The Chopping Block is now hiring a Design Technologist

The Chopping Block is searching for a creative minded Programmer/Design Technologist. “We’re looking for a individual who is not afraid of stepping into the ring and landing a few solid punches.”

Primary responsibilities are (about 50% of your time):

  • Building Flash websites (using AS 1 and 2) that load data in dynamically (usually from XML files).
  • Authoring valid and semantic XHTML and styling it with CSS, using Javascript (AJAX and DOM) to enhance those Flash and XHTML websites. Familiarity with FlashObject and sIFR is a plus.
  • Cross browser compatibility is very important, so being able to work around all of IE’s quirks and Safari’s shortcomings is a required.
  • Having a good eye for design and good usability practices is a must.
  • Managing production artists and designers and being the technical lead on multiple projects at once.

Secondary responsibilities (about 30% of your time):

  • Building or modifying the back end for those websites using server side technologies like PHP, Java, ASP.NET, Ruby (on rails), MySQL, XML and XSLT.
  • Administering production and development web servers and e-mail (familiarity with Plesk is a big plus), including using Mailman to manage mailing lists.

Other responsibilities (about 15% of your time):

  • Assisting the principals in maintaining a small network of OSX workstations and a couple OSX file/web servers and a couple of Windows PCs.

And last (about 5%):

To apply, please send your resume in PDF or plain text format, along with a link to your online portfolio (or examples of your work) to

UPDATE (9-29-05): The spot has been filled, but if you are looking for work it wouldn’t hurt to send your info over to them in case they need more people!