Application Designer/Architect

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Created: May 12, 2014


  Application Designer/Architect (Contract Position)

The Institute for Advanced Study is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental knowledge. In the more than eighty years since its founding, the work of the Institute’s Faculty and Members has had permanent impact, in both intellectual and practical terms in the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities.

We are currently seeking to fill a contract position for a talented, solution oriented application designer  and architect to manage the full software development and implementation lifecycle for a new application that is envisioned to have a significant impact for Faculty in the Humanities.  The incumbent will be responsible for moving this idea through the various stages necessary to bring it to life, including application design, development, testing, rollout, post-rollout support, troubleshooting, and general quality assurance.

The project will begin with an analysis of the market for existing tools or platforms on which the project can be developed, as well as identifying the appropriate standard and technologies to use therein.  Included in process will be the responsibility to provide input regarding the production and administrative requirements of the application, the development of relevant dashboards and reports, capacity planning, and the ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders.  

The preferences for the ideal candidate will be a degree in software engineering or a related field, with a minimum of two years of experience with professional software development, user interface design work and instructional technology.  Prior experience with web programming, cross-platform mobile application development, and/or digital humanities is also preferred.   Strong communications skills are essential.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to: or mail it to : Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 13:36 UTC

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