Web Developer

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Created: June 17, 2016


Do you have a passion for learning, community, and the web? Do you want to use your web development skills to help people improve their lives? Then you should be the Skokie Public Library's next web developer. You'll join the Virtual Community Engagement department, a team of people who plan, develop, and create websites and web content. We strive to build and maintain user-centered websites and services to support the library's mission and respond to the community's needs. The library offers a flexible work environment and generous support for continuing your education and training as a developer.

We are looking for an experienced developer who is versed in best practices for front-end web development, modern tools like Gulp and Sass, responsive and user-centered design, version control, and some familiarity with the command line, servers, databases, and deployment tools is a plus. Python and Django expertise is strongly preferred.

Candidates should be knowledgeable with the following:
  • Modern web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Responsive and user-centered web design
  • Version control with Git and Github
  • Building sites with frameworks including Django
  • Working with third-party APIs and web services
Our ideal candidate will be creative and a self-starting problem solver who can work well with others and can explain her or his ideas to non-technical people. She or he will be a full participant in the design and development process from user research to deployment.

You need a bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or a related area, at least two years professional experience, and a portfolio of concrete examples of websites you've developed. An understanding of and familiarity with libraries is a plus.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide links to your best work.

Starting annual salary range: $54,233 - $65,000.

Open until filled.

For more information about Skokie Public Library's culture visit: https://skokielibrary.info/about/staff/culture/

Quality benefits play a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their families, and this is why Skokie Public Library offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage to eligible employees. We also have a great paid time off plan and a generous retirement plan.


Published: Friday, June 17, 2016 18:56 UTC

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