In-House FileMaker Developer

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Our organization is looking for an experienced FileMaker Pro developer to join our in-house development team here in our Manhattan office. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years experience building and maintaining business applications using the FileMaker Pro platform.

In this fast-paced and rapidly changing environment, candidates should be able to work in a team, handle many projects at once while staying organized, and communicate clearly to users with limited technical know-how. An ability to work under pressure and to grasp complex development structures is a necessity.

Our organization is dedicated to fighting to provide our members with the respect and dignity in the workplace that everyone deserves. If hired, you will join a team of people who are doing good work for and with good people.


  • At least 4 years developing with FileMaker Pro, version 12 or later
  • Ability to think creatively in order to solve problems
  • Organized, thorough, flexible, and able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Dedication to good documentation and development best practices
  • Ability to balance elegance and fast completion time, depending on situation
  • Ability to complete work assignments while under pressure
  • Experience communicating with end users who have limited knowledge of software development and other computer-related technologies
  • Willingness to perform tasks outside of job description, if called on to do so

Other Useful Skills:

  • Experience with FileMaker Server administration
  • Exposure to and experience with other interaction between FileMaker and other technologies – Javascript; PHP5; JDBC; XML; SQL
  • Web development using MVC and other frameworks
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for labor unions
  • Experience with graphic or interface design
  • Some knowledge of AppleScript and other scripting languages


Any successful Developer who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary is based on experience and qualifications ($60-$75k).

Excellent benefits package and retirement package.

How to apply:

In addition to a resume and references, applicants must include a cover letter.  The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain which position you are applying for, the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.

Please refer to individual job postings for any additional application materials that may be required or recommended.  The cover letter, resume, references and additional materials should be emailed to:

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer.  All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

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