WordPress Development Intern
MetroStar Systems - Reston VA

Internship Category: Paid

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  • MetroStar Systems is an award-winning information technology services and management consulting company that specializes in emerging technologies within the public sector. Our team, which is headquartered in Reston, VA, has a heritage of building solutions, engineering systems, and providing strategic consulting services that have led us to develop a distinctive set of skills, products, and hybrid methodologies blending the best agile product development and iterative consulting techniques in the industry.

    We are seeking a results oriented a web development intern for a Fall internship in 2017 in support of our Mortgage customer and work in our Reston, VA location. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated student or recently graduated student interested in pursuing a career in web development.

    You’re a great fit if:

      • You’re interested in working with back-end and front-end developers to build custom websites and applications
      • You enjoy using PHP and WordPress

    You’ll love our Internship if:(This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

    • You are currently enrolled in college as a Junior or Senior or have recently graduated
    • You have the following skillset for Back-end focused internship
      • Experience with PHP, LAMP
      • Knowledge of SQL (MySQL or similar)
      • You have experience with WordPress theme or plugin development
      • You have experience with a PHP framework””a plus. We don’t expect you to be an expert, but some prior work with PHP is required.
      • You possess basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and JQuery
    • You have the following skillset for Front-end focused internship:
      • You have strong knowledge semantic HTML5 markup, CSS, web accessibility standards, and cross browser compatibility
      • You have experience with Javascript and/or jQuery
      • You have previously created mobile responsive layouts
      • You are familiar with WordPress themes

    We’ll REALLY love you if:(This is the bonus stuff that makes you stand out)

    • You have knowledge of Object Oriented Programming techniques and design patterns in any language
    • You have experience with REST APIs, mobile development (Android or iOS SDKs), AWS, Git or similar version control
    • You have performed Website administration or LAMP stack/server management

    What your day will look like:

    • You’ll perform web development of Mortgage business and technical processes.
    • You’ll analyze systems and reports to assist software developers in fixing issues with computer applications.
    • You’ll collaborate with other front-end and back-end developers for projects as needed.

    The Admin Stuff: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for potential access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required

    The Legal Stuff:MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems

    MetroStar Systems is an award-winning information technology services and management consulting company that specializes in emerging technologies within the public sector. Our team, which is headquartered in Reston, VA, has a heritage of building solutions, engineering systems, and providing strategic consulting services that have led us to develop a distinctive set of skills, products, and hybrid methodologies blending the best agile product development and iterative consulting techniques in the industry.

    We are seeking a results oriented a web development intern for a Fall internship in 2017 in support of our Mortgage customer and work in our Reston, VA location. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated student or recently graduated student interested in pursuing a career in web development.

    You’re a great fit if:

      • You’re interested in working with back-end and front-end developers to build custom websites and applications
      • You enjoy using PHP and WordPress

    You’ll love our Internship if:(This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

    • You are currently enrolled in college as a Junior or Senior or have recently graduated
    • You have the following skillset for Back-end focused internship
      • Experience with PHP, LAMP
      • Knowledge of SQL (MySQL or similar)
      • You have experience with WordPress theme or plugin development
      • You have experience with a PHP framework””a plus. We don’t expect you to be an expert, but some prior work with PHP is required.
      • You possess basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and JQuery
    • You have the following skillset for Front-end focused internship:
      • You have strong knowledge semantic HTML5 markup, CSS, web accessibility standards, and cross browser compatibility
      • You have experience with Javascript and/or jQuery
      • You have previously created mobile responsive layouts
      • You are familiar with WordPress themes

    We’ll REALLY love you if:(This is the bonus stuff that makes you stand out)

    • You have knowledge of Object Oriented Programming techniques and design patterns in any language
    • You have experience with REST APIs, mobile development (Android or iOS SDKs), AWS, Git or similar version control
    • You have performed Website administration or LAMP stack/server management

    What your day will look like:

    • You’ll perform web development of Mortgage business and technical processes.
    • You’ll analyze systems and reports to assist software developers in fixing issues with computer applications.
    • You’ll collaborate with other front-end and back-end developers for projects as needed.

    The Admin Stuff: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for potential access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required

    The Legal Stuff:MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems

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