Lead Web Developer (Drupal)

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Created: July 15, 2014


Programmer/Analyst 4 (Lead Web Developer) I-Tech (Exempt, Salary Band L)

The Penn State University Libraries Department for Information Technologies seeks an innovative, creative and enthusiastic Lead Web Developer to play an integral role in the implementation of web solutions to enhance the Libraries' support for resource discovery and academic research. This talented and knowledgeable web developer should be passionate about Drupal, web technologies, resource discovery and access, APIs and web services. The successful candidate will lead various web development projects for the Libraries, initially focusing on the Libraries’ upcoming migration to a Drupal content management system. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and improving the I-Tech web development process, establishing and promoting best practices for web development as well as mentoring fellow developers in formal, organized training and day-to-day knowledge exchange and guidance. This role requires creative leadership and a commitment to the design, development, and implementation of solutions that maximize user experience and provide seamless resource discovery. He or she will work collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues at Penn State and beyond to evaluate emerging academic and library web and discovery technologies. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus eight years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in computer science is strongly preferred.

Required technical experience includes demonstrated competence in: Drupal and Drupal custom module development; PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3; database driven applications, MySQL/MariaDB preferred; fluency in web development processes and methodologies; and demonstrated understanding of web standards, including accessibility best practices. Required skills include strong organizational skills and the ability to work within defined timelines; demonstrated and consistent ability to work well independently and as part of a team with diverse constituencies; excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices. Preferred qualifications include experience with: web frameworks, e.g., ZURB, Bootstrap; responsive development concepts; distributed version control systems (e.g. Mercurial or Git) and continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins or TravisCI); APIs and external web services integration; experience with IT in a library or higher education setting desirable; familiarity with web search technologies, such as Apache SOLR; demonstrated ability to act as lead programmer on projects. The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies . Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Binky Lush Manager , Discovery, Access and Web Services Penn State University Libraries Department for Information Technologies 1 Paterno Library University Park, PA 16802 814.865.9842


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Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 13:46 UTC

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