Web Services Specialist

Towson, MD
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Created: July 25, 2014

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Web Services Specialist
Towson University

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a highly skilled and innovative Web Services Specialist to participate in all stages of the application development life cycle.  Under the direction of the Information Technology Librarian, this position provides primary web application development support for the Library’s online initiatives. Focusing on services that improve the user experience for the University’s students, faculty, and staff, the Web Services Specialist collaborates with team members, other library staff, and university personnel to develop applications using appropriate web languages, techniques, and technologies. This position participates in needs assessment to provide user-centered solutions that reflect a thorough understanding of the University community’s library and research needs.

Responsibilities: Build, modify, test, debug, manage, and troubleshoot homegrown and open source web applications, including applications to automate library workflows and modules to extend Drupal’s functionality. Participate in needs assessments and usability testing with library users in order to identify opportunities for application development and improvement. Develop end-user and technical documentation and training for newly created web applications. Gather data about application use. Plan and manage projects of various sizes. Research emerging web technologies and practices for potential use. Collaborate with other members of the campus IT & web community.
For more information about this position see http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment-opportunities.

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in information technology, information science, computer science or related area and one year of experience in web application development.  Demonstrated skill developing applications and websites using PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience working with open source applications, such as Drupal. Ability to learn and use new web technologies and concepts. Knowledge of methods for gathering user needs and designing interfaces for a variety of platforms, including mobile devices. Ability and desire to participate in all aspects of the application development lifecycle, including needs assessment, prototyping, coding, testing, and documenting. Excellent analytical and communication skills. Outstanding teamwork skills. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks. Self-motivated, self-directed, and detail-oriented. Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.  A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary: Competitive salary and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. The position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.

To Apply:  Fully complete the online application http://www.towson.edu/adminfinance/hr/employment/ and upload one document containing a cover letter and resume.  This position is open until filled.

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.
Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Towson University is a smoke-free campus.

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