Web Application Developer at Towson University Libraries

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Created: October 31, 2014


Join our team at Towson!  The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a highly skilled and innovative Web Application Developer to participate in all stages of the application development lifecycle.  As a key participant in the continued development of the Library’s Drupal environment, discovery systems, and digital collections, this position will work with other members of the Library IT Department, librarians, archivists, and other library staff to design, develop, and integrate sites and applications to enhance the experiences of our internal and external audiences. Under the direction of the Information Technology Librarian, this position will provide primary web application development support for the Library’s initiatives. We’re committed to providing an outstanding user experience and are looking for someone with the technical skills and motivation to help us achieve it!
Configure, maintain, customize, and extend the Library’s use of Drupal. Use PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, XML, Javascript, and other related technologies to maintain and create web applications. Develop integration with vendor-based APIs and web services. Collect and analyze analytics and other user behavior data to inform design decisions. Conduct user testing. Research and utilize emerging web technologies, principles, and standards. Produce technical documentation. Participate in the strategic planning for the Library’s website and the initiatives and priorities of the Library IT Department. Plan and manage projects. Collaborate with other Library and University staff.
For more information about this position see http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment-opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information science, computer science, or related area. One year of web application development experience. Excellent analytical and communication skills. Demonstrated skill developing data-driven web applications using PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS. Experience using Drupal to administer websites, develop custom modules, and create themes and templates. Ability to utilize and design APIs and web services. Ability to learn and apply new web technologies and concepts. Ability to work as part of a team. 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.

Preferred qualifications include experience developing applications for libraries; knowledge of metadata standards, version control tools, user interface design, and methods and applications for analyzing user behavior and system usability; strong desire to use open source applications and contribute solutions to the open source community; familiarity with mobile-first design principles; familiarity with ColdFusion.
$53,000-$57,000 annually 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 and upload one document containing a cover letter and resume.  This position is open until filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity 
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.


Published: Friday, October 31, 2014 19:37 UTC

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