Digital Services Manager

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Created: December 1, 2014


Position Title:
Library Digital Services Manager

We’re looking for a Library Digital Services Manager who is passionate about building solutions and solving problems. If you have an eye for code quality and efficiency, a strong work ethic, like to have fun, and you love to work with cutting-edge technologies and enjoy being challenged on a daily basis, we want you.

This position has both support and developer responsibilities -- the balance between them will evolve with the needs of the library.  In this job, you will juggle multiple projects. You will translate high-level requirements into core functionalities and craft them into clean, well-documented code. You will rely on your debugging and problem-solving skills, as you consider and incorporate feedback. You will be asked to think about the big picture and learn new skills, as the job has the potential to grow with you.

With an eagerness to learn and serve, we are a creative and energetic team that values collaboration, attention to detail, and craftsmanship. We work together to help people learn and gain access to resources, as we build the academic library of the 21st Century.

The kinds of things you'll likely do in this position:
• Support the library’s core systems -- III’s Millennium ILS and EBSCO’s EDS search engine/discovery layer, as well as LibGuides, LibAnswers, ILLiad, and Ares.
• Craft clean, maintainable, and tested code with the aid of modern MVC best practices, design patterns, and test frameworks.
• Automate library processes, such as sending and receiving vendor data.
• Build and support thoughtful integrations with multiple university systems.
• Implement and support open source solutions such as Omeka, Islandora, Fedora Commons, or other similar institutional repositories.
• Full life-cycle development, including design, development, implementation, and maintenance of websites and web applications from a combination of existing tools, frameworks, and custom, written-by-you code.
• Support technology-related issues throughout the library.
• Work both independently and with the rest of the systems team to execute both large and small-scale projects in a timely and efficient manner.
• Manage version-controlled codebases through git, test them through continuous integration, and deploy websites to hosts.
• Test and debug issues across multiple browsers and a variety of devices.
• Occasionally write HTML, CSS (specifically Sass), and perhaps some JS to assist with the random front-end task.
• Push code quality and the development process forward.

• Intermediate to advanced PHP backend development
• Strong SQL knowledge of data definition (DDL), data manipulation (DML), PDO connections, and optimized queries for MySQL and other RDBM systems
• Familiarity with development/deployment tools and processes, such as git (including git-flow) and SSH keys
• Excellent written, verbal, and conversational communication skills
• Ability to learn quickly and solve problems with creative solutions
• Bachelor’s degree in an area related to computer sciences or information systems or equivalent experience

• Experience with web development or technology support services in a library or academic setting supporting an ILS / LSP
• Have experience with dynamic data-driven websites with relevant standards and technologies such as PHP, XML/XSLT, XHTML, CSS, or JavaScript MVC frameworks
• Development experience with Drupal, including themes and modules
• Working knowledge of front-end stuff (HTML5, CSS3/Sass and JS)
• Experience with Agile, iterative development methodology
• Knowledge of other back-end languages/frameworks (e.g., Node.js, Rails, etc.)
• Knowledge of other database software (e.g., MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, Cassandra)
• Knowledge of front-end JS frameworks (e.g., jQuery, Ember, React, Angular)

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at Please attach a letter of interest, a resume, links to work you’ve done that we should see (such as a GitHub profile, recent websites or web applications, or other code contributions you’ve made), and at least three professional references. Successful completion of an employment and criminal background check is required for employment at St. Edward's University.

A little bit about us:
St. Edward’s University is a diverse, top-rated liberal arts institution located in the dynamic, cosmopolitan tech center of Austin, Texas. The Munday Library is a sixteen-person academic library that supports the university, its mission, and serves as the intellectual heart of the university.

St. Edward’s University Library is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them learn and grow with a host of meaningful experiences and opportunities. With more than 5,000 students, St. Edward's University has been recognized for 10 consecutive years as one of “America's Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Position will be open until filled.


Published: Monday, December 1, 2014 16:11 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC