Computer Design and Engineering, Computer Science: Software Engineering, Computer Science: Web Development
4 Year Degree
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is looking for a team-work oriented Senior Software Developer to lead the development of a cutting edge interactive web portal that helps physics faculty create courses from modularized curricular materials, improve their teaching, and collaborate with other faculty through online community tools. The National Science Foundation-funded project focuses on supporting faculty teaching introductory physics courses that serve future medical professionals and life science researchers throughout the US and beyond. The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of software developers, UX designers, physics education researchers and curriculum developers, located across North America. This project is a collaboration between AAPT, the premiere organization representing and supporting physics educators in the US, and eight colleges nationwide.
AAPT is looking to hire either a full-time employee (with benefits) or an Independent Contractor for a project with an initial duration of approximately 1.5-2 years. The ideal candidate will begin work in August, 2017. Depending on external funding, there may be opportunity for continued employment beyond the 1.5 - 2 years of current funding.
Location is flexible: The successful candidate can work remotely, or out of the AAPT office in College Park, MD.
Responsibilities will include:
Providing designs that realize functional versions of existing wireframes.
Building data models that guarantee a scalable, feature rich and flexible web portal.
Implementing, testing and deploying an end-to-end solution web portal.
Providing gradual improvements based on customer feedback and usability research.
Building more advanced functionality such as data type discovery, dynamic views for collaboration, etc.
Working closely with a geographically distributed interdisciplinary team of software developers, UX designers, and content experts.
BS in Computer Science/Engineering or similar and 5+ years of software development experience
Experience with a web development platform such as Django, Ruby, Cold Fusion, or Pyramid
Experience designing and building data models
Experience using SQL-like databases
Experience in best architecture practices such as writing high and detailed level design documents
Strong communication skills
Experienced in test-driven development
Experience as a self-directed developer
Passion for science, education, or both
How To Apply: Please apply with your resume and a letter of application describing your qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
AAPT offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access. Learn more about AAPT at www.aapt.org
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will meet industry standards
The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.
As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:
•Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
•Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
•Enable and foster collaborative effort...s among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
•Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.
AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.