Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Date Posted:
September 19, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts

Information Systems/Technology


Web Developer/ PHP Software Engineer


The Massachusetts Historical Society is looking to contract a highly skilled PHP developer for an open-source project. We are building a web delivery system for historical documents that ingests XML and creates browse features from stored JSON metadata. Our lead developer requires a second set of eyes focused on refactoring and expanding the MVC architecture, preparing documentation (in the form of regularized in-code commenting) for open-source release, and possible adding unit testing to the mix. Experience working toward PSR standards is highly desirable.

Work will be remote, but an occasional in-person meeting may be required.

Years of experience coding high level OOP PHP web apps; know when to use interfaces, abstract classes; able to code without a framework.Experience with XML, JSON metadata structures, unit testing all a plus.
How To Apply:
At present, please submit a bid in the form of a formal email addressed to Bill Beck, stating your qualifications, and the nature of work you could perform, along with your hourly rate. Please attach a resume to the email.
Apply by:
September 25, 2019
dependent upon competing bids, please provide hourly rate
About this Organization:
The Massachusetts Historical Society is an independent research library that collects, preserves, makes accessible, and communicates manuscripts and other materials in order to promote the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation - a mission it has pursued since 1791.