Full time Remote / Telecommute

Ruby on Rails Developer

College Park
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Created: July 20, 2016


Title: Ruby on Rails Developer
Category: Exempt, Contingent I (Hourly, 6 months contract renewable up to 12 months)
Department: Software Systems Development and Research
Benefit: Eligible for Telework
Salary:  Up to $60/hr, rate will be determined based on experience

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are in the process of adopting Ruby on Rails as a part of their core technology stack and are looking for a contract developer to help stand up multiple Ruby on Rails applications. The primary focus will be on applications supporting staff administrative work, such as submission and review of 1) annual personnel budget requests, 2) student worker applications and 3) staff generated project ideas. 

The successful candidate will work with a team of in-house developers to build the applications and will also provide technical consultation and training on Ruby and Rails best practices.  The initial contract duration is for six months with an option for extension based on performance and availability of additional projects.

The UMD Libraries would also like to leverage the growing number of Ruby on Rails based open source applications that are created by the library community.  Additional projects could include development of a Hydra based tool for Fedora 4 repository administration or customization of an ArchivesSpace application for archival information management.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years programming experience
  • Experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Experience using software development tools for version control, such as Git
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/44343.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 1, 2016.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 15:02 UTC

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