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Contract JOB: Web Developer for Autism Speaks



Position Title: Web Developer

Reports to: Web Architect

Location: NYC or remote



PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this position is the development, implementation and maintenance of Autism Speaks’ awareness and fundraising sites, and electronic communications tools.




– Implements the technology and web site strategies laid out by the Web Architect and CCO

– Develops code and works within existing technology frameworks to efficiently develop and launch various web sites, applications and tools.

– Works closely with the Web Architect to determine the proper architecture, coding and implementation of all AS web properties

– Programs or adapts additional functionality as necessary to work in conjunction with existing AS platforms

– Helps manage relationships with site vendors and service providers

– Contributes to ongoing discussion and recommendation of technical best practices as necessary

– Promotes quality control protocols and consistency for online publishing

– Understands technical and functional design requirements

– Creates prototypes for client engagements

– Designs, codes, and tests technical solutions

– Identifies system deficiencies and recommends solutions

– Develops internal and external meeting objectives and agendas

– Conduct user acceptance testing, and report results

– Design and implement user-driven templates, databases and interfaces for ease of use.



Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree – prefer Computer Science and/or related degree


– Minimum 3 years of experience in web development, web production or Internet-related field; prefer not-for-profit industry experience.

– Minimum 2 years of experience in using CMS/template driven systems, template driven systems preferred such as Drupal, Joomla or WordPress.


Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

– Must have development experience with Blackbaud Sphere (formerly Kintera Sphere). This is a strong requirement as we are developing primarily within Kintera.

– Understands the necessity of and contributes to coding standards

– Excellent development and coding skills

– Strong technology background, with an eye for consistency and branding

– Has worked with source control systems like Subversion or git

– Proficient in (X)HTML, CSS, XML and an intermediate knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, and ASP .NET, AJAX, UML, MySQL, SOAP, Perl, Apache and OOP

– Should have development experience within Drupal. If you have contributed source code to the project, you are an ideal candidate.

– Detail oriented

– Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task and prioritize

– Proven ability to work cross-functionally with all levels of staff


If interested in this position, please send your resume with salary requirements to: