Full Job Description
PaleoWest is a solution driven archaeological consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best Cultural Resource Management (CRM) professionals in the industry. PaleoWest places an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry while better protecting its fragile resources, and promoting professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking.
Paleowest is hiring a Filemaker Custom Application Developer for Paperless Archaeology. We are the fastest growing CRM firm in the country and are paving a digital path through the industry that is both innovative and sought after. We are looking for an exuberant, experienced FileMaker developer to join our team as we continue to push the envelope of what is possible within FileMaker as well as developing industry wide standards that are portable, robust, and easily adoptable. Our custom application uses FileMaker and the iOS FileMaker SDK. It is taking our industry by storm.
We are looking for a candidate that can immediately step into a fast paced work environment which requires a high level of productivity and close knit team collaboration to get jobs done. The following criteria will define specifically the needs of the candidate.
This project has several goals you could be instrumental in helping us achieve:
Configuration of the core database to accommodate key requirements of each project.
Sync between devices offline.
Following the methods at Modular FileMaker, help us build out core, reusable scripts and code to use across the solutions.
Using the FIAS (FileMaker iOS App SDK), we’ll publish our apps in the Apple App Store, B2B store and MDM Enterprise VPP.
Complex PDF generation: Several projects need PDF generation using the Append PDF function with some challenging scripting and order requirements.
Charts and Reports: We have many needs for user-generated reports, charts and dashboards, using either native FileMaker or Web Viewers
JSON: We're keen to use JSON for sending/receiving/exchanging data.
Make a difference. Our products are used on projects in 10 countries. You’ll be helping to document archaeological projects using the latest methods for paperless field recording.
User Experience: Help us improve our user experience overall, and with particular clients.
Required Skills and abilities (these are things we are unlikely to look past):
Experience with FileMaker 18: Especially layouts and scripting.
Bachelors of Science in a related field (Comp Sci, Comp Info Sys, Info Tech, Info Sci, Software Eng, etc)
At least 2 years experience working directly within and around the FileMaker Platform both in desktop and mobile environments. (Got a project you can show off? Even better!)
Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of data structures, algorithms, design patterns, fundamental database management principles, and basic programming knowledge.
Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of SQL.
Clear and concise communication practices both written and verbal as it relates to both technical and non-technical staff. We need someone who can explain tough concepts to the layman as well as spew out as many technical details as possible when needed.
Preferred Skills and abilities (these are things we would love to see but are not specifically seeking):
Experience in web development, specifically front end UX (JS,CSS,HTML,REST/CURL API usage, etc). We take full advantage of the built-in web viewer and wish to extend essential capabilities of our application for mapping, image galleries, user interface and more
Machine Learning / AI familiarities (TensorFlow, Wolfram, etc)
Xcode and iOS development: We are sticking with FileMaker and the SDK for now, but we would benefit from a talented iOS developer to help drive our roadmap.
PaleoWest is one of the most respected firms in the industry, with offices across the United States. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing team of professionals, please send a resume & cover letter including salary requirements. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.