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We’re Looking for a Few Good Ninjas

Are you an incredible web developer, Java programmer, or user interface ninja? If so, we’d love talk to you. GlobalGiving is growing fast and we’re looking to expand our team. We’ve got openings in web development, marketing, and business development. So even if HTML isn’t your kung fu, we’ve got lots of opportunities for you to check out. For those techies out there, here’s the web developer job description:

Java Web Developer Ninja

Do you love to use your kung-fu skills to design and program engaging web sites? Do you have a black belt in creating beautiful code as well as interfaces? Do you want to work on a site that actually makes an impact on people’s lives?

GlobalGiving.org, an online marketplace for international grassroots charities, is looking for a black belt Java web developer. We’re looking for someone who loves to take charge of a project and see it all the way from a few loosely defined requirements to interface design, implementation, launch, and maintenance. Day-to-day tasks involve Java programming, user interface design, graphic development, and some server administration.

Although we’re small, we’ve got our fingers in a lot of cookie jars. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a lot of cutting edge technologies. We have a fast paced yet casual environment and are located in the U Street area of Washington, DC. We seek socially responsible team members who have an interest in leveraging their skills to improve the world and make an amazing dot-org web site.

Benefits include flexible work hours, a fully loaded MacBook Pro with secondary monitor, a convenient downtown DC location, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say “today, my work helped rescue 97 girls from bonded labor in India.” (One of many true stories.) And don’t worry – we’ve also got the usual benefits like 401K, health care, and paid vacation.

If you’re up for the challenge and are passionate about our cause, please send resume and cover letter to “jobs at globalgiving dot com” with the subject line “Java Web Developer”. Principals only. Salary range dependent on skill and experience.

Required Kung Fu Level Skills

  • Java programming (Java 5+ EE) that actually uses sound OO principles (owning a copy Design Patterns or Head First isn’t enough)
  • Experience with MVC frameworks and persistency frameworks such as iBatis or Hibernate
  • Ability to write beautiful web pages using cross-browser compliant HTML, CSS 2.0, and a Javascript framework (e,g. jQuery, Prototype)
  • Solid graphic design skills are ideal, but we only require familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Enough knowledge of Linux, Apache/Tomcat, and MySql to be trusted with super user level access
  • Sense of humor, love of music, and desire to change the world