Web Applications Developer

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Created: July 17, 2018


The University Library is seeking an IT Technical Associate (Web Applications Developer). The Web Applications Developer will work with the Senior Digital Library Applications Developer, and other Library IT staff to develop, implement, and maintain web-based library systems. In a dynamic and responsive environment, the web developer will contribute to each stage of the project lifecycle, from project planning with stakeholders, to writing top-notch code, collecting and integrating user feedback, creating effective tests, and writing quality documentation.


Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement applications, databases and web services for the Library’s web presence.
  • Write fully accessible and responsive HTML user interfaces.
  • Fully document code and processes.
  • Write tests to be used in continuous integration processes.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor degree within Computer Science or related discipline.
  2. Minimum of 1 year of progressively more responsible experience within IT Web Application Development, which includes demonstrated experience in developing and/or modifying new and existing applications, including requirement analysis, design, code, test, debug, implementation and maintenance.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of high-level languages used in web development such as PHP, Python, Java or Ruby.
  4. Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
  5. Proficient with a database query language (SQL, SPARQL, etc.)

Additional qualifications

  • Advanced degree in computer, information or library science preferred.
  • A minimum of 1year experience building interactive web interfaces with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript libraries and/or frameworks.
  • Experience developing for Wordpress.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to formulate options, and recommend effective solutions.
  • Demonstration knowledge of web application frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks.
  • Familiarity with cross-platform compatibility and web accessibility standards and techniques.
  • Understanding of complex data systems, database design and/or linked data
  • Knowledge of library tools and technologies.
  • Experience with standard software development tools and techniques such as git, testing frameworks, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to support user-centered services in a culturally diverse, higher education environment.

For more information and to apply for this position, submit a cover letter, resume and online application at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=98356

by Monday, July 30th, 2018.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Submitted by: everreau

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 17:33 UTC