Library Programmer

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Created: May 3, 2010


Please note that this is one of two current programmer opportunities at Brown.

Brown University Library invites applications for a Library Programmer who will be an integral member of a team that guarantees the effective delivery and analysis of electronic resources and services to faculty, students, and researchers. The incumbent explores and develops opportunities to integrate library resources and services into the University's course management system, online learning, and other campus initiatives. The incumbent creates and integrates web-based personalization tools including applet development (mobile applications, Google Gadgets, etc.). The incumbent gathers, reports, and evaluates web statistics and data. The Programmer provides technical support for content management systems such as Drupal and web publishing applications such as WordPress.

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.

To apply for this position (JOB#B01157), 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 29, 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: Monday, May 3, 2010 13:19 UTC

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