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School Group

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School Group is looking for a proactive developer to join our team as the Web Developer. In this role, you will maintain the online learning site (addressing any technical issues as needed) as well as lead any 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 product. 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! 

Essential Functions

  • Lead the technical development of the School Group online learning development effort, including maintaining our online learning site (fixing any technical errors as needed), adding/editing new functionality, etc. 

  • Work closely with the Product Management department to ensure that all technical development user stories contain correct level of detail for development. 

  • 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. 

Qualifications

Basic

  • 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. 

  • Previous experience with front-end or full-stack web application development 

  • Thorough understanding of PHP, HTML and CSS. 

  • Prefer experience with Responsive front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, Javascript, AJAX, jQuery as well as XML data structures and web services.  Prefer experience with Learning Management Systems such as 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. 

  • 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. 

Preferred

  • Experience with user-centered design research and/or open-source code. 

  • *If you have a personal GitHub, please also include a link to your profile in your application  apply@schoolgroup.org.  

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About School Group

Location:

1700 Atlas RD, Cedar Park, TX 78613, US

Mission Statement

To establish a leading global educational research and development organization with a goal to improve learning, performance, evaluation, and measurement in the educational sector.

Description

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.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

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REQUIREMENTS

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  • 10 hours/ week

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