Professional Research Asst

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Oct 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Junior Software Developer

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project (http://phet.colorado.edu) at the University of Colorado Boulder has an opening for a junior simulation Software Developer.

The PhET Team designs and develops free educational interactive simulations for science and math learning. We are committed to providing high-quality interactive science and math simulations to support teachers and students around the world.

The successful applicant will join the diverse, dynamic, and productive PhET team. The responsibilities will grow as the applicant becomes familiar with the project, and will include:
  • Porting Java simulations to HTML5/JavaScript
  • Working with diverse design teams to develop new interactive simulations
  • Implementing new user customization (e.g., modifications to visual display) and multimodal features (e.g., alternative input, auditory descriptions) into interactive simulations
  • Extending common code libraries as part of PhET's code base


The ideal candidate is:
  • Highly skilled with JavaScript
  • Familiar with Git, GitHub, and WebGL
  • Familiarity with Node.js a plus
  • Experienced with profiling and optimizing performance of a web application (such as with Chrome developer tools)
  • Able to write high-performance, reusable, maintainable code.
  • Experienced in understanding large and complex code bases, including API design techniques to help keep them clean and maintainable
  • Familiarity with the semantic use of HTML and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by the World Wide Web Consortium a plus
  • Able to learn project structures and begin contributing quickly in a fast-moving environment
  • Highly organized and able to make progress across multiple ongoing and shifting projects
  • Motivated by the opportunity to create transformative science and math learning experiences for students


The successful candidate will work at the University of Colorado Boulder, which is a national leader in STEM education. The candidate will join the PhET Interactive Simulation project's growing team of 20 full and part-time faculty, researchers, teachers, software developers, and staff. More information on PhET can be found at: http://phet.colorado.edu

Start Date: The start date is flexible. We will consider start dates as early as September 1, 2018. Part-time candidates will be considered, but must be able to work at least 20 hours per week.

Please visit the following link to complete the JavaScript Task:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AIGxvQI3mm63yNlc7UO8H_TVtNaCXoRRlwVtdA7bATY/edit?usp=sharing

Please email phethelp with any questions about the application process.


Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10180 - Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 10, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Oliver Nix

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00621221

PI104824832

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