Web Developer, Interactive Bird ID Tools and Games
Lab of Ornithology/Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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Description: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Webby-Award winning All About Birds team seeks a web developer to create interactive online bird-identification tools, quizzes, and games. Work with collaborators to develop Merlin (which uses machine learning and crowdsourced data to help identify birds in real-time), online games and quizzes, and social networking features to enhance learning. Working with project leader, manage technical development of complex projects. The Cornell Lab is renowned for its citizen-science and educational projects and resources, including www.AllAboutBirds.org . The Cornell Lab is a nonprofit, member-supported environmental organization and a vibrant unit within Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. For details, visit www.birds.cornell.edu/jobs .

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant field; minimum 1-2 years experience or equivalent. Proven success in developing reusable, database-driven, web applications. Demonstrated proficiency building applications using ASP . NET / MSSQL or JSP /Oracle, Web Services, XML , JavaScript, HTML , and CSS . The applications must function in our cross-platform and multiple browser environments. Experience integrating remote applications and third party utilities with resident web applications. Ability to translate design and functional requirements into technology and web design options. Demonstrated proficiency in relational database design, conceiving and implementing ecommerce applications, resolving access and security issues, GUI , navigation and some web site design experience. Familiarity with QA/QC conventions. Ability to balance interesting design and innovation with usability. Appreciation of and attention to usability and accessibility standards. Strong service orientation. Ability to work with others to solve problems and achieve common goals. Ability to express highly technical terms in everyday language. Proven ability to meet deadlines and to work in a team environment requiring cooperation between colleagues and flexibility with different styles.