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Full Stack Developer to CODER: Center for Community Driven Research, Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus Universitet

In 2016, ScienceAtHome emerged as a major contributor to the global Citizen Science community. We launched our website scienceathome.org, published an article in the prestigious science journal Nature and launched new apps for iOS and Android. Over 270,000 players have played our games. Recently in 2018, we collaborated with DR2 the national broadcaster in Denmark to launch our latest game Skill Lab: Science Detective, a game that tests players Cognitive skills whilst gathering data to help us better understand how the human mind works.

The ScienceAtHome team punches well above its size; we do the majority of our design, sound, graphics and video in-house and are extremely ambitious in what we deliver. We do well because we care about our work, and the projects we are involved in.

Lead Full Stack Wordpress / PHP Developer

Would you like to become part of an international team of programmers, academics and games industry professionals collaborating to build a universe of citizen science games?
Would you like to help build games and educational entertainment that aims to bring science into the living room, and citizens to the science lab? Are you passionate about games, science, and technology? Then maybe you are the right person to join our team at the Aarhus University.

The Opportunity
We are building a game-based learning platform for children and adolescents with the goal
of bringing more hardcore science to the classroom. In order to be successful with this
project, we are looking to expand our team with a talented Full-stack developer. You will not
only work with our other developers, but also get into work with scientists from a diverse set of fields, including cutting-edge research into controlling single atoms, social science,
psychology, and machine learning.

We are looking for a web admin/team lead, to join our web and backend team. Wordpress and PHP know how, a problem-solving attitude and good communication skills are essential to this role as you will be communicating with a team with varied backgrounds, skills and needs.

Your traits:
•    Able to communicate and coordinate with technical as well as non-technical team members.
•    Experience being the lead developer.
•    Able to communicate in English and have good general communication skills
•    Be team player, we’re building a team that can deliver more than it’s individual parts so it’s important that you contribute to team spirit and motivation.

•    Ability to create website elements, using pre-defined styling
•    Experience writing and customizing Wordpress plugins.
•    Document written code (PHPDoc format).
•    Writing mobile-first/responsive frontend code
•    Able to convert a given design into functional web code

Required Technical skills

•    PHP, OOP
•    Wordpress
•    JavaScript/TypeScript - Standard frameworks e.g. jQuery

•    CSS / CSS3 / SCSS
•    HTML / HTML5
•    MySQL, MongoDB/NoSQL
•    Bootstrap 3 based layout

•    API Development (REST/JSON)
•    Using GIT
•    Is fluent in written and spoken English

Nice to have
•    Angular 4+
•    Server Infrastructure/DevOps (apache/nginx/IIS)
•    Working with MS Azure
•    Unity Game Engine

What you will get
We offer a full time 10-14 month contract depending on the qualifications. The contract can be extended if further finances are procured for the project. You will become part of an
ambitious team with a successful track record, and have the opportunity to contribute to a
world recognised, exciting Citizen Science project.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment
is Aarhus University with related departments.

Deadline for application
All applications must be made online.
Please supply a CV, cover letter in English and links to an online portfolio showcasing your work.
We would like the candidate to start at the beginning of February.

The job is time limted from February 2019 until March 2020 with option of extension if further external funding is optained.

Interviews will be held ongoing during the application period.

Further information can be obtained from Jacob Sherson: sherson@phys.au.dk Formalities and salary range
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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