DEPARTMENT:Product DevelopmentTechnology and Operations
OBJECTIVE:School Group is looking for a proactive developer to join our team as a Web Developer. In this role, you will maintain the online learning site (addressing any technical issues as needed) as well as working on future technical development. Future development may include helping us to edit/add functionality to the site and develop new integrated products to continue to improve our Learning Mgt System (LMS). This is a unique opportunity to help implement our vision of providing the first online resource database for K-12 students around the globe. If you have strong technical skills and a passion for advancing socially impactful technology, we want to hear from you!
Participate in the technical development of the School Group online learning Moodle development effort, including maintaining our online learning site (fixing any technical errors as needed), adding/editing new functionality using plug-ins, PHP and web services.
3+ years of experience in integrating plug-ins and writing new plug-ins to extend the Moodle system core features
Experience in XML data structures and Web Services (SOA)
Proven experience with Moodle core API’s and integration with third party systems
Work closely with the Product Management department and Dev/Ops team to support Version management and release cycles.
Identify user needs and goals through user-centered design.
Conduct usability testing and provide recommendations for improvement.
Act as a primary point of contact between School Group and any outsourced technical development assistance.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The successful candidate should have:
Strong technical skills with passion for web design and development.
Preferred: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in (or current undergraduate student majoring in) computer science and engineering or related engineering.
Willingness and ability to prioritize School Group and commit to a min of 9 months of support of our LMS systems.
Previous experience with front-end or full-stack web application development
Thorough understanding of PHP, HTML and CSS.
3 years of previous experience with Moodle
Experience working with UI/UX teams to translate wireframes into a robust product.
Experience collaborating with a development, DevOps and product teams utilizing Atlassian Tools such as Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket and MS Virtual Studio.
Must have a positive "can do" attitude and be willing to work collaboratively.
Previous experience with start-ups. Ability to adapt to change. Be self-driven.
Must have a proactive approach to keeping our systems and data safe.
Must have a strong passion for advancing the technical development of our School Group Product.
Bonus(es): Experience with open-source code.
*If you have a personal GitHub, please also include a link to your profile in your application firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is School Group?
School Group (SG) is a startup international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development - improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service - and have the time, skills and know-how to match - we want you as a School Group volunteer.
Why Volunteer With Us?
We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment.
In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers.
School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references.
This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.
To apply: Please email your resume to email@example.com. We would love to hear from you!*If you have a personal GitHub, please also include a link to your profile in your application applications@SchoolGroup.org.
To establish a leading global educational research and development organization with a goal to improve learning, performance, evaluation, and measurement in the educational sector.
School Group is a platform that aims to connect schools from various parts of the world. Our goal is to provide an e-learning community that focuses on a cross cultural peer learning experience. In doing so, we hope to promote collaboration, communication and to bridge the educational gap in a rapidly changing 21st century generation. For more information, please visit our website www.schoolgroup.org.
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.