Library Application Developer II - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Created: December 18, 2017


Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities to innovate and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI has a lot to offer such as extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty members at the top of their fields, state-of-the-art research facilities, and a diverse community teeming with activity. Information Technology collaborates with the WPI community to meet academic, research, campus life, and administrative needs for technology and access on a global scale. At WPI, we strive to provide very competitive and comprehensive benefits ranging from health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life and much more. If you are ambitious, you want to be challenged, you want to succeed, you are excited to make a difference in the world and help develop the next generation of leaders, and you know where you want to go, then WPI can help you get there!

We are seeking a new, talented Library Application Developer II to work closely with the IT Web Developers and library staff to deploy and support a Samvera and Fedora Commons Digital Asset Management System, to preserve student projects and cultural and historical data and collections. You will provide technical expertise for integration of other custom or vendor software systems and data with the Digital Asset Management System, eProjects, Gordon Library, and working closely with ITS counterparts.

Join our Web Application Development & Academic Integration team with this unique and exciting opportunity to enable advanced research and help develop the next generation of engineers, scientists and scholars at WPI!


• Plan, install, configure and deploy a Samvera technology stack including Fedora Commons.
• Integrate Samvera and Fedora Commons with other WPI systems including eProjects and WPI’s ERP systems.
• Participate on a cross-organizational IT and library digital team.
• Provide technical support, performance and operational monitoring, application patching and upgrades for the WPI Samvera and Fedora Commons installation.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related area or equivalent of 3 years development experience.
• Experience installing, configuring and supporting Samvera and Fedora Commons is preferred.
• Experience with SPARQL / RDF Query is a plus.
• Demonstrated web development experience using Ruby, Rails, HTML, SCSS, and CSS is preferred.
• Knowledge of web site design best practices, including web standards and accessibility.
• Must collaborate effectively across technical and functional disciplines.
• Experience with the OAIS model is a plus.
• Must possess the ability to work independently, maintain work quality, reprioritize projects and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and has a passion for web development.


Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 23:19 UTC

Last updated: Friday, December 22, 2017 23:19 UTC