Software Engineer (web)
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) - Seattle, WA

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Provide technical leadership, analysis, design and programming support for the implementation and extension of Museum Internet / SAM Intranet web sites and web applications. Provide maintenance and extension support for the Museum’s proprietary Events Management System and the Gallery Systems eMuseum web extensions


REPORTS TO: Director, Information Technology

1. Working with users and internal developers on various web development technologies, particularly Microsoft SharePoint based software solutions Develop custom software applications that interface with existing and new applications.
2. Training and support for users on how to leverage existing SharePoint technologies, maintenance and administration of the SharePoint farm, development of new and existing applications in SharePoint, and maintaining documentation of SharePoint based solutions.
3. Develop requirement documents for proposed modifications to existing applications or for proposed new applications.
4. Write application documents such as user guides, data definitions and data maintenance standards.
5. Advise Systems Engineer and Help Desk in the assignment of access rights for new or updated applications
6. Train or arrange for training users in the use of application computerized and manual procedures.
7. Advise Systems Engineer and Help Desk in developing backup and recovery plans for new or updated applications.
8. Work closely with other IT staff to ensure the integrity and security of application databases; Work closely with other IT staff to test, commission and install new or upgraded applications.
9. Perform other duties as assigned or as needed.

1. Bachelors in Computer Science or related technical field, or minimum of 5 years of applicable working experience.
2. Knowledge of SharePoint 2007-2013 technologies such as SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Enterprise Search, Business Connectivity Services, Web Parts, Content Types, SharePoint Management Shell, etc.
3. Excellent understanding of SharePoint architecture and Features
4. A minimum of 5 years as a software developer, including 3 years of experience developing SharePoint 2007-2013 solutions.
5. Must be available to work on-site 5 days a week (Monday through Friday).
6. Working knowledge of business software in a setting similar to the Museum; for instance constituent management, collection management, digital asset management software applications.
7. Proficiency with one or more object oriented programming languages used by the Museum, such as C#, Visual Basic.
8. Proficiency in developing and maintaining database driven websites; eCommerce experience is preferable.
9. Proficiency with current versions of Windows, Microsoft Office products and programming systems including Visual Studio, SQL Server, Crystal Reports and SQL Reporting Services.
10. Experienced in developing applications that are based upon MS SQL 2005-2012. Must be able to design tables, views, queries and stored procedures.
11. Proficiency with CSS, HTML, HTML 5, XML, XSL, JavaScript, Jquery, ASP, ASP.NET web development technologies and tools.
12. Experience with all phases of the software development life cycle from Conceptualization through Maintenance
13. Desirable skills include a experience implementing Google Analytics services for a web site; use of Visio as a documentation tool and an understanding of the use of the Microsoft Access system as an application front end.
14. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
15. Ability to think strategically.
16. Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
17. Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
18. Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
19. Strong customer service orientation
20. Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and deal with frequent change or unexpected events
21. Must be highly organized, able to work without a high degree of supervision.
22. Must be able to maintain extremely high standards of confidentiality.
23. Must have the ability to use sound judgment on sensitive issues.
24. Ability to work professionally and tactfully and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resource Department for additional information.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.