Web Developer/Designer

Albany, NY
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Created: November 22, 2017


The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a service-oriented, creative, collaborative individual to serve as Web Developer/Designer. The successful candidate will have daily responsibility for organizing, maintaining, updating, and improving the Libraries' public websites and staff intranet; integrating a variety of disparate web services and resources seamlessly; creating documentation and providing training to library faculty and staff; and working closely with individuals and groups who contribute to the sites. Duties may also include work on administrative and/or database applications. The Web Developer/Designer reports to the Head of Library Systems and all work will be performed on-site.


  • Manage and develop responsive Internet and intranet web and mobile web applications and APIs using modern web technologies including Drupal
  • Integrate 3rd party library technologies (ILLiad, Aleph, EZproxy, etc.) with the Libraries' website
  • Create documentation and enforce best practices and standards to ensure consistency across the Libraries' web presence
  • Provide training to faculty and staff on how to use specific library web applications and programs
  • Ensure optimal web interface design and web server performance, including monitoring and responding to availability, performance, and security issues
  • Work with stakeholders of varying levels of knowledge and experience to develop, deploy, and maintain library digital assets
  • Serve as a backup to the Integrated Library System & Electronic Access Manager for Aleph systems tasks, report generation, and support
  • Serve as a backup to the Database Designer/Developer for MySQL systems tasks, report generation, and support of administrative and database applications
  • Expected to serve on library or university committees in service to the campus and library community
  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout the workplace by being cooperative, courteous, and supportive toward all colleagues


  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Three (3) years of professional web management and development experience with a web content management system  
  • Experience with web coding languages, such as PHP, HTML 5, CSS, or Java, and database management systems, such as MySQL or SQL Server
  • Demonstrated web graphic design experience
  • Ability to create content templates, themes, views, panels, and other assets in Drupal
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex web and content management server issues
  • Understanding of user experience and user interface principles
  • Ability to manage an analytics program and provide reports on digital usage across web systems
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population


  • Experience working in an academic library setting
  • Experience managing and configuring Internet Information Server (IIS) 6 or 7
  • Knowledge or experience using Movable Type, LibGuides, Angelfish Analytics, EZproxy, Aleph ILS, ILLiad, or Ares
  • Experience with project management in content management and web services
  • Experience using graphic design software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Experience working with focus groups, usability testing teams, marketing teams, or student advisory groups
  • Experience translating marketing concepts into overall online strategies and tactics

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Programmer/Analyst, SL-4. Minimum starting salary: $65,000

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About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


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