Senior Web Developer

New Haven
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Created: August 22, 2014


Senior Web Developer
University Library System
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  26858BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus:
Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within Library IT is a highly collaborative team overseeing the library's digital interfaces in the Drupal content management system, Blacklight, and Libguides. The Web Developer will serve as technical lead on Drupal and Libguides implementations, and will develop, design, maintain and enhance Web-based technology solutions for the Yale University Library. He/she will develop, communicate and implement web policy for the library, design best practice standards, style guides, documentation and required web page elements for the Library websites. He/she will monitor and support quality assurance, including validation of web pages and compliance with web accessibility and ADA guidelines; test cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility.
A significant part of this position involves working collaboratively with Yale central ITS staff who support the Yale Drupal service called YaleSites. He/she will monitor developments and new modules in Drupal and YaleSites, and will develop close working relationships with ITS staff. The position will serve as a YaleSites/Drupal resource to the library, providing support, training, information and coordination of development with distributed library staff who maintain web sites.
The incumbent will work with others in the library to integrate library digital content into other platforms, and to make that content more easily discoverable by library patrons. He/she will provide web programming and design services in support of the discovery, delivery and use of online library resources by students, faculty and visitors to the library’s digital interfaces. Projects may include creating mobile ready versions of the library web site and catalog, bringing XML records from the library’s Blacklight implementation into the web site and Libguides, and integrating multimedia collections into digital interfaces These projects may involve implementation of open source code created in other libraries, and using various API’s made available by library vendors and development partners. The successful candidate will have a portfolio demonstrating web programming and web site architecture/design, and will have a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
1. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of web content management/creation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Demonstrated ability to build and manage functional and dynamic web based systems using content management systems such as Drupal, including theming and coding and support for responsive/adaptive design.
3. Expert ability in working with HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript. Demonstrated ability deploying PHP code to filter, process, and output HTML, JSON and XML data.
4. Strong project management and vendor management skills.
5. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed communication skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives.
6. Demonstrated initiative and self-direction, including ability to quickly and efficiently prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple and changing priorities.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Master’s degree in computer science, information science or library science. Experience in a library or other academic organization. Experience using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or other graphic design software.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at

Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 26858BR.  Please be sure to reference #26858BR in your cover letter.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 


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