Web Developer, Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum, the preeminent Museum of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, is seeking a full stack web developer, reporting to the Senior Web Developer.   The Digital Development department is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the Museum’s public-facing digital products, including the Museum’s website, Mobile Guide, online collection, and digital signage system.  This position is traditionally on-site, but currently remote.


—    Work with the Senior Web Developer to conceptualize and build new features, fix bugs, and carry out maintenance of the Museum’s Ruby on Rails website and API, and additional internal websites on a variety of platforms.
—    Work with product teams and interactive designers to ensure accurate, accessible translation of design to code.
—    Set up and maintain accurate data reporting and marketing tags/campaigns
—    Support performance and reliability of systems
—    Keep systems and workflows well documented

—    B.A./B.S. in computer science or comparable work experience
—    Experience with media and e-commerce websites
—    Strong client-facing communication and project management skills; strong ability to manage personal time and tasks
—    Strong attention to detail
—    Strong familiarity with accessible web design, including W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and Section 508
—    Ability to work independently and teach yourself new technologies

Required skills (3+ years’ experience):
—    Ruby on Rails
—    JavaScript, ECMAScript 2016
—    Frontend frameworks such as React, Vue, or Angular
—    Service-oriented architecture
—    Docker
—    REST API’s
—    Linux server administration
—    Git & GitHub
—    Accessible design
—    Responsive design

Desired experience, but not required:
—    CMS’s such as Drupal and WordPress
—    Node.js
—    BEM methodology
—    Knowledge and interest in 20th and 21st century American and contemporary art

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About the Whitney:

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement:
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.