Who We Are
“The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people.”
-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19thcentury to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.
AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.
Work With Us
We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Web Developer within the Office of Public Programs in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for developing new applications and content areas, updating and modernizing existing code, and providing support and maintenance for EurekAlert!, an online news service of AAAS. This individual will also assist staff and clients in maintaining and updating EurekAlert! content, troubleshoot web applications, and provide user technical support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop, maintain, and update server-side PHP applications in a LAMP environment
- Work closely with the EurekAlert! technical and editorial staff to assess technical needs and devise solutions
- Assist staff and external clients in maintaining and extending their EurekAlert! web presence
- Respond to inquiries from EurekAlert! staff and external clients about technical issues, providing answers and guidance as needed
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- Three to five years of related web development experience
- Experience building and maintaining server-side web applications in a Linux/Unix, Apache, MySQL, PHP environment
- Strong knowledge of Web standards and usability practices
- Graphic and web design experience preferred
- Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality
- Excellent debugging and critical thinking skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Effective verbal and written communication skills