Senior Software Developer
American Physical Society | Ridge, NY (on Long Island)
Work on the cutting edge of scientific publishing!
Posted Jan 4, 2017

The American Physical Society, a leading publisher of scientific journals, based in Suffolk County, LI, seeks a senior software developer. If you have strong experience building applications for the web and have a passion for sharing new and better ways to build software, we'd like to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small team using the latest technologies to build applications used by authors, reviewers, and staff to support editorial and peer review processes. The developer is expected to have a strong web development background, preferably with the ability to work full stack (backend, front-end, API and service layers).

We're a group who happily share knowledge and value other ideas, while working in a bright, modern office with a friendly atmosphere and flat hierarchies.

We will challenge you with interesting work while providing you with a collaborative culture in a fast paced environment. Our staff is encouraged to attend industry conferences and we are constantly playing with new tools and use all the latest and greatest technologies, affording you the capability to impact all aspects of your projects.

You must have excellent English communication skills, be a problem solver and a team player, and be results oriented.

Other incentives for working at APS are great pay, great benefits, generous 403(b), fun

company events, commuter benefits, and 3 weeks paid vacation.


● Advanced/senior level programming experience building full stack web applications. We currently utilize Clojure, Rails/Ruby, Clojurescript/re-frame, React

● A passion for writing well designed, maintainable code using test/behavior driven development.

● Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases (We currently utilize PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, etc.).

● Strong unix skills (Linux and/or Mac OS X preferred)

● Experience with Git or a similar version control system

● Experience with AWS or similar cloud service providers


● Knowledge/Experience/interest in building reactive applications over WebSockets/SSE

● Experience with JRuby and Java integration

● Java, Hibernate, Spring

● Dev-ops experience using provisioning/orchestration/deployments technologies like Docker, Ansible, Chef, Kubernetes, etc.

● Experience with search engines (Elasticsearch, Solr, Lucene, etc.)

● Knowledge/experience with distributed processes, event sourcing, CQRS, Kafka and/or similar

To apply please send your resume to:

If possible, please also provide code samples and URL's of previous applications you've developed. Candidates who provide links to their GitHub profiles or personal websites with technical articles and/or code samples will receive priority.

American Physical Society

1 Research Road

Ridge, NY 11961

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans

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