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Created: January 12, 2016


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Case Western Reserve University seeks a focused, creative, and collaborative professional for the position of Applications Developer 2. This position will be responsible for maintaining the key elements comprising the software and systems infrastructure of the Kelvin Smith Library. Some of the primary components include:
  • Fedora/Hydra Repository (Ruby on Rails and Java)
  • Oracle/Apex applications (SQL)
  • Web management and applications (IIS and Apache)
The Applications Developer position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the Digital Learning & Scholarship Team Leader. Working under general supervision and within the Digital Learning & Scholarship team, the Applications Developer is charged with analyzing customer and technical requirements, and designing and delivering high quality and robust, library-supported, university-wide applications. Researching and developing technical requirements for enhancements to existing or new application software. Evaluating, maintaining, and developing solutions for Digital Case, a continually evolving digital repository environment servicing the entire university.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyze, design, write and test library-related application software for all campus libraries and the university. Function as a developer for the KSL website working with direction from the development manager. Create customized interfaces to the KSL Digital Library repository, Digital Case, for public usage and content providers. Function as 24*7 support person for all existing library web applications servicing the entire campus. Identify ways to measure and analyze database performance. Suggest and implement ways to improve performance and maintenance functions. Analyze current and continuing information systems requirements including data, processes and system integrations and translate them into programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: Associates’ degree in computer science, information technology, or related field and five years of progressive experience. Or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field and at least three to five years of progressive experience.

ENVIRONMENT:  The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI.  Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services.  Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 5266

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 17:08 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC