IT Department: FileMaker Developer (in-house)

November 25, 2019

The Hotel Trades Council, is the union for nearly 40,000 hotel and gaming workers in New York and Northern New Jersey. Our union invests heavily in its IT department, using technology in unconventional and creative ways to help achieve our goals: organizing non-union workers, winning contract fights, communicating with and educating our members and efficiently managing every aspect of our operation.

We are seeking a skilled, creative and resourceful FileMaker Pro Developer to join our in-house development team. The FileMaker team is responsible for building and maintaining our complex database system, which is utilized by nearly every department within our organization. This role is an excellent opportunity for anyone who loves a challenge and is looking to build upon their already existing FileMaker skills. The position is based at our offices in Midtown Manhattan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two years building and maintaining business applications using the FileMaker platform;
  • Command of scripting, layout design, custom functions, privilege sets and relationship graph organization;
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to work efficiently yet accurately;
  • Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility;
  • Persistence and determination;
  • Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving.

Additional Consideration for the following:

  • Experience with other development languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, Python, AppleScript, SQL);
  • UI/UX design experience;
  • Use of “Good code” practices, thorough commenting / documentation;
  • A passion for social justice.

Opportunity for Advancement:

Any successful applicant 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 & Benefits:

Starting salary $65,000 - $75,000 and includes an excellent benefits and retirement package (including employer-paid medical, dental, optical, pre-paid legal, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Cycle Benefits, and the like).

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, three references and a cover letter to with the subject line “Filemaker Pro Developer.”  The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain 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.

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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