[portland] Seeking Web Developer for Textile Archive Project

Julie LaRoche julie at blueriderdesign.com
Tue Jan 31 21:05:28 CET 2012

*Blue Rider Design LLC
133 SW 2nd Avenue
Suite 430
Portland, Oregon 97204
(919) 699 2747
Seeking Web Developer*
Project Background
The Andrea Aranow Textile Project is a two and half year old project to
digitize and index a unique collection of 26,000 textiles and original
artwork. The collection was amassed over a span of 20 years and over four
continents and reflects a lifetime of passion for textiles. The collection
is housed in Portland and has been photographed completely and cataloged
meticulously with a comprehensive, customized taxonomy using hierarchical
tagging. Having photographed and nearly completed our cataloging, we are
now focused on creating a browser-based application to demonstrate the
collection’s rich history and stunning visual beauty.*
Job Description
Blue Rider Design is seeking a developer/s to create an image archive
database for searching and curating a textile collection of high-resolution
images.  The archive project will allow users to search and discover the
collection through indexed and tagged information.  Users will find design
inspiration and educational information about textiles through a
comprehensive, hierarchical taxonomy referencing both visual and physical
characteristics of the items in the collection. The application will need
to be completed by June 2012 when it will be presented in Copenhagen at an
archiving conference.

The individual/s in this role will work directly with the manager of the
textile archive and team to design and program a browser-based web
application implementing functionality and features to interact with the
collection.  The Software Developer will take an active role in determining
the technical solutions for faceted searches and developing data
visualizations for color and location/origin searches.  The Software
Developer will be involved in the full software development life-cycle from
concept through to execution of this application.

We are looking for an individual or team that is:
• Passionate about what they build and create
• Well-versed in several coding languages as well as development platforms
• Communicates effectively with non-technical people
• A creative problem solver
• Effiecient, practical, gets the job done, and gets software out the door
• Able to take direction and execute projects as requested and deliver
timely solutions*

   - Minimum of 3 years experience in interactive development
   - Familiarity of client side software development technologies (HTML5,
   CSS3, JavaScript, SQL)
   - Experience with various language/platforms (such as Ruby, Python,
   Drupal, Joomla, Django)
   - UI/UX experience a plus
   - Portfolio showcasing your work with code samples
   - Self motivated individual/s with ability to work independently and
   within a team

   - Bachelors in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent combination of
   education & experience
   - Interest in photography/photo file formats (e.g. DNG)
   - Experience extracting Data from binary files
   - Interest in design, textiles, imaging and archiving

If you think you are a good fit for our project, please contact Caleb or
caleb at blueriderdesign.com, julie at blueriderdesign.com*
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