Library Applications Developer

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Created: April 28, 2010


The Brown University Library invites applications for a talented software developer to design new and innovative web-based library services, systems, and tools which anticipate the needs of library users. In addition to developing new applications, the incumbent makes creative use of APIs and continually enhances and extends commercial software applications to make new and improved services available to users and works with library departments to develop tools which increase internal workflow efficiencies.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience of 3-5 years in the design and manipulation of relational databases; demonstrated proficiency in developing and maintaining database-driven web applications. Experience developing and coding interactive web applications using PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, HTML, XML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, and/or other common tools. Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities. In-depth knowledge of website design, development, implementation, standards, and accessibility/usability guidelines. Experience with service-oriented architecture and with designing and implementing web services. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet deadlines; strong service-orientation. Ability to adapt emerging technologies to new domains.

Preferred Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited university. Hands-on experience implementing library enterprise systems.

To apply for this position (JOB#B01156), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (, complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on April 28, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Jean Rainwater Head, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library Box A / 10 Prospect Street Providence, Rhode Island 02912


Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:59 UTC

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