User Interface Developer - University of Minnesota Libraries

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Created: May 20, 2016


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The University of Minnesota Libraries is seeking a user interface developer to join our Web Development team, to help us in our goal to produce one of the fastest [1], most usable, and most useful academic library websites in the country [2].

Our portfolio includes two large Drupal sites, homegrown PHP, Ruby, and Node.js applications, themes for third-party applications like DSpace and ILLiad, and more. Our current front-end stack is based on Bootstrap, and we use a static site generator to build themes and components for consistency across our varied sites and applications. This project would be yours to manage, evolve, or replace according to your vision for best practices in front-end development.

The University Libraries runs in-house usability tests monthly [3], and you would join our Usability Testing Team to help ensure that our user interfaces are demonstrably usable.

We are eager to measure the performance of our sites and applications, both in baseline speed and in user interactions. You would be responsible for ensuring that our sites are optimized for speed over the wire and that user events are tracked in a way that enables us to understand user behavior while respecting user privacy.

The University of Minnesota Libraries are located in Minneapolis, where you’ll find some of the nation’s best parks, lakes, cycling, public schools, and arts and cultural institutions. Also there is weather.

The Libraries offer a compensation package for developers that is competitive with industry [4], including a generous retirement plan [5] and 75% payment of tuition for University courses [6].

The tens of thousands of users of our sites and applications come from incredibly diverse backgrounds. Among the many ways we aspire to serve our users is by building an organization that reflects the diversity of our user base. To this end, we particularly encourage women, people of color, people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and others who identify with groups that are under-represented in IT to apply.

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Questions? Feel free to contact us:

Cody Hanson - Director, Web Development
@codyh (Twitter, Code4Lib Slack)

Michael Berkowski - Web Applications Developer
mberkowski (Code4Lib IRC)

Jen Tantzen - Web Applications Developer
@lastfinalgirl (Twitter)

Gabe Ormsby - Web Applications Developer
@gormsby (Twitter)

David Naughton - Web Developer
@naughton (Code4Lib Slack)
@nihiliad (Twitter)



Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 16:02 UTC

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