Full time Remote / Telecommute

Junior Developer - Marmot LIbrary Network

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Created: July 28, 2014




SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

PURPOSE: The Junior Developer maintains, supports, and develops web-based application software hosted by Marmot; and works with web coordinators and developers employed by member libraries to integrate services hosted by Marmot. As an entry-level employee, the Junior Developer must learn as quickly as possible the Marmot VuFind development environment and codebase. The Junior Developer also handles problem reports and service requests, and works with colleagues to operate and maintain online services hosted by Marmot.


• A team player who engages well with others
• A patient, active listener eager to provide exemplary customer service
• A technology geek who can understand user needs and provide appropriate solutions
• Innovative, creative, and keen to explore new and emerging technologies
• Results-oriented, organized, systematic, and methodical
• Able to juggle several tasks at once and maintain a sense of humor
• A quick learner willing to tackle new problems and challenges


• BS in Computer & Information Science or equivalent and 0-2 years experience in information technology
• Coursework or training for development and support of web-based applications
• Demonstrable experience supporting a web site.


• Practical knowledge of computers, networks, operating systems, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS
• Demonstrable skill with PHP & CSS
• Familiarity with Javascript
• Familiarity with integrated library systems, particularly Sierra by Innovative Interfaces; and catalog discovery layers, particularly VuFind by Villanova University
• Desirable skills include website graphics design, MARC and library cataloging standards, Solr, Java, Git or similar version control software, and MySQL.
• Ability to discern specific problems in symptoms reported by non-technical users, and to explain technical material in non-technical terms
• Ability to guard confidentiality of library and Marmot records
• Ability to respond promptly to system emergencies


• Enhance and maintain the VuFind open source application to serve as the online catalog for member libraries.
• Receive training and direction from the Senior Developer regarding development environment, coding standards and best practices, and development priorities gathered by the Senior Developer from task forces and committees.
• Work in an “agile” development manner: demonstrating enhancements and fixes at regular intervals, accepting suggestions to fine-tune or start over with good cheer, and working with colleagues to prioritize development of the most valuable features soonest.
• Advise web coordinators and developers on technical details to integrate services hosted by Marmot into library web sites.
• Maintain user and technical documentation in Marmot wikis and websites.
• Handle after-hours and weekend calls specific to VuFind, in rotation with other staff.


• Occasional travel to library sites in Colorado in all but the most severe weather conditions
• Sit for extended periods while working at a computer
• See equipment and read manuals
• Speak and hear to communicate with staff, users, and suppliers

• Candidate must be located in Colorado
• Option to work either in Grand Junction at the main Marmot Office or the Denver area
• Possibility of location in other areas of Colorado will be considered if applicant has prior experience working from a home office.

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