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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS with the BadgeStack Project at LearningTimes in NYC

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Positions Available (described below):
▪ Data Visualization / User Experience Designer
▪ WordPress PHP Web Developer
▪ iPhone Developer and/or Designer
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About LearningTimes / BadgeStack
LearningTimes is a fun, fast-paced company headquartered in the heart of New York City. Founded in 2002, we’re spearheading the award-winning BadgeStack Project, a development effort to recognize achievement, knowledge, and community contributions with the first system designed specifically for badge-empowered learning. Our partners and clients are some of the best-known organizations, associations, museums and brands in the world, such as: the Smithsonian, Yale University, the NYC Department of Education, the US Department of Education, the Princeton Review, the American Association of Museums, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Resumes and portfolio links should be sent to jobs@learningtimes.com.

Our NYC office is centrally located just steps from Penn Station, multiple subway and bus lines, LIRR, and NJ Transit.

See:
http://www.badgestack.com
http://www.badgestackproject.org
http://www.learningtimes.com

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Data Visualization / User Experience Designer

LearningTimes is looking for a data visualization and graphic / user experience designer to work with its BadgeStack Project team. This graphic storyteller will create data-driven visual depictions of user progress, interactive data-driven widgets, interfaces, learning maps and reports. The candidate should have:

• Expertise in standard design tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
• Experience in Javascript, JQuery, CSS, HTML, XML, HTML5 (a big plus)
• Experience in Google Chart Tools (a plus)

Pluses:
• Experience in Motion Graphics and video/audio editing
• Experience designing or customizing WordPress plugins and themes

We are looking for a designer with strong curiosity, creativity, and devotion to teamwork. This is an amazing opportunity to make a real contribution to a whole new approach to learning. Our team strives to use unique visual explanations to motivate, orient and excite users. Continuing education, experimentation and sharing knowledge are core values of our team.

• Funding/stipend for summer internship available.
• Full time or part time opportunities available.

To Apply:
Resumes and portfolio links should be sent to jobs@learningtimes.com.

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WordPress PHP Web Developer

LearningTimes is looking for a WordPress PHP Web Developer to work with its BadgeStack Project team. This brilliant developer will enjoy a challenge, and the opportunity to create innovative new online tools and workflows. You’ll work with a team building an award-winning platform that is changing the way people learn and participate in communities online. The candidate should have:

• Minimum of two (2) years software development experience in open source software development
• Experience with front-end development using HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Ajax
• Experience with WordPress Development
• Proficiency with WP Plugin customization and development
• Deep knowledge of object-oriented design methodology and standard software design patterns
• Experience with PHP development
• Fanatical about writing clean, well-commented code
• Cross-browser development knowledge and testing
• Experience with MySQL
• Strong technical written and verbal communication in English

We are looking for a developer with strong curiosity and creativity. This is an amazing opportunity to make a real contribution to a whole new approach to learning. Continuing education, experimentation and sharing knowledge are core values of our team.

• Funding/stipend for summer internship available.
• Full time or part time opportunities available.

To Apply:
Resumes and portfolio links should be sent to jobs@learningtimes.com.

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iPhone Developer and/or Designer

As an iOS developer, you’ll be joining a small, collaborative team responsible for the end-to-end development of an iPhone application.

LearningTimes is looking for an iPhone app developer and/or designer to work with its BadgeStack Project team. This developer will enjoy a challenge, and the opportunity to create innovative new mobile tools. You’ll work with a team building an award-winning platform that is changing the way people learn and interact in communities.

As an iPhone Developer, you will:
● Drive development of features
● Prototype new ideas and explore new technologies that are at the forefront of mobile technology and commerce
● Help code backend applications and features
● Work across disciplines with team members representing product, design, and web development

Skills and Experience:
• Experience developing Apps for the iPad and the iPhone
• Coding skills in Objective C, Cocoa, iOS SDK, and Interface Builder
• Min. 2+ years experience coding applications in PHP 5
• Experience working with Object Oriented Programming
• Strong interaction and design sense
● Proficient in Objective-C and Cocoa
● Have published one or more applications in the App Store
● Well-versed in client/server architectures
● Competent in Cocoa design patterns and API design
● Passionate about end-to-end user experience design

We are looking for a developer with strong curiosity and creativity. This is an amazing opportunity to make a real contribution to a whole new approach to learning. Continuing education, experimentation and sharing knowledge are core values of our team.

• Funding/stipend for summer internship available.
• Full time or part time opportunities available.

To Apply:
Resumes and portfolio links should be sent to jobs@learningtimes.com.

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