Back-End Developer

Posted On Sep 10, 2019 Location New York,New York
Experience 3 yrs- 5 yrs Duration Contract


Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: This is a One Year Position


The Met Museum is seeking a back-end developer to join the collection squad, a cross-functional Scrum team dedicated to providing access to the museum’s encyclopedic art collection and associated content. In this role you will contribute to the ongoing development of our public API ( and supporting systems. You will work with both internal stakeholders and third-party partners such as Wikimedia, Google, and Microsoft to find new and innovative ways of sharing our works with the world.

We are a collaborative team, and will look to your expertise and input to help us architect the best solutions. You will also work closely with other internal teams and stakeholders for the apps and systems we work on.

This is a highly rewarding role, and is part of a dynamic, forward-thinking and ambitious Product Development group responsible for connecting the Museum’s incredible art and scholarship with audiences from around the world


The primary responsibility for this role is to maintain and refactor existing collection pipelines that provide data and media to the collection online, as well as for third parties and the public. Additionally, this role will:

  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience and Skills:

  • 2-5 years experience developing medium to large scale back-end or web applications in a team-based environment
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Conversant with database testing strategies
  • Strong commitment to department and museum goals
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively and proactively solve problems
  • Ability to learn quickly and work efficiently
  • Raw enthusiasm and a strong work ethic
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • College degree or equivalent experience required
  • Creativity, flexibility, a sense of humor


  • Experience with C#, MS SQL, golang
  • Experience with continuous integration / deployment, and associated tools (we use Jenkins)
  • Experience working on open source projects
  • Experience working with TMS (The Museum System)


  • Strong work/life balance
  • Early access to exhibitions, galleries, and curatorial talks
  • A fantastic work environment!

Company Description

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

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