Web Application Developer

Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted: 02-03-2012
Ariadne seeks a talented Web Application Developer to develop and maintain an indexing engine and a web content delivery framework. The engine processes and makes searchable terabytes of rapidly growing biomedical information. The web portal system handles over 10 million hits from millions unique users every day. Both are high-performance, multi-threaded, distributed software systems running on hundreds of Linux-based servers at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

Job Description:

  • Develop advanced web applications and sub-components using client-side XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a custom web application framework using Object-Oriented techniques and XSLT. Solve interesting problems while presenting complex data to users. Work on parts of one of the top 500 most-used websites in the world.
 
Position Requirements:  
  • Must have a strong knowledge of semantic XHTML.
  • Must have a strong demonstrated understanding of CSS techniques including page layout, cross-browser development, and best practices.
  • Must have a solid knowledge of the JavaScript language, understanding of progressive enhancement.
  • Must have a firm understanding of Object-Oriented inheritance for code reuse.
  • Must be intelligent, self-motivated, a quick learner, technical, and have a curious mind.
  • BS in Computer Science or scientific field (engineering, physics), or equivalent experience. Recent graduates are acceptable.
 
Highly Desired Skills:
  • Experience programming with XSLT.
  • Experience using a web application framework.
  • Experience using a JavaScript framework, preferably jQuery.
  • Understanding of usability techniques and concepts.
  • Experience writing accessible (508 or WCAG) pages.
 
Desired Skills:
  • Some server-side programming (in compiled or scripting languages).
  • Some Unix/Linux experience.
  • Database and SQL experience.
  • Experience with test-driven development.
  • User interaction design experience.
 
Additional:
  • Demonstration of previous work is greatly encouraged.

Additional Information:

 
Ariadne offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including PPO health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage. We promote an excellent work life balance with a 40-hours workweek and a chance to work alongside accomplished scientists at NIH.
Ariadne is an equal opportunity employer.

No telecommuting.
 
Thank you for your interest in employment at Ariadne!
We look forward to reviewing your application.
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