Still Accepting Applications : Web Applications Programmer at Northeastern University Libraries

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Created: August 27, 2014


 Web Applications Programmer

The Web Applications Programmer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library’s various web-based systems.  This position maintains key digital architecture in Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog.  He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.  This is a 2-year position with a strong possibility of extended funding.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Excellent knowledge of database-driven web development using PHP.
  • Significant experience with Drupal and WordPress, including customization of associated modules.
  • Experience with Omeka preferred.
  • Experience with front-end development (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, etc.).
  • Experience with Git/Github and other web development and testing platforms
  • Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
  • Experience with Open Source software.
  • Ability to work in an API environment and experience with SOAP and/or REST desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices encoding guidelines
  • Strong interpersonal skill; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with IT in a library or higher education setting desirable.

About Northeastern University Libraries 
The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library’s web site serves users around the world. The library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a growing focus on networked information, and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit

About Northeastern
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.  See

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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