The Concord Consortium - Concord, MA - Full time
Ready to create innovative HTML5 applications for students and teachers backed by analytics? The Concord Consortium, an educational nonprofit located in Concord, MA, and Emeryville, CA, is seeking talented software developers to create innovative tools, activities, and environments for STEM education. As a software developer you will build components for these STEM education activities and create and improve systems for authoring, launching, and reporting on them.
In this position you will:
write open source-code
work on weeklong iterations with a project leader and other developers
learn a project’s science, engineering, or math subject matter well enough to work effectively with the project leader
rotate among several projects, switching as needed
suggest new technology ideas to project leaders and developers
create and maintain your own open-source projects and contribute to others
To accomplish this you need:
confidence and collaborative skills to work in an agile environment
an undergraduate degree or equivalent in CS, mathematics, or natural sciences
to have completed a software project with a team of developers
ability to work independently when necessary
good verbal and written communication skills
You will be even more successful if you have experience with or interest in:
Ruby on Rails or a similar framework
science, math, or related fields
creating clean, usable, and beautiful user interfaces
designing well-structured applications that communicate through extensible APIs
cloud-based deployment, especially on Amazon Web Services or Heroku
working on an agile team
The Concord Consortium offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to four weeks’ vacation, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and life and short- and long-term disability insurance. Our Concord, MA, location is just outside historic downtown Concord, next to the commuter rail stop. Our Emeryville, CA, location is in the heart of Emeryville, reachable from the BART station via the Emery Go Round shuttle.
Our work environment is casual and stimulating. Join us to be part of a creative community of geeks and science, math, and engineering fanatics. We have frequent BYOB (Bring Your Own Bagged lunch) for technical demos, sometimes including invited guests from local and distant nonprofits, tech groups, and more. Themed potluck lunches occur several times per year (our taco bar for Cinco de Mayo is delish!). We’re a creative, intelligent, happy bunch -- check out our profiles at:concord.org/about/staff.
If you are authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer, and you have the required qualifications please email your resume to email@example.com.
The Concord Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
3 or more years
The Concord Consortium is dedicated to narrowing the gap between the promise of educational technologies and the reality of educational practice through research, development, and dissemination. We focus on the challenges created by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
We concentrate on original developments that can have wide impacts by pioneering novel applications of technologies and demonstrating their value in diverse settings. We magnify our impact by collaborating widely with other research and development organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. We are committed to staying at the cutting edge of research in new educational technologies and the practicalities of their implementation.
The Concord Consortium has led the educational community in the development of online courses, educational handheld computers, probeware, and computational models. We created the first online high school collaborative, which continues as the Virtual High School. Our developments of probeware have created an entire industry that fosters enhanced hands-on learning. Early work on network science demonstrated how students can contribute to environmental research.
The Concord Consortium consists of a diverse team of talented programmers, researchers, materials developers, professional development experts, content experts, and managers. The staff are flexible and multi-talented, highly motivated, and able to shift roles as required by projects.