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Applicants interested in applying for any of the below positions, must submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and required sample materials, etc. to:

WHRO
Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer
5200 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA  23508

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer


EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Purpose: A number of years ago, WHRO launched an Educational Services division to:

  • Monetize existing and future online course content it has developed through license or subscription to K-12 school divisions in Virginia and prospectively throughout the US;
  • Further develop its online educational content distribution platform, eMediaVA and market it to prospective Content Contributors across the Commonwealth; and
  • Secure contracts with third party entities such as educational publishers, associations, defense contractors and others to produce online instructional and training content.

Position Description: The Educational Services Sales Representative is responsible for representing WHRO’s educational products and services to:

  • K-12 School Divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Selected educational publishers, associations, organizations, and contractors engaged in the creation and/or sale of online courseware, learning objects, and educational software & applications or training materials.

Responsibilities: The Educational Sales Representative implements sales activities and provides market data for WHRO’s Educational Services division, working in concert with WHRO’s Vice President of Education, E-Learning Manager, Chief Operating Officer, and other sales staff to support the successful acquisition of new customers, maintain continued business with existing accounts and to provide liaison with customers in the use of WHRO’s educational products and services.

The Educational Sales Representative will be responsible for developing relationships in K-12 school divisions, state agencies, and the state department of education, and among other influential constituencies.  He/she will work with WHRO’s marketing team and other WHRO education and content resources in implementing successful sales campaigns.  He/she will gather market and customer intelligence to inform marketing and development programs.  The successful candidate will bring a strong customer focus and serve as product champion to external customers.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to implement strategic plans that support company goals
  • Strong skills in sales in an educational business environment
  • Knowledge of selling in to the education industry
  • Ability to develop and deliver high-level sales discussions and presentations
  • Ability to develop and present workshops and training sessions on the application of WHRO’s  products to customers, e.g., institutions of higher education
  • Serve as a liaison with customers, e.g., K-12 schools, state agencies and others
  • Build positive, long-term relations with current and potential customers
  • Meet and develop networks with key decision makers at all levels from relevant entities and organizations
  • Participate in initiatives with influential organizations that impact policy and direction which may affect WHRO
  • Develop in-depth understanding of the features, benefits, and support of WHRO’s products and services
  • Develop in-depth understanding of the customer and markets served by WHRO
  • Identify and qualify key decision makers in target organizations
  • Conduct sales and training campaigns for current and potential customers
  • Report on key market trends and findings to assist the company in the development of marketing support and proposal development

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer and account management skills at the divisional level
  • Ability to present workshops and training to groups using technology
  • Success conducting sales campaigns, using resources, and developing relationships with targeted decision makers
  • Strong sales, project management, and decision making skills
  • Prior experience in education, educational software and the K-12 education market preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel 50%-60%
  • Bachelor's degree is required, MBA/advanced degree is preferred

Reports To:  Vice President of Education

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:  WHRO, Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer; 5200 Hampton Blvd.; Norfolk, VA or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

Summary:
The Database Administrator position includes responsibility for database development, administration and reporting, working as a member of an IT support group assisting various departments with the maintenance of existing CRM, Financial and Traffic database applications, the design of new open-source database applications; and development of custom queries, reports and integrations.

Job Duties

Database Management

  • Responsible for database management for all in-house supported database systems (including but not limited to Oracle, MS SQL, MY SQL, and Informix).  Supported applications currently include Team Approach, ProTrack, MS Exchange/Outlook, ScheduALL.
  • Assumes leadership role and accepts responsibility for management of troubleshooting any data-related problems with all supported applications (listed above).  Recommends solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Works with Information Technology staff to identify and correct software  malfunctions in a timely fashion so as not to disrupt corporate operations.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.

 Database Programming

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely execution of all Oracle-generate reports and documents for the Development department.
  • Responsible for database programming (including the design of data structures, data normalization, development of queries and report generation), as time permits, for all supported in-house systems and special projects.
  • Identifies database requirements by interviewing internal customers; analyzing department applications, programming, and operations, evaluating existing systems and designing proposed systems and enhancements.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science and/or a related field or equivalent technical education and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in an RDBMS environment.
  • A fundamental working knowledge of and experience with Oracle and SQL data management and design is expected at a minimum.
  • Successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and must be able to manage projects without the need for daily supervision.

Nice to have:

  • Additional desirable skills include knowledge of any of the following applications and DBMS’s Postgres, Informix; Crystal Reports; Microsoft Dynamics; Team Approach; and Pro Track.
  • A basic understanding of PCI compliance and data security policies and requirements is also desired.

Reports To:  Engineering & IT Officer
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  WHRO, Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer, 5200 Hampton Boulevard; Norfolk, VA  23508 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

Summary:
WHRO Public Media is expanding its Online Media department by adding a Senior PHP Developer to the team. He or she will participate in the entire life cycle of high complexity projects including, but not limited to research and analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, training, and documentation. He or she is ready to adapt and extend the architectural plan as new product goals and technical challenges emerge in our agile, continuous development environment with an emphasis on architecture within Cloud.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience developing custom PHP solutions, maintaining existing PHP code and optimizing MySQL queries, passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas.

Job Duties:

  • Deliver consumer-facing web applications at large scale in a senior Web developer or architecture role
  • Web development in PHP/JavaScript/MySQL/XHTML
  • Manage Git repositories and methodologies
  • Document, maintain and contribute to project stories in project management system
  • Customize eCommerce platforms for custom functionality and integrations with 3rd party software
  • Support hardware/software configurations and management
  • Create, test, and maintain shell scripts for process automation 
  • Provide hands-on technical support for the Configuration and Build of Test and Production environments
  • Collaborate on project plans, business and technical requirements to develop and implement cloud services
  • Analyze client needs, develop and implement customized solution

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, or an analytical discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Development of software architecture strategy and documentation 
  • Experience with cloud based and virtual servers and applications 
  • Demonstrable mastery of both object-oriented and procedural PHP
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the standard open source technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX , Git, Linux (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Proven track record of delivering well-structured, functional software
  • Experience in common third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, Amazon)
  • Experience in agile development environment and flexible in adapting to rapidly changing requirements
  • Ability to work independently but also able to communicate cross-functionally to seek out information when required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent technical, analytical, debugging and problem-solving skills.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with open source content and learning management systems such as Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Moodle, etc
  • Mobile application development
  • UX design experience
  • Experience building and testing live video streaming to multiple devices
  • Experience with live video and audio streaming (rtmp, mpeg-ts, HLS)
  • Linux systems administration experience

Experience Guidelines: 

8+ years of software development experience, minimum of 5 years in PHP environment.
10+ years of related professional experience.

Reports To: Online Media Officer

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, samples of technical documentation, and salary requirements to:  WHRO, Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer, 5200 Hampton Boulevard; Norfolk, VA  23508 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


Applicants interested in applying for any of the above positions must submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and required sample materials, etc. to:

WHRO
Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer
5200 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA  23508

 

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer