Art transforms lives. It provokes us to think, to express, to explore our own creativity, to envision new possibilities. SFMOMA expanded the museum to provide a better experience for our visitors and a better home for our expanding collections, including the SFMOMA collection and the Fisher Collection, one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world. The new SFMOMA, designed in collaboration with the architecture firm Snøhetta, opened May 14, 2016. With this project, we are transforming not just the museum's physical presence, but also our contributions to the community, enhancing SFMOMA's role as a place for learning, inspiration, and interaction for visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. We are making SFMOMA a magnet for contemporary art and for the audiences who will engage with it.
SFMOMA currently looking for a PHP forward, front end developer who has a strong UX background, prioritizes design and, above all, loves art. This Front End Web Developer position is a critical member of the SFMOMA web team, a small in-house group that develops, builds, and maintains all of SFMOMA's public facing digital products. The department's mission is to set strategy and policy around public facing digital platforms and content, develop digital experiences, create and disseminate digital content, and ensure that users have a consistent experience across all public-facing SFMOMA digital products.
Under the supervision of the Director of Digital Experience and in consultation with internal stakeholders, the Senior Web Developer works closely with a Digital Project Manager to collaborate on scope, plan and pitch ideas and develop code improvements on SFMOMA's main website, www.sfmoma.org. All web products currently run on Wordpress. Further, the Web Developer contributes technical insight and consults on software code to other SFMOMA web properties and application integrations.
- Design. Tackle problems creatively with an eye towards design and user experience.
- Code. Manage various technical systems for web content delivery including, but not limited to, the current web content management system and the integrations with museum collection database.
- Test. Oversee and perform cross-browser and cross-platform testing of all new web features, track and manage findings in shared agile project management software - Asana. Troubleshoot coding issues and bugs.
- Collaboration. Work closely with the Director of Digital Experience and the Technical Project Manager to develop and structure museum wide web priorities by scoping features, building sprint schedules and setting expectations.
- Attitude. Jump into pop up digital projects across the museum with gusto and excitement.
- Advocate. Develop openly on GitHub and contribute/advocate for open source code.
- Data. Generate and interpret custom web traffic reports and statistics. Oversee and implement custom tracking tags.
- Research. Stay on top of trends.
Education/Training/Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree in computer science, user experience, design, etc., or equal to minimum of two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, in website content production and software development.
Skills and Abilities:
- Experience with version control systems, including Git and GitHub.
- Experience with PHP framework highly desired.
- Experience with responsive web design and development practices.
- Experience with industry-standard image production and graphics tools.
- Familiarity with project management paradigms such as agile and waterfall.
- Experience with collaboration tools such as Asana and bug tracking tools such as Jira.
- Experience with user experience best practices and interest in user testing and research.
- Familiarity with the latest web and mobile production standards and practices, as well as social media tools and platforms.
- Ability to quickly master new software and hardware tools.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate and interact with staff from a variety of departments, as well as outside vendors and contractors, with diplomacy and tact.
- Experience working within a museum or other non-profit organization desired.
Physical Demands: Must be able to visually inspect work and be able to generate own work on computer.
Special Environmental Factors: Close office setting.
- Portfolio of demonstrated web work.
- Git handle or other way to access code.
- Willingness to take a code test.
POSITION: Front End Web Developer
DEPARTMENT: Digital Experience
SUPERVISOR: Director of Digital Experience
SCHEDULE: Full time
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