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NWREL Seeks Online Technology Developer (Portland, OR)
Jun 11, 2009 @ 13:31:54

Company Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Location Portland, OR
Title Online Technology Developer

The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. NWREL is a private, nonprofit corporation which has served the Northwest region since 1966 as its Regional Educational Laboratory under contract with the U. S. Department of Education, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations.

This position contributes to NWREL by developing web-based applications that advance the goals, purposes, and objectives of NWREL's work.


  • Design, code, program, and build advanced Web-based applications to support online learning and distance support efforts.
  • Troubleshoot, update, and maintain Web-based applications.
  • Develop, in collaboration with staff, effective and interactive web applications and technologies that support internal and external communication as well as online learning opportunities.
  • Provide technical support in the use of Web-based applications such as Flash to both internal and external clients.
  • Train and assist other NWREL staff in the use of Web-based applications such as Flash.
  • Support and contribute to visual design work for both Web-based and print-based products
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Education/Training: Bachelor of Science degree or two years directly related experience
  • Experience: The successful applicant should have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities
    • One year of programming experience with Web-based applications as well as experience with the design of Web-based and print-based products.
    • Knowledge of computer programming theory and techniques including MySQL, ActionScript, JavaScript, and C++.
    • Proficient with multimedia software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash
    • Ability to work with others professionally to produce materials of high quality content and aesthetic design
    • Ability to communicate technical information to laypersons and interactive with highly diverse team consisting of internal and external members
    • Ability to complete work in a timely manner, under tight timelines with projects that may have conflicting deadlines

Demonstrated experience developing Web-based materials for education environments preferred

Problem Solving:

  • Seeks problem solutions from multiple options caused by changing plan assumptions
  • Determines how things are to be done
  • Balances competing projects and work schedules


  • Acts on issues based on set practices and procedures or well defined policies
  • Works within established protocols
  • Self-directed with minimal oversight by supervisor
  • Overall work is reviewed during annual performance evaluation and regular discussions with supervisor
  • Provides value added guidance to other staff
  • Influences operational decisions

Physical Demands/Conditions:

  • Office
    • Sit for prolonged periods of time, requires manual dexterity for operation of personal computer and ten-key, must be able to lift boxes weighing 30-40 pounds, operate a telephone, frequent interruptions to concentration, interact with a wide range of clients and co-workers
  • Travel
    • Moderate travel requirements (up to 25% of work schedule) including extended overnight stays out of state
    • Ability to travel by car or common carrier for out of state and rural travel
    • Ability to transport and/or handle moderate sized packages and materials (up to 35 pounds) at on-site locations.

Salary range: $43,100 - $73,800 per year based on experience, plus a benefits package that includes vacation, generous employer paid retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, transportation benefit, and opportunities for ongoing professional development.

Please submit your resume and letter of application to nwrelstaffing@nwrel.org. Interviews will be conducted after internal screening. In your cover letter, please reference Position #09-04 and how your skills match the specific qualifications listed above.

NWREL is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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