Web Developer

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Created: October 19, 2015


The Tri-College Library Consortium (comprised of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College Libraries) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and inquisitive Web Developer to join our team and help move the Tri-Co Libraries forward as a leading academic library consortium. The Library Web Developer reports to the Tri-College Library Technology Coordinator and is a member of the Tri-College Library Applications Team. The team is based out of Swarthmore College and supports and develops the shared applications of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Libraries, with the goal of connecting users to library content and extending and enhancing library services. This position affords many opportunities to collaborate with library and IT colleagues from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. The successful candidate will work with our team to design, implement, administer, test, and document features and functionality for LAMP applications, chiefly the catalog discovery service, to facilitate access to library resources and to support consortial staff initiatives. S/he will provide leadership by helping guide the Consortium on investigating, recommending, and implementing new technical solutions.  In addition to web application development responsibilities, the incumbent will be supported by professional development resources to grow in other key areas, particularly application environment optimization. As a result, the successful candidate should have an interest in implementing lifecycle development processes, recommending strategies for redundancy, tuning databases, administering version control software and workflows, and documenting deployment procedures. This is a position with exciting growth opportunities, so s/he should be a creative problem-solver who is excited by new challenges and learning opportunities. Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s Degree in a technology related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree in any field with a minimum two years’ experience in evaluating, developing, and maintaining web applications. Demonstrated experience and building and developing web applications using PHP, JavaScript, and SQL. Experience with Linux/Unix environments and related server technologies, such as Apache HTTP Server. Experience with administering version control software and workflows, such as Git or Apache Subversion. Preferred: Familiarity with and demonstrated interest in academic library technologies and discovery systems. Experience with indexing search platform configuration, such as Apache Solr. Working knowledge of web development, design, and standards, including HTML, CSS, responsive design principles and both front-end and back-end frameworks. Experience with Vagrant or similar technology. Working knowledge of data encoding standards and translation languages, such as XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and JSON. Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols, such as Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL. Additional programming language experience with either Python, Java, Perl, or Ruby. This position requires regular travel to nearby Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, expenses for which are reimbursed. Salary is competitive and comes with a generous benefits package, which may be reviewed at www.swarthmore.edu/human-resources/benefits. The Tri-College Libraries actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices.  As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College offers more than 600 courses a year and more than 50 areas of study. Swarthmore’s 425?acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods adjacent to the campus. PI92095834  

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