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Web Developer - NRAO

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is actively recruiting a dynamic full stack Web Developer for the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team at Observatory Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. EPO is the Observatory-wide function designing and delivering accessible and engaging radio astronomy programs and products for the general public, K-12 students, formal and informal educators.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Web Developer is to provide ongoing full stack development and maintenance of NRAO’s public website for the Education & Public Outreach (EPO) division.  The incumbent will create custom solutions in WordPress for delivering NRAO content for an online audience with the goal of broadening our impact. The successful candidate will work closely with graphic designer, artists, content creators, and other NRAO staff.  In addition, respond to requests for functionality and content changes, serving external and internal clients, while fostering goodwill, helpfulness, and professionalism.

The position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Work Environment:  The position will work in a standard business office environment.

Physical Demands:  Sitting or standing at a computer workstation.

Position Requirements

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent work experience.

Minimum Experience:  Five or more years of related experience in web development.

Skill Requirements and Competencies:

Critical Skills:

 Applicant Instructions:

For consideration, please submit your resume/cv and cover letter to our applicant portal at

The position will close August 18, 2017. The search committee will review applicants upon receipt. For additional questions inquires please email: subject line “Web Developer inquiry”.

About the National Radio Astronomy Observatory:

 Founded in 1956, the NRAO provides state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the international scientific community. NRAO telescopes are open to all astronomers regardless of institutional or national affiliation. Observing time on NRAO telescopes is available on a competitive basis to qualified scientists after evaluation of research proposals on the basis of scientific merit, the capability of the instruments to do the work, and the availability of the telescope during the requested time. NRAO also provides both formal and informal programs in education and public outreach for teachers, students, the general public, and the media.

The NRAO is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)

posted 7.31.17