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Application Programmer

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Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bloomington, MN
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The nation’s leading publisher of children’s library materials seeks an Application Programmer to join our progressive team. 

Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit

Capstone Digital, the division hiring this Application Programmer, develops personalized learning environments and interactive resources for students in PreK-9 that include digital books, research databases, and an interactive library.

The Application Programmer is responsible for analyzing website development requirements and procedures to improve existing website performance and develop enhancements. The Application Programmer will write code for website, continually monitor site performance after implementation, evaluate effectiveness and make recommendations where applicable; determine data requirements, table structure, report design, and program logic; work within the development team to define process flow, implementation planning, development methods, and timelines; ensure that enhancements to the site are compatible with existing methods; test programs; develop interfaces between co-existing databases; write and maintain complete documentation of process flow, user requirements, program design and user instructions.

The successful candidate must have at least a 4-year degree in information technology, business, or related field; 5+ years of programming experience in delivery of e-learning content preferred. We are looking for expertise in PHP and mySQL; experience with Linux and Apache; knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, Ajax; and willingness to learn new web technologies.  It would be highly desirable to have knowledge of model-view-controller and object-oriented frameworks; familiarity with application profilers and optimization techniques; proficiency with database design and relationships; and experience in developing responsive and stable high traffic sites.  We are looking for someone that is an analytical and creative thinker who demonstrates the ability to prioritize conflicting demands and who can manage assigned project tasks within established schedule. This person will also be a creative problem-solver who can communicate effectively with all members of the team and has a desire to thrive, learn, and grow in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. 

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, training opportunities, and a rewarding work environment. Please send resume and salary history by clicking Apply now. No phone calls, please.

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Capstone is the nation’s leading publisher of children’s library materials