Systems Developer/Engineer (2) Positions

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Created: November 15, 2013


The Applications Development & Support team within the IT Division of University Libraries is hiring two applications developers (Systems Developer/Engineer). More information can be found at:
(Please note: only one application is required to be considered for either position.)

The Team
The AD&S team currently includes two developers, one project manager, and two ILS (Integrated Library System) experts who report to the head of the department. We are hiring two more developers to expand our skill sets, increase throughput, and support a growing Digital Initiatives program. We collaborate closely with the Infrastructure Support department in monitoring, supporting, and maintaining systems.

How We Work
AD&S practices agile software development as appropriate with emphasis on short iterations, lightweight requirements-gathering, and developer-functional expert partnerships. Our typical week includes Maintenance Monday (dedicated to ticket resolution and application maintenance), daily standups, a sprint planning meeting, and three days of project work. The developer chosen for this position is expected to form a productive pair with a developer on our team and spend a good deal of time in pair programming. We value close collaboration (within the Libraries and with other groups on campus), face-to-face communication, and transparency, and we are results-driven while balancing time for fun and innovation.

What We Use
The developers work with free and open-source software whenever possible. Our primary languages are Java, PHP, and Ruby, and we use MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. In addition, we support a large installation of DSpace ( and a CMS on Silverstripe (

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer & information science or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 3+ years of programming experience, preferably in open-source programming languages and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails or PHP;
  • 3+ years of experience working with relational databases, such as MySQL or PostgreSQL;
  • Demonstrated experience working with and/or designing APIs.
Target Salary

Kelly Rose


Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 02:43 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC