18 Feb 2013

Full-Time Sr. Application Web Developer

National Geographic SocietyWashington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

The National Geographic Society Technology team is seeking a Senior Application Developer to lead development of online applications and web interfaces in a exciting and changing industry.

Want to help people learn about the world and work on interesting technology? We’re not about buzz words, we’re about doing interesting things that make sense. This is fun and we have 125 years of amazing stories to share with the world.


Infrastructure: making our backend more robust, automated, and scalable. We need to continue making our applications and products accessible quickly and easily.

Applications: building new applications to work with our online properties and develop new ways to share the robust amount of data and media created every day in our Society. We need to continue creating each solution as an extendable package for each of our products. If you think modular, event driven and scalable, keep reading.

Product: making our information easier to access in various formats/mediums. We need to continue embracing this age of creating highly-curated experiences and providing the tools to produce the best digital story.


Currently we’re using Django/Python on the backend, with the usual JavaScript/HTML/CSS on the front-end. We’re constantly exploring the best tools as needed for each application, and expect you to be updated on the latest Python and Django packages, message queues, GIS and NoSQL databases, continuous integration testing, so on and so forth.


Senior Application Developer: Exceptional experienced with the Django framework, utilizing both Python and PostgreSQL databases. You’re not happy with just any solution to many of the situations a large media company is constantly faced with, but you’re constantly after the right solution. We’re looking for people who are versed in our industry and are excited to keep learning. We look at the direction the Web is going and look at every possible solution as things evolve.

Want to work at a company where you’ll be able to shape the technology decisions and end product? Love reading and exploring modern web application solutions and are looking for ways to integrate that into your day to day? Interested in learning more about our amazing benefits including working remotely with our distributed team? Send your resume, GitHub account, blog address or whatever other way you stay connected to online world.


National Geographic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions. The organization is guided by its mission to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge and to promote awareness of the critical need to protect the planet’s natural resources, wild spaces and diverse cultures and people.

How to Apply

Send your resume, GitHub account, blog address or whatever to alake@ngs.org

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: application developer, architect, django, and python.

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