Applications Developer

New York, NY
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Created: April 26, 2018


The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications for the position of Applications Developer. The Applications Developer works as part of circuit-wide and national teams to develop and maintain appropriate discovery solutions and interfaces that enhance the discoverability of library resources for legal researchers. The incumbent also installs, configures, supports, and customizes adopted discovery modules and programs.  To learn more about the Library's discovery platform project visit:


  • Demonstrated experience with Red Hat Linux (preferably CentOS 7), Ruby on Rails, Apache, Apache TomCat, PHP, MySQL, SOLR, PERL, Web Services, API, and related.

  • Demonstrated experience developing open-source discovery layers such as VuFind, Blacklight or similar.

  • Experience with related underlying discovery programs, preferably DSpace, Fedora/Hyku, Spotlight or similar.

  • Strong collaboration skills, preferably with experience in a consortial environment.

  • Familiarity with Integrated Library Systems, preferably SirsiDynix.

  • Knowledge of resource description and electronic resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols such as MARC21, DublinCore, RDA and BIBFRAME.

  • Knowledge of library protocols such as OpenURL, OAI-PMH and Z39.50.


  • Experience developing user interfaces for libraries or related institutions.

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.

  • Familiarity with and interest in current issues and trends in access and discovery.

  • Knowledge of tools and techniques used in creating, extracting and applying metadata.

  • Experience in traditional library technical services such as acquisitions or cataloging.

BENEFITS: 13 days of vacation for the first three years, which increases with tenure. 13 days of sick leave and 10 holidays. Choice of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans, with optional dental, vision, and long-term care coverage. Flexible spending account program. Federal Employees Retirement System and employer-matching Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K). On-site fitness center and cafeteria. Public transportation subsidy (budget dependent). For more information about the Second Circuit, please visit

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident seeking U.S. citizenship. Positions with the U.S. Courts are excepted service appointments, which are “at will” and may be terminated with or without cause. Employees are hired provisionally, pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required.



How to apply


TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment by email to, subject line: Application Developer, Reference No. FY 18-13. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified and must travel at their own expense.

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Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 05:53 UTC

Last updated: Friday, April 27, 2018 05:53 UTC