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Position type: Full-time Basic work week: 37.5 hours per week
Newfields seeks a talented Software Developer to work as part of the Newfields Lab discovernewfields.org/newfields-lab. We are a group of designers, developers, and digital strategists who create technology solutions for Newfields. We engage audiences in immersive experiences through technology by developing new ways for people to interact with art, nature, their environment, and one another.
The Newfields Lab serves as the in-house development team for Newfields. We specialize in online, in-gallery, and outdoor interactives, digital publishing (including web development), data analytics, online collections, data and systems integrations.
We are currently looking for a full stack software developer with a breadth of experience that includes modern front-end development web tools as well as comfort with database modeling and API creation and consumption. We often will handle unique requests to solve the diverse requirements of a cultural institution, and therefore, a self-starter that enjoys new technologies is always welcome.
The following responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory.
- Extend backend development work for a pilot educational platform that serves digital museum collections in a new and innovative experience
- Collaborate with other developers and designers to create indoor and outdoor immersive projection-based experiences
- Maintenance and improvements to the DiscoverNewfields.org website and develop innovative ways to reach a wider audience through online experiences
- Support data analytics and integration lead developer in creating unique business solutions for various Newfields user groups
- Create clean, well-documented, and efficient software and services
- Maintain, optimize, organize, and document existing sites, services, and systems
- Aptitude for analyzing diverse systems, processes, databases, schemas, etc.
- Fluency with server-side languages, especially PHP and NodeJS
- RDBMS interfacing with MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
- Familiarity with Linux-based operating systems and servers
- Developing and interacting with REST-ful web services
- MVC web frameworks
- CSS preprocessors and modern CSS frameworks
- JS preprocessors and transpilers
- Modern version control (Git)
- Interest in cultural institutions, guest engagement and experience, and data analytics
- Deployment of web applications and servers on AWS or equivalent cloud-based provider
- Experience with content management systems such as concrete5 or Wordpress
- Experience with modern front-end frameworks such as React, AngularJS, or VueJS
- Proficiency in other languages such as C#, Python, and shell scripting
- 3D modeling (e.g. Blender) and game development environment experience (e.g. Unity/Unreal)
- Computer vision (openCV)
- IoT / embedded systems (Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
Education and/or Experience:
- BA/BS degree (or equivalent) and 0-3 years professional software development experience
A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and Newfields application to:
Mail: Newfields ATTN: Human Resources 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208
Fax: 317-920-2655 No phone calls, please.
Newfields offers dynamic experiences with art and nature for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic home, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the IMA Galleries, to concerts in The Toby, to a stroll through The Garden with a glass of something cold, guests are invited to interact with art and nature in exciting new ways. Newfields is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among the ten largest and ten oldest general art museums in the nation; the Lilly House, a National Historic Landmark; The Garden, featuring 40 acres of contemporary and historic gardens, a working greenhouse and an orchard; and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, one of the largest art and nature parks in the country. The Newfields campus extends outside of Indianapolis with Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind.—one of the nation’s most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist architecture. For more information visit discovernewfields.org.
Newfields recognizes that museum audiences and their interests are changing, and as Newfields transforms our audience experience, we are creating expanded, innovative opportunities to actively engage and entertain our guests. Celebrating the diversity of our donors, guests, volunteers and staff is a key part of this Newfields vision. Diversity is understanding, respecting, and valuing differences, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Simply put, we believe our guests and donors are best served by a host team, comprised of both staff and volunteers, that reflects the diversity represented within our communities and that takes full advantage of the unique viewpoints, talents and experiences of each and every person who works here. We strive to attract and retain exceptional employees who feel comfortable in an inclusive culture that supports their ability to thrive and add their voice to the ongoing conversation.
Indianapolis is a city with a MSA of 2,000,000 people. More than 60% of the population is under 44 years of age and the city’s racial demographic breakdown is approximately 79% White, 16% Black, 3% Asian, and 2% other, with 7% of the overall citizenry identifying as Hispanic. In 2016 Forbes named Indianapolis one of the top 10 cities to live in for young professionals citing its high standard and low cost of living, while Vogue told its readers not to call Indianapolis a “Flyover City”, but to go see how vibrant it is for themselves. With a host of new bars and restaurants, nationally recognized symphony, theater, cabaret, sports teams, and the Herron School of Art + Design, Newfield’s hometown is a perfect place to build a career and enjoy life.