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  • Josh Tauberer
    (Passing this along...) www.MAPLight.org Drupal Developer / MySQL Admin MAPLight.org, a dynamic Berkeley-based non-profit illuminating the connection between
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 16, 2008
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      www.MAPLight.org

      Drupal Developer / MySQL Admin

      MAPLight.org, a dynamic Berkeley-based non-profit illuminating the
      connection between money and politics, is seeking a Drupal developer
      with significant MySQL administration experience to maintain and
      expand our groundbreaking public database of campaign contributions
      and legislative votes. Ideal candidates will join deep technical
      expertise with strong communications skills, a love of problem-
      solving, a passion for data integrity, and a belief in the power of
      data transparency to improve American politics.

      Responsibilities
      * Maintain a MySQL database of legislative votes and campaign
      contributions, ensuring speed, stability, and data integrity as new
      data is added
      * Maintain a Drupal-based website offering easy public access to the
      database
      * Manage daily imports of data from a variety of non-profit and
      governmental sources
      * Help to expand MAPLight.org’s online services, developing new Drupal
      modules and working with external contractors as necessary
      * Support research and public reports based on the data
      * Offer technical advice and expertise to inform strategic decisions
      for the organization

      Qualifications
      * BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field, or BA with equivalent
      work experience
      * 5+ years database administration, preferably with MySQL
      * 5+ years web development, preferably in LAMP environments
      * Expertise with PHP, DHTML/CSS/Javascript, XML
      * Experience managing and developing Drupal-based websites
      * Strong communications skills
      * Personal commitment to MAPLight.org’s mission and goals

      Preferred
      * Experience in Open Source software development
      * Understanding of the American legislative system
      * Experience with Flash/Flex development

      This position is full-time and based in Berkeley, California. Salary
      commensurate with experience. Position includes health benefits and
      paid vacation. MAPLight.org is an equal opportunity employer.

      Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Emily
      [at] maplight [dot] org. Please include specific details of your
      experience with MySQL database administration and Drupal development,
      along with examples of your online work.

      About MAPLight.org
      MAPLight.org, a groundbreaking public database, illuminates the
      connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in
      unprecedented ways. Elected officials collect large sums of money to
      run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors
      with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is
      contrary to the public interest, yet legal. MAPLight.org makes money/
      vote connections transparent, to help citizens hold their legislators
      accountable.

      MAPLight.org’s small, effective team has won numerous awards,
      including a 2008 Webby award nomination for best Politics website.
      Learn more at http://www.maplight.org
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