Full-Stack PHP developer (WordPress experience preferred)
 The Modern Language Association <> New York, NY

Job Description

The MLA is excited to announce a new developer position dedicated to its
WordPress-based scholarly communication platform, *MLA Commons
<>*. This fast-growing site allows MLA members—over
25,000 scholars in the fields of language and literature—to create
profiles, seek feedback from peers on their work, establish and join groups
to discuss common interests, and collaborate through new kinds of
open-access publications.

This developer will be working within the production team to extend and
maintain the open-source Commons-in-a-Box <> software,
which is based on BuddyPress <>. This is an
extraordinary opportunity to help shape a platform for the leading
membership association in the humanities and contribute to an award-winning
and active open source project.

In addition, our long-term plans include exciting and eagerly anticipated
projects that will expand the scope of*MLA Commons*, some of which are
joint ventures with other organizations. Therefore, this developer must be
able to communicate and collaborate effectively with others inside and
outside the MLA.
Skills & Requirements

   - At least 2 years of experience working with PHP-based application
   frameworks in a production environment
   - Demonstrable experience with WordPress plugin and theme development
   - Experience working with the presentation layer of a Web application in
   a production environment (HTML, CSS, JS)
   - Solid SQL skills for extending existing database schemas and creating
   custom queries
   - Experience integrating REST APIs for two-way data exchange
   - Experience working at the system level of a LAMP or LEMP server
   environment for basic installation and maintenance tasks
   - Familiarity with the principles of good UX design
   - Strong interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity

* Bonus Knowledge*

   - Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Azure, or other cloud platforms in a
   production environment
   - BuddyPress
   - Fedora digital object repository
   - Apache Solr or faceted search implementation
   - Metadata standards

About The Modern Language Association

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides
opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and
teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.
In 2013, the Modern Language Association launched *MLA Commons* to expand
the opportunities for its members to communicate their teaching experiences
and collaborate on scholarly research. The MLA has an annual convention,
works with related organizations, and sustains one of the finest publishing
programs in the humanities.


   - intellectually stimulating work environment
   - competitive salary
   - generous vacation and sick time
   - flexible work hours
   - 403(b) retirement plan
   - individual health and dental plans are offered with no shared premium

Apply Now

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in and
qualifications for the position to [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>.
Terry Callaghan
Director of Administration and Finance