Web Technologist

Los Angeles
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Created: July 5, 2012


An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums.

The National Museum is located adjacent to the new Metro Gold Line in the historic Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

The Web Technologist is responsible for technical aspects of the National Museum’s dynamic web applications. The Web Technologist works closely with the Web unit and other staff to maintain the institution’s websites, primarily: janm.org, DiscoverNikkei.org, and ncdemocracy.org; and provide support for other web projects: blog.janm.org, janmstore.com, and remembrance-project.com. The Web Technologist develops technical strategies and plans for the institution’s web presence, and finds or develops tools to enhance its day-to-day operations.

Bachelors degree preferred, at least 4 years of experience working with dynamic web applications and 2 years administering web servers.

Willingness to learn and apply new skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is essential. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. Act on own initiative to educate oneself and seek out solutions to technical issues. Demonstrate commitment and flexibility at all times in order to ensure high quality service. Knowledge of Japanese American/Nikkei history and culture a plus. Ability to use internet-based tools to enhance collaboration with team members and website users.

The following skills are required: Solid grasp of Python, PHP, SQL, XHTML, CSS, and Javascript. Experience in configuring and maintaining Linux web servers. Knowledge of basic graphic design, page layout, and image optimization. Understanding of website architecture, usability issues, and browser peculiarities. Understanding of internationalization (i18n) and localization, especially Japanese. Experience using Django or other web frameworks and customizing open-source CMS software such as Drupal and MediaWiki.

The following skills are considered useful and preferred: Git or other version control system; Redmine or other web-based project management software; RSS and podcasting.

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