The Web Developer is responsible for developing, managing and supporting the delivery of business results from LASA’s software infrastructure, interfacing with LASA’s staff, end users, and members. While the primary focus will be on LASA’s AMS, involvement with other software solutions will be expected. Also, some IT-based project management support for the other LASA areas is also expected.
Developing new web solutions.
Improving application performance through database optimization.
Identifying opportunities to increase productivity, improve data integrity, and reduce costs for database management.
Using SQL knowledge and tools, reporting skills, and other general database skills, manage the process to accommodate prioritized user requests.
Scheduling, planning and implementing effective testing processes to ensure that deliverables adhere to standards and expectations.
Document and maintain a current understanding of the Association’s data, data sources, data flows, and business rules regarding data; map business processes to data models.
Managing the end user experience with supported software solution results. This involves efficient and effective management and resolution of all incidents and issues related to the AMS and other software.
Consulting with users to ascertain needs and ensuring that LASA’s software solutions meet user or project requirements.
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Bachelor’s degree in website development, computer science, or a related field.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of object-oriented design, web application architecture and relational database design.
Experience using MySQL with an ability to write SQL queries and stored procedures.
Working experience with REST Services and APIs.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to effectively multi-task with minimal supervision in a deadline-driven environment is required.
Team-oriented interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of PC/Mac hardware and software troubleshooting.
This position operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing may be required.
This would require the ability to reach, grasp, and handle objects, lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
This position involves airline travel or other travel.
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 12,000 members, nearly 60 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.Every year, specialists on Latin America gather at the LASA International Congress. Featuring over 900 sessions, including plenary sessions and informal meetings, the Congress is the world's premier forum for expert discussion on Latin America and the Caribbean.LASA members enjoy a wide variety of benefits. Membership is available to individuals and institutions sharing the Association's commitment to the field of Latin American studies.The Association advances the Latin Americanist community in numerous other ways. I...t provides access to the Latin American Research Review, the premier U.S.-based journal in Latin American studies; it publishes the LASA Forum, a quarterly newsletter; it alerts members to professional opportunities; it recognizes scholarly achievement and it represents Latin Americanists' interests and views before the U.S. government and at times to governments elsewhere.