VARI Digital Full Stack Developer

Victoria and Albert Museum

Full time, Fixed-term contract for 36 months (1 October 2017-30 September 2020)

The V&A Research Institute (VARI) is a five-year programme of projects and partnerships supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It takes the V&A's pioneering research culture into a new phase that allows the Museum to experiment with new ways of storing, displaying and studying its collections.

The V&A Research Institute (VARI) is seeking an inspired Full Stack Developer to work across the range of its projects and activities over the next three years.  This is an exciting opportunity to work from the ground up on the co-design, prototyping, coding and production of specific, adventurous heritage/cultural digital projects, products and infrastructures as part of interdisciplinary research teams that include humanities fields, collections-based approaches, conservation expertise, museum documentation specialists, and more.  We will be happy to consider developer-designers with skills weighted either to the front-end or the back-end, and are looking for the candidate with the best fit across this wide range of interest and skills.

The VARI Digital Developer-Designer will be working in a small interdisciplinary team similar to the context of a startup.  This is a lively and intellectually exciting arena in which to work, connecting a world-class collection, staff expertise and wider communities in innovative ways through digital products.  With knowledge of, or experience with, the design of both user interfaces and of information, you will be supporting the creative development and implementation of a portfolio of discrete projects across information architectures, collections data, digital humanities techniques, web and apps, open access publishing and the modular front- and back-end coding that supports all this.

Closing date for applications is midnight 6 November 2017
Interviews to be held on 14 November 2017

To apply and for a full job description, please visit the V&A recruitment webpage: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/jobs

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